Happy 2012-2013

Dear 2011-2012 parents and students,

I hope your summer was wonderful and you are excited for a new school year.

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Have a great 2012-2013!

Mrs. Abercrombie

Students Contribute to Society

One of our school’s Student Learning Results is “Contributing to Society”, encouraging students to make a positive impact in the world.

A few weeks ago, four boys from our class had their heads shaved to raise money in support of St. Baldrick’s.

St. Baldrick’s is near and dear to many at our school due to the passing of a former classmate and schoolmate, Carlo.

You boys rock!

Book Club Project Example

A book report on Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
Created by Alex A. and Arnav

Here is another by Denise and Liberty…

This one was done by Andrew and Tristan:

Tuesday Teacher Talk

Student-led Conferences
Most of you have experienced these conferences before. For those who haven’t, here are the most important things to know:

  • Your child will be leading you around from station to station. He or she will be demonstrating learning at each station.
  • You may visit the stations in any order.
  • Multiple families may be at the same station at the same time.
  • You will visit a teacher station for a few minutes.
  • If, at the end of the conference, you still have unanswered questions, you may schedule an individual conference with the teacher. This individual conference will take place on another day.
  • Even if you are the only family in the room, Mrs. A. will not go with you to each station. When parents, teachers, and students are in the same area, parents and teachers do most of the talking. We want the students to do the talking.
  • Expect to be in the classroom for an hour.

A counterintuitive suggestion: While at the conference, please refrain from saying “Good job!” to everything. Students benefit most from specific feedback. You might say…

  1. “I like what you said about…”,
  2. “When you said…, I wondered…”,
  3. “That sounds exciting. Tell me more about…”,
  4. “I see you’ve made a lot of growth, especially with…”

Most importantly, have FUN. Enjoy your child and celebrate learning :).