Our Reading Class

Mrs. Klingenberg's December News

December Assessments:

During December, we spend much of our time assessing students. We like to see and share the progress that your child has made this year. Letters will be sent home at the end of this week to share your child's progress. Please be on the lookout for this information, along with your child's data notebook!

In The New Year:

When school resumes in January, we will spend the first week assessing new students and grouping children into small groups that are reading at about the same level. It is not uncommon for students to move from Mrs. Klingenberg's to Mrs. Smith's classroom. We move students between the two of us so that they are working with students that are similar to them in reading ability. This ensures that students are receiving the "just right" instruction that they need in order to become better readers and writers.

Winter Break Ideas:

Keep your child in the reading habit over break! Please aim for them to read about 20 minutes a day for four or five days a week. We know the holidays are busy, but we want to make sure they return to school ready to continue the great work they have already been doing!

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. :o)

Happy Holidays & Happy Reading,

Mrs. Jamie Klingenberg

Holiday Brain Work:

Have your your child write a few paragraphs describing a fun experience they have enjoyed over their break. Have them return their writing to school by January 8th for a surprise. The will receive bonus points if they include an illustration or use figurative language to explain their illustration. (ex. It was as cold as the Arctic!).