Friday, March 9, 2012

"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." ~Rabindranath Tagore

For the next section of your journey to Jamestown, click here. The valuable resources found at this interactive site will help you to complete the packet of information I gave you titled, Your Adventure Begins. Grade 6 will finish this packet today; grade 5 will begin it when next we meet for Social Studies--next Tuesday.

5th and 6th grade Writing classes should be done reviewing /rethinking / revising / rewriting their prompts from the two previous Write Source assessments. (. . .and they should be turned in. . .) Going over the rubrics again and discussing how aspects of each child's personal writing could be made stronger should help create much stronger pieces; these will be reassessed and included in the third trimester grades.

I hope families check this blog for information about what's happening in Social Studies and Writing classes.

Remember that report cards will go home next week, and conferences have been scheduled for Friday, March 16th. Alison and I look forward to seeing those of you who expressed an interest in coming in. We want very much to make sure our home connection is a strong one. Early adolescence is a confusing, exigent time for students, and developmentally it is in them to challenge pretty much everything. Good grades or not-so-much, report cards should be considered talking points--opening the door for student reflection and goal-setting, and parent/teacher support planning. It is in this spirit that we will greet you next Friday.

Have a good weekend, everyone--