Learning Support & Inclusive Education

October 12

on October 13, 2012

It’s been a busy week at Rockheights. We’ve now completed most of the IEP meetings. Thank you so much to all the parents who came and shared information with us so that we can better support your child’s learning. For those parents who were unable to make it this week, Jen, Wanda and I will contact you next week to re-schedule.

In my math group we have been working at place value and addition with re-grouping. Most students have made improvements in these areas. Today we started “Estimating and Rounding.” This is a more complicated concept and many students had trouble understanding the concept. We looked at rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 1000. I didn’t send any homework today as the students weren’t fully independent in the concept and I didn’t want them to struggle through the work without a solid understanding.

Some ways to support their understanding of estimating and rounding are:

  • at the grocery store check the prices and ask you child to round to the nearest dollar
  • watching sports games ask if the score can be rounded to the nearest ten
  • in counting anything, ask your child to round to the nearest ten or hundred

Have a good weekend!


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