Mrs. Nemeth's Class Webpage
Welcome to our class webpage. This is my 20th year at Argillite Elementary. I LOVE teaching! Here is a little information about me. I am married with 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 1 cat! I love to read, scrapbook, make jewelry, cards and mixed media canvases. I have a BSEd in Elementary Education, a Masters Degree in Leadership and Administration and a Rank I as a Reading/Writing Specialist. I continue to enhance my education in every way possible in order to stay up to date on current teaching methods.
I hope this webpage proves helpful in keeping you up to date on things we are doing in our class. I will be adding to the page so please keep checking back. :)
This year in class we will again be using a strategy called Whole Brain Teaching. The students will be taught the rules, strategies, and processes used in this style. If you would like to learn more about this style you can visit http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/
or type whole brain teaching into YouTube and there you will find videos of teachers and students using these strategies. I have also added the link to my webpage here so you can go directly from my page to the website. Later in the year as students learn the strategies I would like to invite parents to observe in math class if they would like to see our students in action.
I will also be using KAGAN strategies that go hand in hand with my Whole Brain Teaching as it will be getting the students up and moving as well as interacting with each other about what they are learning! You will also hear your child mentioning Leader in Me with the 7 Habits. This is a school-wide initiative we are implementing at Argillite to assist students in realizing their full potential and building life long skills to help them be successful in school as well as their personal lives. We will be sending information home for you to read and discuss with your child and ideas to implement the 7 Habits at home.
I am so excited to be your child's math teacher this year! Many parents ask, "What can we do to help our child in math?" Number 1: Help your child memorize basic multiplication facts. I teach them strategies in class to model why 4 x 8 = 32, but it helps if they don't have to struggle with basic facts. The more students struggle with basic facts the more difficulty they have with deeper understandings of math concepts. You can help them with this by just orally quizzing as your preparing dinner or while you're in the car on the way to the grocery store. It doesn't have to be paper/pencil.
What are we studying?
Beginning November 27th we will be studying multiplication and division with decimals. Our math stations in small groups will be focused on these skills as well as skills we have already studied. I will be working with small groups to help them with topics they are having difficulty with.
As 5th graders I will also be serving as your child's Science teacher.
What are we studying?
In Science students are continuing to study about Earth's Systems: hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and geosphere.