The past week was marked by a delayed opening on Monday due to snow and a terrific visit and lesson from origami expert, Michael LaFosse. Students also worked on American Revolution research posters, reading, science, and more fraction model and calculation work.
Next week students will continue down the same path with the addition of a Matter Presentation by the a Discovery Museum's visiting scientist and a unit fraction test to see what fraction ideas students have mastered and where students still need to learn more.
The week will also find teachers meeting for a PARCC training meeting. It's been about a year since we gave the tests so we need a reminder about all the procedural elements. I hope to find the energy and time for a class clean up too.
For the most part, it will be a typical week which will give us a chance to embed the many ideas and suggestions we learned of during this week's parent-student-teacher conferences. It will also give us a chance to focus on student service and care.