Spelling words for Friday Jan. 22nd are: make
WED. JAN. 20th is WACKY HAIR DAY!
I will NOT be here on the 21st and/or the 22nd. I am away for an inservice. Mrs. Graham will be in for me.
There is NO SCHOOL for the kids on the 29th. It is a curriculum day for the teachers. Enjoy the long weekend!
The home reading program we started is going VERY well! Thank you soooo much for doing the nightly reading. I can not believe how much their reading has improved since September. Way to go grade ones!!!
"Work with your children to help them become strong readers"
Contributed by: Judy McDaniel, communications consultant
Reading well is at the heart of all learning. Children who can read well,
learn well. You can help make a difference for your children.
Reading with children spells success for early literacy. A few simple strategies
will make a significant difference in helping your children develop into
good readers and writers. By reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes
about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on your
children’s literacy and learning.
-Invite your children to read with you every day.
-When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read.
-This will help your children learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word they say is the word they see.
-Read your children’s favorite books over and over.
-Read stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat. Invite your children to join
in on these parts. Point, word by word, as they read along with you.
-Talk about new words. For example, “This big house is called a palace. Who do
you think lives in a palace?”
-Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.
-Read a variety of children’s books, including fairy tales, song books, poems, and
We are skating every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY. If your child has skates PLEASE send them to school, that way they are guaranteed to skate; otherwise, it is first come first served.