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Hi Families!  Welcome to a new school year and our class webpage! Please be sure to check this page often for quick updates, as well as reading the Bond Weekly from your binder.  I am going to try to update it quickly each day as needed.  I hope we can use this for easy communication and to get to know each other better!
Weekly Agenda
Avoid the Summer Slide!!


Three Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

Many children, especially struggling readers, forget some of what they've learned or slip out of practice during the summer months. Try these strategies to help your reader improve her reading during the summer and beyond:
  1. Six books to summer success: Research shows that reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader from regressing. When choosing the six, be sure that they are just right — not too hard and not too easy. Take advantage of your local library. Ask for help selecting books that match your child's age, interests, and abilities. Libraries often run summer reading programs that motivate kids to read, so find out what's available in your area. Also check our book lists for recommendations.
  2. Read something every day: Encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity to read. Find them throughout the day:
    • Morning: The newspaper — even if it is just the comics or today's weather.
    • Daytime: Schedules, TV guides, magazines, online resources, etc. For example, if your daughter likes the food channel, help her look for a recipe on the network's Web site — then cook it together for more reading practice.
    • Evening: End the day by having your child read to you from the book he is currently reading (one of the six books, above). Have him rehearse a paragraph, page, or chapter before reading to you. Rereading will help him be more fluent — able to read at an appropriate speed, correctly, and with nice expression.
  3. Keep reading aloud: Reading aloud benefits all children and teens, especially those who struggle. One benefit is that you can read books your child can't, so she will build listening comprehension skills with grade-level and above books. This will increase her knowledge and expand her experience with text, so that she will do better when she reads on her own.

It's hard to keep up a reading routine in a season packed with distractions and diversions. These suggestions will fit into a busy schedule and make reading fun!

Find more Summer Slide information here!

School Supplies

Click here for our school supplies! https://www.teacherlists.com/schools/97781-columbus-christian-school/1447512-back-to-school-supply-list/mrs-bond/supply-list

Special Helpers:

I assign "Special Helpers" for each day of the week.  They do all of the classroom jobs that I may need help with: pass out/collect papers, run errands, clean the lunch table and bring the lunch cart back, etc...

The special helper also does Show-N-Tell for their day.  The only requirement is that it fit inside their backpack.  Please talk with me ahead of time if you'd like to bring in something special that does not fit/belong in their backpack: pets, instruments, siblings, etc... and we will plan a special time for Show-N-Tell.  For instance, if bringing a pet or sibling, it may be more convenient for you to bring them in the morning and take them right home or maybe before dismissal so you can take your child too.  

The helpers for the week of 8-8
(Be aware that these may change due to special days or absences)

Monday - No School
Tuesday- Meet Your Teacher Day
Wednesday- Mrs. Bond

AR Reminder

AR Goal Reminder:
2 books read in first 9 weeks (TBD)
4  books read in second 9 weeks (TBD) 
6  books read in third 9 weeks (TBD)
8  books read in fourth 9 weeks (TBD)

Check the DocLinks to your right to see the AR Packet for first grade.  The first attachment below is an overview of how the AR program works.  The second attachment is AR Book Finder!  You'll want to keep this handy through-out the year!

If you run out of AR slips, you can download more below!!

Scholastic Books

Scholastic online orders
are a great way for our class to earn new books!  Our class code is GXTDF.  Check out See-Saw for first grade as well as many more catalogs that Scholastic has to offer!  Put in your order and I will send it home when it gets here! 

Don't forget to grab book titles to meet your AR goal.  We have had parents in the past order books for AR and then pass them onto the class reading center for others to use as well. Just a thought! 

Also, for those secret Christmas and Birthday book orders, let me know ahead of time.  I'll try to bring it out to dismissal in the car line or you can pick it up at school without telling your kids they have an order.

A great thing about CCS is chapel.  We join together (K-6th) on Wednesday mornings from 9-10.  (The upper grades worship together later.) 

Offering is also collected during each chapel for service projects or any charities we may work with.  The students bring their offering to the classroom and give it to me. (If sending it in their binder please mark it for chapel.)  Any cheerful and heartfelt giving is encouraged- whether it be a penny or something more. 

Also, if you know someone who would be interested in speaking for one of our chapel dates, please text me, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the school at 372-3780 and let me know.  Thanks! 

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Created: Mar 24, 2011
Updated: Jun 6, 2018
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