Mrs. Billie Joy (Harrell) Tucker mailed her Box Tops to the school. Mrs. Tucker is a former Fair teacher who now resides in Eldridge, Alabama with her husband, Jeff. It was great to hear from her. Thank-you for thinking of us!! Ms. Susan Yates (Kayden’s Mom) & Ms. Anglia Jones (Traveion’s Mom) donated clothing for our school closet. Thank-you so much for your thoughtfulness. Various articles of clothing are put to use on a daily basis here. Any dress-code uniforms/shoes that you would like to donate would be greatly appreciated. Ms. Liz Spellman comes to Fair on Fridays to volunteer in Mrs. Vanlandingham’s afternoon reading class. Mrs. Vanlandingham says that Ms. Liz is willing to help and be involved in all of the classroom activities. She reads to the students and listens as they read aloud to her. Ms. Liz says she enjoys helping in the classroom and working with the students. She is a Louisville native, who moved back here from Plano, Texas a few years ago. She has a grandson in Mrs.Faver’s class, Ashton Swain. We appreciate her time and willingness to help that benefits our students. April is Mathematics Awareness Month. The goal of this recognition is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. Nearly every aspect of life requires some knowledge of basic math application principles. Below are some creative ways to enhance your child’s math skills at different age levels: • Age 4: Go for a walk with your preschoolers and let them gather items that they like (rocks, pinecones, flowers, etc.). Back at home, have them count and sort their collections in different ways. • Age 5: Chutes & Ladders, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, and Candyland are a few fun games that will be great practice for counting and simple addition. • Age 6: Play a number guessing game with your child. Let him think of a number between 1&100. Try to guess the number by asking questions (Is it more than 20 but less than 50?..Is it an even number?, etc…). Then, trade roles, and the adult can think of a number and have the child guess. • Age 7: Flash cards work well at this age for memorizing addition and subtraction facts. These can be purchased, but it would be more beneficial to help your child write the facts on the cards himself. • Age 8: This age should be ready to learn how to count money up to at least $10. Set up a “pretend” store at home. You can use real money or help your child make “play money”. Let your child pick out items around the house to “buy” from your store. When he makes a “purchase” have him count out the money. Then, let your child be the sales clerk and you be the shopper. Once your child has mastered an activity for his age group, move up to the next level. Kids are capable of learning a lot more than we think, especially when families supplement classroom knowledge with learning activities at home. ANNOUNCEMENTS MCT 2 testing (3rd grade) will be May 8th -10th.