The classrooms are alive with reading, writing, problem solving, and technology. The home-school partnership is invaluable as we teach children the value and importance of reading each day. As I visit classrooms, I see students excited and proud of their work. There are students reading independently, with buddies or in small groups with their teachers. The writing journals are filling up with seed ideas, personal stories, and creative ways to elaborate their ideas. Regular visits to the computer lab help reinforce their skills and extend the curriculum. Math discussions allow students to explain their thinking, solve problems in more than one way, and encourage reasoning. If you have questions about the curriculum or your child's progress, please contact the teacher.
We recently celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by wearing Cat in the Hat hats and reading books written by Dr. Seuss. It is a great opportunity to learn about an amazing author and to emphasize the importance of reading. Many students are currently participating in a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital by completing the Math-a-thon problems. Thank you for all your support and for teaching children ways to give to others less fortunate that us.
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