Sarah Harrison, Title 1 Specialist
As the Title 1 Reading Specialist at Weaverville Elementary, I look forward to helping students become life-long readers. I believe all students have a natural curiosity that leads to discovery and new learning. Books can open doors and take us to places we may only dream of in our lifetime.
The Title 1 staff also consists of 2 Title I assistants who provide reading instruction to small groups of students each day.
Please set aside time each night to read at home with your child. Remember, even older students enjoy listening to familiar stories. Happy Reading!
Title I came into being as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (better known as NCNB - No Child Left Behind in recent years) as a way to help students who were not eligible for school support from other programs. Funding for a school is based on the number of students receiving free or reduced lunch, but the services are available to all students. You can find more information at: http://www.ed.gov.
What Does Being a Title I School Mean to Weaverville Elementary?
Achieving Title I status at Weaverville Elementar has brought changes both in and out of the classroom. If you visit the school during the day, these are some of the differences you might notice:
Each student spends 30 minutes every day reading at his or her reading level with a trained adult. If you should come to the school during your child's Leaders Achieve Time, you would notice students reading in three or four small groups in each classroom. Each group is led by a trained/qualified adult. Students are tested to find their instructional reading level (the level that they read making only a few errors). The focus of the small group lessons is designed specifically in response to teacher observations and are intended to move your child forward as a reader.
Staff members are exposed to more professional development and more instructional materials.
As a school we have increased our leveled book library for the school and created a leveled library for the Title I Staff.
What is ReadyRosie?
ReadyRosie is an online resource that emails daily activities to adults to do with their children ages 0-5. Each activity is modeled with a two-minute video. The activities are simple, take about two minutes, and help prepare children for success in school. This early education tool helps families, schools, and communities across the nation deepen and scale their family engagement efforts. These tools leverage the power of video modeling, family workshops, professional development opportunities, and mobile technology to build powerful partnerships between families and educators, resulting in Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Children.
How Does ReadyRosie Work?
Simply watch a video, do the activity modeled in the video with your child, and everyone learns something new! The activities can be done at home, in the car, at the grocery store, restaurants, or wherever real life happens. The videos come right to your mobile device, tablet, or computer.
How Do I Sign Up for ReadyRosie?
Any parent living within Buncombe County Schools attendance boundaries can register for ReadyRosie. Just go to www.readyrosie.com/register and enter your zip code or download ReadyRosie on your mobile phone or tablet at right.
I Have Registered for ReadyRosie. What's Next?
Once registered, parents will begin receiving weekly emails and/or text messages with videos and activities. The free subscription also allows parents to download the ReadyRosie mobile app for their iPhone or Android device. Parents have access to the entire ReadyRosie video library, including ReadyRosie Baby.
ReadyRosie Videos YouTube Channel