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Educare Resource Program

Educare Services

Keeping in mind that students have different learning styles, interests, and abilities, St. Regis Educare utilizes a variety of strategies, teaching methods, resources, and materials to provide targeted, differentiated instruction for each student. The St. Regis Educare team is pleased to offer the following services to support our classroom teachers in their effort to provide a high quality education for our students, and to help each student achieve success.

 

 

Assessment
An Educare teacher either performs assessments upon request from teachers or takes over a class while the teacher assesses.

Analysis
An Educare teacher analyzes a student’s needs, and develops an academic plan based on assessments, observation and teacher input.

In-Class Support
An Educare teacher enters a classroom while the teacher is introducing a concept and helps students who are having difficulty understanding the concept.

Games and Activities
An Educare teacher plans a game or activity to help students in a particular class have fun while reinforcing a specific concept or skill.

Small Group or Individual Instruction (out of classroom)
An Educare teacher works with a small group or an individual student who comes to the Educare Room to receive assistance or enrichment for a specific concept or academic subject.

Workshops        
An Educare teacher conducts a workshop for students needing assistance with topics such as study skills or comprehension strategies.

Mini-Lessons     
An Educare teacher designs and teaches a mini-lesson covering a specific topic such as organization.

Literature Circles and Higher Level Thinking
An Educare teacher meets periodically with a group of students to discuss and do higher-level thinking activities based on a work of literature the group is reading.

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.” — Marva Collins

 

3rd Grade Lunchtime Clubs

Third grade lunchtime clubs are back by popular demand again this year. Students have the opportunity to join the Reading Club, Writing Club, and/or Math Club. These clubs will take place during lunch and recess time once per week. Students will bring their lunches to the Educare room and eat while participating in the clubs. These clubs are meant for enrichment rather than assistance, and the goal of the clubs is to encourage and cultivate a love of reading, writing and math . . . the building blocks of learning. For more information about the Reading or Writing Club, please contact Mrs. Saporito at kathy.saporito@stregis.org.

Resources For Teachers and Parents

To provide support for St. Regis teachers and parents, the following types of resources are available through St. Regis Educare.

  • Reference books and materials
  • Leveled books
  • Assessments
  • Manipulatives/learning aids
  • Educational games

Stop by the Educare room any time to make use of these valuable resources.

 

Helping Your Child With Reading or Math

Tips for Reading with a Beginning Reader

Follow these tips to help your beginning reader get a jump start on reading:

  • Help your child use the pictures to figure out new words.
  • When sounding out new words, start with the beginning letters.  Ask if the word they say makes sense with what they are reading.
  • Break longer words apart.  Have your child look for little words that they know inside the bigger words,
  • Read on. Tell your child to skip the word that he or she is stuck on and read the rest of the sentence.  Often the context will help your child figure out the word.
  • Choose books that are just right for the level that your child is reading, not too hard not too easy. If a book is too difficult, your child may become frustrated and stop trying.
  • Read to your child….it is important for new readers to hear others read.

 

Strategies to Improve Comprehension For Older Readers

Can your child use some help understanding what he reads? Have him use these strategies when reading new material:

  • Predict: Make a smart guess about what’s going to happen next.
  • Clarify: Look closer when something is confusing.
  • Visualize: Imagine a picture in your mind.
  • Ask Questions: Ask questions to learn more.
  • Make Connections: Connect what is read to something familiar.
  • Summarize: Retell what happened in the story or passage so far.

 

Math and Logic Games

Here are some links to some math and logic games to keep your child’s mind sharp this summer.

http://teacherswithapps.com/app_reviews-ten-math-apps-to-stop-summer-slide/

http://www.interactivestuff.org/match/math.phtml

www.coommath4kids.com

http://www.hellam.net/math2000/frogs.html

www.learn-with-math-games.com

http://www.linkslearning.org

http://gamequarium.com

http://etc.usf.edu/math/Index.htm

 

10 Non-Book Ways to Get Your Child Reading

1. Play board games. Scrabble or Boggle are specifically good for building vocabulary and spelling.

2. Collect trading cards. There are card series to appeal to most interests, from sports to space travel, Yu-Gi-Oh! to Beanie Babies.

3. Learn “how to.” Is there something your child would really like to do, such as perform magic tricks or add sequins to her jeans? Encourage her to find out how by reading about it.

4. Get cooking. Invite your child to help you bake a cake or a special meal together. If necessary, simplify and rewrite a recipe’s instructions so he can read it to you.

5. Make cards. Have your child make her own cards for holidays, birthdays, party invitations, and thank-yous. Help her write a personal message to each recipient.

6. Create signs and labels. Help your early reader build his vocabulary by creating stickers or signs for his room that identify toys or furniture: “bike,” “desk,” etc.

7. Take a road trip. Write down travel directions and have your child serve as navigator when you drive. Give your co-pilot a map before you go, and ask her to mark the route according to the directions.

8. Put on a play. You can perform the play for a special celebration or family party. Help your child find an appealing script or create one together based on a favorite movie. Remind your child that he must memorize his lines by reading them over and over.

9. Write messages for your child. Even if you spend hours together in the same room, there are many reasons to write to your child. Drop a letter in her school bag or email her a joke she can forward to her friends. Post a list of chores on the refrigerator, and write family news or appointments on a wall calendar.

10. Host a scavenger hunt. Make a list of items that your child and his friends need to find inside your house or around the neighborhood. Provide written clues that lead to the treasures.

For additional resources, please visit the Educare blog at http://stregiseducare.edublogs.org/

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