Spring break is upon us! We hope the children have a restful week off and have a lot of fun too! Don't forget to find that great book and enjoy a few minutes of reading here and there!!

Mrs. Brooks
Mrs. Murphy
Ms. Stiller

Our multicultural night was a huge success! The kids did a fantastic job! 

Students will be starting to research famous North Carolinians when we return from Spring Break. 

4th Grade  Schedule

 7:45-8:10 Student Arrival
8:10-8:30 Homeroom/Brain Breakfast
8:30-9:15 1st rotation
9:15-9:40 Murphy/Brooks enhancements
                    Stiller back to homeroom
9:40-10:40 PE/Acceleration
10:40-11:10 1st rotation continued
11:10-12:25 2nd rotation
12:30-1:00 LUNCH
1:05-2:25 3rd Rotation
     1:15-1:40 Stiller Enhancements
2:25- Pack Up
2:30-2:45 Recess

Students are expected to read for 25 minutes every night and complete
a reader's response question in their notebooks. 

We realize everyone is busy these days, but please read the 
information below on why daily reading is crucial to your child's success! 

How important is daily reading?  Would you like to be exposed or have your child exposed to 1.8 million words a year?  Phoenix Academy requires all students to read for 20 minutes each night at home.  Why?  Common sense would say and *research has found that good readers naturally spend more time in daily reading.  Exposure to reading is important in developing vocabulary for fluency and comprehension. *See link below for Youtube video: Does Reading Make You Smarter?

Students who scored 90% better than their peers on reading tests, read for more than 20 minutes a day – exposing them to 1.8 million words a year.

Students who scored at fifty percentile, read on average only 4.6 minutes a day – exposing them to 282,000 words per year.

Students in the ten percentile for reading, read less than 1 minute per day – exposing them to 8,000 words per year.  (It would take them one year to read as many words as what a good reader would read in two days.)

Here’s the link: Does Reading Make you Smarter?

*Information found at https://phoenixacademyomaha.org/read-for-20-minutes-each-day/

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