WELCOME TO 1B
updated January 5, 2014
I am very excited to be working with your child. I know we'll have a great year. I will keep you informed of our classroom and school events every 2 weeks on this website. News for Apr. 21-May 2.
Mon Apr. 21 Easter Monday-no school
Apr. 28-May 2 First grade restocks
Fri. May 2 zoo permission slip/fee
The zoo field trip is Friday May 16th. Any adult can come. We cannot take tag-alongs. Students must ride the bus to and from school. More info to follow.
April Virtue of the Month: Justice
The Catholic Identity Committee is asking for pictures from different families showing them doing the virtue of the month on the month that they have been assigned. The following is a breakdown of families and months:
***Protocol Training is needed for anyone helping in the classroom or going on a field trip.
Everyday Math Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How will children with advanced math skills be challenged?
Answer: Everyday Mathematics is designed to move children beyond basic arithmetic and nurture their higher-order and critical-thinking skills. Many children who have mastered basic facts and certain methods of computation will be challenged to apply these skills to solving everyday, real-world problems. Because teachers use questions to stimulate thinking and drive discussions, mathematically-gifted children are challenged to think flexibly, articulate their understanding, and explain problem-solving strategies to their classmates. In addition, because the program is activity-based and has many open-ended activities, teachers can easily make modifications to increase the level of challenge. Throughout the lessons, there are options for enrichment, extension, and game variations, all of which can provide challenge to highly capable children. Finally, the breadth ad depth of mathematics covered in the program, along with its brisk pacing, often provide challenges for children eager to explore topics such as algebra or data and chance.
|Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Mary Lou Pliley