Helpful Information for Teaching at Home (from email):
One of the websites that I really enjoy is called “The Measured Mom.” I am going to give you several links off her website that might be helpful to you. For Reading: The best place to get books for your child is the library cart, but since you can’t right now, check this out!
If you are able to print books for your child to read, I HIGHLY recommend Reading A to Z. You can print books for your readers! Great news! Reading A to Z is offering an extended FREE trial. There are even some books your child can read right on the computer.
Get a free one month trial of the app Skybrary (with LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow) – she used this in the past and loved it.
Get a free one month trial of Epic! right now, a great digital library for ages 12 and under. Again, she has used it and loved it!
Please keep your child reading at their level as best as you can, and continue to work on the guided reading. This is so important! That being said, also make sure you are scheduling time for your child to read on his/her own. All these phonics skills don’t do much good if we don’t give our learners chances to apply them as they read real books. On this website, she lists leveled books you can find at your library – with a printable leveled book list! I don’t know how it matches up with our BAS levels, but it shouldn’t be too far off!
This week we are going to have an online Google Meet to give you a chance to ask any questions you have for the coming week or just allow your students to interact for a few moments with their teacher. The teacher will be available for an hour but we request that if you want to be a part of this experience to please be sure to log in at the start of the session so the meeting can end after it appears to be over. As always, your teachers are available to answer questions via email throughout the week.
Handwriting Workbook - Stays in backpack (return daily)
Composition Notebook - Stays in backpack (return daily)
Spelling Workbook - Keep at home
Shurley Grammar (SG) Digital Textbook - details coming soon
Science Workbook - Stays in backpack (return daily)
Nature Reader - Keep at home
Geography Notebook - Keep at home until I ask for it (usually once per month)
ASSIGNMENT SHEETS/SATELLITE WORK PACKETS: Please look through your child’s backpack as soon as they come home each day. Read through the assignment sheets and work packet so that you can email any questions before the next day. This is the time to remove papers, check for notes on classwork, and make a plan for your next Satellite Day.
Vision & Expectations
The purpose of this whole University Model School is to give time back for families to actively disciple their kids.
The satellite days are designed to give you time back with your children. It is not something we outsource to tutors or other activities. It is through the satellite classwork that you have this extra time with your children.
This model allows you to spend full school days with your children and leave evenings and weekends free to have quality family and church time.
Be the adult in the room. Set the expectations at home and leave your problems out of the satellite classroom.
This process will change the way you spend your days
This process will change you as a parent and you will have many, many frustrations and joys in this journey. Expect this.
This process will change your relationship with your child for the better
Teachers are here for you! Your teacher is the first line of contact. Please communicate with them very often and let them know if you have questions. Please, do not wait! They are expecting open communication with you as the satellite teacher and this model does not work without it.
Administrators are also available to help you in any way. However, please communicate with your teachers first.
Check your email EVERY DAY. Read and respond when appropriate.
Read the Knightly News EVERY WEEK.
Check the calendar EVERY WEEK.
The clpsfamily.com website is full of information for you with details about all school events.
Plan to attend Parent Seminar opportunities, Vision meetings and information sessions.
Each grade level has a website (and you found it!)
The teachers will assess your child's reading level and will assign guided reading. Each week, your child may select books from the guided reading cart upstairs at the hall monitor station. Use the appropriate questions from the "Leveled Reading Questions" and complete the "Weekly Reading Form". Click on the images below to access these resources.
Click above to access the Parent Training Session on the Guided Reading Program presented by Principal, Dr. Deborah Henry