Friday, October 28, 2016

Parents’ Beliefs about Math Change Their Children’s Achievement

Research shows that parents’ beliefs also influence students’ math achievement.  In the article, Parents’ Beliefs about Math Change Their Children’s Achievement, Boaler states parents’ math anxiety negatively impacted their children. It is important to note that parents’ math knowledge had no impact on their performance.  Boaler reminds parents and educators to send positive messages about math.  For example, she suggests replacing comments like, “math is hard” or “I was never good at math,” with affirmations such as “you can do this!” (Boaler, 2016).  Click here for the full article.

Math in Art?
Students used geometry in art class to create a symmetrical tapestry.  Students applied their knowledge of shapes and angles to complete a radial design.  Students combined their single works into a larger image.  As you can see below the product is stunning.

Halloween Events
We hope to see you on Monday for our Halloween breakfast parties, which will be held from 8:40-9:30.  Our school parade will follow at 9:30-9:45 AM.  Please see the parade route below.  Students who do not wish to participate in Halloween activities can rejoin the class at 9:45 AM.  We will resume with a normal school day schedule at that time.

Please remind your child of the following costume guidelines:

* Students should come dressed in their costume and bring a change of clothing.

* Costumes can not be demeaning, offensive or promiscuous.

* Face paint, face masks and weapons are not permitted.

Upcoming Events
* October 31: Halloween Breakfast Parties & Parade @ 8:40-9:30AM
* November 1: Open Enrollment opens- click here for link
* November 8: No School - Voting Day / Teacher Professional Development
* November 16: Digger's Family Feast - tickets go on sale Nov 1- click here for details
* November 14-18: Book Fair
* November 21-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break
* November 30: Cimarron Middle School Parent Orientation/Coffee Talk @ 8:00AM

Electronic Thursday Folder
Red Cross Babysitting Class
-Click here for flyer
GRE Canned Food Drive- Oct 24- Nov 11
 -Click here for flyer
DCEF Opportunities for kids
            -Roller-skating Class- click here for flyer
            -Youth Inline Hockey League- click here for flyer
Once Upon A December Boutique
            -Click here for Craft Fair Flyer
Elite Basketball Camp
            -Click here for flyer
Golden Ticket Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast- Only 4 spots left!
            -Click here for information and how to enroll.
DCSD Community Night with The Avs!
            -Click here for flyer
Field Trip Information
            -If your class has an upcoming field trip, please click on our Field Trip Link to sign up!
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Events
            -"A Christmas Carol"  
            -Sun., Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.  OR  Thurs., Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
            -"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Musical"  
            -Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11:00 a.m.  (Ticket availability limited)
            -"Finding Neverland"  
            -Friday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m.  (Ticket availability limited)

For more information on upcoming events and links to purchase tickets, click here.