Yes! Even if there is no homework, planners must be
signed every night including Fridays. It keeps the routine
and it also tells me that you saw the memos and papers
that were sent home. Planners will be checked every morning.
I believe that flashcards are the best method to use for
studying math facts. The students should automatically
know the answers, not need a few seconds to count.
There are also countless online games to make studying
more fun and less of a chore. Mastering multiplication facts
is essential and will be a goal throughout the year.
The children do not write in cursive until the middle of
the year. We begin in September and learn each letter one
at a time. The students learn to follow the formation of
Zaner-Bloser handwriting. If the students learn another way
first, it will be difficult for them to reteach themselves.
Students should practice writing in print and forming the
letters correctly. They should pay attention to proper
spacing between words and closer spacing between letters.
The best way to reach me is to either write a note in your child's
planner or you can also send me
an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check both of these daily.
You can also call the school at 227-1770 and leave me a message.