There are so many updates and news items this week! Please make sure you scroll through to get your digital newsletter, and all the necessary pieces :)
Thanks to Cammy, Melissa and Wesley for such a fun Family Share this week!
Lexia & Xtra Math
Wow! Look at all of our Lexia Certificates so far this year! This week alone we had 14 kids "Level Up" in Lexia. We are proud of all the students' hard work, and all the hard work of our great parents at home! We also have kids starting to pass programs in XtraMath. We can adjust programs to students' individual needs if it is too challenging or to make it more challenging :)
1 Home Book Program Manager
The job requires around a 15-20 minute commitment one (consistent) morning every week in the classroom. Here is the job broken down:
1. Take home books live in a laminated manila envelope that lists the books on the cover. They are organized by DRA Level. A list of students who receive books and the level they are on is in a green folder.
2. We want to ask students to return books on Mondays or Fridays- it could also be mid-week if that works better for you, but we wanted ONE consistent day this job could be done. If students turn in their books early we will place the bag in a tote tray underneath the filing cabinet of books.
3. When you come in on the "EXCHANGING" day just pull out the tote tray. Check the bag and see which student had it last. Re-file the bag in the appropriate hanging folder and pull out a new folder at that level for the student. Make sure they haven't had it before by checking the list next to their name, then mark the new envelope they have received. The first numbers on the bags are the levels, any numbers or letters that go after are just to make sure that repeat books don't happen. For example, if a student at a level 2 already had 2-4, 2-7, and 2-1A make sure they get any other 2- book set).
4. Call out the student's name to get the bag to put in their backpack, or put it in their mailbox if they are absent.
You should see a math packet from Unit 1 in your student's mailbag today. Check your e-mail for details, and remember that this is a learning opportunity but is NOT REQUIRED :)
Finally: Thanks to Mr. Freeman for being our Mystery Reader this week! Students were so thrilled to be read to by the principal! He read "Happy Pig Day" which was bought for our class by Anna Fish's family from the book fair. Thanks to you too Anna!