lHomework and a few other bits of 206 Mid-week Information 😉
Your first Reading Log/Homework went home last night. I wanted to share some information to go with the homework for those families that may have missed Back to School Night.
The goal is to work up to 20 minutes of reading each day. This may be broken up into small increments as needed. Very soon, I will be sending books home with your child to read to you, but for now you can read books to your child. If you speak a second language, you can also include reading books to your child in the other language in your home. Once books go home it would be great to include reading to your child and having your child read to you. More information to come with take home books, but when you get the books at home, have your child read them multiple times through the week and log them.
Sight Word of the Week: Regarding the sight word at the bottom, have your child practice reading and writing or spelling the word aloud(possibly building a collection of sight words on flash cards to practice). Your child may start to notice these words in their books, but it not necessary to have these words in your books.
Comment Section: PLEASE fill out the comment section. Tell me what you noticed, any questions, what they are working on, what they have overcome, etc. If it is regarding books you read to them, tell what you spoke about…ask questions about character feelings, what happened in the book, etc as you read the book.
Return Date: This log/homework is due on Friday or Monday at the latest for credit.
The updated Volunteer Cleared List is out. I have posted it on our whiteboard by the snack tub. Please check to see that your name is on this list even if you were cleared last year to ensure you are able to volunteer. Thank you so much for all your effort to make sure this is taken care of for the safety of our campus!
Dress in Red – This Thursday
Don’t forget to have your child dress in Red this Thursday. We have been doing a few activities and reading around Red, but will also take a picture on Thursday in all of our Red Clothing! If due to discomfort or hot weather, you are always welcome to send an additional T-shirt for your child to change themself into.
Prep for More Hot Days
I believe it is supposed to heat up again toward the end of this week. Please remember to lather up in sunscreen, send water with your child, and feel free to send a hat for your child to wear outside at recess if you prefer. We are so lucky to have air-conditioning inside our buildings!
In order to ensure student safety, we have changed the dismissal program. Students in TK will now be lined up against the Penguin Wall behind the gate. As there will be about 40 different pick-up adults coming to get their students at one time, you can come up to the gate and call out your child’s name and your TK student will be called and dismissed to you (similar to Thursdays in the classroom). Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust our new dismissal procedures to keep our students safe!