ReadersAreLeaders - Parents
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
Common Core State Standards
Tips For Parents!
Parents please visit and check your child's grades regularly to stay informed. Our gradebook is online and is updated weekly for your convience on www.engrade.com
1. Get Your Access Codes
I will give your child their Access Codes. These codes tell Engrade which grades belong to you. Your codes should look similar to morzrihen-xxxx-xxxx.
You will need one code for each of your teachers using Engrade. If you do not have codes that look like this you will not be able to see your grades. (If your child did not show you their code please send me an email and I will email it to you.)
2. Sign Up
Once you have your codes, you will need to sign up for an Engrade account. Signing up lets you create a username and password that you can use to quickly log in and see all of your child's grades when you return to Engrade.
3. Log In
Whenever you want to check your child's grades, just login and you'll see your up-to-the-minute grades and assignment scores.
Why should students read?
Why Should Your Child Read Every Night? YOU do the math!
It’s ALL about practicing their skills!
Why shouldn't your child skip 30 Minutes of Reading A Night?
Student A reads 30 minutes a night, 5 times per week;
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night or not at all!
Step 1: Multiply minutes a night by 5 times every week.
Student A reads 30 minutes x 5=150 minutes per week.
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5=20 minutes per week.
Step 2: Multiply minutes a week by 4 times every month.
Student A reads 150 minutes x 4=600 minutes per month.
Student B reads 20 minutes x 4=80 minutes per month.
Step 3: Multiply minutes a month by 9 months (a school year).
Student A reads 600 minutes x 9=5,400 minutes in a school year.
Student B reads 80 minutes x 9=720 minutes in a school year.
Step 4: Divide minutes 180 school days onths.
By the end of the year, if both students continue these same reading habits:
Student A will read for a total of 5400 minutes :180= 30 days.
Student B will read for a total of 720 minutes :180= 4 days.
One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance.
How do you think student B will feel about himself/herself as a student?
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?
Which students would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school…and in life?
Which student is your child? What if they read MORE than 30 minutes a night? You have the power to empower your children!!!
Contact Mrs. Zrihen
Visit our classroom blog to find out what we're up to in class.
Click on Zrihen's Zone
The best way to reach me is via email at
or call me at school 954-342-4064.
Please allow 24-48 for a response.
If you would like to schedule a conference
please email or call me. A parent-teacher conference
is held with the entire middle school team for your convenience.
Amazon Gift Cards (for ebooks and classroom books)
1 Time Magazine Subscription
1 National Geographic Subscription
2 Saucer Chairs (also known as sphere/dish chairs)
We just LOVE volunteers!!!!
We have lots of opportunities for you to get invloved and classroom projects that need to get done! We could also use your help with projects that can be done at home.
At school we always need help with:
1. Filing students work.
2. Help putting up & maintaining our bulletin boards.
3. Taking pictures & videos of the kids working.
4. Working one on one with some of our students & reading together.
5. Cutting up A Book A Week Challenge strips.
6. Working with our kids to record their Podcasts.
7. Putting together our literacy centers.
8. Join our book discussions!
9. Help keep our classroom library organized! Scan books!
10. If you play an instrument come play for our class during independent reading! We would love to integrate music into our reading.
11. Chaperon our field trips.
12. We would love for you to come join us for a book talk and share your favorite book with us and discuss it in class! What's better than parents modeling to our kids that they read too?
13. If you are technology savvy we would love for you to share with some ideas of how we can integrate more technology into our reading class.
14. If you have a talent that can be tied into reading please share with us!
15. Many projects and opportunities come up throughout the year, just let us know when it is a good time for you to come in, and we'll put you to work :)
1. Help plan & organize our first annual middle school Mystery Literacy Night.
2. Help prepare literacy centers.
3. Arrange for our class to have a Meet The Author event.
4. Help plan a field trip.
5. Help us by writing grants for more technology. We want a class set of Kindles & Ipads!
6. Cut up bulletin board pieces.
Welcome Back to School!!!!!
What a great week we've had!
Check out our new class blog - Zrihen's Zone - to see what we were up to this week and check out new pictures!!!!
Make sure to bookmark & follow our blog! It will be updated weekly!
The students page is now "hidden" to protect your children's privacy.
Only members that are approved by me can see that page. If you would like to see it and have access to it you must send me an email or ask your child to sign in with their user name and password.
A Book A Week C...
Pictures & Videos
Awards & Recogn...
5/25/2013 6:09:10 AM