Room 231

January 3-4, 2013

Welcome Back!

I hope that all of you had a wonderful, restful break and are ready to dive back in for our second semester! When we return on Thursday, much of our time will be devoted to revisiting expectations for behavior in my classroom and in the school as a whole.

All of our class expectations are located at our class blog, which is linked at the bottom of every newsletter. Just click on the "Classroom Management" tab!

A Few Changes...

Reading for 20 Minutes Each Night

The first major change to my classroom is that we are going to have assigned reading each night for 20 minutes. Each student will be required to finish 4 books every nine weeks and then will make a video book talk about the book they liked the best. However, if everyone is reading 20 minutes each night, then they should easily read more than 4 books every nine weeks.

Mrs. Condley, our librarian, and myself are always available to help students make interesting and reading-level-appropriate book choices! If you have concerns, please take a look at the inforgraphic below; I think you will agree that the benefits are enormous and important.

Please contact me with any questions :-)