### Let's chat!

Mar 4, 2013 Here is a special place for my class to communicate with each other and me! Post comments about what you're reading and doing. See if others respond. Check back often!

### 5/19/09

May 19, 2009 It's been a long time. A student requested a practice question for tomorrow's math extended response assessment. How could I refuse? I have attached a problem, scoring rubric and organizer to use. Remember, three grades are assigned. The knowledge grade is for simply getting the answer! The strategy grade assesses the pictures and numbers used by the student to solve the problem. READ MORE

### 3/19/09

Mar 19, 2009 Let me catch you up. First, I wasn't at school today. I had the privilege to attend the Illinois Reading Conference with Mrs. Willey. We will both be presenting at the same conference on Saturday morning. Today was our chance to be learners. I was inspired and affirmed by a professional hero, Debbie Miller. She has a gentle, magical way of communicating what's best for kids. I learned about "New and Notable" books so I can be an informed consumer on my future trips to Barnes & Noble. READ MORE

### 3/16/09

Mar 16, 2009 Just a brief update today... Reading: The kids learned about making inferences today... ask them about the rollerskate lesson Miss Stahr used. The message was take a bit of schema (background knowledge) and add a bit of evidence to come up with a solid inference. For example, the rollerskate only had minor damage (evidence) + I know that if you skate a lot the wheels show lots of wear and tear (schema)= the owner of the rollerskates doesn't use them much (inference). READ MORE

### 3/13/09

Mar 13, 2009 Conversation Starter Who was our mystery reader and what did he read? It was Elaina's dad and he read a great story he wrote himself. Ask about the characters... they had great names like Doodle and Monkey-Face! Key Learning Math: Miss Stahr had the kids name towns and cities in Illinois, count the letters in each name and graph the number of letters. READ MORE

### 3/12/09

Mar 12, 2009 Rough week on the Trieger homefront! I apologize for limited blogging... Tomorrow is "Camping Day" in our classroom. Kids can come in their jeans, flannel shirts, hiking boots, bandannas, etc. There will be a tent set up, we will enjoy s'mores and other camping fun. This is in celebration of the students' hard work all quarter and is being orchestrated by Miss Stahr. Report cards will go home next week.

### 3/9/09

Mar 9, 2009 Miss Stahr is a star! She did a great job on her first full-time stint. Since she did all of the teaching, I don't have much to report. I spent most of the day out of the room to let her experience being in charge. This came in handy as I was distracted anyway... My number two son called from Florida this morning to tell me his was in excrutiating pain. A hospital visit later he was diagnosed with kidney stones. READ MORE

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