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Congratulations to our ASLA Reading Stars!

posted Dec 8, 2016, 7:48 AM by Jason Brunken
Happy December! Christmas is just around the corner, and we had a special present for some of our most outstanding young readers at Happy Kids this week.  Keep reading to find out more.

At Happy Kids we emphasize good reading habits above all else. We do this because we know that students who read English often will develop fluency, vocabulary, spelling prowess, and their writing faster and more effectively. Students who read become multi-lingual and life-long learners. For this reason, we push reading starting with our youngest students. We also spend a whole month emphasizing reading in March with our annual Reading Challenge.

This year we wanted to get the kids focused on reading even earlier in the year with our 1st Annual Happy Kids Book Drive where kids can bring in English-language books from home to donate to other kids around Taiwan. Part of this event (which ends after Christmas Break) is our first ever honoring of ASLA Reading Stars.

ASLA Reading Stars is a program started this year that recognizes 1-2 students from each ASLA class that have demonstrated exceptional or much improved reading habits during the semester. This semester, 13 students were chosen to be our first ever ASLA Reading Stars.  These students received awesome certificates and will be featured by the Red Door until next semester. So stop by and see our Reading Stars!

In case you missed it, he December ALSA Principal's Note went home this past week. There are some great tips in there for talking to your Child about school. Also an amazing online resource for those kids who really love photography and science. Check out the Principal's Note below.