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The DIBELS parent forum at I-LES scheduled for tonight at 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled and
rescheduled for Thursday, March 7th, at 6:00 p.m. in the I-LES library. 

Wednesday, February 20th: Understanding DIBELS Parent Reports

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ILES Library

dibels word web ILES Reading Specialist Alesia Parks and I will be going over the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Early Literacy Skills) parent reports that are sent out three times each year. You will be receiving your child’s winter report in the next couple of weeks. Feel free to bring your child’s report and we can work with you one on one to discuss what it means and what we use the valuable information for to individualize your child’s instruction.

Childcare will be available, hope to see you there!

 

Focus for February: Time Management

Time Management image of a clockThis month’s competency is Time Management! Even young children can start learning how to manage time and better understand its importance in their learning and life. A study from the University of Pennsylvania concluded that self-discipline — the driving engine behind time management — is a better predictor of adolescents’ academic performance than IQ.

Below are some links to good articles about how you can talk about time management at home/ school if you’d like:

http://www.todaysparent.com/family/education/time-management-tips-kids/

http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/time-management-for-kids/

There is also a great book called Megaskills: Building our Children’s Character and Achievement for School and Life by Dorothy Rich.

Happy February! -Jen Wrath

MakeDo toolsIn the Makerspace we have been using creativity and the engineer design process to come up with some very unique creations. We learned that technology doesn’t always mean electronics, technology is something that solves a problem or helps make work easier. Students used the engineer design process to collaborate and create with cardboard and other recycled materials to create something new. The students especially enjoyed using our makedo tools. These are great kid friendly tools that allow students to practice construction in a safe and cost effective way. There was a lot of great collaboration and creativity going on in the lab this week! 

 

students participating in the cardboard challangeIn Mrs. Parsons’ fifth grade homeroom, students completed the Cardboard Challenge during Choice Time. The Cardboard Challenge is a global challenge designed to inspire creativity and design skills. Students were given any recycled materials needed to create something new. Students were very creative and projects ranged from vending machines, basketball games and bowling alleys, to rotating replicas of the solar system. Once the projects were completed, the rest of fifth grade was invited to join us for a Cardboard Carnival. Students presented their designs, answered questions, and taught students to play with their designs. It was a fantastic experience!

contactPARENTS—HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR MOVED SINCE SCHOOL STARTED?  

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) If you have moved, changed a phone number or have any new emergency contacts for your student(s), please be sure the school’s office has your new information, including any emergency names/numbers that may have changed. Please also make sure your voicemail is not “full,” as it is important that we be able to reach you if there is an emergency while your child is at school.

 

Inter-Lakes School District | 103 Main Street | Meredith, NH 03253
603-279-7947

 

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