It's been a busy week in room 431! Your boys and girls are doing such a great job! This week we'll continue learing many nursery rhymes, and we'll learn the new sight word can. So far, we've learned I and can. I'm so impressed with each of your boys and girls. They are really special!
Accelerated Reading: Your boys and girls are very excited to begin testing on books they've read at home. Now that you have read your child's book with them 2-3 times, they may be ready to take an Accelerated Reading test at school. I have attached a detailed letter explaining our AR program at the bottom of this page, so please be sure to read it. If you feel your child is ready to take an AR test, please write the complete book title and author/AR quiz number in your child's agenda. This will be the way you let me know they are ready. Your child will be given the test by myself or our assistant and we will record the score in your child's agenda. Then, your child will be able to return the book to the Media Center to check out another. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. Please remember, your child's AR goal for this year is 15 points and 80% comprehension. Your children can also test on books you have in your home library. Simply log onto arbookfind.com to find out if the book has an AR tests and write a note in your child's folder. We'll make sure they take the test.
Boxtops for Education:Our class is collecting Box Tops for education! Did you know that for every Box Top you send in our school earns 10¢? It's as simple as clipping Box Tops and sending them to school in your child's folder. We'll take care of the rest! Below, I have attached some forms for easy collecting. Or if you'd like, you can send them to school in a sealed baggy. Thanks for all you do!
Scholastic Book Order: I've extended our book order deadline for another week. I hope you take the opportunity to order some books for great prices.
Parent Volunteers: We are in need of parent volunteers to help in the classroom! We need help tearing and sorting workbook pages and parents who are interested in helping give AR tests to the boys and girls. I would really love to have volunteers who are available in the mornings to help give AR tests in our classroom. If you are available anytime from 8:00-9:00, please jot a note in your child's agenda planner and we can arrange for a day to have you in. Thanks in advance!
I really appreciate all you will do to help make this year amazing! If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know. See you soon in room 431...don't forget to bring your smiles!!! Go Buffalo!