Today I sent home a September reading chart with my blue group and will send them home with red group on Tuesday. On the chart students can record minutes read in English and minutes read in Spanish for each day. There is also space to do weekly totals and a monthly minute total at the top. I told students my expectation is for them to read in both Spanish and English, and to have a total of 10 hours by the end of the month. That should be about half an hour every school night, but you can distribute it differently if they would rather read more over the weekends or something. Charts will be due by September 29th. If they have met their goal of 10 hours each student can receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Pizza Hut's Book It program. Students usually love it!
On the back of the reading chart is a page students should complete by the end of the month. They will need to read a poem and fill out the report based on that poem. I told them they can look in their books, or on the internet with their parents help to find a fun poem. If they can't find one I can copy one to send home with them.
I emphasized today that this is one of the most important papers they will be taking home each month. Students' nightly reading and monthly book reports will be a part of their reading grade, as it is the number one most important piece in moving their skills forward!
Hi! My name is Celinda Johnson, and I am very excited to join the 3rd grade team at Heritage Community Charter! I am thrilled to be your teacher, and I’m looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures! My goal as a teacher is to instill a love of learning and exploration in all my students so they become life-long learners. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need! I look forward to a great year together!