Hi parents, we are in the home stretch!!!
Please do a search of your homes for any books with a "Mrs. Grimes" sticker on them. The kids have been very responsible this year, but I want to make sure all of my books are returned!
Beware the summer slide!! Research has shown that kiddos who aren't kept working over the summer can lose up to 2 months of school. I can personally tell you that I've seen kiddos regress by 3-4 reading levels when they haven't been kept busy. Please have a plan for your child!!!
Some ideas to help keep your child practicing:
-make a weekly trip to the library
-have your kiddo tell you about the books they're reading
-have your kiddo read 20-30 minutes every day
-get a "summer bridge" workbook and have your child complete 2-3 pages a day (please check them!)
-join a summer camp or summer school
-find a tutor to keep your child practicing
-set "school hours" where you work with your kiddo
-have your child keep a summer journal/write about all of the fun things they do
-use the MyOn reading program
-practice math on Prodigy
Whatever works for your family, please have a plan in place :)
Wednesday - Art Day - You have blossomed in creativity this year! Let's spend a day crafting fun things you've learned! (Please bring your favorite craft activity that is small enough for your backpack. Examples: sidewalk chalk, play-doh, scratch art, fun markers, beads, etc. Michael's and Hobby Lobby have great craft ideas for kids. I will also have my share of craft supplies for kids to play with as well).
Thursday - Last Day! Party at 9:30-10:30. You can check out after the party or early dismissal is at 12:50. Lots of hugs to be given! Thank you all for an amazing year!