Title 1 News
National Title 1 Conference
The opening speaker was TV's most famous storyteller--LeVar Burton. Who's that? LeVar is the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow! Yes, I met this guy along with 3,000 other educators in the room!
LeVar Burton and his NEW Skybrary
Want to get the attention of today's learners? Add technology for engagement! He has launched his new Skybrary, digital books for kids up to grade 3-4! Get a 14 day FREE trial if you are interested at https://www.readingrainbow.com/skybrary. I have begun using the Skybrary in my classroom with my Kindergarten and First Grade students.
MINDSET, RESILIENCY, and GRIT
"Success is not an accident-it's a choice! Make the choice to succeed and determine where you want to be."
"Are the habits you have today on par with the dreams you have for tomorrow?"
How powerful! Too many times we jump in before failure can occur...controlled failure is good! Don't tell your child what to do, but rather make them think for themselves, which may include a little floundering.
SUPER RESOURCE! The IMPORTANCE of GRIT!
According to the U.S. Department of Education, it's ONE of the KEY SKILLS needed to develop in order to succeed in the 21st century...
Why do we NEED GRIT?
GRIT can Make a Difference!
How can you get GRIT?
Find the complete article here...
See here for great book lists...
BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER READING STRATEGIES
Please visit this site for added support at home:
FOCUS QUESTION...What do I need to ask BEFORE reading? WHILE reading? AFTER reading?
What To Do When Your Boy Hates to Read? 12 SUGGESTIONS! (They work for girls, too!)
I came across this website and found it an interesting read. It's NOT just for boys either! I see GIRLS fighting this same issue with reading. READ ON>>
I hear it a lot. “My boy hates reading. I get him a lot of books but he doesn’t like any of them.” Well, that doesn’t mean he hates to read. But let’s take a look at reading and what we can do to help boys who say they hate it.
I will share exactly what to do if your boy hates reading and how to fix it. Boys who say they hate reading are likely under a lot of pressure to read. The pressure can come from school and/or from home.
Boys who say they hate reading are usually not being listened to. You need to get to the bottom of what they mean by that statement. Do they mean they hate reading the books that they don’t like? I had that problem in school. I hated having someone tell me what to read.
Are you making the assumption that he hates reading because he is not reading what you think he should be reading? Be honest here.
We need to see what the issues are before we can fix them. Since reading is very important in a boy’s learning life we need to get to the bottom of this.
We are going to focus on reading at home and what we can do to help boys. If you keep doing what you have always done, you are going to get the same results. Be willing to take a new approach.
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“101 Days of Positive Words” Include
Positive and inspiring words that parents can use every day on their children.
Words for Encouraging, Affirming Character and Listening Well.
Here's the first 15! Try these...
Dates to Remember
February 15th...President's Day
February 19th...NO SCHOOL
February 24th...Oakes School Spelling Bee
February 29th...Leap Day!