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    Name: Joseph L. Clay, MAT, EdS
    Email: joseph.clay@slps.org
    Room Number(s): 100D
    Assistant Principal
    Building Phone: 314-645-4845

    Assistant Principal Message: Great news as you prepare to return after spring break 2023. Wow, the time has really flown by. It's already March, and spring break is over. I hope you had a good break and stayed safe. Please remember I'm available via email or office visits. 

    Research Corner: Teaching Letter Names without Letter Sounds - Some people think that teaching letter names is essentially teaching their sounds, but unfortunately, that is not the case in English. Some letter names don't have a sound commonly associated with the letter at all. How do we fix this? By teaching primary vowels like short sounds first (e.g. a, e, i, o, u), as in "pat, pet, pit, pot, & putt." 

    Reference:  Connor, Morrison, & Katch "Beyond the Reading Wars: Exploring the Effect of Child-Instructions on Growth in Early Reading," Scientific Studies of Reading 8, no. 4 (2004) 305-336. 

    P.S. Students remember to eat breakfast to fill that brain with power. Also, it's never too late to follow your dreams. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen. Take pride in how far you have come, and have faith in how far you can go!  Cheers
    Thoughts for the school year: 

    "Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that a peasant's daughter or son can become a doctor, a mine worker's child can become head of a mine, a farmer's child can become president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another."

    The Honorable Nelson Mandela

    “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé)

Last Modified on March 22, 2023