Talbot County Public Schools are closed today. 12 month employees are to report 2 hours late.
I hope that everyone had a nice Winter Break. I know that my son was happy to go back to school and I was excited to have everyone back in the building!
We have over 5 months left of instruction in 2015. Our goal is for students to learn their basic math facts and read on grade level by 3rd grade. When we partner with parents we know that our children perform much better at school. Here are some tips for how to assist your child at home with learning the basic skills needed for success in reading, writing and math.
➢ Have your child read or be read to at home at least 20 minutes a day. Having your child practice reading out loud will assist with their fluency.
➢ Vary the text your child reads using chapter books, news articles, and other interesting texts to increase your child’s engagement.
➢ After reading ask your child questions about what he/she has read.
➢ Kindergarten students should know how to count objects from 1-20. Play games with your child that encourages them to count out objects.
➢ 1st and 2nd grade students should practice addition and subtraction using numbers 1-20. Flash cards and games online can be a good way to build math fluency. By the end of the year all students should know these facts automatically.
➢ Create fun opportunities for your child to write.
All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the state assessment online in both reading and math. There are practice assessments online at the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers website. Visit http://www.parcconline.org for more information.
Please call me, email me or come into the main office anytime.
Principal of Chapel District Elementary School
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released the 2013 Maryland Report card. Chapel District Elementary Performance Report. To review the complete results go to: http://mdreportcard.org/