Are you ready for a great year?
Me too! Let's do this...
Here are the general expectations for "no stress" homework:
* READ! Every night, dig into something amazing and fun -- a book (or more) that you just can't put down!
* Commit to three 30-minute blocks of ST Math work each week. You choose which three nights fit the family schedule. Zearn will be assigned as needed to support our daily math work.
Tuesday: Physical Education
Friday: Guidance (alternate weeks)
Chorus (each week)
Wednesday - 9/7: Parent Night
Saturday - 9/24: Salem Scramble (SHS)
Friday - 9/30: Fisk Movie Night (ball field)
9/12 - 9/23/2022 - iReady testing window
A Typical Day
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. - Announcements/Pledge/Mindful Moment
9:00 - 10:00 - Math
10:00 - 10:45 - Writing Workshop
10:45 - 11:15 - Word Study or ST Math
11:15 a.m. - 11:55 p.m. - weekly "Specials": (Art, Music, P.E. ...)
12:05 - 12:45 - recess and lunch
12:45 - 1:40 - Content Block (Science, coding...)
1:40 - 2:10 - Intervention Block and Reading Support
2:15 - 2:55 - Reading Workshop
3:00 p.m. - Dismissal
The Art of Teaching Children by Philip Done - Mr. Done, an acclaimed and accomplished teacher for over thirty years, has written an invaluable guide to creating and sustaining a successful classroom. There is a lot here: part memoir, part manual, including endless ideas and tips, Mr. Done's book is instructive, encouraging, and a joy to read. Mr. Done shares countless classroom anecdotes and stories of his interactions with kids. Some are funny; others are touching, but all are memorable. It is clear that Mr. Done (recently retired) loved his work and his students (just as all teachers should). His book, a deep dive into life in an elementary school, is inspiring. (Avid Reader Press; July 2022)
How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo - Wow! The authors of this valuable guide have given parents (and teachers, librarians, grandparents, children's care-givers - all who value literacy) a priceless gift. This wise, accessible, and reassuring book is packed with terrific advice, inspiring tips, and highly appealing, current book suggestions. The authors' knowledge and enthusiasm make this a true pleasure to read. HTRAR delivers on its promise to help foster a "a lifelong love of books”. Spread the word, this is a gem! (Workman Publishing Co., September 2019)
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan C. Gurdon - Reading aloud to children, both as a teacher and a parent, has provided me with some of the most enjoyable time that I have ever experienced. Gurdon’s book describes, with passion and the authority, the seemingly endless benefits of this simple practice. “For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures”. Convincing research and practical advice are presented in a readable, encouraging way. (Harper, January 2019)