“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
― Margaret Mead
If you are reading this blog, and reading my email reminders, I would appreciate a response. It's a little lonely here in blog land when it feels like no one is reading my posts. I spend time each weekend writing these updates so you can all be informed about our class. Thank you in advance for responding.
This week looks to be a fun-filled week. We will prepare for the LA Opera field trip by learning about the story of The Magic Dream on Monday. Tuesday we will leave bright and early in the morning on the school bus for the Music Center. Please be sure to follow the procedures specified in the previous email I sent this past week.
In science class Ms. Monks is teaching the children about the five senses with hands-on investigations. In reading we will meet Ms. P and her pointy patches. This is perfect timing, right before we begin to work on our class quilt for the Silent Auction!
We will be giving the LAUSD Math Assessment this week. We give the test one student at a time to be sure all children understand the directions and focus on their work. I will also be conducting a middle of the year Diagnostic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills with students who tested below basic in the initial assessment. These assessments help us provide the intervention needed to assure that no child falls behind the expected academic achievement levels.
Please remember to check the sharing schedule on the class calendar included in this site. Some children have never shared. Some only sporadically. The assigned sharing topics can be found under the "more" tab on this site. Don't let your child be left out!