Do you know about the “Summer Slide”? It’s the phenomenon of students losing some of their newly acquired knowledge and skills over summer break. And elementary students are most at risk for experiencing this! So what can we do to help? 3 Ways to Stop the Summer Slide Luckily, there
Category: Spiral Review
The way we begin each day in our classroom sets the tone for learning and speaks volumes about what and whom we value, about our expectations for the way we will treat each other, and about the way we believe learning occurs. –Roxann Kriete How do you start your school
How you start your day is often how you live your life. –Louise Hay Beginnings matter. What happens before the first bell even rings has a huge impact on the outcome of the entire day. The tone of the day is established in the first 20 minutes of the day.
If you want to know more about our philosophy on homework and see why this packet is only 100 pages, read this post about our 2nd grade homework. It’s done! It’s done! It’s done! It’s done! It’s done! It’s done! It’s done! It’s done! There were some dark moments there.
Soooo homework. Yeah. Isn’t that a tricky subject? After a dozen years of teaching here is my philosophy on homework. The general rule is 10 minutes of homework for every grade level. That would be 20 minutes for 2nd grade. I don’t include reading at home when I’m talking about