Extended Winter Break
January 4-7: No School
Winter Break has been extended for one week. Your brain and your body will thank you if you do two things:
1) read - something, anything!!
2) get moving - move your body, go outside (brr)
I've got some movement breaks you can access below and don't forget to log into RAZ kids or Reading A-Z.
Hopefully, I'll see you in class on Monday!
THREE THINGS PARENTS CAN DO
Kids really do want to be like YOU! Let them see you reading and writing in regular life. You could let them open the mail with you or help with the grocery list. You can help them see that reading is needed outside of school every day.
Reading in a quiet spot with a still body will help them notice patterns and read more fluently. It actually helps them far more if they can read out loud or in a whisper voice. Bedtime is PERFECT for this!
Just 20 minutes a day will make a difference in your child's literacy skills. You can help by simply listening to them read or reminding them to read before bed.
Daily Physical Activity
Clear a place on the floor and let's use our imaginations in this Yoga activity.
Let's enjoy some story time. Find a cozy spot and snuggle down. You can read along or you can listen. Watching the words still counts.
Read Every Day
We know reading each day for 20 minutes is the best thing you can do to improve your literacy. You can use this quiet timer to help you reach your goal.
The main library may be closed, but there are thousands of young adult books to choose from online. Use the Overdrive App and your free library card to download books free. There are NO overdue charges on electronic books.
I love this Reading Bingo game. Print one off or take a picture with your phone. Let me know if you get BINGO! This is a printable PDF.
Time Capsule: In the mood for a TIME CAPSULE? This is a great activity for anyone. This is a printable PDF.