Wow! The year is flying by quickly.
Here you will find my class assignments and copies of any weekly homework assignments (located in the classes section above) just in case your child left them at home or your dog decided to have a snack and eat it up.
Several parents have inquired about additional math resources for their child.
While the internet is awash in various sites and apps, I find myself falling back to recommending the use of paper flash cards to strengthen math fact fluency. I have listed on my site a few downloadable and printable pages that you can use to study along with your child. I do not believe that extended study sessions result in any greater benefit but rather tend to make the process of learning fatiguing and troubling for young minds. Therefore, I encourage you to take only 3 or 5 minutes nightly to visually review with your child the addition and subtraction flash cards found on my website.
This can be done while traveling or as a quick moment to spend with your child before bedtime. Record their progress and simply focus on how many they get right in the time. A weekly flashcard log is available on this site too.
You might extend the time to 5 minutes or mix addition and subtraction together for a change of pace as needed.
For those looking to do this online, we use in our classroom a program called XtraMath.org Your child has a unique login for this classroom program and, if needed, I can forward the login instructions to you. XtraMath initially creates a baseline of facts that your child finds challenging and reviews these as confidence is built with coordinating problems. I am able to monitor and obtain progress reports and results on a weekly basis.
Mostly, I encourage all of my parents to visit my links page for web resources. There you will find links to apps such as Classroom Dojo. Class Dojo helps us all (students, parents and teachers) stay in great communication with one another. Since GES is going campus wide with Dojo parents will see not only the dojo points given to your child by me but also other GES teachers as well. When parents use Dojo they will likely end up knowing not only what your child is doing but how your child is doing even before they get home. It'll be like parents are in the classroom with us.
As always, I welcome any concerns or questions you may have.
This continues to be a great year at GES. Go Buffs!