Although this is my 23rd year as a teacher, I know I can always do a better job, and I've already asked for your child's feedback. I'd also love your honest feedback. Please email me with what you appreciated from these posts or this school year, and what you would change in the future. Thank you in advance!
Last request - please help your child continue to read over the summer. The habit of reading will pay off in the long run! The best way for readers to get better is to read more. Volume matters! Here's a link to our summer reading page and here's another to the New York Times Reading Contest. If your child has "no idea what to read," have them look at the sites HERE and/or have them talk to a teen librarian at AHML. Those librarians read a TON!. Then ask your child to WRITE! Here's a link to a summer writing challenge which I may even take part in myself! PLEASE encourage your children to read and write in the midst of all the swimming, baseball games, tournaments, vacations, traveling... Continuing with the stamina we worked so hard to build will be so beneficial for when they get back to school next year (and of course for life!)! Here's an infographic with statistics - Stop Summer Slide.
More Further Reading (an older post, but very true): Why Summer Reading Pays off Year-Round