Welcome to the Russell Learning Commons

We had a wonderful first week back to school. Ms. Donina and I worked hard to prepare the media center for students and teachers.  Classes will begin attending orientation sessions the week of Aug. 14th. Please help us by reminding your children to take care of their books and not to misplace them. I review book care with the students and show them lots of examples of sadly damaged books, but please check with your students throughout the year to ensure they are taking care of all school materials.

My most important message to parents is to remind YOU to read to your child, every night! Even students who are strong readers in second grade or higher, should still be read to. And keep in mind that children comprehend material two grade levels above their own reading level when it is read to them. So pull out some good fiction novels and read a few chapters each night!  Visit the public library (it’s free!).  And let’s remember what Einstein said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Happy Reading,
Miss Lange

Welcome Back!

We had a wonderful first week back to school. Ms. Donina and I worked hard to prepare the media center for students and teachers.  Classes will begin attending orientation sessions the week of Aug. 14th. Please help us by reminding your children to take care of their books and not to misplace them. I review book care with the students and show them lots of examples of sadly damaged books, but please check with your students throughout the year to ensure they are taking care of all school materials.

My most important message to parents is to remind YOU to read to your child, every night! Even students who are strong readers in second grade or higher, should still be read to. And keep in mind that children comprehend material two grade levels above their own reading level when it is read to them. So pull out some good fiction novels and read a few chapters each night!  Visit the public library (it’s free!).  And let’s remember what Einstein said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Happy Reading,
Miss Lange

Holiday Story Time

Copyright 2016 by Chris Britt and used by permission of Harper Collins Publishers.

Copyright 2016 by Chris Britt and used by permission of Harper Collins Publishers.

 

Chris Britt

Chris Britt, author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The holidays are quickly approaching.  In the media center, Mrs. Kiger and I will be hosting a holiday story time for all the classes.  We will be reading the story, The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt and serving hot chocolate.  If you would like to come, please check with your child’s teacher about the time that signed up to come hear the story.

Learn more about Chris Britt by clicking here.