I’d like to share with you the purpose of using Reading Glue Monday – Friday to monitor your child’s nightly 40 minute readings. I’ve screenshot what Reading Glue looks like for me and a sample conversation I’m having with a student. As you can see, this conversation allows for a rich discussion in expanding vocabulary and really pushing your child to think more than what they’re reading. It allows them to really focus on their summaries and writing. In addition, it keeps them accountable to their nightly reflections and makes my life slightly easier (at least by not making copies and saving a few trees) to have a “Reading Conference” with them. One of the challenges that teachers face is monitoring the independent reading students do at home, and through this it allows me to teach beyond the school day and the classroom. Again, as concerned as you are about their nightly dinner also stay on top of their nightly reading. If you have any questions in regards to this program, please let me know.
On Friday November 6th, our school will be hosting the first ever Fall Festival in lieu of the last two Winter Wonderland’s we’ve had in December. Every year a class chooses a themed gift basket to be auctioned off. This year, our deadline is Thursday Oct. 29th for all donations to be turned in and our theme will be for the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie to be released in May of 2016. This should be pretty easy, because I’m asking you to donate ANYTHING that has Batman or Superman. It can be toys, video games, coffee mugs, water bottles, journals, pencils, watches, DVD’s, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, etc. By donating one item, it allows our basket to be auctioned off at a great price that will allow definitely give the winner a deal for their money as well. Consider that PTA is one of the biggest supporters to our grade level, and we’ll need their help for several upcoming field trips and end of the year activities.
Hope to see all of you at our Fall Festival in a few weeks.