June 2006 Newsletter

Mrs. Black

Rama Central P.S., Rm. 104


This is the total minutes of home reading the class completed, between mid-February and the end of May!!  Seventeen of nineteen students did more than 1,000 minutes of reading (the goal that was set at the beginning of the challenge). Congratulations to everyone, students and parents, on a job exceptionally well done!  Our celebration party will be held on Friday, June 2nd.  We will be joining Miss McCann’s/Clipsham’s students, who also took part in the Spring Reading Challenge, for a screening of the movie “Chicken Little.”  Then, we will be going back to our own classrooms for special snacks.  If you would like to send in snacks, for the party, you are welcome to do so.  On Friday, each student will also receive a certificate, listing his/her minutes of home reading during the 3 1/2 month-long Spring Reading Challenge.


Typically, if students stop reading, for a period of time, they lose some of their knowledge and proficiency.  It is essential that your child continues to read every day, both this month and throughout the summer, to help ensure that he/she maintains, or even betters, his/her reading level between now and September.  Attached, you will find information about the fun and exciting “Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge,” which is being offered to all students in the Primary Division at Rama Central.  Please sign and return the permission slip, if you and your child wish to participate.  Reading Challenge packets will be sent home the last week of school.


During the month of June, we will be studying the final topics of the year in math, science and physical education/health/character education.  Students will also be continuing Guided Reading, producing pieces of writing that integrate all of the writing concepts taught throughout the school year and making oral presentations of their work, to the class.


We are planning some water play activities on the morning of Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27.  Please make sure your child is dressed to get wet, and don’t forget the sunscreen!


Sincerely,                                                        mcgyver@flashmail.com