Our mission at Madison School District is to provide an effective education for all children. We understand that students do not come to us as ‘one size fits all’ learners, and have different learning styles and rates. In order to support all students in a given school we will be using Team Time groups in addition to the regular literacy instruction happening in the classroom. All students will be divided into groups based on skill level in order to meet their academic needs. Our Team Time groups will meet two to four times per week for 30 minutes per day. These groups will be closely monitored and regrouped if necessary every 6-8 weeks based on students’ changing needs.
Team Time is Madison Elementary School’s structured mentoring tutorial program (for enrichment and reinforcement) which provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with additional strategy instruction and practice. All Madison students will be included in Team Time in 1st – 3rd grades. Students will meet in small groups two to four times a week for thirty minutes with classroom teachers and Team Time Leaders. Children in Kindergarten are selected by their classrooms teachers using data and recommended to STARS where they will receive additional academic support.
Students are grouped by teachers and a team analyzing the results of our universal screening data which is collected three times throughout the school year. When a child is placed in their groups, more diagnostic data may be collected to see if the child would benefit from a specific group.
In addition to your child’s classroom teacher, our Literacy Coach and interventionists (Team Time Leaders/STARS coordinators) are highly qualified with each academic activity. We also have mentors that assist with our Kindergarten Team Time, STARS. Students work one on one with a trained mentor from our community.
First, help your young reader select a book that is of interest to them.
Second, select a book that is at the reader’s independent reading level. Books that children can read independently are often referred to as “Just Right” books. A “Just Right” book is a book where the content is understood and there are few unknown words or errors while reading the text. The reader is reading effortlessly.
The Five-Finger Technique is a simple method to help select a “Just Right” book. Choose a page and have the reader read it to you. Count the number of errors made in a minute of reading. If there are more than five errors while reading, the book is too difficult for independent reading.
If your reader has selected the wrong level with it being either too simple or too difficult the selection may still be enjoyed. For an easy selection, have your reader choose a passage from the book and record them as they read. This will help to build fluency, automaticity and confidence. If the book is too difficult it may be read aloud. Talking about the pictures, retelling of the events and relating the story to the reader are great ways to comprehend what was read.
If you have a reluctant reader, try alternating sentences, paragraphs, or pages as you read together. When they are spending more time decoding the words and stumbling through the text, comprehension is lost. Remember to encourage and model reading for your aspiring reader!
|Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)|
|Collaborating for Success|
|Parent and Family Engagement Plan|
|Every Student Succeeds Act: Parent and Family Engagement|
|2018-19 Title I Parent Handbook|
|2018-19 Parent Right to Know Letter|
|Parent and Family Engagement School Board Policies|
|2018-19 School-Parent Compact|
|2018-19 Title I Brochure|
Madison Elementary uses Everyday Mathematics as the core mathematics’ curriculum for our school. A website accompanies this curriculum to assist your child. This program can be utilized on any computer with Internet access. Please contact your child’s teacher for log-in information.
The Guide includes:
|Kindergarten||Kindergarten – Spanish|
|First Grade||First Grade – Spanish|
|Second Grade||Second Grade – Spanish|
|Third Grade||Third Grade – Spanish|
|Fourth Grade||Fourth Grade – Spanish|
|Fifth Grade||Fifth Grade – Spanish|
|517-263-0744 ext. 145|
|517-263-0744 ext. 527|
|517-263-0744 ext. 328|