Today in class your child received a math computation packet and a cursive writing packet to work on. Each of these packets is meant not to introduce new information, but to reinforce and provide practice with previously-learned skills.
The computation packet contains practice problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, factoring, and equivalent fractions. This packet is due April 24th. If your child completes 5 problems each school day between now and April 24th, he or she will be able to finish the packet with no problem! Of course, your child is free to complete the packet at whatever pace he or she chooses, as long as it is completed by April 24th! The students also know that they are free to work on their packet during class if they finish early and are waiting for others to finish an activity. The packet should be kept in your child’s binder and brought to school each day. In May, another packet will be assigned and collected before the end of the year. This packet provides crucial practice in computation which students don’t get on a daily basis, since our Math lessons vary from week to week. By continuously working on computation, your child will gain confidence in computation and maintain or even improve his or her skill level!
Similarly, the cursive writing packet reinforces cursive writing skills that have been previously taught. This packet focuses on a few key letters that often give students trouble and provides practice writing words and sentences. The purpose of this packet is to give your child practice in cursive writing, while improving handwriting and making your child feel more comfortable with cursive. There are pages for tracing and writing, as well as pages for just writing without doing any tracing. Since this packet is smaller and won’t take as much time, it is due on April 2nd. After Easter, another packet will be assigned focusing on different letters and words.
Both of these packets will be collected for a grade, so students have been reminded to focus on getting them done correctly rather than getting them done quickly!
Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for all you do!