Dear Renaissance Families,
Congratulation to the third grade for putting on a wonderful performance of Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream. The students worked so hard on this project showing us all that math can be fun, creative and include the arts. Thank you to Brandon Anderson and the Metropolitan Opera Guild for your patience and guidance throughout this process. The songs are catchy and memorable. I imagine they will be sung by these students for many years to come.
Marilyn Burns really loved our musical. She states: "It was quite the treat. How wonderful for the students to have had the experience of working together in this way. And it's a special thrill that multiplication could actually be a subject for a musical." She is passing on the videos to Amanda Bean's author Cindy Neuschwander and will join us for a very special Skype conversation later this week.
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:
June 20th- Fifth Grade Writing Celebration
June 23rd- Elementary Awards/ Fifth Grade Pizza Party
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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A Skype Conversation with Marilyn Burns
It was an honor having Marilyn Burns Skype with my third graders. Here is what we learned!
Math the Musical