Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-
To better prepare our elementary students for the increased state expectations and to specifically meet the changes brought about by the adoption of the Pennsylvania Core Standards, we have shifted to the use of new math materials that align with these necessary changes. These new McGraw Hill “My Math” materials are an extension of the McGraw Hill “Math Connects” materials we used from kindergarten through grade five and the Glenco, Course One materials we used in grade six for the past five years. These new, carefully aligned materials will expose our students to the increased need for the application of the concepts taught and better prepare our students for the future.
We are fortunate to have been able to provide our teachers and students with the resources needed to stay current. Please note: There will also be an on-line component available to parents/guardians starting with October 1st that will include tutorials, re-teaching guides and practice materials to help you assist your child at home as needed.
Should your child be experiencing particular difficulty, please make sure you communicate this to Mrs. Miller so that re-teaching guides can be sent home until our on-line option is available to you or should you not have internet access at home.
We appreciate your continued support at home. If you have any questions regarding the new series, please contact Mrs. Baker.