Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Singapore Sagacious Solutions! Science and Speech Arts!

Wow!!! So many scholars with so many logic issues last night!....Tonight's homework; more real life problems for the scholars to work on, 5 to 8 minutes each, and all I am looking for is their mental PROCESS!

please allow your scholar to experience creative struggle as they spend time working with the numbers and parts of information in the real world problems. They are simply math riddles that are the "stuff" life is made up of, and they need to practice it REGULARLY in order to become sagacious in math processes.

I am not concerned with "right" answers, I am concerned with training their brains to think logically and quickly in matters of fractions and fractional parts. The steps they take are more important than the final answer.

Feel free to head off to the Singapore link on the right of the blog if you are feeling defeated as a parent and need a brush up! :)

Also, students have received packets of information regarding the science fair. Please be thinking about it NOW with them so they can be gathering ideas and materials. All scholars will be required to have a three fold cardboard display of their experiment and it will require all the parts of the scientific method. We will be talking about it more in science class, but please be starting that conversation now.

The date for the coffeehouse has been moved. Please adjust your calendars! It has been moved to February 17th as the Regional Math Counts Competition at Weber has been moved to February 11. Again...please adjust your calendars!

The Speech Arts Competition is scheduled for November 22 at 4:30 at GFA. I am needing at least 4 parents who are willing to judge the competition for us and would be able to attend a judge's meeting at 4:00. Judging is not difficult, but we need judges to judge other schools for us. Please contact me as soon as possible if you will plan on being there and would be available to help judge. We hope to have the competition done by 7:00 and awards by 7:30.

Thank you for being a part of your child's education, and looking to build the sagacity of the sixth grade.

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