Hi Laker Families,
Just a reminder that this week is conference week. This means that we will have early dismissal on Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15. Lunch will still be served both of these days. Your teacher will have contacted you if they are needing to meet with you.
March Habit of the Month
March- Striving for Accuracy and Precision
The Habit of the month for March is Striving for Accuracy and Precision. In simple terms, accuracy refers to doing an action correctly, and precision means you can repeat the action over and over again. Broadly speaking, precision is about consistency and accuracy is about correctness. Of course, adults want children to possess both traits, but if they don’t, there’s no need to panic.
In school, attention to detail and the willingness to proofread, check a task, and revisit a task can be very important. Often times, students need to be willing to repeat a problem or task to improve its accuracy or precision. There is a difference between finishing a task versus completing a task. A task might be finished very quickly, but might contain errors, lack clarity, or be incorrect. A task that is complete has been checked and meets the full requirements that were set.
Striving for Accuracy and Precision can be a fun concept to work on with your child. Talk about the steps in a daily routine, such as brushing your teeth or getting ready for bed. For example, my bedtime routine consists of washing my face, brushing my teeth, putting on pajamas, and reading a book. I nearly always complete each of these items. What other tasks require regular practice? (This helps the child to recognize precision.) Any example of a routine is an opportunity to mention the importance of each step in the routine toward reaching the goal.
“Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.” -William J. H. Boetcker
Principal, Emerald Hills Elementary