Hard Work Pays Off!

The following students were the recipients of gift cards for their hard work.  Students must complete assignments, follow school rules, and show progress in Reading in order to be eligible.  Students earn points each day which are collected on classdojo.com.   There will be gift cards each 9 weeks period culminating with larger gift prizes at the end of the year. Three lucky students that have really gone the extra mile improving their Reading skills and have the highest overall points will be awarded.  Please make sure that your child is reading for at least 30 minutes nightly.

3rd 9 weeks:

             

2nd 9 weeks:

Hard Work Pays Off!

The following students were the recipients of gift cards for their hard work.  Students must complete assignments, follow school rules, and show progress in Reading in order to be eligible.  Students earn points each day which are collected on classdojo.com.  All parents should have received an email in regards to this program.  There will be gift cards each 9 weeks period culminating with larger gift prizes at the end of the year. Three lucky students that have really gone the extra mile improving their Reading skills and have the highest overall points will be awarded.  Please make sure that your child is reading for at least 30 minutes nightly.

1st 9 weeks:

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Who Who is Afraid of the Dark?

We have been practicing a play in order to increase reading fluency, tone, and rate of delivery.
Who-Who, a barn owl, has a nest in the Joshua tree, which is one of the few trees that can survive in the desert where Who-Who lives.  The Joshua tree is a busy place during the desert night.  Scruff, a javelina, likes to sleep under the tree, and Polly the pronuba moth, helps pollinate the tree.  However, Scruff is having trouble sleeping because of all the noise that Who-Who is making.  Ask your child how Zillard, a rattlesnake, helps both who-Who and Scruff so that the desert night becomes a peaceful once again.

Some really got into character by making masks.readers-theater

Characters are:

Polly the Pronuba Moth -Yasmin
Scruff the Javelina – Lacey
Who Who the Barn Owl – Laura
Zillard the Rattlesnake – Anthony

Pledge to Read

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In order to maintain at their current level a student must read 20 minutes a day, to increase their level, they must read 20 minutes for each year of growth expected. These groups have pledged to read for 1 hour a day.  They will read 30 minutes in their English Language Arts/ Reading class and 30 minutes at home. Parents need to sign their reading log to show proof that they are sticking to their pledge. Working together, they will succeed!

Accessing Technology

Tech 1Students can access their books on: Readinga-z.com
Username: NjanAshley
Password: HMS2016

They should read 20 minutes nightly.
They can pick a story of their choice but will be required to take a

Tech 2comprehension quiz to receive credit. There are 36 weeks in school and so we are setting a goal of 36 books read this school year. We will be reading the stories in class but in order to increase their fluency and comprehension, they need to read the stories more than once.
Book 1 is done!