Chromebooks are Coming to 6th Grade!

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Starting with the 2015-16 school year, all of our 6th grade students will be issued a Chromebook. This 1:1 technology initiative goes along with what is already in place at the Junior-Senior High School. Students will now be familiar with using Chromebooks for their education before making the transition to junior high school. There will be a parent meeting for all 6th grade parents in August to learn more about Chromebooks.

Make the Most of this Time of Year

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Summer is a great time to enrich and enhance student learning in a fun way. Parents can plan small, inexpensive or free outings in and around Chalmers that will allow students to expand their knowledge and pique curiosity. Parks and nature preserves serve as excellent outdoor classrooms where children can learn and explore. Children need to read daily, so picking out books at the library is a fun way to read for pleasure and keep up on reading skills.

As parents look toward getting back to school, it is helpful to get students back on a “school” schedule prior to the night before school starts. If bedtime has become lax, try moving it up 15 minutes each week until the ideal bedtime is achieved. By implementing earlier bedtimes a couple weeks before the start of school, students will be ready for their return to a new school year.

Summer Reading Program

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How are you spending your summer?

There are a lot of demands on your time during the summer. About this time of year, everybody is mentally making a list of how to spend summer break. In addition to summer ball, 4-H and vacation, make sure you add reading to that list. Reading is a great thing to do in the car, at the pool, waiting for service at a restaurant or even while camping.

Do you want to learn a new hobby? Learn more soccer skills? Have you always wanted to bake bread? Do you know how fireworks work? What about star gazing, or Indiana’s state park system? All of these things can be found in a book. You get to choose what interests you.

In addition to reading being just plain fun and relaxing, it is a great way to keep fresh on your grammar and vocabulary. Reading just four books over the summer will help keep you sharp for the next school year. And you get to help Scholastic Inc. break a new world record. Their global goal is 325 million minutes read between May 4 and September 4! How much better can that get? You help Scholastic. You help yourself. You have fun. For more information on breaking a world record, and choosing good fit books, see you favorite librarian this summer.