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Welcome to 1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary School!                  BELL SCHEDULE CHANGES: The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. Dismissal at 2:15 p.m. daily except for Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.          Have a restful and safe summer vacation.     Aloha!
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Response to Intervention

Response to intervention (RTI) may sound complicated, but it’s based on a fairly simple idea. Early in the year, your child’s school can start looking at everyone’s skills in reading, writing and math. They can provide targeted teaching—called interventions—to help struggling students catch up. A big part of the RTI process involves closely monitoring student progress. That way the school can see which kids need more academic support. (https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/rti/understanding-response-to-intervention)
 
At Solomon we recognize that being a military child results in many transitions which may cause gaps in learning. Due to this some students struggle more than others and have holes that need to be filled. We have a team of teachers who work with our students who are struggling in reading. 
 
The best way to support your child improve their reading ability is to read with them. There are great video's on YouTube to help you read to your child. One of my favorites is How to READ with Your Child. When reading use this routine - 
Repeat the book - read it 3-5 times, children enjoy hearing a story more than once.
Engage and Enjoy - make reading fun, use different voices for the characters.
Ask questions - why did the character do something, or what do you think will happen next?
Do more - make the book become alive.
 
Reading increases your child's vocabulary. Children who read 20 minutes a day outside of school will read 1,800,000 words in one year as compared to those who only read for 1 minute reading just 8,000 words. It also develops a love of books and provides a special family bonding time. 
 

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