Maynard Elementary strives to provide an effective, safe and affirmative learning environment to ensure a nurturing, rigorous and high-quality educational experience for all students. We will do this by strategically planning, monitoring and adjusting learning goals to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of each student. We deliver high expectations, patience, consistency and inquiry opportunities to promote consistent and continual learning. We do this to ensure productive and ambitious future leaders that generate ongoing contributions to this community, state and country.
- Maynard Elementary Faculty
Mrs. Steimel & Ms. VIcki
AR R.I.S.E Initiative (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence)
Maynard Elementary School R.I.S.E. Arkansas Letter to Parents
Join the effort to build a culture of reading in Arkansas! R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas is a statewide reading initiative that promotes the importance of reading and provides guidance and resources to assist in meeting your child’s literacy needs. You are an important part of this initiative, as you play a critical role in your child’s literacy development.
Reading at home can make a huge difference in your child’s reading abilities. Below are some suggestions to help your child.
Read to your child each day!
Listen to your child read. Help him or her sound out unfamiliar words.
Use your child’s interests to connect to books and reading. If your child loves trains, read a book about trains.
Connect with community resources by attending literacy events or museums, going to the local library, involving your child in the library’s summer reading program, etc.
Talk more with your child. Social interaction is key to developing a comprehensive vocabulary.
Use praise and create positive, fun experiences with reading to promote confidence and boost self-esteem.
Prepare a quiet, distraction-free place for your child to read and complete homework.
Play word and letter games, sing songs, and point out rhyming words.
As you see familiar words in daily life, point them out to your child. For example, when your child sees a word at the grocery store, ask him or her to name the letters or try to sound out the word.
As your child’s first reading teacher, you have a strong influence on your child’s overall academic achievement and success. For more information about R.I.S.E. Arkansas and how to support your child, visit http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/learning-services/r.i.s.e.-arkansas.
Mrs. Steimel & Mrs. Dauck