Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Crazy Week . . .

This is already turning out to be a crazy week. Because of the half day today and our day off tomorrow, I thought I better get some information out.

We are still scheduled to have student-led conferences on Thursday and Friday. With our weather, I can be definite we'll return to school on Thursday but I feel fairly confident we will be back Friday. If we do not return to school for Thursday, we will have to cancel student-led conferences on that date and reschedule them for another. I have asked students to complete their student-led conferences at home in order to be prepared to share their presentations during their scheduled time.

We also had a math test scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday). Each child created their own personalized list of items they needed to study. Then in class, we were going to gather in special interest groups to help each other with problem items. Since there is no school - there is no test. I would rather have students in class for at least a day before I gave any test (imagine coming back from a snow day to take a test). That way we can go over items in class.

As for Valentine cards for Friday, this is definitely NOT mandatory. You do not have to bring in anything. If you want to bring some in, please make sure your child has enough to pass around to everyone.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Student-Led Conferences

Because of the two-day weather break we had this week, CFI has had to do some rescheduling of our Student-Led Conferences. I will be conducting student-led conferences on the afternoon of Thursday, February 13 from 12:00 to 5:00 and all day Friday, February 14 (8:00 to 5:00). Since this gives everyone a few weeks to plan and schedule, I have created a sign up through Sign Up Genius. I think this will be the fastest and most efficient way to sign up instead of sending out a sign up, placing your top three choices, sending them back to school, and then sending you back a time.

I have sent invites and will post the link to the sign up on our blog right here.

On Thursday, we will meet in our classroom for conferences. On Friday, during the school day, we will meet in the library; after school we will meet back in the classroom.

Also, remember that next Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 there will be an informational meeting about the 5th grade overnight trip to Camp Kanuga. Mrs. Debeaugrine would like a final count of who is going so if you haven't brought in your yellow forms, please get those to her ASAP.