Thursday, February 15, 2024

Throwback Thursday: 02/09/2014



First Grade has a Mystery Reader every  +Thursday. Parents, grandparents, teachers are asked if they wish to participate at the beginning of the year. They are assigned a week to come. They send clues for the class. The teacher gives the clues during the day and the students try to guess who is coming. At the assigned time, the mystery reader comes in to read to the students. The students enjoy hearing a variety of people read to them during the year.

In the Exeter-Milligan Junior High Basketball tournament held in Exeter on Saturday, Feb. 8 the Friend boys and girls both brought home the first place trophies. In the championship game the Friend boys beat the Central City boys and the Friend girls beat the Bruning-Davenport-Shickley girls.  Exeter-Milligan girls took fourth losing to Meridian and the Exeter-Milligan boys beat Meridian taking third place.


Title Happenings by Anita Mueller, E-M Title I Coordinator


A strategy that I have started using with some of the Title I reading students is using polyester colored overlays.  They come in 10 colors: blue, light blue, green, blue-green, non-glare, red (pink), orange-red, smoke(gray), yellow, and reddish-yellow(amber).  The overlays are used to help those with reading difficulties which might include slow reading rate, losing their place, poor comprehension, eye strain or fatigue, headaches and vision dyslexia.  The colored overlays change the wavelength of the light hitting the retina in the eye.  The student is to try them all and see which one has the sharpest, clearest, or most stable images.  Sometimes it is helpful to use a colored overlay and then put the non-glare one over that to take the shimmer off of the overlay.  Students think that using a colored overlay is fun as well.


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