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Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences...

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Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 17th, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Please stop in so we can discuss your child's reading progress.  My room is located at the top of the elementary . . .

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Learning Comes Easier with Routines

School is now in full swing at Putnam County R-1.  All students need good school-related habits at home to keep them on track.  Here are some helpful learning routines to integrate into daily schedules: . . .

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Mrs. Wendy Tipton: Homepage

Mrs. Wendy Tipton: Homepage

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Why is Summer Reading Important?

A Universe of Stories

  The school year is coming to a close, and the students are already anticipating lots of summertime activities.  With these activities, come less focus on reading.  There has been lots of research . . .

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Read Between the Lines

    Learning to infer or "read between the lines" is one key to good reading comprehension.  To be able to infer, a person must rely on their background experiences and the author's clues.  . . .

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Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 15th

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, March 15th beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Please stop in so we can discuss your child's reading progress.  If I am not in my room, I am attending another . . .

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It's Time to Hit the Books!

Using and Understanding Idioms

    Idioms, or sayings that are not literal, can be challenging for younger readers. They are fun and useful phrases that can drive students "up the wall" due to lack of understanding.  You can . . .

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Raise Your Children to be Readers

Reading is more than figuring out sounds and words.  It is also the excitement of a good story that can inspire dreams and build imaginations.  You can get your child hooked on reading in simple ways. . . .

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Giving the Gift of Literacy

Christmas is right around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about gift-giving.  Children love to give, as well as, receive presents.  Here are a few ideas that will encourage your child to put his . . .

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Mrs. Tipton's Accelerated Reading Times for the Library

Mrs. Tipton’s Accelerated Reading Times for the Library       Book Checkout or Quiz   Monday: . . .

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 17th

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Please stop in so we can discuss your child's reading progress.  My room is located at the top of the elementary school ramp, last . . .

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Stock Up for Learning

  What supplies should I have at home to help my young child with reading? Books, books, and books are the best things you can . . .

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Save and Benefit Your School

Holiday shopping with a purpose.

During this busy Christmas season we're all trying to make every dollar count.  Here's an opportunity to save a little money and benefit your school.  Target is offering a new program that allows your debit card to contribute one . . .

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Meet Amy McCormack

You might see a familiar face in the halls of Putnam County Elementary.  That face belongs to Graceland College student, Amy McCormack.  Amy is a senior in the College of Education at Graceland.  In her last year, Amy is . . .

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Raising A Reader

Reading is more than figuring out sounds and words.  It is also the excitement of a good story--inspiring dreams and building imaginations.  You can get your child hooked on reading in simple ways.  Here are several ideas. . . .

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