The Common Core standards promise that upon leaving school, students “can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.” Students can best accomplish this with a partnership between creative teachers and involved parents willing to learn along with them! These sites help give meaning and fun to math:
Texting and relying on self-correct with a digital device will not prepare our young people to operate successfully in a world that demands powerful and effective written communication.
Being someone who is “literate” means not only that we can read and write, but that we have a comfort level with and passion for multiple platforms and types of literacy. So, Midway aims to expose students to as many forms of literacy as possible! Please check out these resources that can further engage your students in English and Language Arts.
“There is a story or poem to raise a goose bump on the toughest skin, and we are well advised to help each child find it. A child who has never thrilled to words will remain indifferent to reading and writing them.
~ Glenna Davis Sloan
(link to the Library reading tool database)
“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what is burning inside of you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.”
~ Arthur Plotnick
STEM education provides students with science, math, and engineering/technology to create critical thinkers, increase science literacy, and “enable the next generation of innovators.” (www.isa.org)
Midway teachers are integrating both traditional and cutting edge, hands-on science and technology (i.e. Lego robotics, ozobots) to help children experience science as a relevant and exciting part of learning and the world around them!