A Note from Mrs. Ijames

    Science  Night

    Book Picks
    Here are some stories you and your child can enjoy together! 
    Jack the Builder by Stuart Murphy is like one big math lesson. Your child will learn addition as he sees what Jack can build with just one more block.

    Eye Wonder: Space by Carole Stott is a great introduction to planets, stars, and more.  Your child may get hooked on space after reading the detailed information and looking at the photographs.

    Babushkas Doll by Patricia Polacco is a story about a girl who needs some practice learning patience.  This magical story begins when the little girl picks up her grandmothers doll.

    The Boxcar Children Cookbook by Diane Blain gives simple recipes for foods eaten by the Alden children during their adventures.

    Retrieved from Math & Science Connection

    DIBELS: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills 

    two girls reading a book

    The teachers and administrators at Calebs Creek are committed to helping your child become a successful reader. As part of our commitment, K-2 teachers use an assessment called DIBELS to help us examine how your child is doing in learning important reading skills. DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. DIBELS tests five skills that are necessary for learning to read. DIBELS is used to identify children who may need extra help to become good readers and check up on those children while they receive the extra help to make sure they are making progress.  Children who learn these skills become good readers. The skills are:

    • Phonemic Awareness: Hearing and sounds in spoken words

    • Alphabetic Principle: Knowing the sounds of the letters and sounding out written words

    • Accurate and Fluent Reading: Reading stories and other materials easily and quickly with few mistakes

    • Vocabulary: Understanding and using a variety of words

    • Comprehension: Understanding what is spoken or read

    Your childs teacher will use the information to better help your child.  For example, the DIBELS assessment may tell us that we need to spend more time teaching your child how to sound out unknown words. 

    We are working hard at school to make sure that every child is on target for success, and we thank you for your efforts at home.

    For more information on DIBELS and how you can help your child at home, please visit: http://www.fcrr.org, or, http://www.auburnpublicschools.org/pages/uploaded_files/DIBELS%20Parent%20ISF,%20NWF,%20PSF,%20ORF.pdf.

    Reading New Words

    Your child may not be able to read a word like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. However he can use the words he already knows to read new words.  Heres how: Start with someones name. Troy, for example, might have an easier time learning tr words such as tree.  You can use the tr consonant blend at the beginning of his name to teach other blends as well, such as st, cr, or pl.  Practice pointing out patterns in sight words your child recognizes. Example: If your child knows then, she can learn this, that, and they. Could, would, and should are other sight words that follow the same pattern.





Last Modified on April 22, 2022