OLSON OUTLOOK

EDITION #9 - WEEKS OF OCTOBER 7 and OCTOBER 14

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

We welcome your questions at Parent-Teacher conferences and we look forward to sharing information about how to support learning and make connections at home. Here are some questions you might want to ask:

  1. What is my child expected to learn this year?
  2. How will this be evaluated?
  3. What are my child's strongest and weakest subjects?
  4. What are some examples of these strengths and weaknesses?
  5. Does my child hand homework in on time?
  6. What types of tests will my child have to take this year?
  7. How are my child's test-taking skills?
  8. Is my child participating in class discussions and activities?
  9. How are my child's social skills?
  10. Does my child seem happy at school?
  11. Have you noticed any unusual behaviors?
  12. Do you think my child is reaching his/her potential?
  13. What can I do at home to help support his/her academic progress?

HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH MATH

One of the most frequently asked questions from parents is, "How do I help my child with math?" Here are a few things you can do:

  • Encourage your child to solve everyday problems involving numbers.
  • Talk about the importance of math and how it is used in daily life.
  • Review your child’s homework and ask them to explain how they arrived at their solutions to problems.
  • Your child’s teacher may send a letter home that provides you with an overview of the math in the chapter, the math vocabulary, and an activity to do at home.
  • At grades K-2 there is a Home Activity at the bottom of the fourth page of each lesson in the Student Book.
  • Have your child practice using the math vocabulary for the chapter.
  • Play the math vocabulary game at the beginning of each chapter with your child.
  • View the Math on The Spot videos with your child for concepts or skills he or she may be having difficulty with.
  • Talk with your child’s teacher about any questions you have about the math your child is learning.

We encourage students to "show their work" on white boards or in math journals. This is important to make corrections in the process or in computation, for a deeper understanding of how to solve the math.

IMPORTANT DATES

October 8 - Challenger Open House

October 9 and 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 9 and 10 - Taffy Apply Pick Up!

October 11 - No School

October 14 - No School - Columbus Day

October 15 - Lucky Tray Day

October 15 - 3rd Graders to Opera House

October 16 - 1st Graders to Fire Festival

October 21 - PTO Culver's Night

October 22 - 1/2 Day - School Improvement

November 6 - Dual Language Night

OLSON STAFF "SHOUT OUT"

Please complete this form to positively recognize an Olson staff member! We'll share these with staff!

Google Form - Olson Staff "Shout Out"

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EDITION #9 - WEEKS OF OCTOBER 7 and OCTOBER 14, 2019