Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Trimester, New Attitude

This week we start our second trimester. If you did well the first trimester, then keep up the good work! If not, now is the time to commit to your learning and to make some changes in your attitude and motivation. If there's anything I can do to help you be successful this second trimester then please come a talk to me. I want you all to succeed and would be happy to support you in your goals to be successful this trimester.

Here are some things you can do be have a successful trimester:
  • Talk to your teachers.
    • If you don't know what you are responsible for, ask.
    • If you need clarification or help with something, ask.
  • Look over your class notes every day
    • Do you understand what was presented in the last class?
    • Is there any homework or other work due?
    • Do you have questions about the last class that you want to ask this class?
  • Think about your learning
    • How do you learn best?
    • What would help you learn something better?
  • Be an active, responsible learner
    • Don't wait for teacher to tell you what is do, ask.
    • Participate in class
    • TRY to figure things out before asking the teacher
    • Ask questions
I look forward to helping you learn and succeed this trimester. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

What Math Education Should REALLY do!!

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in Southern California.


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Catalina Island

There is a Student/Parent Meeting about our Catalina Island field trip this coming Tuesday, November 15 at 6pm  in room 10. We will go over details of the trip and answer any questions you might have. Please show up promptly so we can keep this meeting short.

There is an information page on this blog. Just click on the Catalina page on the right.