Read Every Day

Read Every Day:

Students will have to read a chapter book (50-100 pages) and complete the reading log within 2 weeks. 

  •  A new log will go home every two weeks.  It will be due on or before the due date at the top of the log.
  • The students are to read a chapter book of at least 50 – 100 pages (this can be modified with pre-approval). Students need to complete the book within that 2-week time frame. 
  • The students will fill out the start page and end page each time they read and then retell/summarize what they have read within those pages.  Remind your child:
    •  to write complete sentences
    • include character names vs. just saying “he or she”
    • use correct capitalization and punctuation
    • give as much detail as possible.
  • Do not allow them to just copy sentences directly out of the book.
  • This allows for flexibility for busy families. To ensure the chapter book is complete in the 2 weeks some families sit down and write the start and end page for each summary section. This is a great idea to set your child up for success!
  • Have them bring the log in to be checked daily!

Homework:

I do not formally assign math homework.

Research has not been able to prove that homework improves student performance or raise test scores. I truly believe that if I am not providing everything your child needs in the almost 8 hours I have them, then I need to change what I am doing in the classroom. Some research shows that students who show challenging behavior in class can be a result from not enough play at night. So, PLEASE, instead of math homework next quarter, I ask that you spend your evenings engaging in activities that are proven to correlate with student success. Play outside, have conversations about your day, read together, and eat dinner together.

There are many different ways that you can engage your child in math skills at home, that are fun, if you wish to do so. I have attached a list of interactive websites, games that incorporate manipulative such as, cards, play dough, dominos, legos, etc. I have also attached a list of ideas that do not need manipulatives. Students will have the opportunity to bring home their Math Booklet to practice math problems if they choose to, but I do not want families to pressure students to bring it home. I strongly believe this is what’s best for all students.

Thank you for all your help and support!


 

Communication is KEY!

 If you have any questions please email me at edavis@fesd.org or call at (623) 707-2000. I get my emails on my phone, so no matter where I am I will respond as soon as I can. Happy reading!