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Colonel Sanders is happy to be part of the Jacket Racket 2018 campaign.With the generous donations of winter clothing from our families, Jacket Racket has been providing warm winter clothing to Calgary children since the 1980's. If you have any items at home that you would like to donate, please send them in with your child from now till Nov 15. Thank you!

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Tips for Reading with your Child at Home

​Tips for Reading with Your Child at Home 
A major focus of teaching and learning at school is on developing confident readers, who not only use strategies to decode and understand text, but who truly find joy in reading.  The home-school connection is important to your child’s success, as it provides your child with increased opportunities to practice their skills, and develop new vocabulary.  Below are some tips to help parents support their child as they learn to read.  Remember that all children learn at a different rate, so it is important to offer praise, gently correct mistakes, and celebrate success.  
 
Have reading materials available for your child.  The public library is an excellent resource where you can borrow multiple books that are interesting to your child.  You may also make available to your child texts such as magazines, newspapers, online books and audio books. 
 
Enjoy a book together.  Make reading a pleasure by finding a comfortable spot to sit such as on the couch, under a cozy blanket, or in bed.   
 
Share read.  Developing readers may be intimidated by the length or amount of text.  By taking turns reading sentences or pages of a book, your developing readers may feel more confident in their abilities.  When the parent is reading, it is important that the child is following along with the text. 
 
Read everywhere.   There are opportunities to read all around us.  Encourage your child to read signs, menus, grocery lists, recipes...the list goes on. 
 
Ask your child questions about the book.  Some questions may include: 
 
Why do think the character did that? 
 
How do you think the character feels? 
 
What do you think the character is going to do next? 
 
What connections can you make to the character, or events in the story? 
 
Read favourites again and again.   By enjoying a book multiple times, readers build their fluency, vocabulary and confidence.   A good book is meant to be enjoyed more than once. 
 
Use reading strategies learned in class.  Encourage your child learn to use the various decoding and comprehension strategies he/she has learned in class when attempting to solve challenging text.   
 
Have a book on hand. Have a book in your bag or vehicle so that your child has something to do in those moments in life when you have to wait (i.e. appointments, restaurant). 
 
Read books and materials in your child’s first language.   
 
Turn off distractions.  Limiting distractions such as screens, music and other interruptions helps readers focus their attention on the text  
 
The links below provide some other tips and activities that you may find helpful when reading with your child.  
 
http://www.readingrockets.org/ 
 
https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/reading-resources/developing-reading-skills/reading-tips-parents.html 
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Colonel Sanders-TLC

226 Northmount Dr NW Calgary, AB, T2K 3G5
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School Contacts

Principal
Mrs Rosemary Harms
Assistant Principal
Mrs Lisa Wilson
Area Director
Ms Darlene Unruh
Trustee
Althea Adams

School Information

Grades
01-04
Enrolment
394
Programs
Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)
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School Hours

Morning Start
9:10 AM
Dismissal
3:43 PM
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