Posted: October 19, 2018
Happy Mid-October, Students, Parents and Guardians!!
As you know, I have started working with my awesome students and we've been practicing lots of reading and other important parts of learning to read in my class!
As you may have noticed, I've been sending homework home to your child. This homework usually consists of 20 minutes of reading per night OR the assigned reading that I will have left in a little note in your child's book!
I strongly advise parents and guardians to be consistent with your child's reading practice in the evening. Sometimes, I will send home a book that will be for you to read TOGETHER, which usually means, there are more difficult words that your child will require your help with. Other times, TOGETHER simply means that it's a book that parent or guardian will read to the child.
Always, please, check the book and use your judgement as well on the TOGETHER books, as this book might be for your reading but for the enjoyment of both of you.
I STRESS always, if the book proves to be too difficult for the child, you will know, because they may be slightly or very frustrated. If this happens and they are not comfortable reading it themselves, PLEASE JUMP in and read to them.
We do not want to cause distress on the learning and practicing reader, we want them to enjoy what they are reading and if it is not completely within their comfort zone, then we as adults can jump right in and help them out!
You may feel you need to make a note if the book was too difficult for them and that's ok! We try new books all the time, so when one might be very comfortable, another in that level or genre may not be as comfortable or easy to read!
This is my little note for now!
I hope everyone has a great weekend and remember, on those rainy cold days when it's too cold or wet to play outside, we can grab a cozy blanket and a cozy book for enjoyment as well!!