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Spring conferences are only for students with academic and behavior concerns. March 4th, 5th and 6th.
Please look for and fill out the parent survey that comes home on Monday, Feb. 23rd.
BURNETT BASH FRIDAY February 27th, 2015
ixl.com--Language Arts and Math is up and running again. I'll be assigning homework again, next week. Feb. 2nd
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Our first parent education night is next week. It is on Thursday, January 22, 2015. The focus is Common Core Math. The new math standards are extremely rigorous. Students need to learn not only how to do math but how to explain the procedure or method they used to complete the math. Problem solving is a huge part of Common Core Math. It is very difficult for kids to understand the problems and then figure out how to solve them. Many of the problems are multiple step problems. We hope you will join us at 6:15 (to sign in) in the multi-purpose room to begin our evening of learning. You will be working with your child to see how they work through the tasks presented.
Happy New Year!!!
There will be no school on January 19 and January 29th. January 19th is a holiday to observe Martin Luther King's Birthday. January 29th is a teacher in-service day.
Glee Performance Thursday Dec. 18th
The kids need to be at school at 6:30 PM
The show will begin at 7:00 PM.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be the 5 days before the Thanksgiving holiday. Nov. 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, and 26th. I will be sending home conference preference letters soon. Please check your child's homework folder daily.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the CCSS Report Card (before conference time in November) and the changes that you'll see this year.
You'll find the information you need at www.musd.org. Click on Parents at the top of the page. Then click on CCSS Report Cards. Please pay close attention to the changes outlined for 2014-2015 by the district.
There are grade level report cards you can download. There is a report card with explanations for some sections. There is a survey if you which to express your opinion of the report card.
If you have any questions or concerns email or call me.
Make Up Picture Day is scheduled for October 9th.
Friday October 17th is a School Spirit day.
It is STUFFED ANIMAL DAY. Bring a favorite stuffed animal to school.
Just a reminder. Wednesday, October 29th is a minimum Day. Primary students will be dismissed at 12:10 PM.
Burnett Bash and Halloween Parade October 31st
Welcome to Burnett and the 2014-2015 School Year
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i-ready concerns: I noticed the kids overall scores were low. It's possible the level of difficulty has changed due to Common Core Standards. Most of the kids scored more than a year below grade level in math (K). The majority of the kids scored less than a year below grade level in reading (1st grade).
Do not be concerned that your child is placed at a kindergarten or 1st grade level at this time. Have your child practice the skills for the set amount of time as indicated on the homework sheet.
Sometimes the program shuts down for maintenance. Unfortunately we have all kinds of technical difficulties here at school so I understand your frustration. I appreciate the feedback from several parents. Just keep trying and have your child do their best.
If he/she can't do i-ready then have him/her do ixl math.
Please return the Emergency Card and First Day Questionnaire.
Study your spelling words. Read for 20 minutes every night.
Use mathplayground.com or sumdog.com to practice math facts. You can even do ixl.com for a while. It allow you to work on a few problems. I have a trial period for ixl and will give students their username and password next week so they can do ixl at home for homework.
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