T.J. Connor Elementary faculty recently hosted the second annual Family Math Night as an opportunity to showcase what students are working on in school and share ways families can be involved at home.
Faculty members taught students and parents games they could play at home focused on fluency with all four operations, problem solving and grade level specific skill building. This included number recognition for kindergarteners and decimal comparison for fifth-graders.
“Our goal for Family Math Night was for students and families to take away some ideas to support their children’s math fluency at home in a fun and easy way,” said Siobhan Hough, math intervention teacher. “This helps build the home-school connection and reinforces for our students that learning can take place anywhere, even when they are playing games.”
Hough organized the event with help from Erin Ayers and Julia Mazzotta. The grade level teams organized the games; Patty Bruno collected and put together the game packets. Pauline Emelson made the baskets donated by the Wheatland-Chili Federation of Teachers.