A Message from the Principal
I cannot believe that we are already in the month of June! I am so proud of the progress that our students made this year!
Please practice with your child math facts and simple math skill/drill activities to support the learning made this year. I also encourage you to go to Harris Public Library to support your child with reading skills. This is a great opportunity to read to your child, take out books, and teach responsibility. It's also a lot of fun! We also have summer reading and the lists will be available at the Harris Public Library. The school will also be sending them out on the last day of school.
During the summer, please browse through our school website for updated information and events. We will be sending out our Open House Welcome Back flyers over the summer. We hope to see you there!
I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!
Mrs. Celeste Conti
First Grade News
Second Grade News
Wow, it seems like only yesterday our second graders started on their journey of learning. Even though we are heading into the last weeks of school there is still plenty to be done. Our second graders are learning about plants in science, arrays in math, and continuing to work on their reading skills.
Summer Reading Tips
1. Read aloud together with your child every day.
Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, point out the relationship between words and sounds.
2. Set a good example!
Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Keep lots of reading material around the house. Turn off the TV and have each person read his or her book, including mom and dad.
3. Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it.
This is the way to develop habits of the mind and build capacity for thought and insight.
4. Let kids choose what they want to read, and don't turn your nose up at popular fiction.
It will only discourage the reading habit.
5. Buy books on tape, especially for a child with a learning disability.
Listen to them in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together.
6. Take your children to the library regularly.
Most libraries sponsor summer reading clubs with easy-to-reach goals for preschool and school-age children. Check the library calendar for special summer reading activities and events. Libraries also provide age appropriate lists for summer reading.
7. Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids, Highlights for Children, or National Geographic World.
Encourage older children to read the newspaper and current events magazines, to keep up the reading habit over the summer and develop vocabulary. Ask them what they think about what they've read, and listen to what they say.
8. Ease disappointment over summer separation from a favorite school friend by encouraging them to become pen pals.
Present both children with postcards or envelopes that are already addressed and stamped. If both children have access to the Internet, email is another option.
9. Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices.
Show your children how to read a map, and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator.
10. Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook.
Tape in souvenirs of your family's summer activities picture postcards, ticket stubs, photos. Have your children write the captions and read them and read them aloud as you look at the book together.