Reading/ Writing (Vogel)
I'm sorry for not getting this reminder out sooner. The Read A Thon pledges are due this Friday, April 4th. We will be counting up the totals over the weekend and determining which class (Scheffer, Currie, or Vogel) will win the pizza party next week during homeroom and lunch. Additionally, the top pledge collector and one other student, whose name will be drawn, will go to Barnes and Noble after school (Date to be determined) to select the books the class has identified as needing to be replaced or new titles they wish to read. We will be having dessert at the cafe' while there ( on me). I will be contacting parents to set this up.
Thank you for supporting this activity. All of the students have used books from my classroom library, so this truly benefits everyone. These books are purchased out of my own money, not by the district, so it is necessary to hold book drives and Read A Thons annually to assist with upkeep. Research shows that students who have fingertip access to well stocked, current classroom library materials are stronger readers and score higher on standardized tests. I know this to be true.
I am seeing wonderful progress with comprehension, fluency and stamina this year. I hope you will support my efforts to strengthen your child's literacy skills. It is, by far, the most important gift we give to our children.
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