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Instructional Support Grades K-3

     Welcome to the Instructional Support page for the lower primary, I'm Marjorie Lane.  I've been working here at SRS since 1989 ( when I was Miss Reynolds).  I've been teaching for 30 years and most have been here.  I'm originally from a small town in Oklahoma, but moved to Texas in 1986. Although a Catholic education wasn't an option for me, I can honestly say working at St. Rita has taught me so much about my faith and how the support of a Christian community is also important to education.  While here, I've had the pleasure of teaching 5th,4th, and 2nd grades.  For the past 12 years I've been Instructional Support and I love my job!.   

 

     As Instructional Support, I assist teachers and parents with learning strategies in prekindergarten - 3rd grade. Not all children learn the same or at the same rate.  This is especially apparent in the lower grades where so many things can be developmental.  Before we get too concerned about a struggling student we go through steps to insure we’ve tried all means possible before we ask for an outside specialized evaluation.

 

     Be sure to check out my links and posts that you might find helpful.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can help.  I'd love to hear from you!                                                                       Marjorie Lane

 

 

 

Below are the procedures that are used in grades K-8.

  

Students Support Procedures

 

1.             A teacher or parent will notify and discuss difficulties the child is having in the classroom with the instructional support specialist, counselor or appropriate support team member.

 

2.             After observation, the support team member will meet with the student’s classroom teacher(s) to discuss interventions that have been tried thus far and to collaborate on new strategies.  The teacher should contact the parents and inform them of any problems their child may be having.

 

3.             The teacher(s), instructional support, and/or counselor will monitor progress.  If there is not noted improvement, the parents will be contacted for a conference with the support team.  This team may consist of teachers, counselor, instructional support, Language Science staff, school nurse and the administration.

 

4.             At the time of the parent conference, the instructional support will suggest a strategic plan and any appropriate screenings we have available on campus. Parents may also be given a list of testing facilities. Administration will be notified of concerns and procedures we are implementing at this time.

 

5.             All testing questionnaires, once completed by the teachers, will be shown to the administration prior to being mailed to the testing facility.  According to school policy, these forms must be mailed by the school and cannot be given to the parent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Books about, and for children with learning disabilities

Listed are several books for parents and students to read about children with learning differences. I found this, as well as lots of other articles, about how to talk to children with learning issues. (See attached link)

We also have these books in the SRS library: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Thank You, Mr. Falker, The Lightning Thief, and Niagara Falls, Or Does it? Please be sure and let me know if you find another one I can add to my list! 

Information on testing at SRS

Often the support team needs more information on a student.  We are able to give several types of screenings here on campus.  This can give us more details on the children as we try new learning interventions and strategies.  The attached flyer gives you a brief description of some of the evaluations that are available. 

Peace Keeper's flag for Patriot Day, September 11, 2011.  Created using hand prints of all of the SRS students.