"Together, we can create great readers"
This is such a great time of the year in school. Kids are back from Christmas Break and we hit the ground running. There are so many things to accomplish and the days are filled with a lot of activity. And, of course, February - I LOVE to READ month - is fast approaching.
Many fun ideas are being planned for students all February long. Our theme this year is “The S’more you Read the S’more you Know.” So you know what that means.After a month filled with challenges to encourage reading, fun dress up days, and as many community readers as we can invite to our school, we will be hosting a Camping Party at Staples Elementary. There will definitely be plenty of s’mores for treats that day.
Reading is a skill that can open doors for our students. As teachers, we want to build a love for reading. We show students what possibilities lie before them as they read to learn. Kindergarten through second grade is focused on learning to read. In third grade, we switch to reading for meaning.
It is so fun to walk into our classrooms at Staples Elementary. Kids are scattered around the room with their noses deep in books. Student partners read with each other and discuss interesting things about the books they are reading. Teachers work every day with small groups, building their skills and taking them to new levels. During small group time, teachers identify student reading levels and provide books for student to take home and share with their families.
Take some time each day and listen to your child read. It helps reinforce the skills they are practicing in school. Reading 20 minutes a night - either to your child or them reading to you - will greatly increase your child’s reading levels. Together, we can create great readers with a passion for learning.
Thank you for supporting our young eager-to-learn readers.