St. Dominic Catholic School Library
Preschool will begin to visit the library for 20 minutes each week to get around the ‘big school’. We are hoping to have an easy time for their transition into Kindergarten by working on two very important skills: 1. Listen to a story without bothering their neighbor & 2. Learn how to take turns. It is important to respect space, time and people. Our kindergarteners are doing great with these skills and should know how to tie their shoes by Christmas. This skill helps foster responsible behavior and helps prepares to check out books from here to share with their families.
1st grade should be reading aloud to you daily to assist in their comprehension. A great tool to increase reading subconsciously is to engage the closed caption portion on your TV. Students viewing the words scrolling along the bottom will expose students to the written word and will increase their vocabulary.
Many of our students were able to make their AR goal in grades 2nd through 8th grades. Remember families, reading practice benefits all areas of study and this lifelong skill is vital for all chosen careers. Many of you are juggling sports activities with games and practice. Accelerated Reader teaches your family to make reading practice every day a must. To avoid rushing in to take tests in the last week of the quarter, encourage your student to take a test a week. Check arbookfind.com for the reading level and points for most books. You can help your student practice an AR test before the one at school is taken by visiting the website: bookadventure.com. I have found many of the questions to be the same at both sites.
Sincerely, Ms. Franklin
Ms. Beverly Goff Franklin has been involved in Catholic education her entire life. Growing up in Pascagoula, Mississippi, her family attended Our Lady of Victories Catholic School which is now Resurrection Catholic School. She completed her undergraduate study at University of South Alabama and began teaching third grade here at St. Dominic’s. She became the librarian in 1995 and returned to South to obtain her Master’s degree in Education Media. She has been involved through the years in parish and school activities such as Scholar Bowl Coach. Ms. Franklin has been married to Richard W. Franklin, Sr. since 1981. They have two sons, Will and Jack both graduates of St. Dominic Catholic School and McGill-Toolen Catholic High School.