Sunday, September 12, 2010

And then there was school...

Another year started with a bang last week. I was in the middle of a sentence on Friday and stopped when I realized that these 6th graders just learned so much in only 4 days. Most mastered their locker, figured out the bus schedule to and from school, and navigated the halls with a different schedule for each day of the week (well... 3 out of 4 days but who's counting?). This does not include learning the lunchroom, keeping all their stuff as they suddenly go to 8 rooms a day, and keeping track of their assignments. Phew!

This week, things get more serious. We will spend a day or two setting up the science notebooks and practicing using them in class. The rest of the time will be devoted to understanding homework expectations. Homework is a huge part of the grade (approx 25%) because of the amount of time students spend working on, and presenting the material. If you have any questions about homework or how things work in science this year, please email me at

Mark Russo

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