My name is Deana Metzke and I am a Math Leader at Enos this year. I will have the monthly opportunity to share with families information and ideas on how to help your child become the best math student they can be. This year across the state of Illinois, along with many other states, we are beginning to adopt the Common Core Standards in both literacy and math. These standards were created in an effort to have national standards for all students to become proficient learners. For math, a set of standards has been created that explain what math skills your child should be proficient in by the end of each grade level. For the most part, there are very few changes to how we will be teaching math, however there will be a few changes in some of the content in some grades.
We will do everything we can on our end to make sure your child reaches those standards. Students will still receive at least 60 minutes of daily math instruction. However, at home you can help make sure your student becomes a proficient math student. Some of the things you can do at home include making sure your child completes their math homework, helping them practice their basic math facts, and even something as simple as asking them what they learned in math on a daily basis. If they notice that you are interested and invested in their math progress, that may increase their investment as well.
If you have any questions or concerns about helping your child with math, please let me know. I can be contacted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Enos 525-3208