Week of August 28, 2017
 
Thank you parents!
It was great seeing so many of you at Back-to-School Night. Woodside is a great school because our parents and teachers are committed to providing the best education for their students.
When parents are involved:
• Students attend school regularly
• Students have better social skills and show improved behavior
• Students are motivated
Remember to praise students for their hard work and to recognize good behavior at home. At Woodside, teachers use positive feedback to reinforce positive behavior. In class, teachers use strategies from SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) workshops to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students.
Problems of the Month
Problem solving is a fundamental goal of any strong mathematics program. Woodside is committed to making each of our students a problem solver.  In September, January and May, we will present our students with a non-routine problem for them to analyze and solve. The problem will have several levels so that all students at our school will be able to work on a part of the problem appropriate to their learning development. Trials, errors, and retries are key attributes of good problem solvers. We ask you to encourage your students to persevere. In May, students will be asked to complete a write-up of their findings. This write up helps students understand how they think and approach new problems. We look forward to a partnership with you around problem solving. Thank you for supporting your child.