See you on September 1st!
Homework on Monday through Thursday includes focused practice of the day's math work. READ each night, something amazing - just enjoy! Log-in to ST Math and Typing Agent. Three nights a week for each is the goal.
Tuesday: Physical Education
Friday: Guidance (alternate weeks)
Chorus (each week)
Getting ready... a NEW school year!
Monday 8/30 - Ice Cream Social: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9/1 - FIRST DAY 2021 - 2022
Thursday 9/9 - Parent Night: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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. ...)
12:00 - 12:45 - recess and lunch
12:45 - 1:40 - Content Block: Project Lead the Way (STEM), Social Studies,
1:40 - 2:10 - Intervention Block and Reading Support
2:15 - 2:55 - Reading Workshop
3:00 p.m. - Dismissal
Bringing Up Bookmonsters:The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child into a Fearless Ravenous Reader by A & A. Ankowski - Aimed at parents of kids younger than ten, this is a helpful guide to nurturing a lasting love of reading. It provides practical, engaging ways to incorporate literacy into daily routines. Suggestions include ways to develop spelling skills and vocabulary - all with a light touch. The main goal of Bookmonsters is to create an always-growing need to read. (Workman: May, 2021)
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)