Our last full week of remote only...hopefully!
If all goes well and as expected, this will be our last week of fully remote learning for a while (hopefully). Please tune in to tonight's school committee meeting to hear Dr. Maruszczak's decision about a definitive start for hybrid learning and the district's plan to keep students and staff safe. Here is a LINK to the 7:00 PM meeting.
The HYBRID Schedule
The MURSD Reentry Survey -
The district was awarded a grant so that we can offer STMath to our students. I really despise most online math programs that market themselves as helping kids to acquire and practice new skills. Most, in my opinion, are little more than digital worksheets that induce an amazing amount of frustration and distaste for mathematics in our students. In my opinion, STMath is different. It truly helps students to develop a conceptual understanding of the math concepts taught at any given grade level. There are no directions. Children have to learn by noticing what is on the screen and taking risks. Sometimes (even for us) the only way to understand a new puzzle is to fail a few times. Making mistakes is definitely part of the learning process here.
STMath has data to prove that it delivers on its promise to grow mathematical understanding in children BUT you have to use it for it to work. STMath is SMART. It will level your child up or down to ensure that he or she is challenged without becoming too frustrated. We have realtime access to student data as well and I can intervene when a child reaches his or her frustration point.
We (the district) expect students to work on STMath for 90 minutes a week.
We (the professors) assign 20 minutes of STMath daily.
We expect students to complete a minimum of 35 puzzles a week.
You have easy access to your child's data by simply looking over his or her shoulder as he or she plays. Please don't hesitate to ask questions about your child's work in STMath. To learn more about STMath, click this LINK.