Jeffrey/Mead Team Blog
9/7 - 9/10
We have started math this year by teaching kids how to do number talks. Number talks are done daily and require students to use mental math to flexibly solve problems. We put a focus on accuracy, efficiency, and flexibility with the thinking. We are starting the year with addition but will move on to subtraction, multiplication and division as the year continues.
Students have also learned math games during this time. Some games students have learned are Digit Place, Close to 100, and Pathways. These games give students opportunities to practice addition, subtraction and multiplication as well as get to know each other and practice cooperative skills.
We have also started Number Corner. Number Corner for September consists of the Calendar Grid and Calendar Collector. In Calendar Grid we are writing equations to make visuals of money and clocks. In Calendar Collector we are building rectangular prisms and adding on them each day while making the connection between the area of the base, the layers, and volume.
This week in Unit 1 students learned about expressions and equations. They also learned how to play a workplace called the Product Game which relates to their learning around multiplication, factors and division.
There were some date errors in the letter. We are officially starting the week of September 20.
Students will continue to take word study assessments so we can determine instructional needs for groupings.
Reading assessments began last week and we will continue to do these through the end of September. We will be looking for each student's instructional level to guide our reading instruction.
School Wide SEL
Lesson 1: The Right Goal for Me
In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how to set a goal that's right for them. A goal that's right for someone is specific, challenging, doable, and motivating.
Try This at Home
Ask your child what their goal is and how they know it’s right for them. Encourage them to describe why it’s motivating to them. Talk to your child about a goal you reached in the past and why you chose that goal.
Student Technology Tools
The following is a list of online programs students may use this year. Others could be added as the year progresses. Individual student password documents will be shared with students. We will be send home a permission form regarding student technology programs in the first weeks of school.
Students will need two masks at school everyday. Masks will need to be worn on the bus to and from school. They should also be worn at school except when eating and during mask breaks, which we all need!
Early Dismissal Procedure
IMPORTANT! Procedure for Early Dismissal
In the event that your child needs to be dismissed early, the following protocol must be followed:
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - you must pick up by 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday- you must pick up by 1:00pm.
Send your child’s teacher and Kim Kedzierski (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email first thing in the morning letting them know what time your child needs to be dismissed, the reason why and the name of the person picking them up. Or, you can also call the attendance line at 879-6326 and leave a message stating your child’s name, time leaving, the name of the teacher, the reason why, and the name of the person picking them up.
When you arrive to pick up your child, please pull up to the front of the building and call Kim at 879-6326 to let her know you’re here
October 8- NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conference Day
October 11- NO SCHOOL Indigenous Day
October 14- Picture Day at FMS