Monthly Book Reports
Beginning in September, students will complete a classical book report each month.
A genre of literature will be designated for each
month's book report; Please select a book within
the specified genre. There will also be a specific
report form given each month for your student
to use in completing the book report.
Books should be chosen from the school's list of
quality classical literature.
(Please use your own discernment in choosing appropriate subject matter for your first grader.)
If there is a book that your child would like
to read that is not on the classical literature list,
please request approval by sending me
an email with the title and author.
Monthly Reading Calendars
Research has consistently shown that daily reading
leads to academic gains and greater success in school.
Required home reading is at least
20 minutes a day, 5 days a week,
for a total of 400 minutes each month.
Beginning in September, a monthly reading calendar
will be sent home with your child. You will keep
track of your child's reading for the entire month.
At the end of the month, these calendars are to be
returned to school for a grade.
Please make this a pleasant experience for your child.
Alternate between time spent reading to your child,
and time spent having your child to read to you.
If you can read, you can learn
anything about everything & everything about anything.