• Lori-Anne-Reid Dear Bayshore Families,

    In the December issue of this newsletter, we suggested some reading and book-related ideas to share with your children at home. This month, we’d like to focus on ways to show children how math can be fun and how it is such a part of our everyday lives.

    It is important to help your children understand when to estimate and when to measure precisely. Make sure to practice measuring items to the nearest 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 unit. Then ask them to round to the nearest whole unit.

    Measuring capacity can be a ton of fun. Give your child a bucket of water, rice, beans, or even cheerios. Provide some measuring cups and spoons along with some old containers lying around the house such as a water bottle or Pringles’ can. As your child begins filling the containers, have them use a sharpie to create marks along the side of the containers marking the measurements. Have some free time on the weekend? Why not have a paper plane throwing contest? You and your child will need to design and fold a paper airplane to compete with. Have your child measure from where the person is standing to where the plane lands. Help your child make a chart to record the data. After the contest, compare the data.

    Take a trip to the local library. There are many children’s books that have a focus on measurement. Here are a few titles to get you started.

    • Me and the Measure of Things by Joan Sweeney
    • How Long or How Wide? A Measuring Guide by Brian P. Cleary
    • Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz
    • Twelve Snails to One Lizard by Susan Hightower
    • Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions by David A. Adler
    • Heavy or Light? by Jordan Alvarez
    • On the Scale, a Weighty Tale by Brian P. Cleary
    • Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy
    • Me Counting Time: From Seconds to Centuries by Joan Sweeney
    • How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller

    As always, thank you for your continued involvement and support of your child's education at Bayshore Elementary.  We truly appreciate it.


    Lori Anne Reid
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    The family of Captain Matthew Shields presents Bayshore Elementary School with American Flag.

    The family of Captain Matthew Shields presents Bayshore Elementary School with American Flag.

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