Reading - Read each night for 30 minutes. Students do not need to keep a reading log. However, they can record books completed in their Reader’s Notebook. Students have a Wild Reader Challenge (40 books) this year and books read at home will count. Some students will choose to bring the notebook home and others will choose to keep at school. Feel free to ask your student to see their progress but please help your student return it back to school each day.
Math - Every couple weeks students may receive a math challenge from Ms. Francisco, our math specialist. This is an optional activity but I encourage students to be up for the challenge. Feel free to help the students with the thinking and reasoning by asking questions and working through it together. The challenges are about deep thinking, making mistakes, trying new ideas or strategies, and using symbols/words/numbers, etc.
ST Math - We expect students to spend 90 minutes a week on ST in order to keep up with concepts and make the time valuable. We will spend 45 minutes/week on it at school so another 45 minutes/week will need to take place at home. If you need help accessing this program, please send a message to Mr. Jeffrey (librarian).
Reflex Math – This is a fact fluency program. It focuses on speed and accuracy. We expect students to spend about 15-20 minutes three times/week. Students will work on Reflex two times/week at school so they only need to complete once/week at home. Students should play until the green light in the upper right corner turns on. This will show that the student made the proper amount of progress for the session. Ask your student to show you their progress (they can access it). If you need help gaining access, please let me know.
Other- In addition to reading and math, students will have other tasks. These tasks will be sent home on Mondays and should be returned on Fridays. The tasks can be found in the orange folders. Each Friday, students will reflect on own progress, share with others and build on skills.