Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Well, last week we got a letter from the school inviting us to come to a meeting about advanced courses for our older daughter. That was tonight.
What we found out was that there are two Honors courses... Reading and Math. The students have to be invited to attend the courses, and they have to accept. Not all students invited would be able to attend both courses. There were certain guidelines for each course, and the students had to "pass" each one... ie. their 3rd year grades, their TCAP score, their STAR reading level, etc. Most of the students have been invited to one or the other class... my daughter has been invited to attend BOTH.
I hope that she will be able to keep up with her lessons if she decides to attend both... she's says that she's ready to sign the agreement. The courses will get more "in-depth" in their studies. The Reading curriculum has the requirement of 9 named books (actually 11, but there are 2 sets of 2 books that can be chosen between)... and there is the requirement of 3 novels that must be read outside of class.
This will be in addition to her regular 4th grade classes... Social Studies, Science, PE, computer, etc. And, I'm expecting her to be invited to participate in "Voices of UCES" which is the 4th/5th grade chorus.
Plus... I'm applying to be a substitute teacher. (Scream!... can I really deal with all this change?)