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  • Waterway Elementary School Counselor on ABC15

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/17/2018

    ABC15 News Special Report: Do kids need to learn money management skills?

    Watch Mrs. Laurie Thomas on ABC15 News.

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  • May Newsletter

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018 9:00:00 AM

                                                                                                        Student success        

    How to Soar Through the Summer Without Losing Altitude

    Our students need to continue to be challenged over the summer to prevent the loss of reading and math skills.  In an attempt to be proactive, schools have developed exciting, energizing summer reading programs that are relevant to their schools.  Parents and students can access information on school web pages throughout the summer.  Suggestions for math activities are included in this newsletter as well.    

    What we know about summer slide is…

    • Kids who don’t read during summer vacation lose anywhere from two to three months of reading achievement. (“The Effects of Summer Vacation on Achievement Test Scores”)
    • Elementary students who read 10-15 books at home over the summer gain as much in reading achievement as students who attend summer school. (“Addressing Summer Reading Setback Among Economically Disadvantaged Elementary Students”)
    • 6 months of math skills are lost over the summer. (Oxford Learning)
    • Six weeks in the fall are spent re-learning old material to make up for summer learning loss. (Oxford Learning)
    • By the end of sixth grade, students who have experienced summer learning loss over the years are an average of two years behind their peers. (Oxford Learning)       Aleks

     Prevent Summer Learning Loss

    Math Fluency Benchmarks

     According to Duke University, students lose math skills more than any other skill over the summer.  Practicing your math facts will help remedy the summer slide.  SCCR Fluency Standards                                                                                                                                       

    Math Ideas to Share with Parents

    Primary Suggestions

    1. Count items as you pass them while driving.
    2. Using a balloon or basketball, count how many times you hit or bounce the item. You can also count by tens and hundreds as you are hitting or bouncing the item.
    3. Gather up loose coins, roll the dice and have the students pick up the amount of coins and then exchange for larger coins (nickels, dimes, quarters). For older students, they can exchange for dollars and make change.
    4. When out in the community or in your house, play “I Spy” looking for shapes and colors.
    5. Measure items and determine which ones are longer, shorter, and equal.
    6. Look for numbers in the grocery store and out in the community.

    Elementary Suggestions

    1. Find recipes and bake with the child. This will give students additional exposure to fraction concepts and the opportunity to authentically apply the concept.
    2. Take your child to the grocery store and allow them to compare costs, add and subtract the cost of the goods, and determine the amount of items needed to serve a certain number of people.
    3. Allow students to plan a trip. Access Google Maps to find the distance from Point A to Point B.  Students can then determine how much time it will take to travel the distance for the trip and what time the family needs to leave to be there on time. 
    4. Watch a baseball game with your child and allow them to calculate the batting average and other statistics.
    5. Set up a lemonade stand with your child. Help them plan the number of servings, the start up costs, and the profit made.  

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  • Books on the Beach 2nd & 3rd grade

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018 1:00:00 AM

    Students in second and third grade will be attending Books on the Beach at Myrtle Beach State Park on Thursday, May 21, 2018.

    Remember to bring:

    • your towel
    • a book from home (School Library books are not allowed)
    • a drink or water bottle (no soda please)
    • appropriate beach clothing (no bathing suits)
    • and a lunch from home if not ordering from the cafeteria
    • We will not have parent chaperones on this trip. Your child will be supervised by many teacher chaperones.
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  • Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Awards

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018

    Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade awards will be May 29, 2018.

    7:45 am- Fourth grade

    8:35 am- Third grade

    9:35 am- Fifth grade

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  • Kindergarten through Second Grade Awards

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018

    Awards will be May 25, 2018.

    7:45 am -Kindergarten

    8:35 am- First Grade

    9:25 am- Second grade

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  • Child development Awards and performance

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018

    Child Development will have their awards and performance at 8:00 am on May 24, 2018.

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  • Lunch Menu for May 21st-25th

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018

    Monday- Beef steak or cheeseburger

    Tuesday- Chicken Salad or hot ham & cheese sandwich

    Wednesday- Cheeseburger or chic filet sandwich

    Thursday- Orange chicken with rice

    Friday- Chicken nuggets or fish sandwich

    With it being the end of the year, we are trying to use up everything in our freezers and coolers. Items may possibly change during lunch.

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  • Reading celebration Day

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018

    Our school wide Reading Celebration Day will be Friday, June 1, 2018.

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  • Fine Arts Day

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018

    Our school wide Fine Arts Day will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

    We will sell concessions this day. All items are between a quarter and 75 cents.

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  • Second and Third Grade Field Day

    Posted by Lee Anne Lewis on 5/16/2018

    Second and Third grade will have their field day on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

    We will sell concessions on this day. All items will be between a quarter and 75 cents.

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