hello new parents,
Please forgive me. I remember faces, but not names. I just don’t have any room left in my working memory. Anyway, feel free to introduce yourself as…so and so’s mom or dad…throughout the year, especially if I don’t see you often!
Lots of “getting to know you”
Materials: this is your folder, this is your comp book, blah blah blah
Where stuff is in the class and building
A little writing and drawing
Sharing about summer
Writing to 100
Introduction to place value
Recess rules and games
This first few weeks takes a long time to get things settled. I’ll spend a lot of time on how the room operates and we’ll save time later. At the same time, I want to get the kids engaged and interested as soon as possible. And of course, we have to test them too. So far so good.
-reading for 20 minutes
– please check out http://www.xtramath.org — I have sent home “PINS” for each student. I have maybe two that don’t have a pin yet. They will have a pin on Monday. If you are already doing xtramath, I might be able to move you into my room. Not sure. R
-next week we will assign a website for typing. This is a great site and will be part of homework weekly.
Thanks and have a great weekend.