We look forward to working with you to help your child develop the skills and understandings that will enable him or her to become a successful, life-long learner.
Reading serves as the major foundational skill for all school-based learning. Helping your child develop into a proficient reader is a gift that will last a lifetime. These few, simple strategies and actions can make a significant difference in helping your child develop into a good reader.
·READ ALOUD TOGETHER WITH YOUR CHILD EVERY DAY. Even a few minutes a day can make a big difference! Point to the words as you read sometimes. This will help your child learn that reading goes from left to right, top to bottom, and that the words you say represent the print in the book.
·READ YOUR CHILD’S FAVORITE BOOK OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
·READ MANY STORIES WITH RHYMING WORDS AND LINES THAT REPEAT. Invite your child to join in on these parts.
·BE AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILD – LET HIM OR HER SEE YOU READING BOOKS, TOO.
·KEEP A WIDE SELECTION OF READING MATERIALS IN YOUR HOME.
·VISIT THE LIBRARY REGULARLY AND HAVE YOUR CHILD GET HIS/HER OWN LIBRARY CARD.
We hope this is the beginning of a wonderful educational experience for your child and you.
Mrs. Carpenter & Mrs. Caudill