September 30, 2013

Common Core Information for Middle School Parents…

Please take a look at the attached letter.  Additionally, the web-links below provide some great information specific to your student’s grade level.  Give me a call at Moran if you have any questions.

CCSS Parent Letter – 9-30-13

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September 23, 2013

CCSS Overview for Parents

Overview of Common Core State Standards

            The Common Core State Standards are a set of research-based, globally competitive K-12 expectations for English Language Arts and Mathematics.  They are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills our young people need so that they are fully prepared to compete in a globally competitive economy.  The standards establish:

  • Consistent learning goals for all students
  • Clear roadmaps of academic expectations at each grade level
  • Relevance to the real world and prepare students for post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce

For an overview of the Common Core State Standards, visit the following link to see a 3 minute video overview:

            More information can be found on the Wallingford Public School website.  

September 2, 2013

Getting ready for the new year…

Here a few great sites for parents to access as we get prepared for our new school year.  I am really looking forward to working with all of you.  Here’s to a great year!!!

Keep Your Middle Schooler Organized

25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else)

From Perfection to Personal Bests: 7 Ways to Nurture Your Gifted Child