The National PTA's website is a place for parents to go for The Common Core. You can download their pamphlet for the grade level your child is in. It is also a great place to go to for other parent concerns and resources. Click on the link below.
It's Reading Time!
Enjoy reading a good book on your own and with your family. When children see parents read they will want to read, too! Of course, reading to and with your child(ren) is important and enjoyable. Encourage your child to read independently, too. Children should read independently 15-20 minutes every night.
In an effort to teach and have students practice bookcare, I am asking that students have one of the following:
1. A clean plastic bag
2. A dedicated pocket in the backpack
3. A bookbag of some "creative" kind. This could be a drawstring bag mad out of an old pillow case, a bookbag made from old jeans, a bookbag made from cardboard & ductape or any other creative bag your child choses. To find directions for the later 2 bookbags, scroll down this newsletter and enjoy.
At the beignning of the year a blue cardstock card was sent home with Electonic Resources students have available to them. Please keep that by your computer. It has passwords for the DataBases that you can find here on my webpage. Simply go to the Navigation Menu on the right hand side and click on "DataBases".
Please visit Electic Potpourri on the Navigation Menu for more information about the Library Media Center.
You can also visit Scholastic's The Stacks a place for children to read about authors & books and find games about books. http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/index.asp Visit this website for reading practice and fun for young children http://www.starfall.com/
As you read on the Home page, I have extended my Summer Reading Challenge to include taking pictures of your child(ren) reading this summer. Students are to bring these photos in and I will make a display of students reading over the summer. Please write your child's name on the back. Children change so much over the summer - this will help me to return the photos easily. Please help students locate and return Hendy Library books. They can be dropped off at the office weekdays until 3pm.
Also on the home page is a suggestion for a fun activity for the - making a bookbag, They can be a simple drawstring bag or I have seen them made out of the tops of jeans! This way children can have a fun summer project AND be ready to practice good bookcare in the Fall. Of course, a plastic or canvas bag does nicely but making something you use makes it much more special. You can find a few suggestions & directions at the following links:
Beth Ann Roggie Library Teacher Hendy Avenue Elementary School Library Media Center
IT'S READING TIME!