In last week’s Tuesday folders, you received a ‘Parent Guide to the Second 9 Weeks’ for your child’s grade level. It contains helpful information on the academic content by subject that your child is currently engaging in, as well as tips on supporting social and emotional development and learning at home. Make sure to check it out.
Speaking of home learning, thank you for your support of your child’s work on individual projects or Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities. Enhancing PBL – a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge – is a school-wide initiative this year. Our families’ recent support of “Project Pumpkin” in 1st grade and “A Taste of Travis” in 5th grade are examples.
Also, please note:
- We’ll talk a little about PBL, school happenings, and provide one final opportunity to ask questions about the HISD magnet application process at this Friday’s Coffee with the Principal session, which begins at 8:00 am in the library.
- Students earning perfect attendance during the first two 9-week grading periods will be recognized at a celebration to be held on Thursday, December 21st. More information to come.
I wish you all a safe and joyful Thanksgiving holiday break.