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21st Century Math

Progress-is-impossible-without-changeChange is hard, but necessary.  This year, we have made a significant change in our math curriculum.  I feel it is important to convey the reasons for these changes, especially to parents who may not be aware of all the behind-the-scenes stuff that we in education work through everyday.  Please take a few minutes to view this video explanation of the shift to digital that we have made with math practice.  If you are skeptical about a lack of worksheets coming home or technology in general, I hope it will help you see a little bit more of the picture.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!


1:1 Information & Policies


Enter this bundle of information explaining our 1:1 initiative and transition to digital curriculum.  You’ll learn why we are pursuing these changes and what they do (and do not) mean for your child’s education.

This bundle will take you through the Policies, Practices and Procedures associated with the student computers and their use in the classroom.  Parents should review all this information prior to signing the Technology Use Guide and Responsible Use Policy.

“I Hate Math”

Ever hear these words coming from your son or daughter as they struggle through their homework?  Many students develop a dislike for math through the years that has a negative, circular effect on their learning.  They don’t like math, and math doesn’t like them.  Although they may actually have good mathematical reasoning and computation skills, they may never experience success because of this barrier.

Stanford University has developed a course that helps change this – “How to Learn Math”.  It is an online course for k-12 teachers and parents to help them know how to improve student engagement with math.  The course began July 15, but will likely be offered again given the 20,000 people who have already enrolled.   During the 2012-2013 school year, Stanford will offer a student version of this course as well.

Follow the link below for more information.  There are some other great articles on this site that you may find helpful as you work to be involved in your child’s education.

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Montezuma Library Summer Reading


The Montezuma Public Library is promoting summer reading with
weekly prize drawings for kids and teens!

June 11 – July 20

Art activities every Wednesday

Tuesday & Wednesday 12PM – 5PM
Thursday 2-8 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM

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