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Topic: Introducing Erin
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Erin Relph

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Registered: 12/3/04
Introducing Erin
Posted: Aug 4, 1997 3:28 PM
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I am a first grade teacher at Lee Elementary School in San Diego,CA. I
really enjoy working with first grade students. They are so curious and
motivated to learn. I enjoy encouraging them to explore and push
themselves past their comfort levels. I see such growth in every subject.
Especially in their ability to read and write by the end of the year.

This summer I have attended a USI class to encourage us in teaching
algebric thinking skills to our students. I had never thought about how
what I taught
built on the future algebra skills of my students. It has been very mind
opening to see the big picture and the purposes for many of the activities
that are being taught in our new math curriculum.

I have had some concerns about how basic skill practice should be
incorporated into the new math program our district has adopted. I would
like to see as much growth with the Math skills in my students as do in
reading and writing skills.
I know that Whole Language without enough phonics was a disaster and I
don't want to sacrifice my student's future Math skills to an experiment.

If you can help put my mind at ease with ideas or proven techniques I would
love to hear from you.

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