Dates to remember:


January 15th - MLK Jr. Day - no school

January 18th - report card day

February19th - President's day - no school

February 20th - Teacher inservice day - no school

March 2nd - Story book day

March 14-16th Q3 AR Celebration - at the sprinkler park


Studies have shown that the more vocabulary that a child has before they enter school, the more successful they will be in school.  If your child is struggling in school, let me ask you a few questions:


1.  Does your child have daily conversations with adults?

2.  Does your child have a quiet place and time to read and do homework?  Do you check it?

3. Do you read with your child at bedtime? (this was always by far one of the most enjoyable times that I spent with my boys.  As they got older, we took turns reading, until finally in highschool; yes in highschool they read to me.)

4.  Do you practice sight words, fluency, and other skills that your child might need?

5.  Finally, do you spend more time playing games and spending time with your child, or watching tv/social media?  (I know this one is a toughy, but years ago when I first started teaching, my oldest asked me when I was going to have time for them; as I was bringing school work home.  That was a wake up call and since then, family time and school time have been kept separate.)




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