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August is Here!

Wondering what your first grader can do for the few weeks left of SUMMER? Here are some ideas:

  1. READ …. READ…. then READ some more. You can read to your child or have your child read to you. Set a goal of at least 15 minutes per day.
  1. Use MOBYMAX.COM to maintain your first grader’s skills for math, reading, writing, science, etc. Set a goal of at least 15 minutes per day. Visit this post to find out more about earning points to enter a drawing for an ipad mini.
  1. Collect BOX TOPS to help earn money for our school. These box tops help us to buy books, playground equipment and many other items for our school. If every student in our school fills out one form with box tops, we will earn $3,000 for our school and possibly enough for another GAGA PIT! Form for BOX TOP collection:  Summer Box Tops
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Summer Maintenance

Here are three ways that you can help your child maintain reading skills this summer. Print

1. Private one-on-one tutoring

This is an excellent way to help your child practice skills that have been learned this year. These teachers are providing private tutoring. Contact them soon, so that you have this support in place for the summer.

2. Open Library at Georgetown School

Our school library will be open on Tuesdays throughout June and July (10:00-12:00). We will have leveled books available as well as regular library books. Classroom teachers will be there to help your child find some great books.

3. Raz-Kids.com

This online reading website will be available for your child to use throughout the summer. This program, paid for by our wonderful Parent Club, provides leveled books that your child can listen to and read. There are also online rewards that your child can earn by completing comprehension quizzes on books that have been read.

Encourage your child to read every day. Continuous practice grows confident readers!!!

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Free Book from Barnes & Noble

32901_Summer-Reading_Hero_PUB3The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Club is back! Kids in grades 1-6 can receive a free book from Barnes & Noble by reading 8 books over the summer. They will need to fill out a Summer Reading Journal and bring the journal to a B & N location between May 20st and September 2, 2014 to choose a free book. This is a great opportunity to keep your child reading throughout the summer. I would like to encourage students to choose their 8 books from their reading level. Of course, reading more than 8 books would be fabulous, too! Check my end of the year reading report to find out your child’s level. This report will come home in June.

Happy reading!

 

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Conference Schedule

I look forward to seeing you at parent/teacher conferences in order to share information about your child’s great progress! I will be joining your conference scheduled with the classroom teacher. We will discuss your child’s reading achievements, areas for growth, and our plan for continued success through the rest of the year and the summer. Please come to our conference with any questions you might have about your child’s reading. Here is my schedule, see you this week 🙂

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3 Ways to Help

images-1Your child has made tremendous progress this year. However, that hard work can be forgotten over the summer without frequent practice. Here are three ways that you can help your child maintain skills this summer.

1. Private one-on-one tutoring

This is an excellent way to help your child practice skills that have been learned this year. Fortunately, there are fabulous teachers at Georgetown that are providing private tutoring. Contact them soon, so that you have this support in place for the summer.

Katie O’Rourke – korourk@hpseagles.net (Reading & Math, K-5)

Jen Stutz – jstutz1@hpseagles.net (Reading & Math, K-5)

Terri Hagberg – thagber@hpseagles.net (Reading & Math, K-5)

Heather Field – fieldh@westottawa.net (Reading & Math, K-2)

Mackenzie Yankee – myankee@hpseagles.net (Reading & Math, K-2)

2. Open Library at Georgetown School

Our school library will be open on Tuesdays throughout June and July (10:00-12:00). We will have leveled books available as well as regular library books. Classroom teachers will be there to help your child find some great books.

3. Raz-Kids.com

This online reading website will be available for your child to use throughout the summer. This program, paid for by our wonderful Parent Club, provides leveled books that your child can listen to and read. There are also online rewards that your child can earn by completing comprehension quizzes on books that have been read.

Encourage your child to read every day. Continuous practice grows confident readers!!!