Over the next few days, we’ll be doing a number of things. On days 7 and 8 (Thursday and Monday), we’ll be doing some math probe to see how we’re doing with our warm ups.

On Friday (day1-8) we’ll all be thinking about the things we do to get our homework done. Most people who get their homework done have a system and a routine.

A System is for remembering and recording yourhomework. This could include:

  • a paper agenda or planner
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Calendar
  • a pic of the white board
  • Notes, Reminders or other apps

A Routine.for doing your homework at a time and in a place that works for you. For example:

  • after snack at the at the kitchen table
  • during Homework Club
  • after dinner at the desk in your room

Special ET: Peaceful Poetry

Today during our special ET session, you’ll have a choice of reading poetry or writing it. I’ll explain the details in person.

If you want to read poetry, get a partner, follow this link, and choose one of the groups of poetry to read/watch/listen to. You can respond to it how you like–you might want to draw a picture, or you might just want to choose things you liked–or didn’t like–to discuss with your partner.

If you want to write small peace poems, you can follow this link and find an image or idea that inspires you to write a small poem.

Reflective Letters for Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

Parent conferences are coming up and this is a great time to reflect on how things are going. On day 1 and day 2 (Friday and Monday), we’ll be surveying our missing work and drafting reflective letters to our parents. I’ll show you a presentation (linked here) which will outline the expectations.

I’m also uploading this information to Google Classroom. I’ll give you time to work, but with MAP testing and ET happening, you might find yourself spending some time at home, as well. First you’ll write a draft and hand it in. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday (days 3 and 4), you’ll meet with me about the draft and will upload the final copy to your blog!