Learning basic reading skills is one of the most fun, and challenging, parts of the Kindergarten curriculum. Many students need to engage other senses to truly master this skill. Sound and hands on learning experiences can make learning to read more fun and easier for students struggling with the skill.
Ann Lenard from Shady Shores Elementary School saw her students struggling with the reading curriculum and wanted to facilitate a means for them to feel excited about reading. After looking at many options, Ms. Lenard determined that the LeapFrog Interactive Reading Center would be perfect for her classroom.
We happily awarded her a grant of $533.90 to purchase the system for her classroom. In conjunction with the Lake Dallas Integrated School District curriculum, students will be able to discover reading from the ground up.
Basic lessons help students associate letters with their sounds. More advanced lessons help more independent readers develop confidence in their skills and discover enjoyment in solo reading. Every lesson, at every level, is interactive and student focused.
By using interactive books, LeapFrog supplements students’ phonemic skills and reading comprehension. As students progress through the program, they become more comfortable with reading, both silently and aloud. This provides them a foundation for the rest of their school years. Many teachers use round-robin oral reading to teach and engage their class. Students with a fear of reading often find these classes challenging, even when they understand the subject matter.
We’re excited to see the results of the LeapFrog Interactive Reading Center in Ms. Lenard’s classroom, as are the parents of her students. As with all our grant recipients, we’re excited to bring additional educational opportunities and avenues to all of the Lake Dallas Integrated School District.
What technology or equipment would help improve the learning environment of your classroom? Let us know through a grant application – you just might get exactly what you and your students need!