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2018 Summer Literacy Adventure

School is out and students have entered into the realm of happiness that is summer vacation. What goes great with a nice long vacation? How about a visit to a state park along with a few good books!

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Summer Literacy Adventure 2018

La escuela termino y los estudiantes han entrado en el ámbito de felicidad que es las vacaciones de verano. ¿Qué va bien con unas buenas vacaciones largas? ¡Qué tal una visita a un parque estatal con unos buenos libros!

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10 Things to do the Summer Before College

Graduating from high school is an exciting and momentous occasion. Everything you’ve done in school thus far has prepared you for this moment. There’s a lot to do before you start school in the fall, so we’ve put together a short checklist to help you start your new journey.

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10 Cosas para hacer el Verano Antes de Comenzar la Universidad

Graduarse de preparatoria es una ocasión emocionante y trascendental. Todo lo que has hecho hasta ahora en la escuela te ha preparado para este momento. Hay mucho para hacer antes de comenzar las clases en el otoño, así que hemos creado una lista de verificación corta para ayudarte en tu nueva trayectoria.

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Mathematics Awareness Month - Algebra 1

Mathematics Awareness Month has shown the importance of mathematics in our technological world and how it is developed in students from elementary through high school. The need for employees with strong math skills is growing. In fact, the Bureau and Labor Statistics projected overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. To ensure Florida students are prepared to meet the increased workforce demands in math-related fields, Mathematics Awareness Month has focused on the progression of algebraic thinking from elementary through high school. Algebraic thinking encourages students to not only solve problems, but also to understand the relationships between numbers, operational symbols and letters. In the Algebra 1 course, students deepen and extend their understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. This post features a focus standard for Algebra 1, as well as examples and resources to deepen your child’s procedural skill and application of algebraic thinking.

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Mathematics Awareness Month - Seventh Grade

The mathematics awareness blogs have shown the progression of algebraic thinking from first grade to fifth grade. The posts have provided standards, examples, and resources to help students develop and progress their algebraic thinking. Continue reading for standards, examples, and resources about algebraic thinking in seventh grade. Students in seventh grade must use algebraic thinking to develop proportional relationships, solve problems with rational numbers, and work with linear equations. This post will feature a focus standard, as well as examples and resources to deepen your child’s procedural skill and application of algebraic thinking.

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Mathematics Awareness Month - Fifth Grade

The mathematics awareness blogs have introduced the concept of algebraic thinking and shown how important it is to develop this thinking as children move from one grade to the next. So far, these posts have focused on a first grade and a third grade standard. This week, we will spotlight algebraic thinking in fifth grade. Students in fifth grade must use algebraic thinking to express calculations as expressions and extend their knowledge of operations of whole numbers to apply them to fractions and decimals. This post will feature a focus standard, as well as examples and resources to deepen your child’s procedural skill and application of algebraic thinking.

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Jerkins’ Family Favorites, Part 4

As Christmas approaches and we put together our menu for the Jerkins family dinner, I can’t help but think of dessert. Our family loves dessert and it is always the hardest part of the menu to choose. This year, we’ve decided on Hummingbird Cake. I am thrilled to share this recipe with you because it was one of my grandfather’s favorites that we have been cooking for almost 40 years. Plus, it offers many great opportunities to incorporate children into the preparation!

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Florida Bright Futures Scholarship: What You Should Know

The Florida Financial Aid Application is different from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting a Florida Financial Aid Application will only apply to Florida State Scholarship and Grant programs available at your institution. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to learn more information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Nothing so Fuzzy about Florida Math Standards

Florida adopted its new mathematics statewide standards in 2014. Of all the content area standards, none have captured parental attention like the new mathematics standards. Math is one of those subjects where we as parents feel like we should be able to help our kids. Working together to solve a problem seems like a worthwhile family activity.

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