It was a very busy week with many parent conferences, student meetings, and professional learning efforts. It's clear that the next four weeks prior to the April vacation are going to be steady weeks devoted to individual students, small groups, and the fifth grade team in general. The week ahead will find us working together to reach and refine multiple learning points and expectations--I'll foster reach with plenty of encouragement and rationale. I'll also seek to act on the many comments and questions that came up at parent-student-teacher conferences. Onward.