Thursday, April 25, 2019

Latinos con Libros, Thursday May 2nd

All families are invited to participate in Latinos con Libros on Thursday, May 2 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the Mitchell Community Center a night of Community Learning & Fun.  We will highlight the importance of reading to students and experience Latino culture, and help students learn to comprehend and make connections to text.  

Todas las familias están invitadas a participar en Latinos con Libros el Jueves 2 de Mayo de 4:30 a 5:30 pm en el Centro Comunitario Mitchell, una noche de aprendizaje y diversión comunitaria. Resaltaremos la importancia de la lectura para los estudiantes y la experiencia de la cultura latina, y ayudaremos a los estudiantes a aprender a comprender y hacer conexiones con el texto.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Writing at home

Ways to Foster Writing at Home

  • Read, read, read . . . by hearing and reading stories children learn the patterns, pleasures, and power of written language.
  • Encourage your child to observe the environmental print around your home; together read signs, labels, slogans, cereal boxes, junk mail . . . read EVERYTHING!
  • Write notes to your child:  welcome home notes, reminders, good luck wishes, riddles, happygrams, thank you notes.
  • Whenever possible, involve your child when you write grocery lists, dates on calendars, messages, etc.
  • Help your child keep a personal calendar of important dates and events (birthdays, library returns, hockey practice)
  • Provide a writing place with plenty of paper, pencils, markers, crayons, stickers, and rubber stamps.
  • If possible encourage the exploration of typewriters, computers, calculators – the tools of modern writing.
  • Display your child’s creations with pride.  Show that you value the accomplishment and effort.
  • Take the lead from your child.  Writing activities should build on your child’s interests.
  • Play games like Pictionary and Junior Scrabble
  • Recognize that the stories, lists, messages and projects generated by your child are more valuable than the busy work of workbooks and coloring books.