I am so exited to begin my second year at Brighten and my 34th year as an educator. My goal for this year is to inspire your child to read. I believe that if I can accomplish this everything else including test scores will simply fall into place.
We will begin the year reading a wonderful book, Esperanza Rising. I am attaching two documents. The first one invites you, the parents, to read along with us and provides the reading schedule. The second one issues a technology challenge.
Both of these documents will come home with your child on the third day of school in his/her ELA notebook. Your child will also receive a copy of Eseparanza Rising. If you are planning on providing an E-Reader for your child, he/she will need to have the story downloaded by August 7.
It is my wish that every child have an adult read with him/her regardless of reading ability. Please don't miss this opportunity to share with your child.