It has been my pleasure to work with your fantastic children this school year. Every day, they worked hard, they tried their best and were kind to one another! It was truly a joy getting to know them and I know they’ll do a fantastic job next year in 5th grade.
If you and your child are looking for ways to keep getting ready for next year over the summer, here are some fun and easy things to do together:
- Math: Practicing basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication) is important so students retain their knowledge over the summer. You can also challenge your student with 2 or 3 digit multiplication problems to practice that pesky Partial Quotients Algorithm. There will be no new algorithms next year, just practicing the ones students have already learned. Students can also practice online on Freckle and ConnectEd (through Clever) as well. Other great websites for practicing math skills include Khan Academy, Prodigy and CoolMath4Kids.
- Reading: Read, read, read!! Anything and everything students can read will benefit them next year. Encourage your child to talk about his/her books and share feelings about the characters and events in the story. Students can also use their Clever badge to log into Lexia to continue to practice over the summer. You'll find a copy in your child's homework folder and in the report card envelope. Also, check out Ann Arbor Public Library’s summer reading program! They have more information on their website: http://www.aadl.org/events
- Writing: Daily writing can be extremely beneficial for students. They’ll have both their Writing Notebooks and Reader’s Notebooks from our class at home. You can even become pen pals with one another by writing back and forth about books, just like we have been doing this year. They can also use their writing notebooks as journals to document their experiences over the summer.
Thanks again for an amazing year. Have a wonderful and safe summer!