Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to our website. Our mission is to "Learn Together, Work Together and Grow Together." We believe that all children can learn. We set high expectations for all our students and expect them to work to their full potential. For all our students to be successful we all need to dedicate ourselves (parents, students and teachers) to help reach our yearly goals.
Reading is a vital element of learning. We encourage each child to read at least 20 minutes each night. They should list this in their reading logs. Parents must be involved in the reading process to see the most improvement. Your child should be reading out loud to you and at this time you can time your child on the number of words read per minute. Your child should be reading fluently. Reading fluently means reading smoothly not choppy. By the end of the year your child should be reading 90 words per minute. Library books are a good reading source. We also have a classroom library from which students may check out books. However they become responisble for any book they lose (meaning they must pay for it) READING IS REQUIRED HOMEWORK.
A homework sheet will be sent weekly. Please read this homework sheet with your child. Homework should be done nightly. If you choose to let your child do the work independently always review with them upon completion. Homework is not busy work, but a reinforcement of our daily classwork.
Technology is used in our classroom. We will use the websites IXL, RAZ Kids, and Rocket Spelling to help reinforce skills taught. Your child can access these website from home for extra practice . To access these programs you will need your child's username and password. Students should know it, but please let me know if you need this info.
I look forward to working with you and your child. I know that with all of us working together your child will have a great school year and demonstrate success.
Ms. Maritza Perez