It is hard to believe that we have already experienced the Mardi Gras break and this year seems to be moving at such a rapid pace.
All four of the reading classes have been extremely enjoyable for me and I anticipate the remainder of the year will continue to be rewarding for me, as well as to your child.
After the test this Thursday on Don Quixote, all classes will begin a non-fiction unit on February 22nd. We will be using the reading textbook for the next four stories. Three of the four are, Leonardo's Horse, Passage to Freedom and Ghost Towns America West.
Please encourage your child to read at home and from time to time, I would also encourage you to inquire about what we are reading in class as well as whatever they may be reading for pleasure.
Thank you for your continued support and interest.
The students will have a test this Thursday on chapters 3-4 from Don Quixote. They will work on a study guide Monday, Feb. 18th which will be checked in class Tues. They also will have to identify and define 8 new terms.
Each class is being read to for the first 8-10 minutes from an age appropriate novel. The students typically wish for me to continue with the stories, however that is the power of suspense that the authors have created and one the students seem to appreciate. The main focus of each class is the content of the main story. Class discussion is always welcome and new vocabulary is always discussed with an attempt to make the word relevant to the students' world. Most days, I make an effort to watch the class time and stop with 8 minutes left to allow the students to free read.