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R-VI students celebrate reading success

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

Final-newspaper-articles-14-15-&-15-16-005Community R-VI students of Mrs. Madsen’s (Kindergarten-5th grade) and their parent(s) met in the CR-VI cafeteria to celebrate their reading success.
In addition, a parent advisory meeting was held as well as a parent/child fun night. Six students volunteered to be a Leader during the Parent/Child Fun Activity Night. The leadership roles included greeting the parents and students, asking them to sign in, giving the message to parents that the activities were about to begin, asking parents and students to listen to the speaker, and handing out information papers and supplies.
The students and parents chose a reading game to play together to demonstrate their reading strategies. The students had been practicing sight words this year, as well as last year. Sight words “POP” up in all types of reading material, so the partnerships (parent and child) celebrated with popcorn and a drink.
Each student attending the Parent and Child Fun Activity Night received a book (previously chosen) on their reading level to practice their reading skills and strategies at home.
Mrs. Madsen’s 2014-15 students and parents attended the Parent Advisory meeting and  “Frozen” Parent/Child Fun Activity Night held on May 5. The students (K-5th grade)  had practiced sight words all year to improve their reading skills. The students had read 400 books during the school year, and they celebrated with ice cream and toppings of their choice.
The students are holding a bottle of bubbles in a colorful plastic ice cream cone in the group picture. The color of the bottle matched their favorite ice cream flavor. Each student attending the Parent and Child Fun Activity Night also received a book (previously chosen) on their reading level to practice their reading skills and strategies at home. The students looked for sight words in their chosen  book, and carried their book and “free” items home in their “reading bag”.