Want to read at home with your child, but not sure what to do if they struggle on words? This is a common issue for all parents when reading with thier kids. Why not use the same strategies, and words used by their teacher? The seven strategies pictured are used in grades K-2 to help remind students how to tackle an unknown word. Try them out!
Did you know that teachers WANT to get to know you? That there are many different ways that you can become involved in the school? Thid video shows just a few of the many reason why being involved with your childs school is beneficial. It let's them know that thier EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT and that they are important as well. Give us a call at the school to see how you can become more involved in your childs education.
Did you Know?
CHSMES has a referral process which we use to support all students both academically, and behaviouraly. We use this process to assist the EST (education support team) as well as teachers decide whether an intervention or something more is required to meet a students needs. Classroom teachers, parents, the principal, and resource work together in this process along with out LIFT Team.
If you ever have any questions or concerns about recieving extra support or services here at CHSMES, or about our Referral Process, please feel free to discuss this with your classroom teacher or contact me here at the school.
We believe that every child should get the support they need to flourish!
Recently, the Grade 4 girls all participated in a Friendship club held by our student psychologist Mandy.The goal of this club was for the girls to show ways that they could communicate, compliment, cooperate, and celebrate with one another in a possitive way. The girls were shown how to express their feelings, as well as how to approriately respond to others. The group also worked on spreading random acts of kindness. The most important thing that the students in the club have learned is to "THINK".
"THINK" is a way for students to stop and ask themselves during conversations, if what they are about to say is TRUE? HELPFUL? INSPIRING? NECESSARY? and KIND? If they determine that what they are about to say is not any of these things, then they should choose something else to say. This club was about being kind to one another, but also to know that we have the power over our own emotions. How we react to others is entirely up to us. We have the power to THINK!
I have attached a newsletter that the students created.
There are plenty of ways to support your child's understanding of math at home. Supporting them doesn't always have to be by helping with their homework. You can find math in everyday situations. Check out the poster for a few of those ways.
At CHSMES we are proud to say that we use technology to support the learning needs, and styles of our students. Each day student in grades K-5 have the opportunity to show thier learning on Smart Boards, Computers, and even IPADs. IPADs, and the games they have on them can be very useful in helping a student learn math facts, or even read more fluently. Ever wonder what you should put on your IPAD at home? Ask your child's c;assroom teacher! They would be more than willing to help. In the meantime, the TCEA put out a quick list of Free Must Have IPAD Apps for Elementary MAth, that I have attached. Check them out!
This is for all students, parents, and teachers. Sometimes a child sees things the most clearly. What are we teaching the world?
L.I.F.T (Learning is a Fun Thing)
The L.I.F.T Team is a group of school psychologists who are part of the EST (Education Support Team) here at CHSMES. They work with the resource team in support of student, and community needs.
Your L.I.F.T. Psychology Team: Melissa Arseneau, L.Psych. Leslie Costello, L. Psych. Mandy Fulton, PhD Psychology Student
Who are School Psychologists: School psychologists are highly trained in both education and psychology to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students.
What do School Psychologists Do? School psychologists take a holistic approach, incorporating cognitive/mental, emotional, behavioural, family, culture/community aspects:
EMOTIONAL: Teaching individual/family/group skills for identifying and managing difficult emotions and improving social skills and communication, as well as Crisis management
MENTAL/COGNITIVE: Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning through psycho-educational assessments for youth identified as at-risk for learning problems. Evaluate eligibility for special services and refer accordingly.
BEHAVIOUR: A youth’s ability to attend/behave in class is directly related to his or her ability to learn the information being taught. School psychologists: Collaborate with educators and other staff, as well as parents, to design behaviour modification plans for managing behaviour at home and in the classroom. They work with youth individually or in groups to improve behaviour related to social skills and conflict resolution.
COMMUNITY/CULTURE: School Psychologists develop partnerships with community organizations and offer talks on various topics relevant to individual communities.
What is a psycho-educational assessment? The purpose of this assessment is to better understand the precise reasons for a particular child’s academic and/or social struggles. The typical psycho-educational process consists of an intake interview with parents, information from teachers, classroom observations, testing, a written report from meaningful integration of information from all sources (including specific recommendations), a case conference to communicate information with parents and teachers, appropriate referrals to other specialists, and lastly a follow-up.
The LIFT Team is always here to answer any and all quections. Please feel free to contact us (506) 464-9683.
CHSMES has a lot of services that we offer to support you in the overall development of your child! The K4 and Headstart programs just recently hosted a meet and greet night for parents to come and learn about the resources available to them here at the school. Booths were set up in the gym displaying information on programs such as the Talk With Me Program, and Speech Language Pathology, LIFT - The importance of healthy attachments for children, The Appropriate Developmental Stages for 3 and 4 year olds, Occupational Therapy, The development of Fine Motor Skills, Zoo Pals for early literacy skills, Children's Oral Health, and the Handwriting Without Tears Program.
Lot's of parents came out and got plenty of information. If you did not make it or would like more information on any of the services offered here at the school, please feel free to contact us. 462-9683
Mrs. Kendra Broad