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Want to spend time with your youngster, build his reading skills, and help him learn to love books? You can do all three when you read aloud to her. Here are some suggestions;
* Read Regularly. Try to read to your child every day. You might aim for 10-15 minutes of bedtime reading for a peaceful end to the day. Tuck read-alouds into the time when dinner is in the oven. Or curl up together with a book when you get home from work.
* Take Turns Choosing books. Your youngster may want to hear old favorites again and again. Use your turn for new titles and variety (nonfiction, poetry).
* Let her participate. Ask your child to turn the pages while you read. Also, she can finish sentences that rhyme or fill in words she knows. Go slowly so she has time to understand the story and look at the illustrations. She’ll enjoy the read-aloud time more if she plays an active role.
* Be Playful. You can use different voices for different characters (a high, squeaky voice for a chicken or a deep, booming voice for a horse). Substitute your youngster’s name for the main character’s name, and use family members’ names for other characters.
Note: You don’t have to be an expert reader–your child will love it when you read aloud because it’s YOU!!
I want to thank everyone for a GREAT first week of school!!! I am sure everyone is worn out. Take the time to rest over the weekend and we will see you on Monday!!!
For the First Day of School is was a GREAT day!!! Things seemed to go smoothly (knock on wood) as we got everyone here and in there rooms without a problem. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that all goes as well getting them all home this afternoon.
Thanks for all you did to help make this a smooth transition!!!
Just a reminder: We will start serving breakfast tomorrow.
Monday— NO SCHOOL
Crispy Fish Shapes OR Grilled Cheese
Apple or Pears
Mini Corn Dogs OR Hammy Sammy
Pineapple or Strawberries
Hamburger OR Turkey Sandwich
Grapes or Fruit Cocktail
Homemade Lasagna/Roll OR Ham Sandwich
Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce
Banana or Mandarin Oranges