Thank you all who were able to come out and volunteer for this year’s Viking Walk. Based on the wackiness of the weather these days, we certainly lucked out with a day for the kiddos to get outside to move! Whether your child chose to elicit donations from family and friends or not, it was lovely to see the students push themselves to move more!
Congrats to our orchestra and choir on a job well done last week. Though this was their last formal concert of the 2014-2015 school year, I hope many of our kiddos will continue to stretch themselves musically all summer long!
In planning for the summer season ahead, the 2nd grade team met with parents this past Thursday to talk about how to support reading over the summer months. For those of you who were unable to make it, you’ll find a link to the presentation here. —->2nd Grade Title I copy
Additionally, there is a wonderful opportunity to keep your children up to speed in math this summer as well.
Research shows that most children lose 2-3 months of math learning over the summer. I am excited to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized summer math program designed to help them reverse summer learning loss.
The program is called TenMarks Summer Math Program and here is how it works:
1. You can visit http://summer.tenmarks.com to pre-register for the program.
2. Before summer break, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get started.
3. At the start of the program, your child will receive a short diagnostic assessment based on the grade s/he is completing.
4. The assessment will be automatically graded and TenMarks will create a personalized program designed to prepare your child for the upcoming year.
I have already signed up my own two kids to try it out, and many of our teachers use the program already with their students. What I like especially about it is that it is personalized and it only takes an hour a week. I know from experience that it is hard to fit in some review over the summer and for the most part I just want to let my kids enjoy the summer, but they still nag me for screen time. This is a nice compromise for our family! The TenMarks Summer Math Program will guide your child through their personalized program, one topic at a time, helping them refresh what they know, and learn what they don’t. Each assignment contains embedded instruction (hints, video lessons, and interventions) to ensure success.
The 3-month program starts at the end of May. To get started, pre-register at
Enjoy the chilly week ahead and the promise of a three day weekend! Be well, and stay healthy, my friends.