Our annual PTA book fair will be held during Conference Week. It's a great opportunity to support our school and PTA. In addition, your School Council members would like to draw your attention to the walls outside the book fair where "wish lists" from your classroom teachers will be posted.
Because of the new Common Core curriculum standards, the needs of in-class libraries have changed. The Common Core requires students to read at higher levels and for sustained periods of time, increasing the rigor and expectations from previous years and therefore increasing the need for books in the classroom. You can greatly help your teachers by purchasing a book from the wish lists posted outside the Media Center where the book fair will be held. Your teachers genuinely appreciate your support.
As you choose books for your child, you may want to have a conversation about choosing “just right books.” These are books that students can read independently, but still cause them to stretch to learn some new vocabulary. There are several different ways to help students choose just right books.
The I PICK Strategy:
I choose a book.
Purpose – Why do I want to read it?
Interest – Does it interest me?
Comprehend – Do I understand the book?
Know – I know most of the words.
The Five Finger Rule:
Choose a book that you think you will enjoy.
Read the second page.
Hold up a finger for each word you are not sure of, or do not know.
If there are five or more words you did not know, you should choose an easier book.
For more information regarding choosing appropriate literature, please visit Reading Rockets at the following link: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/28279/. We hope this information helps you coach your child and that you are able to find some great reads for the entire family at the book fair!
Please join the School Council for an Educational Session on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment on State-Authorized Charter Schools:
On Thursday, October 25th, at 8:00 am, Karen Hallacy -- Georgia PTA's state legislation chair, will speak at a meeting of the Sope Creek Elementary School Council. She will lead an EDUCATIONAL SESSION about the proposed Constitutional Amendment on State-Authorized Charter Schools. This will include a review of the proposed Constitutional Amendment and a question and answer session. It is intended as an enlightening and candid discussion of the issue. It is NOT a campaign presentation, and NO recommendations on how to vote will be presented. Voters can use the educational information to make up their own minds. The meeting will be held in SCE’s Leadership Lodge.
SCE School Council Parent Representatives elected for the 2012/13 & 2013/14 school years are Julie Grasso and Tracy Fleck. Thank-you to all who participated in the nomination and election process. The School Council also welcome new community partners Mark Winokur, Mark Johnson, Brad Groff, John McAskill and Amy Martinez.
Check this blog for minutes and important information.