Weekly Letter 10.10.17

Dear Families:

 

Once a month we welcome families  for a Parents As Learning Partners (PLP) session.  Be on the lookout for these sessions as they often give insight into both the curriculum and how children learn.  Last Tuesday we held our first PLP in the library. Our librarians, Susan, Karen and Amanda, welcomed PreK - Grade 2 families with a presentation all about Supporting Your Rising Reader.  

 

The morning focused on how children develop as readers and how parents, in partnership with libraries, can help them capture the joy of reading. Not all schools have libraries, and our librarians emphasized how fortunate the BNS/BCS community is in its ability to offer children choice and regular access. They added that when children can access books that interest them, they feel empowered, which builds confidence and leads to greater success in their classroom reading.  

 

Our librarians also reminded us to develop a reading partnership with our children and support joyful reading experiences at home through conversation, singing, rhyming, and storytelling. Make reading and language learning fun! All of these activities require just a little bit of time, yet reap tremendous benefits.

 

So, find a cozy reading spot, go to the public library, incorporate reading play into your family life, and make sure to join us this fall for After School Library, beginning Tuesdays in November. I encourage you to use BNS/BCS Library’s website to find resources for you and your child. Also, follow the Library on social media:

Twitter - @bnsbcslibrary

Facebook - @bnsbcslibrary  

 

It was just our first Parents As Learning Partners session, and for the eighteen parents who participated, it was informative as well as fun.  Join us for the next one!

 

Happy Reading,

Anna

 

Quotes of the Week:

During a discussion in Amy Binin's pre-k class, the students were asked, "What do you know about the Forest?"

 

Olivia Fuchimoto Egidio stated, "The forest is alive." Noah Merino Gonzalez answered, “The trees can sing from their roots."