Next week Rooms 3 & 4 will be starting their Class Reading programmes.
Your child will come home with a book and a reading log Monday - Wednesday. On Thursdays they will be asked to select a book of their choice to take home.
Research has shown that there is a direct correlation between reading at home and school and the impact this has on a child's levels of achievement. "Reading and storytelling with your child promotes brain development and imagination, teaches your child about language and emotions, and strengthens your relationship". www.Raising children.net.au
The impact of reading 20 mins each day.
It may feel hard to find 20 minutes each day to read with your child, but the cost of not doing this is far too great. Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardised tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). Compare this with the child who is reading for just 1 minute per day, they only see 8000 words each year and have scores in the 10th percentile on standardised tests. A small amount of reading each day makes an incredible difference! (Nagy and Herman, 1987)
We would ask that you set aside 15- 20 minutes each night to actively listen to your child read. Once you have heard your child read we would ask that you talk about what he/she has read, even ask them to retell the story to you, or ask them questions about what they have read.
The Reading Log needs to be signed by a parent/Grandparent and returned to school each day along with the reading book and spelling notebook.
Please help us to help your child succeed.
We work best when we work together.
As the old saying goes......
'It takes a village to raise a child'.