Tuesday, October 31, 2017

1st Grade Halloween Fun

The Reading Recovery kids had a great time today!  They read Sophie's Masterpiece and did a fun activity to go along. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A New Year

A new school year has begun and we are excited to be partnering with you and your child in this life long learning journey!  Our Title I Reading theme this year is pop open a good book and enjoy the story inside.

We will be having a parent activity night on September 29th, 6:00-7:30.  More details to come.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Superhero Breakfast

We had a great time at our Superhero Breakfast!  Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

First Grade Fun

First Grade Fun
Today our first graders got to enjoy a special holiday activity.  We wanted to share our fun time with you!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Book Talk

I came across this post and thought I would share it.  Talking about books with your child can help to inspire a love a reading that helps to develop lifelong readers.



It’s no different for younger readers, minus one small detail: they may not have learned how to talk about books yet, or may lack the confidence to start the conversation. But it’s a solid bet that your young reader has questions, hopes, and concerns swirling around inside their head after a reading experience the very same way that you do. The key is to get them talking in a way that’s fun for both you and them.

Book Talk is a great way to encourage young readers to share and grow in their reading experience. Chances are your reader spends a fair bit of time at school discussing the comprehensive aspects of reading (setting, character, story, voice), so at home, it’s a good idea to focus on their connection with the story. If you revisit that initial flush of joy that you experience when reading a story, you cement those connections in your mind, and often make them even stronger.

We do this by re-connecting. Every instance of shared enthusiasm over a book builds the love for reading and the desire to seek out another satisfying reading experience. When I Book Talk with my boys, I usually start with humor because that’s what works best for them. I’ll ask: Did anything funny happen? Often, this is the easiest way to spark a conversation, and soon we’re laughing about the goofy parts of their recent reads and talking over each other in our excitement. But humor isn’t the only door to discussion. There are a wide range of questions and prompts that will get your young reader talking, such as:

— What was the most exciting part of the book?
— Are you worried about any of the characters?
— Did anything surprise you in the story/chapter?
— Did anything happen exactly the way you expected?
— Who do you like in the story? Who do you not like?
— What was the saddest part of the story?
— Does this part of the story remind you of anything that’s happened to you?
— What would you do if you were in that situation?
— Would you recommend this book to your friends?

These kinds of questions reinforce the connections that your child is already making with their reading. When we first read a story, there is a rush of engagement that makes reading a satisfying personal experience, but taking the time to Book Talk after they’ve read will make reading a fun social activity as well.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mystery Mansion

The students in Ms. Bennett's 2nd and 3rd grade groups have been working on writing this week.  They each chose a room in the Mystery Mansion to write about.  It was great to see their imaginations at work!  

Friday, September 11, 2015

Literacy Luau

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at our Literacy Luau.  Here are some pictures of the evenings events.