Hello mathemagicians and parents. Remember, if you qualified for the T1a re-take, the forms (signed by you AND a parent!!) are due TUESDAY 31/10. Please complete the responses, then print it out before getting it signed. HERE is the form.
Hello parents. We have hit our stride and are running with brand new material in G8 math. It is great to see the kids encounter completely new concepts and go through meaningful struggles to understand them. We’ll finish the core content of our first mini unit this week and will do some extension and review work before taking our first G8 summative next week. Since the process of HOW to learn is even more important than the math I’m teaching (I admit, it is!) , I want to share two sources with you. The first is a great Ted talk that I showed the kids. The second is an article about what your child’s brain has the potential to be capable of as he/she enter the teen years. They are incredibly inspirational and help show each individual what power they have if they are willing to tap into it! Enjoy!
ARTICLE ON THE TEEN BRAIN:
GRIT TED TALK:
Hello parents. It was great to see some of you at Back to School night last week. Hopefully the window into what we do helps you support your child this year. I’ll be emailing attachments of support documentation this week.
Last week all G8 students took a pre-test on grade 7 topics that are important foundational concepts they need to know well so they can build upon them in grade 8. The students are getting their tests back to review in class and the copies will be sent home later this week. After all tests, we go through a correction and reflection process, so that students can make a plan for anything they need to be working on. Nearly everyone has at least one area they could strengthen, so talk to them about it. They have tools at their fingertips to start improving, but I’m also happy to support them here at school during tutorial on Sundays 3:15-4:15.
This week we will begin our first G8 unit on real numbers. I have posted a vocabulary list in the Google Classroom so that students can begin to get comfortable with the terminology we’ll be using and that they will need to master by the summative assessment in about 2-3 weeks. They will be logging in to Pearson Realize nightly for the next several lessons. Other support work will be posted in the Google Classroom as needed. All work should be shown in blue math notebooks.
Please send me an email if you have any questions!