Welcome!

 Welcome to our club website! This will be one place for you to find information about Reading Club. Scroll down to see lots of information about reading club and how you can help your child at home. I will use SeeSaw for most of my communication. See below for a link to my SeeSaw page. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at the contact information above.

Contact Information

     Janet Scott

     Contact Mrs. Scott during the school closure:

Phone: (971) 999-1102‬
scottj@issaquah.wednet.edu

     I work Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  Student/Parent Office hours: 

Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

I can answer phone calls, e-mails and even video chat! See my contact information above. 

I also have a SeeSaw account. Click below to see messages for the whole class and your own child's pictures and projects!

https://app.seesaw.me/#/login

This video explains how your child will receive lessons during the school closure:

https://youtu.be/V8ky83hFb50

If you need more information about how to begin with SeeSaw, scroll down to newsletters & content

Watch & Learn!

If you're wondering how to help your child at home, take a look!

Please take a look at the resources below. At the top are inks to websites for parents. As you scroll down, you'll find links to videos that explain reading strategies for students in the area of comprehension and accuracy.

Links for Parents:

https://www.readbrightly.com/ages-stages/growing-reader/

Videos and Information about Reading Strategies

Using the phrase Stretch and Blend is much more powerful and complete rather than the phrase "sound it out". Watch Kari show us how she stretches the word (sounds it out) and then blends the sounds  together to get the word.

https://youtu.be/wGqIk-MB-k8

What's Missing is a GREAT game to practice how to read AND write sight words. Watch Kaulana and Mrs. Scott play and learn how to play with your child.

https://youtu.be/4Aso7DdshOo

Thank you to those families who were able to come to Family Learning Night! We had a great time and hopefully, parents got a few more ideas of how to work with their children at home on reading and writing strategies. I made a video while I was sharing ideas with parents. Take a look if you'd like a refresher OR if you didn't get to attend Family Learning Night. I have a whiteboard and pen for EVERY student, even if you were unable to attend Family Learning Night. Take a Look

!https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&feature=vm&video_id=jGiK99trG60

 

Cross Checking is a GREAT strategy! Watch Edgrinna as she uses cross checking beautifully. She is making sure the first letter of the word and the picture match. Great job Edgrinna!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqVLjX3aeNg&feature=youtu.be

Take a look! Watch Charlotte in action as she practices using "One to one correspondence". She is working on touching under each word as she says it. This is important for students to understand that each group of letters makes a word. It also helps students focus their eyes on the text they're reading so they can see familiar sight words. Charlotte also hunts for the sight word "the". Learning sight words is critical to students learning to read fluently.

https://youtu.be/nNEDcWb9Tg8

New Video!! WatchTobias put together his name puzzle and identify the names of the letters and sounds in his name! If you're wondering what to do with those letter cards in your child's baggie, take a look!

https://youtu.be/MrCUZl0WBqs

https://youtu.be/JwBwBg5jz7c   

Use the link above  to access the YouTube video of Mrs. Scott demonstrating the Zoo Phonics hand motions that go with the letters and sounds of the alphabet.

Upcoming Events

April - June

Online Learning:

With schools closed for the rest of the school year, please join me in learning online:

1) Your classroom teacher will be posting to SeeSaw every Monday with a schedule. I will post activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays right on your clasroom teacher's SeeSaw page. The activities will be specific to your child. Watch this video for more information:

https://youtu.be/V8ky83hFb50

2) Come back to this website often, I will continue to add links to great websites that will help you learn

3) Scroll down! You will see videos of students and me showing you reading strategies.

4) Send Mrs. Scott an e-mail or a SeeSaw message! Let me know what you're doing and if you need any help with your classroom or reading club assignments. 

March

Summer School Registration is open and FREE for the first 50 students who apply!

https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/programs/summerschool

English Title I Summer School Letter 2020.pdf

Spanish Title I Summer School Letter 2020.pdf

February

Dyslexia Family Engagement Forum - February 6

Families interested in connecting with the Issaquah School District regarding support for students with dyslexia are invited to a community forum hosted at the Administration Building at 5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to facilitate two-way communication, collaboration, and shared learning related to supporting students with dyslexia. Two additional forums will be held on March 5 and May 21. Families are welcome to attend one, two, or all three meetings. The February 6 session will include active listening opportunities and time for families to share their stories, interests, and learnings with ISD staff.

January

Thursday, January 30th is Family Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00 in the library at IVE! Please look for a flier to come home soon. Please R.S.V.P. right away so we know how much pizza to order. I'm looking forward to seeing our students and their families!

