FAQ

FAQ

This page will answer questions commonly asked by students and parents.
  1. Is there a Reading Counts or Accelerated Reader program?
  2. What is the correct way to write the paragraph?
  3. Will there be two spelling lists?
  4. Should parents check the math homework?
  5. Is there extra help for struggling students?



Is there a Reading Counts or Accelerated Reader program?

No, the school does not have these programs. However, it is very 
important that children read independently. In addition to building
up background knowledge, independent reading helps to increase
vocabulary and comprehension skills. Reading for at least 20-30
minutes a day will also help with reading stamina, which is needed 
in the upper grades. Children are expected to have a book for 
independent reading if they are finished with the class assignment.
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What is the correct way to write the paragraph?

1. The paper should not be torn from a notebook and have jagged 
edges. The paper should be placed properly on the desk with the 
holes facing the right way.
2. A heading should be at the top of the paper. The heading 
includes the student's name, date, and Writing.
3. Skip a line between the heading and the paragraph title.
4. Center the paragraph title. Use correct capitalization.
5. Indent the 1st sentence of your paragraph. The first 
sentence should be the topic sentence telling me what your 
paragraph is about.
6. Be sure to leave a right margin. Start the next line all the 
way to the left red margin.
7. There should be at least 3 supporting details for your topic 
sentence. After each detail there should be an example sentence.
ex: I like to go ice skating with my friends. (Now tell me more 
about this detail before going on to the next supporting detail.)
Use adjectives (before nouns) and adverbs (by verbs) to make your 
writing more descriptive.
8. End the paragraph with an ending sentence.
9. Check over your final copy for errors, smudges, etc.
(Students will be given an example form to keep in their folders.)
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Will there be two spelling lists?

No. The spelling program was changed last year (2016-2017). The unit vocabulary words will also be the spelling words. The vocabulary words are found in the green vocabulary book. This may be modified for students during the year, if necessary.
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Should parents check the math homework?

Parents may check the homework, but it is important to involve the child in any corrections. Please review any corrections on returned assignments with your child.
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Is there extra help for struggling students?

Yes! Study Island and Mathletics are two wonderful programs that reinforce concepts presented in class.
I am also available after school to help anyone who needs some extra help.
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