Ms. Kane

October 27, 2013

October 28 – 31

Filed under: Uncategorized — mpkane @ 1:52 pm

A short week for students! STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1. It’s the end of the first quarter. Grades will be entered for Report Cards so students still have time to show their best effort. Listening, asking questions, being organized and positive is the key to classroom success. Parents, if you can help your children develop and attitude of perseverance and not feel defeated when learning doesn’t happen quickly and easily – work that magic. Too often, I see shoulders shrug and heads droop as if “I can’t get it – it’s too hard”. I don’t give them work they “can’t get”!
Students generally feel successful in our Wilson Reading lessons because it’s mastery based – they are not supposed to guess. After teaching and independent practice, the students are charted on word lists. If they miss a word, it shouldn’t be a big deal. They color their chart for the correct words and read another list the next day. They move on to higher steps only when lists are 100% correct. Some days, it’s a big disappointment to read only 14 out of 15 words correctly!
Without going into detail about the math and writing lessons for the week, please be vigilant about the homework. Just hold your child accountable for an hour of work. Read every night. If homework really can’t get done, write me a note. I take late homework but there’s a penalty.
Thank you for your great support, always!

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