This week in math students will be introduced to math groups. These are groups in which I will be targeting specific skills and lessons tailored to what students need. Some groups will be working on challenges or extensions while others are reviewing concepts that they find difficult and need support in. The challenge group is a very fluid group as students may excel in a concept for one unit and need more individualized help in another. Students who are showing that they wish to work very hard in class will be given challenges at their level (whether that be in a pull-out group or through class extensions). My goal is to keep them excited about learning while continually challenging their thinking.
We are also wrapping up our social studies unit about authority. This will transition us into our first science unit (Investigating Plants)! Many students have been looking forward to science since day one and I am as excited as they are to begin growing and experimenting!
As always, if you have any questions please let me know. E-mail is usually the best way to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week!