Last week of school!
Can you believe we have only 4 more days of school left?! Next week we’ll be wrapping up a few things in the classroom, speed reading the book Holes so we can finish, and preparing for graduation! Graduation night is Thursday, June 2nd. Third graders are to wear dark pants and a white top. On Friday, we will celebrate Eli and Andrew, who are both moving out of state. We’ll dearly miss them in fourth grade and wish them the best!
PLEASE encourage your kids to continue to read nightly. Although it is not ‘official’ homework, reading is detrimental to success!
Is nightly reading really important?
Let’s figure it out…..do the math:
Student A reads for 20 minutes 5 nights a week.
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night…or not at all.
Student A reads 20 min. x 5 times a week = 100 minutes a week.
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 minutes a week.
Student A reads 400 minutes a month.
Student B reads 80 minutes a month.
Student A reads 3600 min. in a school year.
Student B reads 720 min. in a school year.
Student A practices the equivalent of ten whole school days a year.
Student B gets the equivalent of only two school days of reading practice.
By the end of the 6th grade if Student A and B maintain these same reading habits, Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days. Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days. One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance.
How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
Which student would you expect to read better?
Have a better vocabulary?
Be more successful in school…and in LIFE!?