Welcome to Sparr Elementary School!
Sparr Elementary School, working together as partners with the total community, will prepare students for the future. A professional, compassionate staff will provide a challenging, diversified curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where students are expected to develop the integrity, social and life skills necessary to become productive citizens.
"Saddle up for Success"
Summer Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
7:30 am until 4:00 pm
What Every Parent of An Elementary Child
Needs to Know
Did you know that your child may be a victim of summer reading loss? Students can lose up to three months’ worth of reading progress over one summer. And, if you take into consideration all summers combined, students could possibly lose 1.5 years’ worth of reading progress. Summer reading loss can be defeated through time spent reading with your child, providing a variety of reading material, using various Internet resources, and encouraging your child to just read for fun and the pleasure of learning!
You can protect your child against summer reading loss by:
- Reading to your child daily
- Reading a lot of different materials
- Discussing what you’ve read together
- Asking your child questions about what was read
- Encouraging your child to write or draw in response to what they’ve read
Every Question Counts!
Part of continual literacy progress is learning how to think as you read. Asking questions supports learning how to think. Examples of some questions you might ask your child before, during, or after they read might be:
- What was it all about?
- What do you think will happen next?
- Does this make you wonder about anything?
- What was your favorite part of the story?
- What did you learn?
- How did the characters change over time?
- What was the problem in the story?
- What was the solution?
"Students say that the number one reason why they do not read more is because they cannot find books they like to read"
- Summer Recommended Reading List: http://www.justreadfamilies.org/ provides lists of books by grade bands that students are sure to enjoy over the summer.
- Sample recommended reading list by district, including county library links by district for more information about summer activities offered in the area: http://www.justreadfamilies.org/reading/
- Reading Tips for Parents: http://www.justreadfamilies.org/gettingstarted/
- K-5 Summer Activities Calendar-(a month’s worth of daily activities for your
child to do this summer, Summer Reading Activities Kit (creative ideas for fun summer reading parents and children can do together while on vacation, at home, or on the road), and other links for parents: http://www.justreadfamilies.org/greatideas/
• Kid-friendly websites for ages 2 and up that develop reading skills through word games, story times: http://www.justreadfamilies.org/kids/