Happy New Year HHCS! Since we will be doing school from home for the next little bit, I wanted to give you some resources in case you might be running out of reading material at home!
First of all, I wanted to mention that students can be doing their AR (Accelerated Reader) tests from home! This can be a good way to keep them on track with their reading. Go to the link http://global-zone08.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/1068. If you have any difficulties then email your child’s homeroom teacher. Let’s keep working on those Term 2 goals for AR!
Next, many of the homeroom teachers at HHCS have a class code for their students to use Epic. Even if the teachers are not currently using it, families can sign up for free for the first month. It features books, learning videos, and quizzes. It has fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, biographies, STEM and DIY books, the list goes on! Some of the books even have the “read to me” feature to be able to hear the audio. If you haven’t used this already at home, please do, you’ll be glad you did!
Several homeroom teachers also use Raz Kids for reading support with their students. This would be a great time to catch up on some reading here!
Next, you can scroll through my blog for previous posts, some of which will have online resources that can be accessed from home. Click on this previous post about how the public library can help you! Curbside pickup is still available, and read for more information as well!
Lastly, there are many online read-alouds on YouTube. Here are a few good quality ones for you to enjoy!
Ryan and Craig are hilarious and have a big selection to choose from:
Storyline Online is so fun- celebrities reading aloud!
I’d love to have some comments from anyone who reads my posts! Please share- what have your kids been reading lately? Have a good week HHCS!