The Week of January 13-17
The Ticehurst/Flint Newsletter
Changes in Math Homework & Tutoring
I am so glad to be back at school with your kiddos!! I missed them a lot over break! We will be very busy this semester and I wanted to send a quick e-mail about one change that we have this semester.
As far as math goes the kids will have one CML problem (logic/word problem) per week to work on (I may increase it, we will see how they do) to be ready for discussion on Fridays. My focus for this is to have them ready to discuss thinking strategies from their perspectives in a small group of their peers. It is always so good for them to hear other's thinking and I love hearing their discussions! I am also going to give them a "fact focus". I want them to study one times table fact per week to prepare for our fact test on Fridays. We call it a "Karate Belt Test" and if they get a 100% on all tests they earn a black belt! My goal in this is to have every student master their multiplication facts through 12. If you do not have flash cards at home, I have copies of flash cards run off that your child may take home with them. Please let me know if you need a copy. :)
This will be our weekly homework, but I may also send home an occasional logic problem with a thinking table and/or some short science questions reviewing concepts the we learned in class that day. I will let them know of these assignments on the day of.
Tutoring will also now be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:30pm. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. *Your student may bring an extra snack to have during tutoring* :)
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Check out these awesome pics from our cool catapult lab where we investigated force!!!
Things to look forward to
*THE GUIDANCE FOCUS FOR JANUARY IS FAIRNESS*
January 14th- TICEHURST HOMEROOM WILL BE TAKING READING MAP TEST; 6:30 PTA Board Meeting
January 15th- LAST DAY FOR ALPHA REFERRALS!!!
January 16th- FLINT HOMEROOM WILL BE TAKING READING MAP TEST
January 17th- Spelling Bee 8:15-10:00
January 20th- No school- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21st- FLINT HOMEROOM WILL BE TAKING MATH MAP TEST
January 23rd- TICEHURST HOMEROOM WILL BE TAKING MATH MAP TEST
January 24th- Mrs. Ticehurst's Birthday; Family Fun Night 5:30-6:30
January 27th-31st- January Novel Presentations Due
January 29th- PTA Pastries with Parents 7:15 am
January 30th-31st- MAP MAKE-UPS
January 31st- Mav Fan Jam