Title 1 Newsletter

October, 2015

Title I is the largest federal aid program for our nation’s schools. The goal of Title I is a high-quality education for every child, so the program provides additional assistance with reading and math to students who need it most. (Currently Title I funds are used in the area of math at Crestview.)

Parents Are a Part of the Title I Team

We recognize that parents influence their child’s education more than any teacher or school. Parent involvement is critical to the success of the Title I program. There are many things parents can do to boost their child’s achievement:

· Set a good example by letting your child see you read newspapers, magazines or books. Let your child help you use math when shopping and also at home – sorting, counting, comparing and cooking.

· Take advantage of resources by visiting the public library. Help your child pick out books to read just for fun.

· Read! Read! Read! Read to your child and ask your child to read to you.

· Show interest in your child’s school day. Ask questions, review schoolwork and praise effort and improvement, no matter how small it may seem to you.

· Take time each night for completing homework, including math study or home links.

Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences and Title I Parent Nights. Contact your child’s Title I teacher(s) at any time during the school year if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress in reading or math.

(Source: WDMCS web site)

What we are doing right now:

3rd Grade:

  • Number Sense to 1,000, by developing proficiency with the base-ten number system. Students will use number lines and charts to count and skip count by tens.

4th Grade:

  • Number Sense, by investigating the meaning of place value. Students will compose and decompose numbers as well as gain an understanding of the role that regrouping plays in place value.
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Greg Tang Math

Five years ago, Greg Tang launched this website from a small coffee shop in Arlington, Massachusetts as a way to make his books, games, and teaching materials available to more students and teachers. Today, it is used by classrooms around the world to supplement their math curriculums and develop better computational and problem-solving skills.

Every activity has been designed to teach a critical skill or strategy while providing the repetition and practice required for mastery. Most importantly, each stays true to the ideal that teaching and learning should be clever and fun. None of our games use non-math activities to inspire students to play. The hook of every game is the math itself and students spend every second doing math. It is all math, all the time.

If your student likes playing games on the computer, please show them the fun math games they can find here: http://gregtangmath.com/games.html Parents and teachers have found they enjoy the games too!

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Caine's Arcade

The story of 9 year old Caine, who spent his summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store, and a community that came together to make his day. Caine's Arcade has inspired millions, and launched a movement to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids, via the Imagination Foundation. http://vimeo.com/40000072

Crestview Title 1 Math Teacher

Mrs. Ann Reynolds (3rd & 4th Grade)

reynoldsa@wdmcs.org (ext. 5746)