Our list of Daily Readers is growing! Every Monday-Thursday after lunch/recess we have a Daily Reader to listen to while we work on our D.O.L. (Daily Oral Language). Remember, your student can bring a book from home at anytime throughout the year and let me know they would like to be the Daily Reader. When students bring in these books, they are tucked safely on my bookshelf until it is their day to read. As I said, the list is growing so if your student brings in a book, it may stay on our bookshelf for about 2 weeks until it is their day :) Talk to your student today about being a Daily Reader!
Please check with your student about their water bottles they bring in to class. First, check that they can open/close them tightly on their own. Also, IF it does get knocked over, please make sure it will not spill. We have had several tragedies with water spillage lately. I appreciate your help with this matter :) Water is an important part of keeping our brains alert throughout the day so I do encourage you to send in water bottles that fit the above criteria.
Paws for Reading
I learned about an awesome opportunity our class has to be a part of to motivate the reader inside of us! Scholastic has a great program in which they will donate a book for every 20 minutes a student reads! Since we are already reading to grow as readers, I thought we may as well donate to a good cause. This will require parents to log in minutes read online through this link: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/paws
I will post this on the home page of our classroom website for easy access as well. If you would like to be a part of this, send me an email, and I will tell you what your student's log in information is for you to keep track online. There will also be a fun pledge going home to get the students really excited about this opportunity where they choose to be on the "Dogs Team" or the "Cats Team." For more information go here: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/paws/static/about