Today is Tuesday,August 8th. Before we blink our eyes, your children will be here excited about the new school year. I can hardly wait myself! I am looking forward to working with my new sixth graders and continuing with my new seventh graders. Where has the summer gone? I have a feeling the 2006-2007 school year will be awesome. I am looking forward to working with you and your children. See you soon.
posted on: August 08, 2006
Thank goodness Friday has finally come and almost has gone. Your child did quite well this week despite being tested in all academic subjects and having had a change in their routine and lunch schedules. We are all simply exhaused! Learning has not come to an end yet; we will still be learning something new every day.Have an enjoyable, restful weekend.
posted on: April 21, 2006
Good Morning. It seems like it has been such a long time since I have last spoken with all of you.My students, your children, have been so busy working from bell to bell that I can not remember where the time has gone. Some teachers have a countdown to how many days there are before the next school break, I cherish all the time I spend with your children. We have been learning and maturing and spending lots of time on the standards that the children will be tested on in April''s CRCT. Dinner time is a fabulous time to ask them about the stories being read, the classics they are reading, the CBI trips and all the math concepts they are being introduced to. Have a great March.
posted on: March 07, 2006
Our children have been so very busy with their academics. We work from bell to bell and I feel that a lot of learning is taking place. We are still working on grammar, writing interesting sentences with complete thoughts, and identifying subjects and predicates. My students have also been spending a lot of time on comprehension skills. They use graphic organizers and even enjoy giving their own opinion on which ones I should choose for the specific activity.
The sixth graders, in math, are learning more and more about fractions, money and even algebraic equations. The math appetizers, at the beginning of every class, are opening the student's mind to other mathematical concepts such as ratios, ordered pairs and are quite stimulating.
posted on: December 02, 2005
Good Morning! Learning to love language arts is easy. My sixth and eighth graders are certainly working hard this year. No time to play, no time to waste, just plain and simple learning. You can tell by the students' faces and laughter in their voices that learning can be fun. They enjoy doing well and know when they are being successful. There's nothing better than hearing a child laugh. That is why I love waking up every morning and coming to Mabry. Teaching is enjoyable. Ask your child about syllables, endings of words such as ly, er, ed, s and ing and writing. They should have lots to say over dinner. Have a great day.
posted on: November 03, 2005
Ask your sixth grade child how hard they are working in math. We are using the Saxon Math program combined with learning centers and fun math activities.We are so busy working from bell to bell; we hardly realize our time to go has come. Along with addition, subraction, multiplication and fractions, we have been working with clocks, making change, number lines, reading scales and parallel and perpendicular lines, to name a few! I usually give math homework three or four times a week, never on a Friday. We generally have a quiz once a week. Please take the time to check your child's agenda. You will be amazed how much your child is learning.
posted on: October 20, 2005
CBI has finally begun!The Community Based Instruction program is an integral part of the special education program for certain students with disabilities. It is my goal to teach the students how to function as independently as possible in a variety of community settings. The CBI goals for students are: to provide the opportunity to increase independence in the community, to provide choices for appropriate leisure skills, to teach appropriate social behavior in situationally dependent settings and to reinforce academic skills in a functional environment.The students seem to enjoy the planning of our trips almost as much as the trips themselves.They enjoyed ordering from the menu at CrackerBarrel and looking for a class pet at Petland. Unfortunately, my students wanted a parrot for the classroom and I persuaded them against their first choice.I was afraid that the parrot might set a bad example by talking out in class.
posted on: September 22, 2005
Parents, please take the time to look over the wonderful work your child is bringing home from school. They are working very hard to please both you and me.We are working on many reading, language arts and math skills.As long as time permits, I write in their agendas. Sometimes I get so carried away with what your child is learning that I forget to watch the clock to leave myself a couple of minutes to put things down on paper. Your child'a agenda should give you an opportunity to ask,"So what did you do today." Our first CBI trip will be on Friday, September 9th. My students and I will be choosing where we should be going tomorrow. Until we meet again.
posted on: September 07, 2005
I can't believe that the month of August has come and gone. We have accomplished so much! My sixth graders are finally into the swing of things and their routine of beginning one activity and then moving to the next is slowly taking shape. There is no time for play.They are working on vocabulary, spelling words, compehension skills, decoding skills and much more. These successful sixth graders are working on addition, subtraction, missing numbers, number lines and sequencing. They should be coming home tired. I really enjoy my new students.
My eighth graders have been moving and grooving from day one.We move from one activity to another,so often,and they keep up with me.These energetic eighth graders can be found reading, writing and spelling and working on many language arts skills. Stay tuned for new information.
posted on: August 31, 2005
We have gotten the school year off to a great start. It has been exciting to meet all of my new students and see how much my returning students have matured and grown over the summer vacation. I am looking forward to seeing much academic growth this year. There is a wealth of materials to whet the students' appetite. Please feel free to e-mail me with any of your concerns. I look forward to working with you and your children.
posted on: August 16, 2005
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posted on: June 19, 2005