Why become involved? Family and community involvement can have a powerful and positive impact on student outcomes.
According to A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement, a research review published by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in 2002, students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to: • Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; • Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits; • Attend school regularly; • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and • Graduate and go on to post secondary education.
Accountability Resources for Parents • NC EOC/EOG Testing Information • Parent Resources • No Child Left Behind • Questions or Concerns
Summer Activities for Elementary School Math Students • Card Games • Board Games • Telling Time • Counting Money • Cooking • Dice • Family Math Night
Online Resources for Elementary Math Students • Standard Course of Study and EOG Sample Test Items • Library of Virtual Manipulatives • Study Island • Investigations for Families • NSF Grant Mathematics Program
Online Resources for Secondary School Math Students • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives • Hotmath Games • Math Bits • NC DPI Sample EOC Test Questions • Glencoe textbook • Course 1 • Algebra 1
Scavenger Hunt • Take 5 minutes to find the geometric shapes on the handout. If you can’t find the shape, write an example of one. • Use this to create connections with mathematical terms and real world examples • Other Scavenger Hunts
Summer Literacy Activities for ALL Students • Communicate to build listening and talking skills • Read to and with your child • Model being a reader and writer • Make playing with words fun (interactive journals, write notes, play 20 questions or I Spy…)
Let’s Try It! • Read the news article from today’s postings on cnn.com • Use the “Connection Cube” at your table to talk about what you’ve read. What questions and discussion came up?
Possible Reading Sources • Newspapers • Magazines • Books • Internet • Public library summer book lists • Brochures/pamphlets from museums Be curious about the world!
Online Literacy Resources for Students • National Institute of Literacy • Parents as Teachers National Center • Fun Brain Game • Play Kids Games
Decade Activity • Take an index card that is located on your table • Decide which decade the song on your index card was orginated and go stand by the appropriate decade signs around the room • Discuss with others in your decade group if this is the correct decade for your song
ProcessingLoop With the members of your decade group give at least two literacy and two math ideas you will take back to your schools to share.
Presenters Joanne Whitley, Title 1 Coordinator High School Math Meredith Parrish, Title 1 Coordinator Elementary School Literacy Renee Smith, Title 1 Coordinator Middle School Math