Friday, June 10, 2016

Fun with Field Day and Summer Reading!

Hello Hoover Rockets,
We had a fun and engaging week at Hoover.  Field Day, Dunk Tank, Bowling, Diamond Jack Field Trip and the Livonia Library Reading Program Presentation.  

Mrs. Christensen's class.
We had fun on Field Day learning about the Butterfly Garden, Recycling Relays and Team Building activities.  Thank you Mr. O.
Mrs. Skibinski's class on Field Day!

Hoover Rockets heard a presentation about the Livonia Library Summer Reading Program yesterday!  The students learned they can earn a free ticket to Laser Tag and Rollerskating.  Our students were shown this video to excite and motivate them to come to the Livonia Library.  The video has gone viral and made it to the Late Late Show With James Corden.
Thank  you to Mr. G. and our Hoover Rockets for bringing us each episode of Live from the Dumpster this year!  Here is the final episode.  Great job 3rd and 4th graders!

*Thank you to all the volunteers for making this year a huge success at Hoover.  We were able to offer numerous evening events for families, enriching field trips and activities for our Hoover Rockets.  The school was decorated beautifully including flowers, windows and the lobby.  We hope everyone has a great summer!
*Thank you to Carson and Jillian Boonstra's Grandma who spent all day on Wednesday weeding in front of the school!
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!
from- The Scholastic Website and Parent and Child Magazine
6/13 Kindergarten Parties 1:30-2:30
6/13 Autograph Day (Students who purchased yearbooks will receive them this afternoon)
6/14 2nd Grade Party 12;10-3:30
6/14 Ms. Charochak's Party 1:00-2:30
6/15 4th Grade Swim Club Party 11:00-3:30
6/16 12:00 4th Grade Clap Out
6/16 Last Day for Students (1/2 day, 12:10 Dismissal)
6/17 Building is closed and construction begins
8/24 Bounce Back to School Event at Churchill High School 5-8:00 p.m.
9/6  First Day of School (1/2 Day)
9/28 Open House/Curriculum Night