Sister Lakes parents learn reading strategiesPublished 6:33pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Teachers at Sister Lakes Elementary School want to offer parents ideas on how to work with their child at home.
Kindergarten through second-grade parents were recently given the opportunity to learn strategies for reading with their child at home.
Parents spent time with Title 1/Reading Recovery teacher Deb Barber, learning strategies for teaching reading at their child’s grade level.
Children attended the meeting with their parents.
Each child was given a free book.
After teaching the strategies to the parents, then the parents sat with their child and read the book using strategies taught at the workshop.
Some parents said they were so excited to learn these new strategies and never realized they should be doing them at home.
Barber said she was excited to see the parents using the reading strategies with their children.
Her training in the Reading Recovery program has given her the opportunity to understand reading and strategies more in depth to use with students.
Connie Andrade, a migrant instructional assistant, interpreted at the parent meeting.
Barber said that Andrade’s ability to interpret at the parent meetings is so important since Sister Lakes has a high population of families who only speak and understand Spanish.
“I am pleased that our Hispanic families are comfortable coming to the parent meetings knowing they will also learn at the meetings due to the support with Mrs. Andrade’s interpreting,” Barber said.