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Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

 

Reading Minutes

 

Mobymax

  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

 

READING:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseagles

     ~ Login will be username@hpsstudents.net   

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

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Book It!

Our class is participating in the BOOK IT! program to encourage reading at home. You will be receiving a calendar at the beginning of each month, October through March. Each time your child reads at home during that time, they should mark it on their calendar (and their Reading Log for our classroom). At the end of each month they may bring their calendar back to school and receive a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut! 🙂

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Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide. There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes MobyMax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

READING: Log into this form to record the number of minutes you read. You can record each day or enter the total each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER: https://clever.com/in/hpseagles  (login will be username@hpsstudents.net)

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan at treagan@hpseagles.net
 
Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

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It’s time to celebrate!

smile clipartThis class is going places that no other class has ever gone! Tomorrow, February 10, we will celebrate having been recognized forty times for outstanding behavior! This is a REALLY big deal!

We brainstormed ideas of how to celebrate. They came fast and furious. I have to admit, the list of possibilities was pretty impressive.

After the votes were tallied, the winners were a pizza lunch, extra reading time, blanket forts, and electronics/games time. 

So…

  • I will provide two slices of pizza from Jet’s and Hawaiian Punch for each person. Students are welcome to supplement as desired.
  • We will build blanket forts and read in them. Flashlights might be helpful…and fun!
  • We will also have time for electronics/games. Please talk with your child about appropriate electronics to bring and games to play.  

We’re looking forward to a fun time of celebrating!  

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Reading Logs

We have been busy in our reading workshop!  For instance, we have discussed the importance of making our reading time the best that it can be.  We need to be in charge of our reading to make sure that happens.  This means that we read books that are not too hard, spend extra time reading instead of playing video games, get to know the characters in our books, and share about our books with a friend!  We need to make wise choices so that reading can be the best it can be for each of us.

 

Bookworm

We have also been working on creating reading goals.  These goals need to be important and realistic.  Every student has determined an individual reading goal.  We also have a class reading goal, which is to increase the amount of reading that we do every day.

 

One way to keep track of our reading is to record the time we start and stop reading, as well as the number of pages we read in a reading log.  We will have a reading log for every book read.  It is important that students are reading the same book at home as they are at school.  Parents, please use these reading logs frequently to spark discussion about the book your child is reading! 🙂

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