A Weekly Newsletter Brought To You By Heritage Elementary
June 10, 2020
WORDS FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Here are two optional activities that were sent to Heritage to pass on to you and your students. Please feel free to take advantage of either one. We hope you are having a wonderful summer so far!
Chinese DLI Virtual Summer Camp
Given the unique situation of the last year, your Chinese students lost out on a lot of time using their hard-earned Chinese skills. Mandarin Matrix has worked very hard to put together a virtual summer camp where Utah DLI students can socialize with other Chinese Immersion students safely across the country. We emphasized social interaction, active participation and projects, so students don’t have to just sit and listen to a talking head teacher—although our teachers are all US certified DLI teachers (many from Utah).
Please watch the attached promo for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm69nRjUj-A&t=1s
We even have a new to DLI future first grader summer camp.
Summer Elementary Math Program
The District Math Curriculum department has been furiously curating a summer math experience for elementary families who are interested in keeping their student’s math skills sharp over the summer (i.e. wondering, asking questions, mathematical sense making, and calling on the math community to give and offer feedback to strengthen claims.)
This is OPTIONAL and not required but hopefully fun and engaging.
The program consists of nine deeply engaging and rigorous math tasks with the following rules:
1. Each task should take 4-5 days of 10-20 minutes each. Set a timer (or watch a clock) and work on the task for no longer than 20 mins per day.
2. You may pick a task to work on--there is no order, choose something that looks interesting or something that makes you think! There are enough tasks for 9 weeks of mathing!
3. Work on the task with a sibling or a neighbor or a friend. If you prefer to work alone that is fine too!
4. Draw pictures, use tools (like a calculator), and use models (like base-10 blocks) to help you make sense of the task.
The tasks are content agnostic and focus instead on developing the Student and Teacher Mathematical Practices (which are found in every level of the Utah State Core Curriculum from K – 12). We encourage students, families, teachers and administrators to take the weekly challenge and grow our mathematical sense-making skills together!
Happy Summer Learning!
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School Cooks Needed
- Summer Office Hours: Tues. & Wed. 9:00 - 2:45
- Library hours: 9:00-11:00 on Tues. June 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21 Aug 4
- Class assignments will be on myDSD guardian accounts on Aug 7th @ 4:00
- We will notify you when yearbooks are delivered
- Everyone will begin school Tuesday, August 25th with social distancing practices in place. When we have more details, we will pass them on to you.