Research has indicated that students do not retain the mastery of previously learned concepts and skills over the summer months unless they are reviewed and practiced. In order to maintain those skills, Walpole Public Schools provides options for students to maintain their learning.
This year we offer Summer Math Calendars for each grade level labeled as entering the next grade, for example, Entering Grade 1, etc. Our teachers have assembled links to helpful strategies, challenge activities, suggestions and websites to review topics taught during the past school year on each school’s web site. We also thank the Franklin Public Schools for permission to use and adapt their math calendars. You may download the Summer Math Calendars for each grade level on below.
We strongly suggest that your child pace him/herself by completing at least 12 of the activities listed for each month. Students can show their work on separate paper by identifying the the month and number of the activity. These activities can be done while traveling or during quiet time at home. This should not be a stressful activity, but a positive opportunity for children (and parents/guardians) to review basic math ideas.
Completed calendars should be turned in to the next year’s classroom teacher in order to inform instruction. Students who have completed practice will be celebrated in each school. As always, the Walpole Public Schools appreciates your high level of support for student learning and our efforts toward reaching our goals of academic achievement. We are available during the summer at the central office in Town Hall Room 209 to assist with your questions.