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  • Starting Monday Feb 14th, 2022!

    Dear RRS Families

    Our school is about to take part in a special, community-wide shared reading event. Every family will receive a copy of the same book - Stella Diaz Has Something to say by Angela Dominguez - and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. I am personally asking you to make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity

    Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With this program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at our school. Everyone - students, parents, teachers, and even administrative staff will all be following along together

    Your child has received a copy of Stella Diaz Has Something to Say and a reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. Generally, you will be asked to read about 15 minutes each night. In addition, our staff have made recordings of each chapter which will be posted on our website so you can listen and follow along

    In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. Throughout the next two weeks, everyone will be talking about Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

    This is a novel program in that children of all grades will be listening to the same book. Strange or daring as it may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children

    I know that you will enjoy this special reading time with your children. I hope to talk with both you and your student sometime in the days to come about Stella finding her voice. "When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about." With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at Ralph R. Smith

    Mrs. Lawson 

    We Are All Outstanding Wonderful Learners 



    Reading Schedule: 

    2/14 Day One  (pp. 1-16)  Chapters One, Two and Three 

    2/15 Day Two  (pp. 17-35)  Chapters Four and Five 

    2/16 Day Three (pp. 36-48)  Chapter Six 

    2/17 Day Four (pp. 49-61)  Chapter Seven 

    2/18 Day Five (pp. 62-80)  Chapters Eight and Nine 

    2/22 Day Six  (pp. 81-106)  Chapters Ten and Eleven 

    2/23  Day Seven  (pp. 107-126) Chapters Twelve and Thirtee

    2/24 Day Eight  (pp. 127-146)  Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen 

    2/2Day Nine  (pp. 147-171)  Chapters Sixteen, Seventeen and Eighteen 

    2/28  Day Ten  (pp. 172-198)  Chapters Nineteen, Twenty, and Twenty-One