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Reading Tips for Parents
Keep reading lively and interesting with these 7 tips. Learn new ways and means to support and open up this new wonderful world to your child.
Even if your child is motivated to read, supporting her with a variety of ways and options will keep her momentum going. Here are 7 tips to open up the wonderful world of reading for your child.
- Reading Tip for Parents: What’s “Just Right”? Children feel confident and competent when they read books that are “just right.” But how do you find a “just right” book? Have your child read the back and front cover, and first page of the book. If there are more than five words that he cannot pronounce or understand in context, the book may be too challenging. Be supportive about finding a more perfect fit. Choosing the right book will help your little reader feel successful.
- Reading Tip for Parents: Map it Out It’s important to provide your child with a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading. A fun way to do this is to get a map and show them the way from your house to the grocery store or another familiar destination. Have your child write out the directions, street by street, and then read them to you as you walk or drive to the store – like a living GPS!
- Reading Tip for Parents: Card Tricks Do you think effective reading only takes place at libraries and book stores? Think again! There are reading opportunities everywhere. Go to a greeting card store with your child and read the greeting cards together. Later, vote for the ones whose words convey the best birthday wish or get-well sentiment.
- Reading Tip for Parents: Picture This! During your next outing or gathering, take action-packed photos, then have your child create captions to go with each picture. Assemble the pictures and captions in a picture book or album, and add speech and thought bubbles to create a personalized – and probably hysterical -- graphic novel.
- Reading Tip for Parents: Last Comic Standing Take time to read comic strips together. Share favorites from your own childhood and have your child put his favorites on the fridge. Read them aloud, and often -- repetition is a great way to build reading skills. Soon, he’ll love looking forward to the “Sunday funnies” each week.
- Reading Tip for Parents: Become a Fan Your child will soon develop a love for particular authors and illustrators. Nurture her fan-ship by helping her write a letter to her favorite author. Many authors have their own websites with contact information, but here’s a great place to start your search (http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/authors/all.htm). You can also contact the book’s publisher, the mailing address for which can often be found on the back of the title page or on the publisher’s Web site.
- Reading Tip for Parents: Labels of Love Word recognition and vocabulary are important parts of reading. On a rainy day, get some paper and tape and start labeling everything in your home -- from furniture to small knick-knacks. Reading these labels repeatedly will build your child’s mental word bank. If your family is bilingual, create labels in both languages
BPE Welcomes Fulbright Korean Teachers
We are thrilled to be a part of this special program!
- Coordinate with the teacher so she can incorporate the celebration into the plan for the day and anticipate scheduling conflicts.
- Bring store/bakery bought treats with the ingredients on the packaging.
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PTA Heart at Work at BPE
We closed out our Art Reflections Contest and Awards Program. Brooke Mettes and Cindy Kelso did an amazing job with the program by more than doubling the participation from last year!! We had 75 entries. Out of those entries we had 19 advanced to the District Level with 7 awarded with Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mention!
Although Not Likely, it's Always Good to Know...
The winter season is upon us. Our district staff understands that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a significant effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served – both academically and socially – by being in school. But as always, our top priority is the safety of our students.
The superintendent will make the decision to open or close the schools in bad weather by 5:30 A.M. based on analysis of all relevant factors, such as:
· Information on road conditions from transportation staff and from the police
· Amount of snow and ice accumulated
· Whether precipitation is continuing
· Building conditions (such as whether we have electricity and heat)
· Parking lot conditions
· Temperature and wind chill
· Weather predictions
· Sidewalk conditions
· What other school districts are doing
Families will be notified of decisions through a variety of media resources. Tune to WBAP-820 AM or KRLD 1080 radio, WFAA8, NBC5, FOX4, KTVT11 or KTXA21 television stations or KSTV for up-to-date information on school closings. Keller ISD does not recommend that you call the school or district office unless it is an emergency. You can also sign up for e-mail notification service through the district’s website. Check our district Web site www.KellerISD.net for information. A red alert bar will appear across the top of the KellerISD.net home page should campuses be closed
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Dates to Remember
Running Club ...Tuesdays (As weather permits)
February 5 - 100th Day of School
February 5th - Go Red Day!
Wear red in support of the American Heart Association
February 9th - PTA General Body Meeting - Valentines Celebration
February 12 - Preschool Patriots
February 12 - PTA Board Meeting
February 12 - Valentine's Exchange
Kids will exchange Valentine's cards (candy is permitted to be included with the Valentine's cards).
February 24 - World Read Aloud Day and Book-nic!
February 24 - Six Flags Reading Form Deadline
February 25 - BPES Literacy Night 6:00-7:00
Book Fair will be open 5:30-7:30