Monday, September 26, 2011

Reading Lab, a Reading Intervention Strategy

Reading Lab is an important part of the Fairfield Community School District. It is offered in all of the elementary schools and in 5th, 6th and 7th grade at the Middle School. This program is a federally funded program called Title 1. The program is designed to help students improve their basic reading skills. At Washington Elementary we refer to this instruction as reading intervention. Early in September, the parents of Title 1 students will receive a letter in the mail telling them the reason their student will be given the opportunity to participate and what our goal is for that student.

Monday, September 5, 2011

GETTING STARTED

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Safari.
Safari who?
Safari, so good.

     School has started and we are excited to be back! It is fun to see friends, teachers, new books and new rooms. This blog is for parents, friends, and teachers who want to keep up with news from the Washington School Reading Lab. The Title 1 program, called Reading Lab, is a supplemental reading program.
     Title 1 teachers from across the district have been working with kindergarteners this past week. We want to provide the best instruction possible and we use some assessments to help us know the areas we need to work in. It is a good opportunity for me to meet these little people who are new to our school and a chance for them to meet one more person who is a member of the Washington family. Learning to read and appreciate books is off to a good start! So far, so good.