October

 

October 22-26 Reading Groups will begin. If you have questions now about whether or not your child might qualify for LAP or Title reading clubs, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm happy to answer questions and guide you in the right direction if I don't know the answer.  

 
sight word grid.xlsx

 

Class Rules & Expectations

Positive Classroom Behavior Plan                                                        

 

Issaquah Valley School Rules:

Be Safe

 Be Respectful

 Be Responsible

Dear Parents,

Thank you for entrusting your child’s education and safety to me. I believe that creating a kind and positive environment builds a positive classroom community. I believe that every child in our room belongs there, wants to succeed and our class is not complete without them. Our classroom is a wonderful place. I use a lot of positive reinforcement to promote desired behaviors and school rules. As a class, we make a promise to one another about how we’ll act in class using the basic principles of the school rules. For example the kids may choose the phrases be kind and keep your hands and feet to yourself to put on the I promise poster to reflect what being respectful looks like, sounds like and feels like.

If for some reason, there is a behavior concern, these are the steps I take.

  • ·        Remind student of appropriate/expected behavior.
  • ·        Ask student to take time away from the group (take a break) until they are ready to join back in with appropriate behavior
  • ·        Have a brief chat (one on one) with the student before they rejoin the class reinforcing expected behaviors
  • ·        If necessary, have the student practice the desired behavior for a portion of their recess when they can have my undivided attention. This shows the student and me that they can perform the behavior successfully and we celebrate that success and talk about how they’ll now be able to do that in the larger group
  • ·        If necessary, a phone call or note home
  • ·        If the previous steps have not worked, ask the dean of students (office) to take some time with the student to problem solve. Parents will be notified through a phone call or a letter home if a child is sent to the dean.

Please take the time to discuss these important rules with your child.

Thank you for your support,

Janet Scott

  

Newsletters and Content

 

Are you looking for information on how to sign up for See Saw for Mrs. Scott's Reading Club?

See below:

Subject: Sign up for Seesaw to receive important updates from Mrs. Scott's Reading Club

Dear Families,

This year we are using Seesaw to share and communicate with families! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. I'll also use Seesaw to send you messages and reminders. Seesaw is private; you'll only see posts created by your child.

Please Sign Up Now
  1. Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/138-276-819
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.

Thank you for supporting your child's learning!

Janet Scott

P.s. If you used Seesaw last year or have more than one child using Seesaw, follow the link above, then click the 'Sign in' tab at the top of the screen. You do not need to create a new account.

Dear Families, This welcome newsletter introduces you to the program and to me. Please take a look. There is a lot of information about when I see your child, what we work on and how you can help!

Welcome Newsletter, October 2018

Introductory letter to program October 22, 2018.docx

If you're wondering how you might support your child with more ideas than you see in the monthly newsletter, take a look below. I haven't deleted last year's newsletters so that you can work ahead if you would like and see what's coming. 

June Newsletter:

It's June!! It's almost time to say goodbye to a wonderful year of learning and growing! I am always excited about the end of the year and also a little bit nervous. I'm excited about all of the growth students have made and the fun, relaxing days ahead. I'm also nervous about students and families getting so involved in summer fun, that they might forget that reading and writing over the summer will help students maintain and even grow the skills they've worked so hard to master during the school year. Please take a moment to read the following attachment about how to make reading and writing part of your every day during summer vacation. Psst! The kids LOVE Daily 5!

Daily five for summer.docx

May Newsletter:

Dear Families, this is a parent pipeline about back up and reread. As we layer skills and strategies on and we become better readers, back up and reread helps us with accuracy AND comprehension.

Parent_Pipeline_~_Back_up_and_Reread[1][1].pdf

April Newsletter:

April 18, 2018.pdf

January Newsletter:

January 12, 2018.pdf

Take a look at our December 20th Newsletter!

December 20, 2017.pdf

Check out our first Parent Pipeline! The purpose of the one-page newsletter is to explain a strategy that students are learning with me in reading club and how you can help your child at home. Our first Parent Pipeline is about using the first and last letter to cross check a word. We've just begun cross checking in reading club. Some students are using just the first letter plus the picture clue to decide if a word is right. Once they've mastered this, they're ready to move on to using the first and the last letter. Take a look at the Parent Pipeline for a more detailed description.

Parent_Pipeline_~_Use_the_Beginning_and_Ending_Sounds[1].pdf

 

December 1, 2017 PDF.pdf

Conferences for IVE are on December 6th and 7th. If you are interested in scheduling a conference with me, please sign up using the attached form. Your child will also bring a hard copy home on Wednesday, November 15th. Look for it in their take-home bag! 

IVE Conferences are coming.msg        Schedule for conferences December 6, 2017.docx

 

   Introductory letter to program October 24 2017.docx

Email: scottj@issaquah.wednet.edu   Phone: 425-837-662

Homework

Our take-home reading program begins as soon as the program begins ! This is their reading homework. In grades K-3, your child will bring a take-home bag back and forth to school every day. Please help your child remember that they need to read their book at least three times. They can read it to moms, dads, aunties, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, dogs, cats, fish, stuffed animals, etc. They can read it three times to the same person or to three different people/things. Please encourage your child to , use the strategies on their strategy card. Students also have a baggie with 3X5 cards in it. This baggie has a strategy card, letters, words, and/or  "chunks" on the cards. Take a look at the back of the card for explanations on how to use each card for practice on a reading skill.

In grades 4 and 5 students are expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes per night.