Welcome to the new school year.  We look forward to a great year with your children.


4th Grade  Schedule

7:50-9:30 Block 1
9:30-10:35 Block 2
10:35-11:35 PE/Acceleration
11:40-12:05 Lunch
12:05- 12:35 Enhancements
12:35-1:10 Block 2 cont.
1:10-2:30 Block 3
2:30 - 2:50 Pack up /Recess

Students are expected to read for 25 minutes every night. 

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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