Dear Parents (and Students),
We talked today about how important it is to keep practicing (reading, writing and math) over the break. Doing work over the 11 days off is going to help us continue to grow as readers, mathematicians, and writers.
The students have come up with plans today that they should have in their backpacks. The were expected to think of the amount of time they would spend, the time during the day they would complete their work, and the work they would be completing. They should have also brought home books to read over the break.
If these things did not arrive home today, they should write a note to remind themselves to get what they are missing tomorrow.
This work is not expected to be looked at as a burden or as something extra. There are many authentic opportunities that will arise over the break to help them continue to practice all of the skills they have been learning over the past few months. Reading to a younger cousin, making cookies with Grandma, shopping for Christmas breakfast, writing thank you notes for gifts, playing a math game with Grandpa, write poetry or a story with a family member to share with the rest of the family etc. This is a good time to encourage your children to see all of the opportunities they have through out their daily lives to practice. And to remind them that they are doing this work because the best way to get better at anything is by practicing it often.
If you have any questions or concerns let me know.
Have a fabulous break,