This morning our Certified teachers met to discuss and collaborate around the topic of Math. Items that were part of the agenda were collegiate math observations, strategies observed/learned/used, RTI math interventions, current classroom collaboration on strategies used for math interventions as well as ones they would like to initiate in their grade levels.
On February 16th, a lucky group of chosen students met with Mrs. Masters in the office to partake in a BIG sub sandwich! We had a 6′ sub with ham and turkey, chips, juice, and a cookie! We had music going and visited!
Students were chosen from all of the Caught In The Act slips that were collected during December and January. The next fun activity will be in April for the months of February and March.
The 100th day of school is literally the 100th day of the school year. More importantly, it is a great way for elementary school teachers to celebrate the various mathematical concepts that can be taught using the number 100. From the very first day of school, classes begin keeping track of the number of days they’ve been in school in anticipation of the 100th day. It’s this anticipation that is actually the first math lesson, as the days are often marked using coffee stirrers or Popsicle sticks, ten of which become a “ten bundle,” paving the way to counting by tens and ones. (verywellfamily.com)
Today our 1st graders will be dressing up like they are 100 years old! What a fun way to practice and learn counting!
If you haven’t done so already, please bring in your hearts to Mrs. Sanford ASAP so that student council kids can get them put up today!! Stop by the entrance area at some point tomorrow so that you can see all of the notes.
On Monday, we will have late start. Our topic of staff discussion, training, or collaboration this week will be to look at our scope and sequence for our curriculum. Staff will be meeting as grade level teams to look at the pacing of the curriculum… where they were, where they are now, and where they need to get to by the end of the year… and make adjustments to make sure we are covering all of the required material to meet the needs of our students!
Student Council is doing an initiative to shower our school with LOVE. A display will be located in the front entrance area of the main building. Visitors to Heyburn will get to see all of the wonderful things kids AND staff have to say about Heyburn. Classrooms received hearts to write notes on, as well as they have been placed in areas around the school for staff members. Parents are invited to also post on a heart what they LOVE about our school (there are hearts at the office). Once the notes are finished, they can be brought to Mrs. Sanford’s room for Student Council to post.