Hawthorne Happenings - March
From the desk of Mr. Mahal
Dates to remember...
March 10 - 5th grade visits ALHS for Orchestra
March 14-18 - No School due to Spring Break
March 21 - PTO Meeting at 5:30 (In-person and virtual option) Click HERE for virtual link.
March 23 - High School Orchestra visit
March 30 - Dental Clinic
March 31 - Dental Clinic
Spring Conference Success!
Thank you again for partnering with us to make our Hawthorne experience even better!
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year nominees
Back Row from L-R - Mr. Groth (PE), Mrs. Schewe (4), Larry Rassler (5), Staci Wangen (3)
Front Row from L-R - Mrs. Schuhmacher (IC), Hannah Peterson (1), Pam Jacobsen (2), Kristy Nelson (K)
Not pictured - Mrs. Lange (4), Katie Nielsen (SSW)
Time for a story!
Try to read to your child every day. You might aim for 10-15 minutes of bedtime reading for a peaceful end to the day. Bring along a book and read to him/her during a sibling's sports practice. Or curl up together with a book when you get home from work.
Take turns choosing books
Your child may want to hear old favorites again and again. Use your turn for new titles and variety, such as nonfiction or poetry.
Let them participate
As your child to turn the pages while you read. Also, they can finish sentences that rhyme or fill in words he/she knows. Go slowly so he/she has time to understand the story and look at the illustrations. They'll enjoy read-aloud time more if they play an active role.
You can use different voices for different characters (a high, squeaky voice for a mouse or a deep, booming voice for a horse). Or substitute your youngster's name for the main character's name, and use family members' names for other characters.
Note: You don't have to be an expert reader - your child will love it when you read aloud because it's you!!!