Hello to all of you! This is my first blog ever– I think this will work well as a communication tool. I will send out a short e-mail blast each time I post a new entry. Please feel free to provide input as we move forward.
Time is flying by! I can’t believe the first quarter is almost over. We have been very busy! Our big family wedding took place last Friday and all is well! Lots of family time and a beautiful evening for the wedding! We are so proud and blessed to officially welcome Kamrie into our family.
Ok, back to business! In EY, we have been busy discussing stategy in all walks of life but mainly focusing on math problem solving strategies. Each of the students have kept a booklet summarizing and practicing these strategies. I think these will be very helpful as we begin doing some math competitions. I have been impressed by how they have been able to connect these strategies to real life experiences outside of math class.
Our vocabulary enrichment, Wordly Wise, is also coming along. The students are settling in to the expectations and have been pretty good about being prepared for class. We will continue to work on this.
The Strategy Seminar was a huge success! Many thanks to Mrs. Spady and Mr. Lee for all their organizing efforts. I heard lots of positive comments from the students and parents. Hopefully, we can do some similar activities again this year.
Conferences are coming soon, Oct. 15-16. My thoughts are that I will be at the school that I am normally at on each day for the first conferences and then I will switch for the second set of conferences. So, that means I will be at Sunset on Tuesday and Loveland on Wednesday for the October Conferences. If possible, I will come to your teacher conference at your scheduled time. If I miss you, due to the number of students that I see, please feel free to call to set up an individual time. I will be glad to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress. There will be Participation record sent home with report cards. There really isn’t a grade because much of what we do is group based, but there are expectations. I will be sure to let you know if the expectations are not being met.
We have a couple of math competitions for 4th and 6th grade coming up. Unfortunately, I cannot take all the students so we will have to take tests to determine the participants. This really stinks! I wish I could take all, but they limit the number of teams per school. You will receive a permission letter when we have the teams determined.
Thanks so much for all your support. I am enjoying working with all the students. Their enthusiasm and love of learning is contagious. Thank you so much for sharing them with me! Have a great weekend!