MRS. LEE's Page

         Math Enrichment and KEY 

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    A place where learners POP!

Laura Lee
Welcome!  You have reached the web page of ,Laura Lee, math enrichment  for grades one through five. I am also the  KEY teacher for grade five at South School. 
The easiest, fastest way to reach me is BY EMAIL.
My email is!

Another great alternative to find updated information and my welcome back video is my google web page.  This page will also host updates to assignments and activities should you have a prolonged absence. Please follow this link to find out more.: 
Welcome back, Hawks!

See you soon,
Mrs. Lee



In math enrichment we emphasize use of our POP/PBIS goals to enhance learning in the classroom. Our goal is to focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practices which applies to all learners, at every grade level. The standards are;

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Through the development of perseverance, ownership and practice we work to find and use strategies, explore thinking, take risks, brainstorm solutions, explain our thinking to create depth to our learning.  We celebrate our successes and learn from our failures. I work to foster and develop a growth mindset in my students thus, creating a place were learners can thrive. 

Help your child develop a
growth mindset
by asking a few of the questions below!

Instead of asking your child, “How was your day?”, you can encourage a “growth mindset” by changing your words. Mark Pickett offers some suggestions. Try one of these questions

  1. What happened today that made you keep on going?

  2. What can you learn from this?

  3. What mistake did you make that taught you something?

  4. What did you try hard at today?

  5. What strategy are you going to try now?

  6. What will you do to challenge yourself today?

  7. What will you do to improve your work?

  8. What will you do to improve your talent?

  9. What will you do to solve this problem?

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The KEY program is an enrichment program offered to 4th and 5th graders that demonstrate 
creativity, task commitment and academic ability.

We look at a variety factors in determining a readiness for the KEY program.  These factors range from classroom teacher evaluations, IREADY data, work habits, personal traits, a student created activity and the scores from the OLSAT test.  All of these components get mixed together and the outcome is a group of self motivated, creative learners that are ready to delve deeper into a variety of Language Arts materials.  

COVID Update: Screening for incoming 4th graders will take place at the beginning of next year.  5th graders will be screened after the completion of our independent projects and in time for our Greek Mythology unit.