I enjoyed meeting many of you at Back-to-School Night! Remember, students who are found eligible for BSI services will receive a letter and postcard in the mail. Please sign and date the card, and then return it to school. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me or call the school! Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
As I said at our meeting, I will be working with students in Grades 1st – 5th. However, BSI students in inclusion rooms (classrooms with two full-time teachers) will receive services from their classroom teachers, and not from the Reading Specialist. Although I will not be working with these students directly, it is important they be identified as being eligible for BSI services. I will assess them three times during the school year and work closely with their teachers to discuss ideas, additional support programs, and interventions.
The following are ideas and routines that we discussed last night. A reading bag will come home each night. Please ask your child to read aloud to you. You can ask them, “What did you learn to do as a reader today? What does this book make you think of?” This reading bag should be returned to school each day.
Check out the following books/series. These books can be read by your child independently or read aloud with you!
· Bruss, Deborah
Book! Book! Book!
When the children go back to school, the animals on the farm are bored, so they go into the library in town trying to find something to do.
The Great Kapok Tree
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
· DePaola, Tomie
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
· Henkes, Kevin
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Easy Readers/Beginning Chapter Books
· Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
Biscuit Goes to School
Even though dogs are not allowed in school, Biscuit is determined to see and do everything that takes place in school and wants to meet the teacher. What will the teacher do when Biscuit sneaks in?
· Hoff, Syd
Danny and the Dinosaur
A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him.
· Rylant, Cynthia
Puppy Mudge books
· Rylant, Cynthia
Henry and Mudge books
· Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia (and other books in series)
A literal-minded housekeeper causes chaos in the
· (Various) Cole, Joanna
The Magic School Bus
· Jenkins, Steve
Dogs and Cats
Here is an amazing book filled with great information, visual facts, and lots of animal history along with incredibly realistic illustrations on both dogs and cats.
· (Various) Let’s Read and Find Out Science series
Quizzes, activities, games and articles for you and your friends.
From Carus Publishing Company’s popular magazines for all ages.
BabyBug – 6 months to 2 years
LadyBug and Click for ages 2-7
Spider and Ask for ages 6-9
Cricket and Muse for ages 9-14
Cicada for older teens.
Features stories, pictures, athletes and lots more.
A great magazine for animal lovers of all ages!
Looking for additional book recommendations….