1. Progress reports will be sent home on Friday, October 6. Half way mark to the first Report Card/Parent Teacher conference.
2. Attendance and getting to school on time are KEY for success in every area at Ray. Good habits get established and make everything else easier!
3. ALL the research always shows that the best way to become a better reader is to read. So I require students to do at LEAST 20 minutes every day outside of school. The Chicago Public Library is a great resource.
The one important message right now is to get the EMERGENCY INFORMATION form completed and returned. I can send another blank home if needed.
I still repeat my recommendations to get books on audio CD at the library and listen in the car, during chores, or in bed at night. Just because a student doesn't read independently, doesn't mean they can't have access to good literature and hear books.
Thanks for all your support and keep in touch.
I am looking forward to a very happy and productive school year. Students are more mature and can put their good effort into every class. We are lucky to be at Ray School where the Administration and the Staff work so well together. With supportive parents, WE'VE GOT IT ALL!
Please email if you have any concerns or questions. I will send individualized notes home with your child regarding academics and behavior. This blog is intended as a general pep talk sometimes and a calendar of events. I resolve to get better at the technology of posting links and the latest learning opportunities.
Check the other teachers' websites. They have tons of good information too.
Again, Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.