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Building Literacy, Unity & Excellence
There are seven elementary schools.
Crestview: “Thank you for recognizing the BLUE Program at Brunswick City Schools. I am so happy with the success we had last year.
Last year was the first year of implementing the BLUE program at Crestview which ran for 12 weeks. There were 8 students in the program and 11 parent/community volunteers. As a result of the program & volunteers, all of the students increased their reading fluency by 50 words per minute, and 2 students grew a whole grade level, while 6 students were on track at his/her grade level reading level. WOW, that is amazing growth!”
Idea shared: When the sticker reward sheet is full, the Mentee is given a Raz-Kids book to read to his/her parent at home. When a parent signature is returned, the Mentee is given a Pride Ticket to “shop” at the school store for a reward.
Positives seen: Students are excited when they move up a Pack Level, show growth on their Fluency Charts, and they are excited to work with their Mentors. Teachers and Mentors have noticed that the Mentees are reading with more expression.
Celina Primary B.A.R.K. is in the “Spotlight”
Laura shared that her “timesaver” is that she always has “the next” mentoring folder ready for the student. Of course this may change if the student is ready for a new Level; but usually works. Plus, the program can go on if she is absent. Laura has 16 kids (3 on waiting list) participating right now (1st and 2nd graders), and about 30, mostly community, volunteers. She also has some kids doing the program with staff members. Every kid has at least 4 sessions a week on average.
Laura’s program is very organized, as you will see in the photos below.
Folders are ready for the Mentors:
What the Mentor needs:
What to do if finished early:
Laura has also made fluency/mentoring training videos. They are excellent resources for your Mentor Trainings; and for your mentors to have access as a reminder.
This is the link: http://CelinaCitySchoolsmentorfluencytraining