Parents STAAR is right around the corner. Please review the reading passage homework with your child. It is very important that homework is completed and reviewed. Multiplication needs to be practiced daily. If your child is an avid reader then they will not have a problem with the math STAAR. Please encourage your child to read or read to them nightly. Ask some questions about what you are reading and the love will grwo from there. We just finished reading How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor last week. We have begun Spud Murphy. These are the books that I gave them for Christmas, so if it is sitting at home; send it with your child so they can read along. We will begin reading Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech in April. I will encourage you to pick up a copy or check it out at the library for your child so they can read along and even read ahead.