I am amazed at how much growth I have seen in our Pirates this year and know that they are going to do a great job on the upcoming Milestones! To help students be as prepared and confident as possible I will be doing some test prep lesson in Math Lab with 3rd-5th graders. We will work on some test taking strategies, practice another type of constructed response, and look at some words that they might encounter on the test and what they mean(see picture below for the 12 Powerful Words).
I am going to start working with 1st and 2nd graders on writing constructed responses using a graphic organizer this month. 1st and 2nd graders will also be working on addition strategies.
Kindergarten will continue to work on addition and number sense using manipulatives. PTA bought us a class set of Rekenreks recently and the students are getting a lot of number sense and addition practice on them. They are great for working with the benchmark numbers of 5 and 10!
I hope to have information about the 2019-2020 Math Olympiad team some time this month. I am looking for feedback on next year's shirt, the survey can be found here. The team will be open to 4th and 5th graders.