Last week of school!

Just a few reminders for the last week of school:

Thursday is field day for elementary!

Friday is the last day of school! We will have early out at 10:00 am instead of our regular 1:30pm.

Also, my students progress reports are being finished and will be sent home early next week so, parents be on the look out for emails. Parents if you have any questions regarding your students progress reports please let me know.

Thanks everyone for an awesome year!

Just a few reminders……

3rd Quarter has ended and progress reports have been emailed home. If you have not received one please let me know and I will get another copy sent over.

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Also…. Spring Break is next week April 2nd to April 6th. Have an awesome break!!!

 

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Parents!!!

The end of 3rd quarter will be this Friday March, 16, 2018, which means progress reports for the quarter will be coming out shortly after. In an effort to conserve paper and stamps progress reports will be sent home digitally this quarter. If you have changed your email recently please let me know so, that I can update my records and you receive your student’s progress reports.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

It’s Time for Parent Teacher Conferences!!!!

It is that time again! Parent teacher conferences are today March 7th and  tomorrow March 8th, because of conferences students will have early out the 7th through the 9th.

 

I still have a few conference times available for Thursday the 8th. If you would like to sign up for a time, just follow the link and instructions below.

 

http://signup.com/go/eUBYQpk

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

 

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/eUBYQpk

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 

Progress Reports

Parents,

You should have received progress reports from 2nd quarter. If you have any questions or haven’t received one for your student yet please let me know.

Also, for 3rd quarter I am looking at changing progress reports to digital copies that will be emailed home. If you have changed your email please let me know.

Thank you!

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Tips To Build Comprehension

  1. Have them read aloud. This forces them to go slower, which gives them more time to process what they read, which improves reading comprehension. Plus, they are not only seeing the words, they are hearing them, too. You can also take turns reading aloud.
  2. Provide the right kinds of books. Make sure your child gets lots of practice reading books that aren’t too hard. They should recognize at least 90 percent of the words without any help. Stopping any more often than that to figure out a word makes it tough for them to focus on the overall meaning of the story.
  3. Reread to build fluency. To gain meaning from text and encourage reading comprehension, your child needs to read quickly and smoothly – a skill known as fluency. By the beginning of 3rd grade, for example, your child should be able to read 90 words a minute. Rereading familiar, simple books gives your child practice at decoding words quickly, so she’ll become more fluent in her reading comprehension.
  4. Talk to the teacher. If your child is struggling mightily with reading comprehension, they may need more help with their reading — for example, building his vocabulary or practicing phonics skills.
  5. Supplement class reading. If your child’s class is studying a particular theme, look for easy-to-read books or magazines on the topic. Some prior knowledge will help them make their way through tougher classroom texts and promote reading comprehension.
  6. Talk about what he’s reading. This “verbal processing” helps them remember and think through the themes of the book. Ask questions before, during, and after a session to encourage reading comprehension.

 

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/developing-reading-skills/improve-reading-comprehension

 

Welcome Back!

Welcome to 2018 Hawks!

I hope everyone enjoyed their break. Just a quick reminder that the next two weeks of school are short weeks. There will be NO SCHOOL on Jan. 12th and Jan. 15th.

Also, 2nd quarter ends Jan. 11th!

 

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

Mid Terms

Hi Hawks!

We have reached the half way point of 2nd Quarter already. Can you believe it??? Make sure to keep a “hawk’s eye” on those grades and if you have any concerns to let me know. Enjoy the rest of your week!