Saturday, January 25, 2014

Announcements January 25

Reading is the Key

The more you read, the more you learn.  Students took benchmark tests last week, and there was one connection.  Students who were more fluent readers with higher comprehension made higher scores.  The STAAR test will be administered this spring to 3rd and 4th graders in Reading and Math and to 4th graders in Writing.  These tests are very challenging and require students to not only be good readers but also critical thinkers. 

Parents can help their children be proficient readers by having them read every night.  Reading for 15 minutes every night builds fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.   Just like riding a bicycle, playing a sport or playing a video game, the more time you spend doing reading, the better you will get at it.

Parent Communication

If you have concerns or questions about your child's reading level or performance, please contact your child's teacher.  They have the most information about your child and can tell you exactly what strengths and weaknesses your child has in reading, math, writing, science and social studies.  By having a frequent and open line of communication with the teacher, you and the teacher can work together to help your child improve in their learning.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Jan 29
Buckeye Store
The Buckeye store will visit PreK -1st classrooms on this day.  
Thu, Jan 30
Buckeye Book Club
Mrs. Meza, Mrs. Broadwell,  and Mrs. Bishop’s class girls only  will meet in the Library from 4:00-5:15
College Day
Wear your College attire.
Buckeye Store
The Buckeye store will visit 2nd -4thclassrooms on this day.
Tue, Feb 4 & Wed, Feb 5
4th grade
Mock Writing
4th grade will have their Mock STAAR writing test on these days.
Thu, Feb 6
UIL Meet
in Henderson
The UIL Writing and Speaking events will take place in Henderson on this day.
Thu, Feb 6

Sat, Feb 8
Buckeye Book Club
Mrs. Meza, Mrs. Broadwell, and Mrs. Bishop’s class girls only will meet in the Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
UIL Meet
UIL Meet will be at the Elementary campus.  Volunteers needed.  Sign- up sheet is located in the work room.
Thu, Feb 13
Author Visit
College Day
More information to come.
Wear your college attire.
Fri, Feb 14
Valentine Parties
1st and 3rd         12:10-12:40
4th and K            1:00-1:30
PreK and 2nd     1:50-2:20

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