Did you know that the average elementary school student loses about 2.6 months of math knowledge over the summer? This means your children have to spend the first few months of school scrambling to remember math concepts they knew last year! The reason this happens is that we do not always think about and practice math outside of the classroom, especially during the summer!
This year we are challenging our Cheat Lake Dolphins & Families to fight the Summer Math Slump! Attached is a calendar for June, July, and August. On each day of this calendar, there is a question, problem, or activity for your child to do at home. Each activity is a review of concepts that were covered during the school year. These skills will continue to be built upon in the next grade level. It is suggested that your child review and talk about a math concept each day over the summer with a family member to maintain all of the skills they have learned this year. Encourage your child to explain what they know and show their thinking using words, pictures, and numbers. Please initial each day of the calendar as your child completes each task and plan to return it to school in August. Your initials indicate that your child completed the task and that you talked about the concept and looked at their work to make sure they solved it correctly. Completing the Summer Math Slump Calendar is not required, but encouraged for all students returning to Cheat Lake in the fall. Students who return a completed calendar to their new teacher with all dates initialed will receive a special reward in August! Please help your child complete a quick math activity every day this summer and fight the Summer Math Slump!
You can find your child's specific grade calendar under the Resource tab.
Thank you for helping your child be ready for success in the 2019-2020 school year!