I just wanted to touch base again with everyone. This quarter your children have been working hard to reach their AR goal. AR reading is supplemental to what we do in the classroom. My hope is the students build their love for reading. Children at this age need to be encouraged by everyone to instill the love of reading. I impress on them that they need to read 20 minutes or more nightly. The AR program allows us to check and track a child’s progress in reading comprehension. The goals set are individual to each student and should provide them an incentive to continually get better. There are more books out there than just AR books. When a child meets their goals, continue reading all types of books and magazines. I encourage that in the classroom as well. Again, if reading is encouraged, it becomes a natural process and desire.