Coaches' Corner Numeracy Tip of the Week: Encourage number sense. What separates high & low achievers is number sense – having an idea of the size of numbers and being able to separate and combine numbers flexibly. For example, when working out 29 + 56, if you take one from the 56 and make it 30 + 55, it is much easier to work out. The flexibility to work with numbers in this way is what is called number sense & it's very important. SHARE AN EXPERIENCE YOU USED TO PRACTICE NUMBER SENSE WITH YOUR CHILD RECENTLY.
Coaches' Corner Literacy Tip of the Week: April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate this quintessential form of literature by sharing your favorite poems with your child, visiting poetry websites for free access to poetry, play with rhymes, write song lyrics, and more! Novels written in verse (like poetry) are quick and musical books to read as well, such as Full Cicada Moon, Out of the Dust, Love that Dog, Hate that Cat, and more! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE POEM?
Looking for something for your student to do during the April break?
Posted 19 days ago
Coaches' Corner Numeracy Tip of the Week: Never share with your children the idea that you were bad at math in school or you dislike it – especially if you are a mother. Researchers found that as soon as mothers shared that idea with their daughters, their daughter’s achievement went down. How many of you were told by a parent that they weren't good at or disliked math?
Parents- Munson's Chocolates fundraiser for FAP pickup is tomorrow March 27th from 3-6 pm. All candy MUST be picked up during that time.
Posted 27 days ago
Yet again the snow days have required us to reschedule parent teacher conferences. They will now be held on Wednesday March 28th. This will be a half day for students (dismissal at 12:45). Original conference times will be kept, if you need to reschedule please contact your child's team leader.
Posted 30 days ago
Coaches' Corner Literacy Tip of the Week: Write, Write, Write! Writing is a major component in your child's literacy life. Encourage writing whenever you can at home, even if it is something as simple as creating a grocery list! Your chlid can start a family blog to share news and photos with relatives near and far, create a collection of your best recipes, update your monthly calendar, write thank you notes to community members and more! COMMENT BELOW WITH WAYS YOUR CHILD WRITES AT HOME.
Posted 32 days ago
As a distinguished PLTW school, TEMS was featured in the Meriden Record Journal. Its a great read!
Posted 33 days ago
Check out what our students have been creating with the Keva planks. Many start with simple projects but they quickly branch out to building their own engineered designs. Such fascinating works of craftsmanship and art on display for our our student and staff to enjoy.
Posted 37 days ago
Coaches' Corner Numeracy Tip of the Week: All students are presently participating in our annual March Madness Challenge. Math teachers have given students a list of IXL strands to work on, as well as suggested Learn Zillion lessons to view in the areas of Geometry and Statistics & Probability. Check in with your child on their progress and encourage them to practice IXL for at least 15 minutes a night. Students who complete the challenge get a "shout out" on the afternoon announcements each day, recognition on our TVs in the main hallway & some other cool prizes from their teachers. Has your child been working on their March Madness Challenge?
Coaches' Corner Literacy Tip of the Week: Does your child have a library card? Our local libraries offer tons of programming, clubs, and services that are specifically tailored to teens. Make the library a regular stop on these chilly pre-spring afternoons for free and fun entertainment, or even just a cozy, quiet place to curl up with a good read. The more your child is surrounded by literacy, the more likely he or she is to become a lifelong reader!
Every student in all three grades participates in one of three PLTW classes here at TEMS!
Posted 51 days ago
Did you know that March is women's history month? We have a selection of great books about amazing women who have had a significant impact on history. Come check one out!
Posted 52 days ago
Coaches' Corner Numeracy Tip of the Week: Always be encouraging and never tell kids they are wrong when they are working on maths problems. Instead find the logic in their thinking – there is always some logic to what they say. For example if your child multiplies 3 by 4 and gets 7, say – Oh I see what you are thinking, you are using what you know about addition to add 3 and 4, when we multiply we have 4 groups of 3…
Posted 53 days ago
TEMS is celebrating Dr. Suess's birthday by participating in Read Across America Week. Show your school spirit and read, read, read.
Posted 55 days ago
Don't forget to wear STRIPES tomorrow to kick off Read Across America week. #DrSeuss #readacrossamerica
Posted 56 days ago
Look at what just came in! Keva planks. We can't wait to see what the kids will create with these in our makerspace. http://www.kevaplanks.com #kevaplanks #stem #creative #enineering #building #makerspace
Posted 60 days ago
Coaches' Corner Numeracy Tip of the Week: Encourage children to play maths puzzles and games. Award winning mathematician, Sarah Flannery reported that her math achievement and enthusiasm came not from school but from the puzzles she was given to solve at home. Puzzles and games – anything with a dice really – will help kids enjoy maths, and develop number sense, which is critically important.
Posted 67 days ago
Coaches' Corner Literacy Tip of the Week: Last Comic Standing Take time to read comic strips together. Share favorites from your own childhood and have your child put his favorites on the fridge. Read them aloud, and often -- repetition is a great way to build reading skills. Soon, he’ll love looking forward to the “Sunday funnies” each week. (www.scholastic.com)
Posted 73 days ago