I would really like to extend a warm invitation to parents, grandparents, and other family members to visit our class any time to read a story with a small group of children. It's a wonderful way to bridge home and school life, it builds a sense of community, and is a great way for a small group of children to enjoy quality read aloud time with an adult. This is something I would like to do ongoing - for the rest of the year and hope you will feel comfortable enough to come in or ask me questions about it any time.
I would like to mention - We have a full library of books in the classroom in English so there are many great story books to come and read - the children will have no problem helping to find one! But, I also want families to know that you could bring in any story book in your home language - whether that is Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Farsi or other. In fact you can bring in anything even the comics from the newspaper or if you are reading recipes from a cookbook - just sharing reading and writing together would be great. It would be a truly enriching experience, especially since I am always reading in English - think how special your child would feel sharing their home language with their friends! The door is always open and I am always there to answer any of your questions about this so I hope to talk with you if you're interested.