A few notes after parent teacher conferences
Hi everyone! It was great to meet or reconnect with you at parent teacher conferences last week. If you ever have questions about how your student is doing in English, please email me. We can get together if you would like, either before or after school.
Some of you asked me how you could challenge your child at home, in either reading or writing. Research shows that the more access kids have to reading material, the better reader they will be. Simply having books around at home will help them more than you know. Let them see YOU reading something, and then talk to them about it. Get a library card, and take your kids to check out something new. Librarians are great sources for new recommendations. And if you really want to challenge your kids, encourage them to read something different than they usually do - like a newspaper, a magazine, a poem, or any other informational text you have. Most of them like novels, but magazines are amazing, too! Try National Geographic, Newsweek, The Economist, Popular Science, or national newspapers like the New York Times or the Washington Post. Many of them are available as apps, too. And to improve writing, students can log onto www.utahcompose.com and practice their writing. If they need their login, have them come and talk to me.
Lastly, I will be submitting a book order at the end of the week. If you would like to order online, visit www.scholastic.com and enter my classroom code, which is NBH33.
Thanks for sending great kids to Summit!