Dear Students and Parents,
I enjoyed meeting you last week and look forward to the year ahead of us!
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.
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!