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    Raelene Vautrin
    Grade(s):EIP Augmented Teacher
    Subject(s): K-2

     Wow! The School Year is Almost Done! Where has the schoolyear gone? It's almost March and the start of the last semester of First Grade for our little learners. Soon it will be time to schedule those parent teacher conferences. Be looking for the sign up sheets to be in the daily folders soon. Remember the times are first come, first served so sign up early to get your desired time slot.
    A big shout out and thanks to parents and caregivers who are checking homework and signing the reading logs every day! The importance of reading can't be over stated. Data has shown that children who do not read daily or have an adult reading to them daily score 1-2 years lower on standardized testing. Did you know that some states estimate the number of prison beds they will need in the future based on how many third graders CAN'T READ on grade level? Scary stuff.  Please strive to make reading a family priority and a part of the daily routine. The school day simply isn't long enough to provide all the practice a child needs. Remember to read every day NOT just on homework nights. I always say that the best teacher a child ever has is his or her parent.