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“Reading, ‘Riting, & ‘Rithmetic.”
They say someone coined this phrase back the 19th century.
No doubt one of the reasons for the enduring popularity of this phrase is because it’s just three words long.
Yes, I know.
Three can be a crowd.
But in most cases, any “combination of things” always becomes more memorable when listed or positioned as a group of three.
We see this all around us.
Interior designers, wordsmiths, and athletes alike (strikeouts, hat tricks, field goals, and triple-doubles) all use trios in their respective day-to-day activities.
So, IMHO –
this is why I believe “Reading, ‘Riting, & ‘Rithmetic” is still well-known today.
It has a rhythm we can connect with.
Unfortunately, as popular as this phrase may still be, I feel it’s time to add a 4th word to it.
This phrase needs to be updated.
The word we should add is –
That’s right –
Because more and more, this is exactly what our staff, our parents, and our community are being called up to do –
help our students get ready.
Helping our students get ready must be our focus, whether it involves helping them:
With my proposed 4th R (Readiness) in mind, please take a quick look at this summary on our high school testing I just received yesterday from JoLynn Clark, FHS Principal.
I’m proud to share this you – as it exemplifies the continued professionalism of our instructional staff and the amazing commitment and talents of our students.
From Principal Clark 4/19:
Impressed by this?
I sure hope so!
Because I am!
And I’m grateful for how your support for all of our Eagles help make results like these happen.
(Now as you’re out and about in the week ahead – please don’t forget to help me promote adding Readiness to those traditional 3 R’s. FSD is a leader in this, you know.)