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Hello Hawley Parents/Guardians,
Welcome! Hawley PTA, in partnership with teachers and administrators, is pleased to provide the geography enrichment program, Unite the States, for your child! It’s fun, it’s free, and children in 3rd and 4th grade are encouraged to participate regardless of their ability.
How it works….
Each month, you and your child should consult the Hawley School website for the schedule of tests and test dates. There you will also find blank tests to print and practice on as well as study guides. Approximately once each month, teachers will administer map “tests” at school. These maps are exactly the same as the “practice” maps. If your child masters the map s/he can move on to the next map. If not, s/he will re-do the map in the next month. The first test will be administered by teachers the week of October 24, 2016.
It’s important to remember that scores on the Geography tests do not affect your child’s grade and will not appear on report cards. However, as part of the district-wide Geography program, Hawley’s Unite the States Geography Program prepares our students for success in geography in future grades. It is also a great opportunity for families to discuss personal connections with places around our country and around the world. Support and encouragement from you can make this a great learning experience for the whole family.
Thank you for your support with this great enrichment program!
Hawley PTA Geography Program Coordinator