The Grade One students are asked to read for fifteen minutes every day after school or in the evening. In order to provide parents, caregivers, and students a variety of options for home reading here are some choices:
- RAZ KIDS ~ On Monday October 4 each Grade One student will bring home their login information for RAZ KIDS (online) in the front pocket of their agenda book. If it is motivating for your child to read to me, then I am happy to listen to one story per student each evening (Monday to Thursday). You will find the record icon at the top of the story page. Please check-in to RAZ KIDS at least once per week even if it is not your child’s choice for home reading because there may be specific books assigned to your child’s account which they should read (or listen to if it is currently above their level). I do have paper copies of some RAZ KIDS books in the classroom. If you would like your child to bring home four levelled books per week rather than read online, please email me and we will set it up.
- Epic Books ~ On Monday October 4 each Grade One student will also bring home the Grade One class code for Epic Books. It is my understanding that this year Epic Books has restricted after school access to one book only per student. If you find that this is indeed the case, then you do have the option to purchase your own yearly subscription. This purchase is absolutely not mandatory! The students will be able to use Epic Books in the classroom during their personal reading time as well.
- Richmond Public Library ~ The Richmond Public Library has a wonderful selection of children’s books both online and when you visit in person.
- Personal Books ~ Re-reading old favourites and getting new books is one of my favourite hobbies.
At this time, the students do not need to have a written record of the books that they are reading. This will come later in the term.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Kelly 🙂