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Community & Family Support: Building Literacy Skills
This school year Poplin Kindergarten families have had three opportunities to learn more about building literacy skills at home. Hosted by the Kindergarten Teachers, these evening events have given families a chance to learn about reinforcing literacy, math, and writing skills at home. The last event held on March 26th was themed “March Madness.” Families came and played games about healthy foods, math games, literacy games and went home with activities to get their child ready for first grade.
The March Madness evening event was coordinated with the Spring Book Fair during which families had a chance to shop for new books. Each family received a folder that was filed with ideas about to stay healthy and safe, and build literacy. Families also received free books which were purchased through a grant that Kindergarten Teacher, Cheryl Tresher, received from the Union County Education Foundation. And families received items such as jump ropes, chalk, and literature on how to stay safe, all of which was donated by Carolina Health Care System. Officer Bartlett, who works for the Monroe Police Department, was also at the event to promote Ident-i-kid. Students enjoyed seeing a local police officer and receiving stickers and whistles. Tresher’s grant was centered around building community and parental support for students. One lucky kindergarten student, Carson Dubose, won a basketball! Tresher said, “These literacy nights have been so important and needed in order to build support for Poplin families and our community. This is helping to get our students ready for first grade and beyond!”
Written by: Cheryl Tresher, Kindergarten Teacher & Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 by Beth Medlin