Hard to believe it is September and Fall break is not far off!
We are starting small group reading since the students are well on their way to being independent in their literacy work stations. Please make sure you are reading at least 10 minutes every night. Spend time after you read to talk about and discuss the book. Right now our focus is main character, characters, setting, and key details (details that are important to the story/book). We are also discussing non fiction books.
1. Never stop reading to your child. It's the number 1 mistake of parents. Children need to hear the adult fluency.
2. Have a child who is having a hard time learning to read? Try this: Have your child read one page and you read the next. Suggest to your child that you can alternate the pages. This reduces the amount of reading for your child (and frustration level) and allows your child to hear the fluency from you.
3. Still having a hard time working with your own child? Let someone else do it -grandparent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, or a friend. Children love to read with other children.
Writing Developmental Stages
Read the following about early writers and carefully decide where your child is with his/her writing. We strive to help every child improve his/her individual writing skills.
Early Writer (First Grade)
“A healthy attitude is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others.
Be a carrier. “ -Tom Stoppard