Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1 Mile Run

The 8th grade teachers decided to join their students in "the mile" in PE today. It was great running with our students and I think we even inspired a few to run a little faster so they didn't get beat by one us!!

Here we are, tired after the run!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Week of 8/29/11

This week we will start setting our routines for the year in math. By the end of the week students should know what my expectations are in all aspects of math class.

On Tuesday we will be taking MAP tests during math class. This will give me a good idea where students are academically in math and allow me to better tailor my instruction to meet their needs.

In Algebra we will start with Chapter One. Since much of this chapter is review, I have compacted it into a few days. This is done with much of the first few chapters. I also offer pre-tests on this material as a way for students to move beyond material they have already mastered. Students will not be allowed to use calculators for these chapters.

In Math we also will be working in Chapter One. Most of this material should be review and should get the students minds thinking about math again. This is a time where they are setting up habits and showing me what they know, so it is important that they take this review seriously.

I am looking forward to a great week!!

Welcome Back!!

It has been a great first week! I have to say I have truly enjoyed getting to know this group of students and I am really looking forward to this year with them. Below you will find copies of the parent letters I sent out in each of my classes. If you have any questions as the year progresses, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Parent Letter 2011 Cotaught

Parent Letter 2011 Reg_1

Parent Letter 2011 Algebra