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    Talking About Reading

    When I am asked, "How can I help my child become a better reader?"  My answer is simple: PRACTICE.  This applies to all areas of life.  You become a better musician through practice, a better athlete through practice, a better reader through practice. As part of their daily home-school connection my fourth graders read for 20 minutes per night. In addition, parents should read aloud to their children.  I'd also like to request that parents talk with their children about their reading, asking questions about characters, setting, problem/solution, and themes or lessons. It's not enough for a child's eyes to pass over the words. Reading is thinking and parents can help children develop comprehension skills.  


    Reading Calendar
    Daily Language

    Work Folders

    Please check your child’s work folder each Thursday, and sign and return the folder by Friday.


    Class Dojo

    Thank you for becoming a part of Class Dojo.  This is a wonderful "real time" communication tool.  You can check on your child's progress and behavior as well as messages from me.  If you have not yet joined (there are just a very few of you left), please let me know if you need information to become part of our class communication.



    IXL Language Arts



    As I explained to my students, once they reach 85%, this will show mastery and they may move onto another skill.  They are given time in class to complete all these skills, however some students still have not completed them. 




    Thank you for providing your child with a 3 ring zippered pencil pouch to keep pecils and small supplies in his/her own 3 ring binder.  This has been a wonderful way to have your child work on self-responsibility and pride in ownership, as well as very needed organizational skills.