Erica McLaurin, Math Curriculum Facilitator
Erica McLaurin decided that she would become a teacher in the 2nd grade, and although she traveled on various paths, her love of math and working with students always brought her back to the classroom. She graduated from UNC Charlotte with both a B.A. and M.Ed. in Middle and Secondary Education. Prior to Bradford, Mrs. McLaurin worked in Cabarrus County as a middle school math teacher. She lives in Charlotte with her husband, daughter, and pet hamster. She enjoys dancing, traveling, doing arts and crafts, and spending time with her family.
CAVE is a brand-new class being offered at Bradford Prep this year. We will be focusing on study skills, note-taking, test-taking strategies, individual academic support, presentation skills, writing, goal-setting, and much more. Our goal in this class is to prepare our students for the demands of high school.
In order to prepare for future lessons, we will be speding some time in CAVE to work on slope and graphing linear equations. After that, we will work on geometry and scatter plots. In the meantime, here are some links to some review games for slope.
😎Last week, CAVE students took a survey about career interests. We will use this info to start exploring various jobs, especially options that students would normally not research.
📚This week, students will continue working on goal setting as well as spend time preparing for their upcoming Fraction Test.
Video about our Multiple Intelligence
Welcome back everyone!!
I hope everyone had a restful Labor Day Weekend and returned ready to go! Last week, students worked in groups to create Sierpinski's Pyramid. It is currently on display in the US Office. Today, students completed their vision boards. Some students wanted some more time to add some more inspirational pictures and thoughts so I will try to arrange for extra time later this week. The purpose of these boards is to encourage students to stay positive and motivated to work towards their goals. This will lead into our lesson for the rest of the week on multiple intelligence and goal-setting.
**As a reminder, students will need a notebook to keep in class for their journal entries by next Monday, September 10th.