Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wrapping Up / Looking Ahead

The official swirl of graduations and celebrations have begun. With just three days left I wanted to thank everyone - students, teachers, parents - for making this an incredible year. Check out the last couple of weeks of postings for some cool videos and notes to wrap up our year.

For fifth grade students, Asheville Middle will work with all AIG students in transition groups as their plans for middles school services are rewritten. Mrs. Jo Landreth has already met with these students and is looking forward to seeing them as sixth graders.

Fourth grade AIG students will have services in place very early in the 2014-15 school year -as fifth graders, wow! I'm working with the fifth grade team to ensure this is a smooth transition.

Current third grade AIG students will also have services in place for next year. As in current fourth grade students, I depend on classroom teachers to work with me to provide differentiated services for these students.

Thanks a million. It remains an honor for me to work with great kids at a great school!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

3rd Grade Update

Here's a copy of some third grade letters going out this week - along with some work samples:

Dear Parents and Supporters,
 Our Enrichment Study Groups read Megan McDonald’s Insects are My Life. In this book, a young girl expresses her interest in insects. Third graders often have such interests, and we chose to display them in this book. Each of our students illustrated their own. I am attaching their work and have made all available for you to view at: 

We have also completed work with “You Be the Jury.” In this work, students adopted the role of jurors and listened to cases and testimony - complete with evidence. The job of each jury was to put information together to correctly identify the guilt or innocence of defendants. This activity provides students an opportunity to use their brains and practice communication skills among the group. A positive social outcome is as important to me as the skills involved.

I have attached worksheets that helped students organize their thoughts. Please ask them about their work in our AIG study groups.

 As we move toward fourth grade please understand that AIG services will be up and running in the first couple of weeks of school. I’ll work with fourth grade teachers to ensure their needs are being met! Thanks for your continued support of the AIG program. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. Sincerely, John M. Pruett AIG Specialist, Claxton 350-6500 john.pruett@asheville.k12.nc.us