Hello and a very Happy New Year to everyone! It has been wonderful welcoming both new and returning students to the Grade Three Village.
Grade Three is off on our first field trip of the year next week to the Vernadsky State Geological Museum. Please be sure you have signed and returned your child’s permission slip.
AAS is very lucky to be hosting visiting author Curtis Jobling next week. Please see a message from our librarians about his visit below:
Next week, the library is thrilled to present author Curtis Jobling. His work spans all ages, from picture books like Raa Raa the Noisy Lion to the Wereworld series for young adults, and several of his works have been adapted to television series!
We welcome you to a session that he will hold just for parents. Come to the Malyy on Wednesday, January 18, at 12:15-1:00 for a special parent session. This session will focus on his career in creative industries, designing children’s television and authoring books. He will do live illustration, cartoon screening, and book readings with a particular focus on the arts and creativity. His focus: reading for pleasure is a key element in the development of the child, and it can unlock huge potential! It will be a fun, irreverent, relevant, and inspiring talk!
There are books available for purchase, across the grade levels. We will try to ensure that every patron has the book that they would like, but the stock is limited, particularly with the picture books. All picture books will be 700 rubles, and books can be signed for the student or for another person as a gift. Please give all contact information (student name, grade and teacher, parent contact information, who the book is for, and the book preference) with the money if you wish to purchase. We will keep “bookmarks” for the books with this contact information so that the signing can remain organized for all.
In addition, there is a wonderful opportunity for parents to participate in a course to learn more about how children learn math, the importance of growth mindsets, the value of making mistakes, and a number of other topics crucial to the teaching of math. If you are interested in this course, please see more information about it below: Math and Mindset for Students
At our ES Parent meeting in October we talked about math for the 21st Century. Several parents showed an interest in participating in conversations centered on math and student mind-set. We would like to invite you to join us for these conversations. Below is information about a free online course, which consists of 6 sessions, through Stanford University that was designed for students and parents. Each session is between 10 and 20 minutes. We will meet twice to discuss what we have learned through the course.
January 17th 9:30 (after the PTO meeting) We will discuss Part 1 (sessions 1-3)
January 31st 8:45 – We will discuss Part 2 (sessions 1-3)
If you are interested please sign up for the course at this link. Please contact Jeff Hinton with questions. email@example.com
The course is a free self-paced class for learners of all levels of mathematics. It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively. Many people have had negative experiences with math, and end up disliking math or failing. This class will give learners of math the information they need to become powerful math learners, it will correct any misconceptions they have about what math is, and it will teach them about their own potential to succeed and the strategies needed to approach math effectively.
Part 1: The Brain and Math Learning.
· Knocking Down the Myths About Math.
· Math and Mindset
· Mistakes and Speed
Part 2: Strategies for Success.
· Number Flexibility, Mathematical Reasoning, and Connections
· Number Patterns and Representations
· Math in Life, Nature and Work