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Staff Spotlight Staff Spotlight

The Caston School Corporation would like to recognize the outstanding work of our staff members. Each month we will recognize one staff member at our monthly board meeting.  If you would like to nominate a Caston Staff Member (teacher, bus driver, paraprofessional, cafeteria staff, technology staff, maintenance staff, secretary, etc) for outstanding service to our students and to our school corporation, please click on the link below to submit your nomination.

Caston Staff Spotlight Link

Caston Schools Re-Entry Plan 5-19-2021

Caston School Board of Trustees approved the re-entry plan for students to return on August 16th at the May 19, 2021 board meeting. Additional communication regarding the plan, and a follow-up survey will be sent to families of Caston students to gather information pertaining to parents' plans for sending students back to school. Any necessary revisions to the plan in the future will be posted on Caston's website under the COVID-19 Pandemic Information section.

Caston Re-Entry Plan - Posted May 19, 2021

Tips and Ideas To Foster Reading Apple On Books

Reading Ideas:

*Read bedtime stories.

*Have your child read the grocery list as you shop.

*Write down a recipe for your child’s favorite food.

*Get excited to visit the library.

*Play a board game and have your child read the cards.

Reading Tips:

*Don’t leave home without it! Always have reading materials available to read in the car or at appointments.

*Once is not enough. Re-read favorite stories to help build fluency, speed and accuracy.

*Dig Deeper! Ask your child questions about what they just read.

*Be patient, correct gently and praise with enthusiasm

7 Helpful Online Learning Sites for Kids Apple On Books

http://pbskids.org/ -This is a great site for kids of all ages featuring all of your kids favorite characters from PBS!

http://www.rhcbooks.com/ -Featuring Books, Activities, Games and more all surrounding your favorite Characters from Random House Books! This is a great way to make books come alive for little ones!

www.starfall.com -This is a great website for learning to read. Starfall takes your kids all the way from ABC’s to Learning to Read! There are some fun games and more that surround Phonics, Sounds and putting sounds together in words! This is great for preschoolers learning to read!

www.scholastic.com/kids/books/the-magic-school-bus/ -There are tons of Great Videos and Games about the Environment & Science. This is a great website for older children who want to learn about weather, geography and more.

www.highlightskids.com -This site has games, books, crafts and of course Hidden Pictures.

http://www.abcya.com/ -This is another great learning site for kids. There is everything from Counting Games, to Graphing, Patterns and more. Great for learning early math skills. 

www.Kids.nationalgeographic.com  This is a great site for exploring our world and learning all you can about the Ocean, Animals, Geography and more! There is a TON of information on this site and also some great videos, Puzzles and quizzes!

Reading At Home Increases Student Achievement Apple On Books

Caston builds in time for students to read at school each day, but research shows that this may not be enough. Students who read at home in addition to reading at school tend to have higher test scores. Here are some ways to incorporate reading at home!

*Read the cereal box each morning

*Find a reading website or app that your child enjoys

*Look up information about a favorite subject on the computer

*Take regular trips to the library

*Start a book club with friends

*Model reading by reading in front of and to your children