Harbison West Elementary

Mathematical Heroes

October 12th - 23rd

2015 - 2016 Goals

Every student will...

  • grow and meet their NWEA/MAP Goal.
  • be on grade level by the end of the school year.

Encouraging Perseverance in Elementary Mathematics: A Tale of Two Problems


I welcome your thoughts and feedback regarding this article during our planning sessions.

Reminder ... Math Coach's Schedule

A google calendar was shared with you for the purpose of scheduling additional planning time, team teaching times, math workshop times, model lessons and/or classroom observations (not for evaluation purposes). Please feel free to utilize me as an additional resource as you see fit.

Transition Team Sharing

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 8am-2:30pm

HWES Literacy Land

All day planning with Escolares & Core

  • 4th grade - 8:10 - 8:50
  • 5th grade - 9:25 - 10:05
  • 3rd grade - 10:20 - 11:00
  • Kindergarten - 11:50 - 12:30
  • 2nd grade - 12:45 - 1:25
  • 1st grade - 1:35 - 2:25


  • Transition Team Sharing

DynaMath Subscription

The fifty subscriptions to DynaMath have arrived for the months of September and October. I will hand deliver them to 2nd - 5th grade Escolares and 3rd - 5th grade core classes early next week. Each class should receive 2 to 4 copies. In addition to the magazines, online access is available. Login information is found below. iPad access will be available as soon as the app is loaded.

Website: dynamath.scholastic.com

Teachers Login

username: kscott@lexrich5.org

password: hwes1516

Student Login

Classroom Password: hwesmath1

*Please provide any feedback regarding this subscription, especially if you would like to have a class set purchased for next year.*

Planning Check - ins

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 8am-2:30pm

HWES Teacher Classrooms

All day planning check - ins with ...

  • 4th grade - 8:10 - 8:50
  • 5th grade - 9:25 - 10:05
  • 3rd grade - 10:20 - 11:00
  • Kindergarten - 11:50 - 12:30
  • 2nd grade - 12:45 - 1:25
  • 1st grade - 1:35 - 2:25

Timez Attack

Timez Attack will begin Monday, October 19th.

The days of operation, location and the assigned grade level(s) are listed below.

Flex Lab - Mrs. MaCandlish

  • Monday - 1st & 2nd grade
  • Tuesday - 1st & 2nd grade
  • Wednesday - 1st grade
  • Friday - 2nd grade

Computer Lab - Mrs. Desai

  • Monday - 3rd grade
  • Tuesday - 3rd grade
  • Wednesday - 4th & 5th grade
  • Thursday - 4th & 5th grade

Book Study - Intentional Talk

Our book study will officially begin the week of Oct. 25th. Looking forward to incorporating planned, meaningful, engaging and productive discussions during the math block.

Classroom Visits

Over the next two weeks, I am planning to come in your classes and enjoy math instruction. Continue as normal and know that I am there to assist as needed.

*Remember this is not an evaluation.*

Through a nurturing and engaging environment, Harbison West Elementary provides a strong foundation for success that ensures social, emotional, and academic growth.