And We’re Off! – Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Dear Students and Parents,

I enjoyed meeting you last week and look forward to the year ahead of us!

Classroom AgreementWe devoted much of last week to getting to know one another and establishing norms for our work together this year.

It’s one thing to create a classroom agreement and another to live by it.  Yet, that’s exactly what I saw happening last week as the students jumped into learning, both problem-solving on their own and collaborating with one another.

Case Study: Exploring DigitalIMG_0644

This week, we’ll dive a little deeper, completing the final two activities in the Week of Inspirational Math series and revisiting the problem-solving task that we began last week.

We’ll set up our writer’s notebooks and make our first entries; delve into the first piece of literature that we’ll be reading and discussing together (one of my favorites, “Eleven,” from Woman Hollering Creek, by Sandra Cisneros); and try walking in the shoes of an archaeologist as we do our best to reconstruct a skeleton.

It’s going to be a fun but busy week.  Take a deep breath.  Here we go!