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You can also order the green (3rd grade) FSA Language Arts and Math books online.  They will give you a real indication of what level of proficiency your child needs to perform in order to be successful next year.  You can find them online or at Barnes and Nobles.   Also, getting reading comprehension books at Walmart, Target, Costco, or a teacher store would be beneficial as well.






May 23rd - last day to bring back books to get out of dress code on the 29th

May 24th - AR celebration

May 25th - early dismissal

May 28th - Memorial Day - no school

May 29th - early dismissal

May 30th - Last day of 2nd grade (early dismissal)

Aug 10th - First day of 3rd grade





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.)