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    Name: Joseph L. Clay, MAED, MAT
    Email: joseph.clay@slps.org
     
    Room Number(s): 100D
    Subject(s): Dean of Students
    Building Phone: 314-645-4845
     
     

    Teacher Message: Great news as you prepare to return to school, I will be your Dean of Students and Ms. Narrow will be replacing me as your SPED teacher this fall. Wow time has really flown by, we are back for fall instruction (in-person), but don't forget you can still access some on-line learning via our website. I hope you had a good summer break and stayed safe (Wash those hands regularly & wear a mask when out & about). I have attached some helpful documents for students to use while at home to enhance their educational skills and build math skills, reading fluency, and social skills. Please remember I'm available via email or office. 

    Research Corner: Teaching Letter Names without Letter Sounds - Some people think that teaching letter names is essentially teaching thier 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
     
     
     
    Thought of the school year: 

     "Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education a peasants daughter or son can become a doctor, a mine worker's child can become head of the mine, a farmers 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
     
     
Last Modified on August 20, 2021