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A Glimpse into Mathematics Classrooms Across the District

Implementation Week 27

Students in 4th grade at Jacksonwald were literally jumping out of their seats to show-off how they solved a problem when I visited last week! This is the kind of excitement we want to see in math class! I know that not every math lesson can generate this kind of "jump out of your seat" excitement, but it is good to see that during a year when students typically start to disengage with math, (to some degree), we are pulling them back in.

I saw so many wonderful things in math classes this week: Excited students, deep and rich problem-solving tasks, teachers beginning to think in new ways about math, students struggling in productive ways (and teachers knowing just when to step in when it was no longer productive).

Remember to bring your ideas, concerns and comments to the math leadership team representative for your grade level so that we can have thoughtful and productive discussions at our meeting this week.

Keep up the great work, and thanks for all you do!

A Peek at This Week...

Tuesday, March 24th:

-MDC training at the BCIU (8:30-3:00)

Wednesday, March 25th:

-Math Leadership Team Meetings: Grades K-2 from 9:30-11:30, Grades3-5 from 1:00-3:00

in the PD room at the ADMIN building

Thursday, March 26th:

-Day 2 of filming, Senior High math and STEM classrooms, (teachers who will be filmed have been contacted)

Friday, March 27th:

-PLC meetings (I will be stopping in to the 6th grade math PLC)

Long Term Look Ahead

Next PD Dates:

April 8th

Investigations PD: Grade K (p.m.), Grade 1 (a.m.)

April 29th

Investigations PD: Grade 2 (p.m.) and Grade 3 (a.m.)

May 7th

Grade 4 (p.m.) and Grade 5 (a.m.)

Shout Outs!

Let's hear it for...

All of our 4th grade classrooms! I had the chance to visit every fourth grade classroom this week to see math in action. Keep up the great work!

All of our 6th grade math classrooms! I also had the chance to visit all of our 6th grade classrooms this week and saw some great team work among the students. Awesome!