Weekly Notes

Amanda on March 21st, 2008

Tweet Today marks the end of quarter three! The children are finishing projects and tests while thinking ahead to their upcoming break from school. My hope for all of my families is to use this time to be just that – a family! Michael Thompson visited our school this week and we are fortunate to […]

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Amanda on March 19th, 2008

Tweet Dear Parents and Students, Student conferences are fast approaching and it is time to sign up for conference times. Please download the attached letter for sign up times and return the letter to me as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may email me your conference time choices. Let me know if I can answer […]

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Amanda on March 15th, 2008

Tweet Congratulations to En Ping!!!!! Part of the middle school pi day activities today included memorizing pi. Students were required to memorize the first 10 digits, but some students took the challenge to memorize more. Good job to all but a special pat on the back goes out to En Ping. Well done! More information […]

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Amanda on March 11th, 2008

Tweet Pi Day is fast approaching! Students are preparing to celebrate Albert Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day on Friday, March 14. All students should bring in a pi related food to share with their classmates. Most students have already signed up for what they are bringing – please don’t forget!! We had our last quiz […]

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Amanda on February 19th, 2008

Tweet Barbie Bungee Jumping was a great activity for the students to wrap up their intense study of linear functions. I’ll be asking some of my students to push themselves by trying to create a Voicethread about the project. They will be using Voicethreads a lot in high school science so I might as well […]

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Amanda on February 18th, 2008

Tweet All 8th graders started a Leadership Training course today in their respective advisory classes. The first part of the course focused on communication skills and its relationship to leadership. We completed several activities to find out more about active speaking and active listening. During the first activity, students were paired up and sat back […]

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Amanda on February 7th, 2008

Tweet My mom-in-law is a GREAT blogger. She has taken it to a whole new level and I have so much respect for her. She’s is one of those people that have a CAN DO attitude rather than a can’t do attitude. She amazes me and inspires me everyday even though we are thousands of […]

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Tweet Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… I woke up to snow covering the ground and some very slippery roads here at the Links today. There are snowmen to be built and math tests to prepare for… what a perfect day! The schedule will look like this when students return to school […]

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Amanda on January 17th, 2008

Tweet Semester one final exams are over! The students knew the importance of this test. As I told them, the test serves as one of the indicators for which math class a student should take once they enter high school. Our 8th grade students are all currently taking a complete Algebra I course. Students will […]

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Amanda on January 9th, 2008

Tweet All students will be taking the Algebra 1 semester exam on early next week so we are spending this week reviewing. Is simply reviewing the best way to study for final exams though? Studying for major exams is much more proactive than simply re-reading the textbook. I came across this approach on a study […]

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