As the temperature drops outside, the excitement raises inside! Students have finished chapter 2 in math with a successful test over data and graphs today. As a whole, the class has performed much better this go-round than the chapter one test. I commend them for their attitude and effort on this. All students earned 5% better than what their online test score showed, due to a random glitch on one of the questions that appeared on a few computer screens. I gave all the benefit of the doubt and accounted for this for everyone.
Reading has been spent focusing on problems and how to solve them in Unit 2. This week's story was titled A Day's Work. Next week, we begin with the story Prudy's Problem and How She Solved It. It is about a girl who has serious problems with hoarding and organizational skills. I'm sure a few students in our room could gain a few helpful tips from this girl, even though it is a rather unrealistic story!
Social Studies has been a time of rounding up the wagons and heading west on a simulation titled "Pioneers!" Students are grouped together in separate wagon trains and are faced with challenges and situations in which group and individual problem solving take place. Diary entries are written, which will be eventually published as a blog for you to comment on. Look for those next week!
Thanks for all you do,
Mr. Mayer and
*PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 10/23 AND 10/29. REMEMBER THE TIME YOU SIGNED UP FOR!
*FIELD TRIP TO OLD PRAIRIE TOWN 11/4 12:00-2:00 PM - Be sure to look for the yellow permission slip and return it with $3 by Friday, October 18. They need head counts by that day at Old Prairie Town.