Enjoy some Summer Reading!

Children need to engage with books every day so they can maintain, and ideally strengthen, all the literacy skills they learned during the previous school year.

  • The good news is that if children read just six books over summer vacation, they will likely avoid summer reading loss. Here are a few ideas for reaching–and going beyond–this six book goal:
    • Take books with you and your child everywhere you go; to the doctor’s office, on picnics, on road trips, etc.
    • Let your child choose the books she wants to read (as long as they’re age-appropriate and are written at the just right level of difficulty).
    • Support his reading experience by talking about the books and helping him understand and interpret what he reads.
    • Read aloud to your child, even if he can read on his own. It helps build vocabulary and listening comprehension skills.
    • As you’re reading aloud, be sure to interact with your child by asking what she thinks might happen next, what a certain character is likely to do, whether the story is real or make-believe, and so forth. Above all, have fun!
    • If you are more comfortable reading to your child in a language other than English, by all means do so. What your child learns in his or her native language will help create a bridge to learning English.
    • Encourage your child to participate in a summer reading program. Many libraries host them. Some bookstores do, too. Throughout the summer months.
    • In addition to reading books, children can practice their reading skills by engaging in many different online reading experiences.

Check out our County List 2015 CCPS Summer Reading Brochure – Elementary

On Friday, May 15th, the Kindergarten students had a fun filled water day. The students played with bubbles, squirt bottles, and side walk chalk.

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The Fredericksburg Interfaith Community Council will hold its School Dressing Days, August 14 and 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1710 Bragg Road, Fredericksburg, where new clothes and school supplies will be provided at no cost to Caroline County students in grades K-12. Families are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

School Dressing Days, August 14 and 15

 

May 18th- PreK Graduation at 9:00 AM in the cafeteria

May 19th- 5th Grade Promotion at 9:30 AM in the auditorium

May 19th- Last Day of School (This is a FULL day of school)

On Wednesday, May 13th, Delegate Margaret Ransone came and read My Virginia Plate to the first graders. The children received an educational coloring and activity book.

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