Pursuing Excellence with Honor
Next week @ Peachtree
- Bible Lessons
- Green Day - for St. Patrick's Day (You may wear green is you wish) No green? Wear your regular uniform.
- Baseball Game
- MS Chapel
- ASVAB testing for all 10th-12th grades
- HS Chapel
- MS Advisement
- Spring Picture Day...Casual
- Report Cards go home
- Club day @ 8:30
- Baseball game
- Casual Day
- Tennis Match
- ACSI Band Festival
- Job Fair -9:00-11:30am
- Open House - 9:00-11:30
Saturday, March 23rd, 9am
14101 U.S. 278
Improving Your Child's Reading Comprehension
- Have him read aloud. This forces him to go slower, which gives him more time to process what he reads, which improves reading comprehension. Plus, he's not only seeing the words, he's hearing them, too. You can also take turns reading aloud.
- Provide the right kinds of books. Make sure your child gets lots of practice reading books that aren't too hard. She should recognize at least 90 percent of the words without any help. Stopping any more often than that to figure out a word makes it tough for her to focus on the overall meaning of the story.
- Reread to build fluency. To gain meaning from text and encourage reading comprehension, your child needs to read quickly and smoothly - a skill known as fluency. By the beginning of 3rd grade, for example, your child should be able to read 90 words a minute. Rereading familiar, simple books gives your child practice at decoding words quickly, so she'll become more fluent in her reading comprehension.
- Talk to the teacher. If your child is struggling mightily with reading comprehension, he may need more help with his reading — for example, building his vocabulary or practicing phonics skills.
- Supplement class reading. If your child's class is studying a particular theme, look for easy-to-read books or magazines on the topic. Some prior knowledge will help her make her way through tougher classroom texts and promote reading comprehension.
- Talk about what he's reading. This "verbal processing" helps him remember and think through the themes of the book. Ask questions before, during, and after a session to encourage reading comprehension. For example:
Before: "What are you interested in about this book? What doesn't interest you?"
During: "What's going on in the book? Is it turning out the way you thought it would? What do you think will happen next?"
After: "Can you summarize the book? What did you like about it? What other books does it remind you of?"
AP testing for 9th-12th graders
It is time to order Advanced Placement exams. Each exam costs $89.00 and this must be paid to Peachtree Academy no later than Wednesday March 27th. Checks should be made out to Peachtree Academy. Should you miss the deadline an additional fee of $50.00 per exam must be added to the cost of the exam.
Please contact Mr. Z @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Becoming A Panther...
- Parent Night – April 11 @ 6:30pm
This informative parent meeting will provide information on becoming a Panther.
Sports…dress code…lunches…clubs…Everything you want to know about being a middle schooler.
- Lunch and Learn – April 18 @ 11am
Can’t make it a night meeting? Come join us for lunch as we present the same information from our parent meetings. Let us know you are coming so that we can prepare a lunch for you. (free)