Slice of the Pi

November Edition

At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Albert Schweitzer

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A Season of Gratitude

How is it November already?! As we head into this holiday season, I just want to say thank you! Here are some of the things I'm grateful for:


  • Teachers trusting me to come into their space
  • My own professional learning
  • Relationships built on the joint responsibility of the success of students
  • Discussions around problems of practice
  • Teachers being comfortable enough to share struggles
  • Being invited to be part of data team meetings
  • Students being excited to see me
  • Teachers emailing me with updates on student growth
  • Honest feedback
  • The opportunity to collaborate with amazing teachers and staff


I know our journey together is still in its infancy, but I am so grateful for our time together thus far. I wish you a wonderful month and a safe and joyful Thanksgiving.

Want to Know More?

Click the button above for more information on MP.5, Use Appropriate Tools Strategically, and the seven other Standards for Mathematical Practice.

You'll Flip For These!

Looking for a way to build conceptual understanding while simultaneously building procedural skills and fluency? Check out the link to Math Flips from Berkeley Everett- one of the favorite resources I've found so far! They have free downloads for subitizing, addition, subtraction, and multiplication.Click the picture below to see the 0, 2, 5 multiplication tables set in action. Students discovered the commutative property of multiplication and built efficiency with basic facts!

GRADES 3-5 IAB PD

Thank you for all your work to get the first ever R15 Common IAB up and running! I know you all have varying degrees of experience with administering the assessment and analyzing the results. My goal for Tuesday is have you leave feeling comfortable:



  1. Navigating the platform
  2. Accessing the results
  3. Reviewing your student's performance level
  4. Comparing student's responses to correct answers
  5. Considering how the data aligns with other data you've collected
  6. Creating an instructional plan for your class and individual students



All that you'll need to bring is an open-mind, a curious spirit and a laptop!

Looking forward to it!

Dear Family,

Conferences and the end of the first marking period are right around the corner. Bridges has progress reports that can help focus conversations with parents. I've included the links to the first trimester documents.


K: https://bridges.mathlearningcenter.org/view/br0-ag#46

1: https://bridges.mathlearningcenter.org/view/br1-ag#48

2: https://bridges.mathlearningcenter.org/view/br2-ag#48

3: https://bridges.mathlearningcenter.org/view/br3-ag#50

4: https://bridges.mathlearningcenter.org/view/br4-ag#52

5: https://bridges.mathlearningcenter.org/view/br5-ag#52


Reach out with any questions or if you need additional support in reporting progress to our greatest resource- families!



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