Kids are learning how to write and draw at an early age.
And they’re learning to be more creative, too.
“It’s not that they’re not interested in math,” says Sarah J. Schafer, a math teacher and preschool educator in Washington, D.C. “But they’re having the patience and attention to study that they were able to have when they were younger.”
And when they do have time, they’re drawing in pencils and paper.
That’s why there’s such a push for the letter workheet to be used in kindergarten.
In fact, Schafer says she started using the kindergarten workheet when she was a teacher in San Antonio, Texas.
“That was the beginning of my career,” she says.
“I thought it would be a good resource for kids to start learning math and how to solve problems.”
The school district is taking steps to encourage more parents to use the workhees.
The district will offer a free version of the workheet online this summer.
But in an effort to increase participation, the district has launched a pilot program, starting with its first-grade classes, in which teachers will use the tool to help students with problems in their daily lives.
“We think it will be really helpful for our students and really helpful to our teachers, because it’s really a lot of work for them,” says Schafer.
Teachers and principals are encouraged to use both the letters and the numbers, as well as the letters on the front of the sheet.
For example, “1” and “2” would be written on the left-side of the letters, and “5” and the right-side.
“The workheess helps kids think about problems they have and to get them out of trouble,” says J.C., who requested that her last name not be used.
“For example, they might say, ‘I don’t know why this is happening to me, but I have this problem with this person.
“You can use the letters to make sure you’re following directions and that you know how to do something,” says Jennifer, who asked that her first name not not be published. “
“When I say this is an example, I mean that’s how you would write a question or a problem on a workheet.” “
You can use the letters to make sure you’re following directions and that you know how to do something,” says Jennifer, who asked that her first name not not be published.
“When I say this is an example, I mean that’s how you would write a question or a problem on a workheet.”
J.L. says the work sheets are helpful, but she adds that “it’s a lot more fun to read and write with your hands.”