Math Specialist

Notes For Parents

Continue to practice math fluency with your child each night.  Depending on your child's grade level; this may include addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.  There are many ways to make this fun and engaging!  If you need ideas, please let me know and I will be more than happy to share with you some exciting learning activities.

Goals for the Year

My goal is to 1) build on the students prior knowledge, 2) look at how the student reaches his/her answer, 3) foster a positive attitude, 4) make math active, 5) continue to engage students in math talk. with an emphasis on number sense, and 6) continue to support  teachers in their efforts  to help students visualize math and master mental  math strategies.

Homework

Students are encouraged to practice their math fluency at least 15 minutes a day.

  • Kindergarten- counting, number recognition and writing numbers
  • 1st Grade- addition fluency sums up to 10
  • 2nd Grade- addition/subtraction fluency sums up to 20
  • 3rd Grade- addition/subtraction/multiplication fluency within 100
  • 4th Grade- multi digit addition/subtraction, multiplication fluency
  • 5th Grade- multi digit multiplication

Class News

We are pleased to tell you about a website we are using in our classrooms, IXL. IXL is a comprehensive math practice site with an unlimited number of math practice questions in hundreds of skills-all of which are aligned to state standards. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress! . If you are interested in your child practicing these math skills at home, please contact their teacher for the username and password.

Classroom Rules and Expectations

Be safe. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

Be repectful.  Listen while others are speaking.

Be responsible by doing your best.  Follow directions the first time.

Have fun learning something in math today, and learn to excel in math.