Happy Summer Everyone! We have all summer to rest and rejuvenate. Still I hope some of that rejuvenation and rest comes in the form of scholarship. Reading is fundamental. But we cannot forget the Math. Did you know that studies indicate that most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in Reading . (White 1906; Heynes, 1978, Entwisle and Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996 and Downey, 2004). Most students lose about 2 monthsgrade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills. (Cooper, 1996). This is very serious loss, and it is preventable!
Please have your child log on to MYON.com and take advantage of our free online library! Each student at Ebbets Field was given their own personal log on and a list of recommended books. This is critical to maintaining their reading levels over the summer. This is a powerful learning opportunity. Also, there is an abundance of sources to keep our students calculating.
We invite everyone to long on and enjoy NRICH (enriching Mathematics) and see and enjoy the array of challenges from Playing with Polygons to Reasoning with Data. In addition, our students can log onto I-Ready all year. All of this is available to your child.
You must encourage them to use these tools. They are powerful. We cannot wait to see them back in September. Many will be involved in the SASF summer program. It begins on July 6 and there is still space available. Come and see Mr. K. Watson to register! We hope to see you soon. The Office will be open throughout the summer if you need any information. Feel free to reach out to Ms. Mellis at 646-753-2360. We are happy to serve you.