Hello Richland Families:
I can’t believeit is already February! The school yearis going by fast and in a few short months we will be out for summervacation! As we move through the schoolyear there are a couple of important dates we would like you to put on yourcalendar. Please see below:
**Dates to Remember**
Mark yourcalendars now!
· Open House: This year we will be havingRichland’s Open House on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:00-7:00. This is an opportunity for your child to showyou around their classroom to see all they have been working on.
· 5thGrade Promotion: Thisyear 5th grade promotion will be held on Tuesday, June 10that 10:00 AM. Holding our 5thgrade promotion in the morning versus the evening is a change in traditions forus at Richland. In an effort to unifyall 11 elementary schools in the district and honor the teacher’s contracthours this change was made. We look forwardtostartinga new tradition as our 5th graders ‘Sail On”.
· Last Day ofSchool: Withthe addition of our Staff Development day on Monday, January 13thour last day of school moved to Wednesday, June 11th. Please remember that June 11thwill be a minimum day for all students with ALL kindergarten students comingto AM kindergarten. Additionally, noschool lunch will be served. SchoolHours are as follows:
o Kindergarten: ALL students will attendschool from 8:15-11:50
o Grades 1-5: 8:45 – 12:55
Q: I’ve heardthat my son has good ‘number sense’. What does that mean, and how can I help him develop it further?
A: Number Sense is, simply put, theability to use and understand numbers. It’s more than being able to write numbers, count, or recite math facts-it is a deeper understanding of what numbers mean and how to think through mathproblems.
Tohelp your child continue to develop number sense, look for ways that he canapply math concepts in daily life. Forexample, at clean-up time, ask him to estimate the number of toys on the groundand then count them as he cleans them up.
Heshould also understand the relationship between groups of objects. If he collects baseball cards, for instance,ask him to make comparisons. Does hehave more pitchers than catchers or are they equal? The more often your child uses numbers andmath terms, the better their number sense will be!