Please continue to encourage your child to work hard in class and complete all their assignments. Each week the kids are given an opportunity to complete activities that correlate with their reading stories. These activities are optional but are a great way to receive extra credit and improve their grades in English Language Arts. We also encourage them to read their Scholastics each week very carefully. The answers to the questions on the back of the magazine are right there in the reading. The kids have to take the initiative to look for the answers.