Volume 15, Issue 21 March 5, 2014
From The Principal
Would you like more information about how to better understand and help your child in the area of math? With the adoption of math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) many parents have asked, “How can I better support my child at home?”
The purpose of adopting the CCSS is not simply to align with other states, but to also raise the bar in all grades to ensure that our students are receiving a relevant and rigorous education. The adoption of the CCSS means that your child will be better prepared to meet the demands of their 21st century world.
Below are three great opportunities to learn more about common core math.
1. Jo Boaler, a researcher and professor at Stanford University is offering an on-line course through Stanford entitled: “How to Learn Math: For Teachers and Parents.” The course is comprised of 8 on-line sessions and will provide you with information and research on Common Core Math. The cost is $125. To sign up, please click on the link below:
2. If you prefer getting the information for free and not participating in the class, you can access the information through YouTube. The first of Jo Boaler’s eight courses, which is only an introduction, is outlined below and the next seven courses can be accessed through YouTube in a similar fashion:
How to Learn Math with Jo Boaler/Introduction and Overview
Session 1 Part 1 (4:06) Introduction: Who is Jo Boaler?
Session 1 Part 2 (2:44) Data and facts
Session 1 Part 3 (6:22)
Session 1 Part 4 (8:46) Myths and stereotypes in math education
Session 1 Part 5 (4:28) Stereotype Threats
Session 1 Part 6 (2:11) “I’m giving you this feedback because I believe in you.”
Session 1 Part 7 (2:36)
Session 1 Part 8 (2:36)
3. Jo Boaler has also written a paper for all parents to consider called: Twelve Steps To Increase Your Child’s Math Achievement and Make Math Fun. This paper can be accessed by clicking the link below:
http://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/cms/lib02/CA01001886/Centricity/Domain/12/Parents Make Math Fun.pdf
Together, we can make a positive difference and impact on our children!
Thank you for your continued support,
Terri Davis, Principal
Collect Shoes to help raise funds for our school!!!
Time to clean out those closets and garages and ask your neighbors, friends and family to do the same!
Bag up any and all unwanted shoes! (anything that can be worn on feet is accepted including skates, cleats, etc.!) SHOES MUST BE IN PAIRS. You can tie, or buckle them together and place in 55 gallon trash bag). Please bring shoes to the Front Office.
For more info call Terry Gayles at (916) 207-0969, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Introducing…Lil’ Cougar Kitchen!
Garden Lemonade Recipe
16 oz water
2-4 packets of Stevia*
1-2 leaves of basil or mint **
Prepare two glasses of water – 8 oz each. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze each half into both glasses of water. Add 1-2 packets of Stevia into
each cup. Stir add ice then serve.
*Stevia is a healthy alternative to sugar. It is natural sweetener. Organic Stevia can be purchase at Jimbo’s.
**You can use a chopped up strawberry or a few blueberries instead of herbs.
Do you have a kid friendly healthy recipe you would like to share? Send it to Michelle Dickerhoof at email@example.com and let’s share it with
our Carmel Creek Cougars!
Carmel Creek Yearbook
Have fun photos to share?
We love to get candids of our children in action at school and at school-related events so please, remember to upload your photos today. And, don’t forget to place your order the 2013-14 yearbook.
Log on to www.community.pictavo.com school ID 44894.
You can also verify that your order has been placed/received by checking the printout in the yearbook basket located at the front office.
Thanks for helping to make it a year to remember!
From the SBFL
And the Winner Is . . . .
. . . Every family at Carmel Creek!
Thanks to YOU, the Sixth Annual Fun Run was a huge success! We met our goal of raising $17,000 for the Foundation, which funds our pull-out classes and classroom technology. Two classes earned a Pizza Day for their extra hard work: Mrs. Roberts’ class raised the most money, while Mrs. Wright’s class ran the most laps. Congratulations! We’ll be sending a note to these classes so they know when they’ll have their Pizza Day.
Thank you for supporting the Foundation and our children’s education!
Solana Beach Foundation for Learning, Carmel Creek.