Monday, November 11, 2013

8th graders share learning with others:

Last week I received an email from one of the 8th grade staff.  His email message said 

Brody,

Great job.  Thanks for sharing this with me.  You did a great job of showing your steps and it was good to hear you and Marc working together on this.

Have a good day.

Mr. Carlson

I quickly watched the link and then emailed the student asking to post on this blog his explanation to share with others.  I also asked him for a quote to help build background knowledge for his thought process when he made this Educreation video.  

Brody told me,  

"I wanted to show how I could do a problem to help others. For example, if they forgot how to do a problem then they could watch the video and get an idea on how to do a problem."

As I listen and watch I think how learning math for me would of been enriched with this tool.  I am also struck by the amount of conversation revolving around math which is happening in the background and that this young man wanted to make sure he could take those conversations outside of the math room to anywhere he and others wanted to revisit their math learning.

Another shining example of student work:)  Thanks for letting me share Brody and thank you Mr. Carlson for involving me in the learning journey.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Conference Info:

Wednesday, November 20th is a 1:00 early dismiss day for students.  Teachers will have professional development from 1:00 until 3:45.  Conferences will begin at 4:00.  Seventh grade students and parents are encouraged to attend student-led conferences in the MS/HS IMC (library).  The following staff members will be involved: Mr. Kauder, Mr. Kenny, Mr. Svare, Mrs. Olen, Mr. Riley,  Mr. Thomae, and Mrs. Thompson. 

Eighth grade parents are welcome to attend, with student attendance encouraged.

An informational meeting will be held in the auditorium from 5:30-6:15 for families to hear about the A.L.i.C.E. program being implemented 
in the Benton district.  Roy Becker ( Active Shooter Response Liason for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, BC board member, BC parent) will be on hand to inform families about the program and its implementation.   Please plan on attending conferences and this important meeting on November 20th.

   *** A Scholastic Book Fair will also be held that afternoon and evening in the IMC for your browsing and shopping pleasure.