I was very excited to see that Regina Public Library now offers French Reading buddies and French Storytime! There is also a Math Buddies program that would be beneficial to students in French Immersion to develop numeracy skills and number concepts, even if the instruction and practice is delivered in English. Have a look at these excellent programs. The Buddies programs are registered, so contact the library or register online and the storytimes are drop-in!
"I don't speak French, how can I help my child?"
Often parents with children in French Immersion struggle with this question. Tonight in the W.S. Hawrylak Library at 6:30, I will be offering a Parent information session on how you can help your children at home even when you do not speak French yourself. We will talk about strategies you can use when reading with your child and ways you can encourage and promote a love of literacy in your home!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mme Thomson :)
It's a new school year and we are already in full swing! Sports teams are starting, band has fired up and now it's time to think about how to get those oh so important reading minutes in each day.
We know that statistics show that students who read at least 20 minutes a day(outside of classroom time) do better in school, but with all the extra-curricular activities, how can we fit those minutes in? I know I feel the same way some days at home with my girls, but we try and use those little "moments" that pop up during the day and fill them in with literacy activities if we can't make time for a few books before bed or when we wake up.
It can be as simple as having your child write out your grocery list, asking what letters they see as you are driving and what other words they know that begin with that letter, or thinking of words that rhyme. Those little moments are just as important as making time to sit down and read together! Check out my "Literacy" section to find some ideas you can use!
Mme Thomson :)
I am so pleased to be back at Hawrylak after my year on Maternity leave. I loved spending time with my two girls at home, but I also love being back at work and working with the students!
I would like to get an idea of how many families are using the Monthly Literacy Calendars at home, so if you are using it, please fill out the small survey on the Literacy page. It only has two questions, but would help me to improve the calendar. Thank you!
I'm sorry for my lateness in posting the October Literacy Calendar. I hope that you can use some of the extra activities from the missed days to maybe do more than one activity an evening this month!
For a goal this month, I would like for students to teach their parents one French vocabulary word a day!
Please contact me if you would like further ideas on developing literacy with your child, or see some of the resources found on the "Resources" page of my website.
Every month, on my Literacy page, I will be posting a calendar of literacy activities that you can do with your children each day. Most of the activities can be done in both French and English. Some take only 5 minutes, and others take a little bit longer. Give them a try!