Well after a surprise 2 snow days today officially marks the start of Christmas break.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 7th.  Please enjoy 2 full weeks with your kiddos!  I’m sad I didn’t get these last 2 days with my kiddos to wrap up any lose ends so here are a few things to remember.

  • Please, please, PLEASE read with your child EVERY DAY!!  So much learning is lost in those 2 weeks if students don’t keep up with their reading.  20 minutes a day x 14 days = 280 minutes lost or gained.  Please make sure you are one of the families that has 280 (or more) minutes of learning gained.
  • Reading Recovery kids are down to 5 weeks left after break so this is especially important for them to be reading as much as possible.  My Reading Recovery kids know they can earn an extra prize if they keep up with their daily reading when they get back from break!
  • Cougar Club is not planning on resuming until February so keep practicing math and reading skills on your own.