How often does my child have Library?
Every child in the school gets library once a week for fourty minutes.
How many books can they get?
Children can have four books from the library per week, at least two have to be in their grade level. They are due back one week later, on the day of their library.
What will they do while they are there?
All children will be educated in the basic workings of a library and how to appreciate and care for books. They will read with the librarian and learn to interpret the stories and the meaning of the book. We will also discuss illustrators and learn how to creatively write our own stories. By fifth grade we will be publishing our own book. We will also have ample time to choose and check out our own books.
What is Accelerated Reader?
|The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year.|
How many A.R. Points does my child need?
In first grade we practice on one book a week, with no point requirement.
In second grade; first grading period 4 points, second grading period 5 points, third grading period 6 points, fourth grading period 7 points.
In third grade, first grading period 8 points, second grading period 10 points.
Fourth and Fifth grade both need 10 points every grading period.
How can I help them?
Read with them as often as you can and go on the destiny website to choose a book together. Encourage them to switch off the T.V. and read a book for a while. You will be surprised how much a little daily practice can help. Help them by setting a great example and read with them, make sure they have a quiet environment to concentrate and enjoy a little time to get lost in a book.