Name: Joseph L. Clay, MAED, MATEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoom Number(s): 213Subject(s): Resource Teacher, Special EducationBuilding Phone: 314-645-4845
Teacher Message: Wow time has really flown by, we are ready for summer break, but don't forget you can still access on-line learning here & MS Teams over the summer! I hope you are having a good break and staying 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 and MS Teams.
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
"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
As we prepare to close 2019-2020, several have inquired as to whether or not iPads will remain with students over the summer. If students are enrolled in summer learning, sessions 1 or 2 or families commit to participate in virtual learning engagement activities over the summer, students will be allowed to keep their devices.