August 21, 2020
If you haven’t already, join parents, educators, and education reform friends alike in an open discussion with a panelist of state legislators, school leaders, and teachers on September 2nd at 3 pm CT. This conversation is in partnership with TennesseeCAN and we’d love to have you join.
Welcome back to school, Tennesseans! By now, all districts have begun the school year and we’re really excited for learning to begin after a tough spring and summer. The joy of learning is contagious and we hope that after being involved with Tristar Reads, your child has developed an even deeper joy of reading.
We know that school looks a little bit different this year for some students being either in-school or learning online. Some students might experience back to school anxiety as they face new challenges with this different school year. Here’s a helpful article to keep the magic alive for the return to school for students. Don’t forget to add in some fun, whether at home or back to the classroom, here are some fun ideas for your students.
If there is anything your school or classroom needs, please let us know and we’d love to help where we can. Additionally, check out this Atlantic article from Putnam County teacher, Mrs. Fowler, on how she instills the joy of reading in her students here.
We’d love to see your first day of school photos! Submit your first day of school photo(s) and we will buy you a Starbucks coffee on us! We will share the photos that you send us on next’s week newsletter. We love celebrating the new school year with you! Submit your photo by replying to this email. 🙂
Last week we asked families about activities they like to do outside during the summer. Here’s what a Tristar Reader shared:
Karsyn: “The outdoor activities my family enjoys are playing with sidewalk chalk, walking our dog, and hiking at Bald River Falls.”
Sara: “My 6-year-old son, Donald, loves to spend time playing outdoors! He likes to practice soccer moves, tie-dye t-shirts, have water balloon fights, and best of all, catch fireflies (and release them, of course). We also encourage him to learn through outdoor activities. We’ve had physics lessons while playing with a Stomp Rocket, and even raised a set of Painted Lady butterflies to release. And the biggest bonus: he enjoys reading books and learning guides on each of the topics (soccer, tie-dye techniques, fireflies, rocketry, butterflies, etc.)!”