Our district homework requirement for elementary schools is for the student to read or be read to for 20 minuters each night. The book should be one selected by the child. You are encouraged to discuss the books with your child as your read. Ask questions about who the main character is, what the main topic is and what details support that. The roles of the author and illustrator are difficult for students to figure out, so talk about that as well as the genre of the book. Children have trouble understanding that fiction means the story is made up and non-fiction means the text is true and informational, so that is a topic to discuss with each book.
AR and your child: If your child chooses an AR book to read, you are more than welcome to come in the morning and take your child to the library to take an AR test. The library is open 7:30-7:45 for parents to help their child sign in to take an AR test. The students are not able to go into the library before school without a parent. The library is open in the afternoon on certain days also for parents to take their children in to take an AR test. If you have more questions about library hours, please contact Mrs. Nash, our school librarian.
Currently we do not have any parents from our class that volunteer. If this changes, we could have a day or timeframe that a parent pulls our students to do AR testing.
There will be projects assigned from time to time in the future.