Ms. Harris's Weekly Update

January 18th-22nd

Upcoming Assessments and Assignments:

  • No Math Stars this week. We will start back on January 25th.
  • Friday: Spelling Test/ Math Quiz on Using a Ruler
  • Next Tuesday 26th: SS Vocabulary Quiz

Socratic Seminar

In my ELA block, we will begin conducting Paideia Seminars once a week, on Thursdays. These are student-led discussions on a specific passage or topic. Hopefully this will teach students discussion stratgegies, as well as create higher-level thinking skills. Here is a link to some information on Paideai (also called Socratic Seminar). If you have any questions about it, please do not hesitate to ask.

Rubik's Cubes

We have had some major issues lately with students and Rubik's cubes at school. Because of this, I have made a class rule that they are ONLY to be used at recess. If they are brought out in class, the hallway, or lunch, they will be confiscated and given directly back to parents. I am happy that this toy is making a come back and students are being challenged in puzzle-solving, but when they become a distraction from instruction, we must set rules in place. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding Rubik's cubes.