Was it just me, or was this a very long week... Well, on the bright side, we got a lot done and the weather was lovely.
Thank you to those of you who returned the conference forms Friday. I hope that you all will be able to attend the meeting 2/16 @ 8:30am at the Baldwin Library. I look forward to introducing Ms. Stein to you all and answering any questions you might have. Ms. Stein is a terrific teacher and she knows Baldwin and Baldwin kids very well. Please return the yellow form sent home Wednesday if you haven't already, so Dr. Pena and I can make preparations for the meeting ahead of time.
Here are your updates-
Monday, students took the strip diagram/pre-algebra test. I was really pleased with the grades overall and am happy to see the kids succeed with this new objective. Our new unit on function tables piggy backs on the same pre-algebra skills. It was almost too easy for them this week, so I had to find some challenging work to do Friday. It was a fun week and the kids loved Friday's challenge!
Next week we start Data Analysis (graphs and charts).
Tuesday students took the Water Cycle test. I will have those returned Wednesday. This week we practiced reading weather maps, learned about cold and warm fronts, and studied severe weather.
Next week we move on to moon phases, tides, astronomy, and sun/earth relationships. My favorite!
Other important notes:
Tuesday- NAEP testing
This testing is given my a national group and the data is collected for the "Nation's Report Card". Students were chosen at random to participate in this testing. Students that are not testing will be working on classwork and preparing portfolios for conferences.
Thursday and Friday- writing benchmarks
Scores will be shared in conference portfolios on 2/16.