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Saturday, August 27, 2011

2011 R. L. Young LIBRARY...Ready for Kids!

Dear Students,
Get those library cards ready because the principal has been give the OK to begin using the Destiny Library Program. R. L. Young features a flexible schedule for our library. This allows students to read and visit throughout the day, as long as it does not interfere with their classwork. 

It has been proven that for a child to IMPROVE as a reader, they must read. This does not mean reading a book that is too difficult or frustrating. Children should read books that are in their comfort zone. In the month of September, we will be assessing each child using the Accelerated Reading STAR Program. The program determines the "comfortable" reading ranges an each individual student. As the child becomes a better reader, they are advanced to a higher reading range. The higher the range they read, the wider a selection of books become available. 

I have always loved reading and we strive to pass this love onto our students. One opportunity that students have to have "free reading" is in the lunchroom PRIOR to the school day beginning. Each child that comes to school early goes into the lunchroom where 2 teachers are assigned bus duty. It is your child's responsibility to have something they want to read. Please encourage your child to select something and keep it in his/her book bag. 

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