Greetings. Tonight for homework, I asked those students that could log-in to Pearson at home to do so! If students are able, please do the activities that have been posted. www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
This is a great resource for students to visit to review topics covered in class. Students that don’t have Internet at home will also have the chance to go through the activities at school.
Also, remember that tomorrow is SOL Treat Night at the school. Festivities start at 6:00. Third-grade will have activities and TREATS for students. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Wow! It’s been another amazing, yet challenging week in the world of 110 at Victory. This is our second week together and we’ve really gotten to know one another. The students have adapted to my expectations and are starting to really perform in their academics. We are still working on place value, rounding and moving right into adding and subtracting. I met with many parents on Monday during conferences. They all stressed that students were struggling with place value. We’re still working and will continue to work. Soon, I will be posting some videos to show how I’ve taught these skills and what I expect them to do to solve them– students have shown me in the past what works! Look for them soon.
Next week, I hope to be sending home Edmodo passwords for parents to link to their child’s accounts. Edmodo is somewhat like Facebook, but it is a secure learning environment for students. There are tons of privacy settings and you have to be approved to be in our group. Students have been taught that this is a positive, professional social network for us to work within. We use it a lot, so log in at home and join the fun.
It’s Sunday and I’m working on lessons and plans for next week– WEEK 3. I can’t believe we’re already into week 3 of this new school year. What do you think about having two teachers this school year? It’s been fun learning to work beside someone else in the classroom and I’ve learned so much watching someone else teach. Isn’t it awesome that we never stop learning!
Friday was a really great day. I saw a lot of light bulbs go off in math class– you’re all catching on to place value and remembering what you learned last year. It was also exciting to see everyone explore the Virginia Regions on the VA Trekkers site. Everyone seemed to enjoy learning about our awesome state! (You’ll learn later we’re not REALLY a state at all!).
I just remembered that most of you took the Stars Reading test. I’m going to check out those scores NOW! I look forward to getting AR started this year and earning more points than any other class in the school. It’s our year!
Wow! Can you believe that we are at the end of our first week of school? Isn’t it amazing. Honestly, it took me awhile to wrap my mind around the fact school was starting. My summer sure did seem to fly. But I’m so happy to be back in school, and I’m really excited about the new year. I think we have a wonderful class. What are you looking forward to most this school year?