Happy New Year Neighborhood School Families!
It looks like we may be in store for some wintry temperatures later this week. Just a reminder: cold weather does not keep our students inside at recess. Our Pre-K - 2nd graders play outside for 50 minutes and our 3rd - 5th graders are outside for 25 minutes. It is very important that children come to school dressed for the weather. Please make sure your child has all the necessary accessories (hat, scarf, mittens and snow pants) to stay warm and active!
At TNS, we look at children and measure their development on an individual continuum. Teachers use techniques of assessment such as anecdotal notes, running records and writing and math samples to analyze individual student’s progress. If you are interested in learning more about the ways in which TNS teachers assess student learning, I encourage you to come to our discussion on Thursday, January 26th at 8:40 a.m. in the auditorium. Teachers, from Pre-K/K to 5th grade will share the ways they “measure” student growth and make decisions about class instruction, and the place state testing plays in instruction and curriculum. Please join us!
I hope that you had a wonderful break and were able to enjoy some downtime with friends, family and by yourself! : )