FHSD Elem Math/Science Newsletter

May 2016

Report Card Categories for Fourth Quarter Math

For the most part, the following categories should be reported on in Math during fourth quarter:

Kindergarten: Mathematical Practices, Geometry, Measurement and Data

Grade 1: Mathematical Practices, Geometry, Measurement and Data

Grade 2: Mathematical Practices, Geometry, Measurement and Data

Grade 3: Mathematical Practices, Geometry, Measurement and Data

Grade 4: Mathematical Practices, Numbers/Operation: Fractions, Geometry, Measurement and Data

Grade 5: Mathematical Practices, Geometry, Measurement and Data

MATERIALS DELIVERY INFORMATION

Science Workbooks (K-3) and Science Materials (4-5)

Science Fusion workbooks for K-3 should be delivered to buildings over the summer, UNLESS you asked me not to order or you had plenty on-hand. In a few instances, we are shuffling books from one location to another. Some of this shuffling (Kdg) should happen in the next couple of days; some of it (Grades 1 and 2) will happen when we return in August. Both the sending and the receiving buildings will get emails about this.


Fourth and fifth grade consumable science materials will be ordered over the summer and distributed shortly after our return in August as well. These orders will be placed in July, as they are in my budget for the new fiscal year. They will be ordered based on email feedback on needed materials from EDCs this spring.

New Number Lines for Classrooms

Based on input from our Pearson Educational rep, we have ordered number lines for all Kindergarten through 5th grade, SEGA, Resource, and Essential Skills classrooms. These will be a great tool for students to use during Numbers and Operations and Algebraic Thinking units.

EnVisionmath Workmats for K-2 (for 2016-2017)

New workmats are scheduled to be delivered over the summer. Information received from Pearson is that these should ship from their warehouse sometime after June 1.

SUMMER FUN

Share "The Missouri Math Challenge" for Summer with Parents and Students

The Missouri Math Challenge is a way to encourage students to keep their math skills sharp over the summer. On average, students lose 2.6 months in grade-level equivalency in math skills during summer break. It’s easy for parents to sign up their children to participate!

http://dese.mo.gov/state-board-education/commissioner/missouri-summer-math-challenge

Great Summer Article - books to read, things to do, Q&A re: writing

While we all need a break, the truth is teachers are pretty much always thinking about their classrooms, their lessons, and their kids! Here is a great article on enjoying your summer while you are doing that: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/our-summer-reading-list-teachers?linkId=24614533