Dear Renaissance Families,
Just a reminder, due to Memorial Day there will be No School on Monday, May 29th. Also, students will have a half day on Wednesday, May 31st. Dismissal will begin at 11:40AM.
Khin and I will take the fifth grade students to Flushing Meadow Park Mini Golf mid June. Students in 501, will attend the Mini Golf trip on Friday, June 16th and students in 502 will attend the Mini Golf trip on Wednesday, June 14th. The cost of the trip is $8. Permission slips are out and should be returned ASAP. We are looking for chaperones. Please let Khin or I know if you are willing to attend. `We will be taking the subway.
Field Day will be held on June 9th. We are looking for chaperones to run stations. If you are interested, please email me.
The third grade continues their work on their upcoming musical Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream. The group is practicing memorizing lyrics of composed music. During dance they are working on putting dance moves to these songs. In class, we casted the roles and we began practicing scenes during our MOG blocks. We welcome back Brandon, our teaching artist from the Guild, in the end of May. Our final performance will be held on Friday, June 16th at 6:00PM.
Fifth, Fourth, and Third graders are given access codes to Khan Academy. The little mathematicians are enjoying working on the Ipads during class. I recommend that students continue to practice at home. For summer homework, third- fifth grades students must complete Khan Academy Missions before September. A pizza party will occur for all students who complete 100% by the first day of school.
Some important dates for you to note:
May 29th- No School Memorial Day
May 31st- Half Day
June 8th- Brooklyn/ Queens Day- No School
June 9th- Field Day
June 12th- Clerical Day- No School
June 14th- Mini Golf Trip 502
June 15th- School Dance/ MOG performance
June 16th- Mini Golf Trip 501/ School Dance/ MOG performance 6:00PM
June 26th- No School- EID
June 28th- Last Day of School
Academic grades are logged on the online grade book PupilPath. Please make sure you log in to see your child's progress. If you have any questions about PupilPath, please direct your questions to Victor.
Thank you for your continued support!
4- Exceeds Expectation: WOW! “I did a great job!”
3- Meets Expectations- OKAY! “I did a good job!”
2. Nearly There- HMMM. “Oops, I forgot something.”
1. Incomplete- YUCK! “I must correct my work.”
(Grades Below 65)
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Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs)
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
"These eight practices describe the thinking processes, habits of mind, and dispositions that students need to develop a deep, flexible, and enduring understanding of mathematics." - Kelly Rutherford.
Read more about the standards of mathematical practice in NCTM's Publication: Teaching Children Mathematics here.
Nature's Classroom Update
Students are having a blast at Nature's Classroom. This field group enjoyed a long hike to the waterfall. Many jumped in to cool off!
Rolling down the hill on luscious green grass!!! Something unheard of in NYC!
Math the Musical
Are You Ready For The State Test?