Ft. Benning | October 21, 2019
On Wednesday, October 2nd Dexter’s Kindergarten teachers, along with Southeast District ISS Kathryn Van Horn, hosted a Kindergarten Literacy Carousel. During the event, parents were given tips, strategies and activities to use in the home in order to promote literacy. Practicing sight words daily, creating a family reading time and actively listening to the child during reading time were also emphasized. Parents were encouraged to ask their students questions to check their comprehension and help them make meaningful connections.
After the initial presentation, parents then had the opportunity to see some of the strategies in action in each of the Kindergarten classrooms. Students practiced sight words through various activities including games on the SMART Board, “Baking Up Sight Words” which used magnetic cookie shaped letters on baking sheets to spell sight words, playing a sight word board game, and pulling sight words on popsicle sticks from a can. Kindergarten classroom teachers as well as some Dexter specialists modeled a shared reading with the students and demonstrated how to ask questions about the text while Dexter 5th Graders assisted with the SMART Board activities. Parents who attended were also given a bag of resources to take home including a free book and the activities they enjoyed during the Literacy Carousel.
Dexter Elementary would like to thank all of the parents, teachers and students who participated in this meaningful and exciting event!