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We want our students to become great readers this year. Reading with children spells success for early literacy. Through reading aloud, and promoting a positive attitude about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on your child's learning. These tips will help your child have a successful year:
  • invite your child to read with you every day
  • when reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you readthI47E05VT.jpg
  • read a child's favorite book over and over again
  • read many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat
  • discuss new words and their meaning while reading
  • stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story
  • read from a variety of children's books, including fairy tales, song books, poems and information books

Reading well is at the heart of all learning. Help make a difference for your child. Visit these websites for enjoyment and reading practice.

Andersen Fairy Tales
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Between the Lions
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Story Place
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Time for Kids
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Might Book
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Giggle poetry
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Stride Academy
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Internet Safety

The internet can be a wonderful resource for children. They can use it to research school reports or projects, communicate with other children and play interactive games. But that access can pose hazards. It's very important to be aware of what your child views on the internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves. Just like any safety issue, it's wise to talk with your child about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.
Click on the pictures below to provide your child with more information on internet safety.

Surf Swell Island
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Netsmartz
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What is Accelerated Reader?


Accelerated Reader(AR) is a program designed to encourage students to read. AR tests student comprehension of books they have read using a computer program.

Goals and points


Your child's homeroom teacher assigns a points goal to each student for each nine week grading period. Most books in the library have an AR test available. Those books are marked to show they have a test. Each book has a point value, which can be earned if the student scores 100%. To get the full amount of points available for a book, all questions must be correct. Partial credit will be given for answering most or some of the questions correctly.

Where can my child take tests?

AR tests can only be taken at school. Students may also take AR tests in their classroom, computer lab and the library.

What happens if my child meets his/her goal?


There will be rewards for each nine weeks grading period. Rewards are normally parties held in the library(popcorn, ice cream, pizza). Students will also be rewarded at the end of the year for points club( 50, 75, 100).

Accelerated Reader Rules

  • students may not take tests on books more than 2 levels below their reading level. Ex. I read at a 4th grade level. I may not test on a 1st Grade level book
  • you must read the entire book before taking a test on it
  • do not help other students with their tests
  • no talking to other students while testing
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