The school year is quickly coming to a close. Right now in the fifth grade we are doing our last round of standardized testing in the form of Reading NWEAs this week and Math NWEAs next week. I wanted to let you know that this will be the last week of the school year that I give homework in math. The students have worked hard all year long, and will continue to work hard in math class, but I like to reward their efforts by not giving homework in June. I also don’t like to give them homework on days they have a math test so that means that Wednesday May 24 will be the last day of math homework this year!
All the students can benefit from practicing their math over the summer to not lose skills. Students will be bringing their math journals home after the last day of class, and any of the math box pages would be good practice for them. There are also other things students can do to maintain their math skills over the summer. Have them practice multi-digit multiplication and division, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of both fractions and decimals, and they can always practice solving word problems!
At the end of the year I will send home the last math report card. It will have all of the skills we have worked on for the year. Feel free to use the report as a guide to helping your student stay on top of their math skills over the summer.
At any time if you have questions feel free to contact me. I check my email frequently, even in the summer!