All About Numeracy!

posted Jan 28, 2021, 4:17 PM by Kelda Logan
All About Numeracy!

Over the next weeks and months, Fernwood is going to have an even greater focus on numeracy.  Tomorrow if you drive by, you may notice that the parking lot is pretty full!  That's because all of the teachers at Fernwood are coming in this Friday to do some EXTRA learning about numeracy instruction.  Our vision is to begin to include conferencing with small groups of students about their numeracy progress and to provide extra targeted practice for numeracy skills in all of our classes.  We are planning to record our students' growth over the next months and will be sharing what we have learned with you towards the end of the school year.

We are pleased to let you know that Linda McDaniel will be staying on at Fernwood as a numeracy support teacher and will be in each classroom, supporting students and teachers as they develop their new skills and as we implement new structures into our daily math times.  We have also spent a lot of money on extra math resources and manipulatives.

At home, any extra chances you can give to help develop math skills are important - board games with dice and cards, counting money in a jar, adding up receipts.... it all helps reinforce what they are learning in school.

We look forward to sharing more information about our learning journey with you in the days and weeks to come.