March Slice of Life

March Slice of LifeGiv

Monday night given a Common Core  math problem from the curriculum.

Told  students it was a challenge, use the strategies you have been taught, persevere and give it a try.

Parents up in arms.  Don’t understand the “new math”

Monday night an inbox full of e-mails, some not nice.

Monday afternoon teacher met with students to work through the problem during lunch.

Wednesday evening parent took the math problem to the board of ed.

Thursday a member of the board of ed went to the superintendent about the math curriculum.

Friday afternoon teacher was in my room sobbing uncontrollably from the pressure.




About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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2 Responses to Timeline

  1. hopesm80 says:

    We’re all in this boat right now…how frustrating for your friend to be directly in the line of fire for decisions that are out of her control. Hope things get peacefully resolved and she is able to tune all of this out to keep focusing on the kids. She’s definitely not alone!

  2. anita says:

    How sad…how sad….it’s a reminder that we must filter and choose what we give to parents and kids even if it is “blessed” at the Core.

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