Along with Journeys, Café lessons will be taught to students to help them become life-long readers. Café is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary. With Café, specific strategies are taught to students to help them become better readers. A menu of suggestions is put up on the wall and the children are encouraged to choose from these strategies when coming across problems in their reading.
We will be participating in the BookIT! program this year. Each month, your student will be given a goal for how many minutes to read. If your student reaches that goal, send the signed calendar back to school and your child will receive a coupon for a free mini-pizza from Pizza Hut. Each completed calendar brought back adds a scoop of ice-cream or a topping for our ice-cream party at the end of the year!
Mystery Readers are parents, grandparents, etc. that volunteer one time to read a short story to our class. They remain anonymous until their arrival and the children get to guess who they think is coming. Mystery Reader times are on Friday afternoons. Contact me if you are interested.
Scholastic Book Orders
Book orders will be passed out monthly. Orders can be turned in to me or placed online. If you order online you will want to go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. If this is your first time ordering online use our class activation code: GP3HQ. Our class earns points with every purchase which allows us to get free books for our classroom library.