Newsflash!

October 22, 2018

Baggie books have begun! On Friday, your child selected a book to bring home. This book should be on or around your child's instructional reading level. Depending on their choice that week, you may find the book to be too easy, too hard, or 'just right' for your child to read to you. If you have questions about the level your child is reading please contact us. One new book will come home in this baggie each week. In first grade, the expectation is that students will read for approximately 15 minutes each night. Although this is not the ONLY book your child can read each night,the book your child chose should be read aloud 3-4 times over the course of the week. Included in the baggie you will also find two lists of questions that you can use to discuss the book with your child. Choose different questions each time you read. As we say in class, good readers always reread, so try to discuss different things you notice each time you revisit the book.

Please be sure to sign the parent signature page to indicate that someone has read with or listened to your child read aloud... BUT audiences are not limited to just parents! The children have been invited and encouraged to read to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, older or younger siblings, babysitters, pets, stuffed animals... You get the idea. Please return the baggie each Friday so that your child can continue selecting books that interest them at reading levels appropriate for their level of understanding.

September 24th, 2018

A quick note about homework: The pages at the end of the homework packet marked 'challenge' or 'extra credit' are optional. These are provided as an extension or enrichment activity. They can be completed if your child finished the weekly assignments early or if you would like to provide your child with additional practice in applying skills we are practicing.

Reminder:

Students will be sharing about their favorite books in class on Monday, September 17th. If you have not already done so, please send your child's favorite book to school so we can all participate in sharing stories we love!