Our reading program is called McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders. It has been carefully aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Your child can access the literature materials, activities, games, and lots more on the Reading Wonders website.
Phonics/Spelling-We are using Fundations for our phonics/spelling this year. It is a systematic, multi-sensory, rule based program. This is our second year implementing the program, however your child had this program in 2nd grade.
In Class Read-Alouds
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her “absolutely true” stories. But what about her classmates? Do they have stories good enough to share?
Reading Wonders -Student link