WOH For Tuesday, May 10, 2022
It’s a Fact! By Erika Alba, Fourth Grade Teacher
During our earliest days in childhood, we begin to learn math facts using auditory learning as our parents tell us, “ Now say one, two, three,” and we repeat back, “One, two, free,” like the words to a familiar song. In preschool we begin to learn that numbers have meaning and hold value. We learn that numbers have one-to-one correspondence and that we can use them to count things, a crucial skill we often take for granted as adults. In primary grades we learn to increase, combine, add and sum numbers. We learn how to decrease, take away and subtract those same numbers. We learn the very beginnings of decomposition and mathematical thinking.
By the time students are in fourth grade, they have been exposed to The Four Operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. About halfway through the year, comes the culminating moment in the learning process of elementary mathematics. Students are faced with using all four operations to solve a single problem. It is at this moment that all the years of elementary school mathematics come together. It is at this moment that knowing the solution to 7+3 or 7 x 3 as easily as recognizing the letter ‘A’ or repeating ‘one, two, three,” is so important. When math facts like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are learned and stored in long-term memory, it provides learners with less of a cognitive load in working memory when faced with a challenge such as bringing all four operations together.
Although students learn and practice skills of mathematical fluency in school, mastery of math fluency, like mastery of learning an instrument or playing a sport, requires additional practice outside of school. Students can skip count while they are taking a walk. They can use flashcards. Another great resource is IXL, an online math practice program that all Hope Lutheran students have access to.
As the days become longer, and the weather becomes warmer, be sure to include math fact practice as part of your child’s summer adventure. Knowing those math facts are important. It’s a fact.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Tuesday, 5/10 – PTH General Assembly Meeting – 7:00 PM – Meet in Sanctuary
Wednesday, 5/11 – Talent Show in Church Sanctuary- 1:15 PM
Tuesday, 5/17 – Middle School Spring Concert 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 5/24 – 5-8 Grade Track Meet 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – No School for 5-8 Grades
Tuesday, 6/7 – Sea Star Closing Ceremony with 3 Graduates to Kindergarten – 10:30 AM
Tuesday, 6/7 – Kindergarten Graduation – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, 6/8 – Orca PreK Graduation – 10:30 AM
Wednesday, 6/8 – 8th Grade Graduation – 7:00 PM
Athletic Events – Click Here
2022-2023 School Year Tuition Contracts
Most tuition contracts, along with financial aid contracts have been sent home and are now past due. Please fill them out completely, sign, and return them to the office as soon as possible. You can do this in-person, through the mail, or via email. Please call the office with any questions or concerns.
2022-2023 Hope Lutheran Calendar
Last week, we sent home the basic calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. A more detailed calendar for the year, as well as the Preschool/ESC calendar, will come out over the summer. Click here for a copy of the calendar.
PTH General Assembly Meeting – Tues, May 10 at 7 p.m. – EARN DOUBLE PIP HOURS! Meet in the Sanctuary. Thank you to all of our volunteers, families and Hope supporters. Auction night was a great success! Join the PTH to celebrate the successes of the 2021/2022 school year, review the Auction, plan the budget for 2022/2023, say farewell to outgoing board members, and elect incoming board members. Double PIP hours apply for this meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!
Talent Show – Wed, May 11 at 1:15 – Family and loved ones of performers are invited to come cheer on our talented students as they showcase their many skills. You are invited to sit in the balcony or in the back of the sanctuary unless your child is taking the stage and you want to film from the first two rows on the left. You will see singing, skits, dancing, and much much more. The talent show takes place in the Church Sanctuary. Masks will be required for this event so if you do not feel like you can wear one for the talent show, please refrain from joining us. We are so excited to have this event live and in person!
Sounds of Spring Concert – Tues, May 17 Please join Hope Middle School students for our annual Sounds of Spring Concert. We will hear from Hope’s 6th Grade, Glee Club, Handbell Choir and Band. The concert will take place in Hope’s Sanctuary Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 PM.
Extra note: There will NOT be a rehearsal on Sunday, May 15th as indicated in the beginning of the year packets.
Thank you so much for your support.
No School / Invitational Track Meet for 5th – 8th Graders Tuesday, May 24 – 9:00AM- 3:00PM Parents, please note that Hope School will be hosting an Invitational track meet on Tuesday, May 24th and there will be NO school for our 5th – 8th grade students on this day. Parents will need to make alternative care arrangements for their 5th – 8th grade students who are not participating in track. Students not participating in track are welcome to attend and cheer their classmates on with parental supervision only. Students participating in track will plan on meeting at the West Seattle Stadium prior to the event. Mr. Goodspeed will provide more details soon.
PIP Hour Opportunity!
*Classroom Help: Reach out to your children’s teachers – many may need help chaperoning field trips, preparing classroom activities/projects and/or planning for end-of -school year parties.
Hope Lutheran Summer Camp
Summer Camp Registration is open! All Hope students in grades preschool through fifth grade are welcome to sign up! Fun themes include art, sports, animals, science, and drama. Space is limited and usually fills up quickly, so please sign up here.
Vacation Bible Camp
VBS is coming June 20-24, 9:00am-Noon for students entering 1st-5th grade in the fall. The theme is “Treasured: Discovering You are Priceless to God” Adult Volunteers are needed! Click Here to register participants and to sign up to volunteer.
Lil’ Saints Basketball and Volleyball Summer Camp – June 20-24, 2022
Join us at camp! Is your child interested in playing volleyball or basketball? At volleyball camp your student, 5th-9th grade, will receive instruction on passing, setting the ball, spiking and serving, and scrimmage, etc. Our basketball camp is for grade 1- 5 and campers will receive instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, playing defense, etc. Alongside the Head coach, there will be high school coaches to help your child grow in the game of basketball and learn valuable life lessons. To register, click here.