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Baxman Bulletin

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Remembers: Running shoes on Mondays and Thursdays.
Liberty Blue every Friday.
 

Mad Minutes

The children will be asked to meet the third-trimester grade level expectation of 20/30 on both the addition and subtraction Mad Minute by 

June 5th.  Keep practicing your triangles at home and your child will soon reach or exceed each trimester benchmark.


Ways to Practice Money

Sort and Name the Coins - Give your child a handful of coins. Be sure you have included pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Please have your child place each type of coin in a separate pile. Ask for the name of each coin.

Compare Values - Lay out a penny, a nickel, a dime, and a quarter. Ask your child to tell you the value of each coin. For example, a nickel is worth five cents. Ask your child to tell you which coin is worth the most and the least.

How Many Do You Need? - If your child seems ready, ask questions such as, "How many pennies do you need to equal a nickel?" or "How many nickels equal a dime?"

How Much Do I Have? - This activity is for children who recognize the coins and know the value of each one. Lay out several coins (start with two, build up to several). Have your child count coins telling you the total value of the coins. It is helpful to remind your child to start with the value of the largest coin and count on. Continue to practice as you go about your daily life. For example, when out shopping with your child, discuss the amount you are giving the clerk.

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 Each month I will update the Wish List with new items. Listed below are the new items needed for April .
- Prize Box Items
- Dollar Store Beads
- Dollar Store Pipe Cleaners