Thursday, August 23, 2012

Our First Week!

The time is already flying by!
Today we will be completing our first week of school. I have already seen some amazing work by many of the students in our class.
I would encourage you all to continue to have your child read to you each night, check and sign their homework, and keep their yellow planner sheets up to date.
I am amazed at how well this class of students read! I have had all of them read to me individually just to see where they are at as far as their reading and they have all done so well. I attribute this to you for encouraging reading throughout the summer.
We have started a poetry unit and finished Lesson 3 in our math book today. Fridays will be our "Math Task" day. This will be an opportunity for the students to complete math tasks in our class that encourage and teach a deeper more complex level of thinking. If the students work hard on this, there should be no math homework on Fridays. My hope is that this will help to keep weekends free from a lot of homework so that your families can spend some time together without assignments to worry about.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!
Until Next Time, Mr. G

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