We're nearing the quarter mile mark of this school year. It's passed so quickly that I can hardly believe it. Maybe it's because outdoors it feels like summer, not fall. It has been H-O-T.
We enjoyed our Wednesday schedule today. Wednesdays are sweetened by a visit with our third grade buddies and by singing with Andrew.
|I'm proud of my third graders who read so well.|
Our day was busier than usual. Today we celebrated the birthday Cameran and Mr. Gurney share. There were flowers and cupcakes, songs and birthday books. Simple, warm feelings of happiness.
|Yep. Cupcakes, a gift from Cameran, my birthday buddy.|
Tonight's "homework" is to read the Introduction to the second of four Mathematics at Home book. Here's part of what it says in the introduction:
"Do these activities with your child, but continue to use favorite activities from Book 1.
Always remember to let mutual enjoyment and interest set the tone, pace, and level of involvement for any of these activites. The idea is to discover the fun of doing math. You can vary the numbers in the activities to suit your child's needs."
You do not need to return this book.
|Book 2 Keep it nearby and use frequently|
In fact, I hope you'll keep Book 2 together with Book 1 and put them both in a place where you will use them every day. Our math program is called, "Everyday Mathematics" for a good reason. We want the our math lessons to be used and useful. We want the math to be practical and practiced everyday.