Once again we are having a book fair. The students have all previewed the books and many have purchased from their “wish list”. It is always exciting to watch, especially the kindergarten kids come into the library for the first time after we have set up. It looks so different and quite festive. They were [...]
Archive for October, 2010
Students from Colchester High School visited UMS on Tuesday,October 12th. The high school students are part of a public speaking class and shared picture books with our young students. Everyone did a great job, the younger friends were good listeners and the older friends read with enthusiasm. It was a great partnership. We hope to [...]
Some tips to try because reading together with your child will improve your child’s language development, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. *Find a place that is comfortable for both of you and make sure your child can see the book clearly. *Have your child point to the words when it’s their turn to read. *Model good [...]
Owen decided to share his book with the turtle puppet. He was so into reading… I had to take his picture! Our students are working hard at learning to read.
Food for thought from Sleeping Bear Press… Unfortunately, some children spend as little as 25 hours with books prior to beginning school. Family members are a child’s first teacher. Instilling a love of books can be done easily and in many ways. Reading aloud is the first and most important thing families can do with [...]