The math training was marginally informative, though I am sure it could have been done for far less. The program which the District adopted is called “enVision” and it is published by Scott-Foresman. It has a lot of interesting features for teachers. For students it will be pretty much the same thing, though there are a bunch of optional internet features which could be helpful and fun. Mrs. Gassman indicated that the students were wonderful, and that made me very happy indeed.
Today went very smoothly. We spend a good bit of time discussing last night’s homework in an effort to make sure students were ready for their OCR and math tests. Students finished all of the multiple choice or short answer portions of the Open Court test, and most are finished with the writing sample, too. We read about and discussed the Great Depression. We did PE, as we usually do on Wednesdays, and finished the day quietly with the math test and homework.
We’ve been challenged! Akiko Morrison’s clients have agreed to fill a hundred backpacks for the Third Street Olympic Games on behalf of room 19. We have been challenged to equal this. If we do so, I am pretty sure we will be the number one class at the school next Saturday. So, if you have not yet filled two or three backpacks for a needy child, PLEASE do so in the next couple days. Out students will be taking home extra backpacks today!
Homework: (1) Do the “Woman’s Suffrage” worksheet. (2) Finish reading “The Great Depression” in the History book and do the study questions. (3) Read “Edges, Faces, and Vertices” on page 516 in the Math book. Do pages 517 to 519. Students also need to complete the chart on the top of page 517.