It is hard for me to believe that we’ve cruised through half of the school year already. It has been fabulous so far! Here at school, January is a time to really buckle down and focus on instruction and academics without the distractions that the previous months have had. Additionally, we see some amazing growth in our students as well as they really begin to take off academically. There are two things I want to share that can make a big difference to your student(s):
- Attendance (On Time ALL Day) – Our teachers and students hit the ground running each day. Tardies can quickly add up to substantial missed instructional time. Checking students out early is also disruptive to student learning. Establish a morning routine that includes having your student arrive at school on time and ready to learn. This is the best possible start to their school day. Additionally, try to avoid checking your student(s) out early from school and if you have to, do it as little as possible. Having your student arrive on time and staying all day is the very best for them and their learning!
- Lexia – at Crimson View our students use the Lexia Core 5 Reading program as an enhancement to their reading instruction. Each student is able to work on specific skills that they need to work and improve on. Lexia is much more than just a reading app or a computer program to keep your child busy. Students who consistently meet the weekly minute requirements will show substantial reading gains over time. Reading 20 minutes each day with your child is critical step number 1. Encouraging your student to work daily on Lexia for 20 minutes is a great next step to developing a good reader.
I’m looking forward to a strong surge in academics over the next couple of months! Let’s hit the ground running in 2020! See you Monday Wildcats!
Adam Baker (Principal) | 435-634-7000 | email@example.com
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