Did you know that:

August 22, 2014

Did you know that:

·      33% of U.S. high school graduates will never read a book after high school.

·      Out-of-school reading habits of students have shown that even 15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year.

·      46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine.

·      26% of children who were read to three or four times in the last week by a family member recognized all letters of the alphabet.

Reading at LMS has a new look.  Your child may not have a specified reading class but that does not diminish the importance of reading.  As teachers and parents, we want to encourage our students to “Read On,” whenever they have a chance.  A set amount of time will be designated during the school day to read and the expectation is that students will independently read an additional amount of time at home. Don’t know what to read?  Ask a teacher, para-educator, librarian, or friend for book recommendations.  Also, check out http://www.goodreads.com to explore new books.  Happy reading!

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