We are starting our Student Education Plan Conferences with parents this week. In Fifth Grade we have decided to have it different that weusually do. We are having all the Fifth Grade teachers in the Gym. Each of us will be at a different table in the Gym so the parents can vsit each of us if they want. We have flexible groupings in Math and Language and the parents want a little more detail on these subjects, so we will let them visit each of us. We set up the parents five at a time in an hour. We have set up the times so the parents can come anytime in that hour. It makes it so the parents don't have to be right on time. If we take a little longer or shorter with a parent, it does not make a difference.
We put together our Flexible Groupings for Math and Language for the first of the year and it went great. Then we got the news that one fourth of our team will be heading to another school because of low student numbers in our grade level. Ouch that hurts. We are very sad about losing Ms. Marshall. She will be back next year. So our groupings changed from four groups twice in the morning to three groups twice in the morning. We are glad that we went to the Kagen Trainings. They gave us some great ideas for mixing and matching students in the groups.