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Title1 and LAP Services Front Page

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Welcome to Green Mountain: LAP/Title 1 Services


  Where School-family partnerships contribute to academic success for our students!


         Classroom News Notes


Welcome Parents to this school year!


The beginning of a school year brings so many wonderful memories. Who doesn't feel excited about a new beginning? Not only are the seasons changing with signs of crisper mornings but we find that the school bells once again will be ringing and our students will be packing their school bags with brand new supplies. Excitement begins bubbling up inside and most of us can't wait to return to our friends, our teachers, and our own desks.


Throughout this school year, you and your student will be given access to educational experiences that will be inspiring and providing numerous avenues for explorations. With technology becoming an essential aspect of learning for today's students, this site will offer beyond the classroom connections for at home practice, our monthly news notes (blog), as well as information great reading/math opportunities (so check the calendar below... it will be updated monthly).


Now that you located my link from the Green Mt. Title 1 button, here are some of the things that you will be able to find on this page. Just click on the item of interest and you will be redirected to it's content:


Please continue to scroll this page for the T1/LAP calendar... parent hints.... and our classroom policies... 

 Calendar Dates:


click to learn more



Welcome Back to School !

All students are in the process of their beginning of the year assessments. 

These assessments will provide valuable information for their LAP/Title 1 learning targets.

Their learning targets will be discussed with you when we meet to sign their learning compacts.


Welcome Back to School!

myOn reading is back on line

Parent Information


               FirstL =Bears103                                             FIRSTL=student lunch #

GMT Library shelves

 Welcome Parents 



Seasonal Reading Suggestions


Student Research links


Beyond Your Book Shelves

Fiction or Nonfiction

Parent Program Survey

Please take a moment to take this parent survey before May 22nd, the results will be presented and discussed at the June 23rd School Board meeting.... all are invited!


Parents Partnering with Schools=Finding Your Voice

click here to learn more

25 Tips to get involved with your school

Parent Conferencing Ideas that Work! 

Welcome Parents Powerpoint

Parent Links:
 Supporting Your Students Learning

10 Things for Parent Advocates to Learn

published on www.WrightsLaw.com

Here are 10 things that parents who advocate for children with IEPs should know how to do:


1. Gather information

Educate yourself about the child's disability and special-education law. 

2. Learn the rules of the game

Know how decisions within a school district are made and by whom. 

3. Plan and prepare

Get ready for meetings, create agendas, write out objectives. 

4. Keep written records

Take down what was said and by whom. Make all requests in writing.

 To read the entire list, go to:



Classroom Policies: 

Students are expected to come to class ready to learn.

Students are expected to treat each other and themselves with respect.

Students are expected to turn their work in on time. 

Set personal goals with high expectations of always wanting to do your best every day! 

 Reading and Language Arts LAP (K-4)/Title1 (5-8) Support Services


During the K-4 reading block of time, students will be learning reading and language arts skills as a small group with their assigned Progress materials (close reading; writing models; citing evidence from complex texts; and domain-specific vocabulary). The Barton strategies or the SOAR to Success Reading program and materials will be used during one-one sessions. This program enables all beginning readers to learn specific skills in how words are put together, phonemic skills, phrasing, sentence phrasing, and spelling. This program works well with all students who are still learning "how reading really works." If you would like to know more simply click on this link: Barton's Reading and Spelling .


During the every reading block of time, students will be reading. Becoming a life-long reader is their goal. Learning what an active reader does while reading involves self-analysis and goal setting, they will be learning about their strengths and weaknesses during our Reading Apprenticeship unit. Reading investigations will include the following:

  • Novel Explorations: Whole group reading, discussions, and journaling

  • Genre Literature Circles: Small group reading using the same genre but with differing titles, discussions, and journaling

  • Non-Fiction Investigations: A variety of assigned topics with individual book choices and whole class presentations

  • Meet the Author: Discoveries about "classic" authors, as well as those enjoyed by them

  • Timed Reading: A unit designed to help them adjust their reading speed for testing situations

  • Reading Across the Content Areas: A unit designed to help them read with purpose 


Language Arts

During the Language Arts block, students will be practicing their basic skills:

  • Vocabulary: Word usage and definitions
  • Spelling: Sitton recommended list plus content specific terms
  • Grammar: Variety of grammar skills, sentence diagramming, and word patterns 

Student Language Arts Expectation

Conventions and spelling will always count no matter what the assignment is !


3 - 8 Writing Expectations:

  1. All writing must be in your best penmanship, if I can't read it.....I can't grade it

  2. Proof reading your work is a life skill, get your proof-readers signature at the top (right corner) of your paper

  3. Know your writing purpose, the piece needs to be on-topic

  4. Know your audience, the piece must be written with the idea that anyone could be reading it

  5. Conventions and spelling will always count no matter what the assignment is ! 

Washington State OSPI

Phonemic awareness is the understanding that spoken words are made up of separate units of sound that are blended together when words are pronounced. It is also the awareness of and ability to manipulate (delete, add to, or change sequence of) individual phonemes. Hearing and saying that the word cat has three sounds, or phonemes /k/ /ă/ /t/ is an example of a phonemic awareness skill. Phonemic awareness is essential in learning to read and a strong predictor of reading success.
Phonemic Awareness falls under the larger umbrella of phonological awareness, or the ability to understand that spoken language is made up of smaller parts such as sentences, words and syllables. This “umbrella” term is used to refer to a student’s sensitivity to any aspect of phonological structure in language.

The study of the relationships between letters and the sounds they represent; also used to describe reading instruction that teaches sound-symbol correspondences.

Ability to read text quickly, accurately, and with proper expression. Fluency provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension.

Refers to words and their meanings. Students must know the meanings of words to communicate effectively. Vocabulary is important to reading comprehension because readers cannot understand what they are reading without knowing what most of the words mean. Vocabulary development refers to stored information about the meanings and pronunciation of words necessary for communication. Four types of vocabulary include listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Commprehension is constructing meaning by connecting text to what the reader already knows and thinking about this information until it is understood. This is the ultimate goal of reading.

Oral Language: Spoken language. There are five components of oral language: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

Spelling: The translation of spoken words into printed symbols.

Writing: the act of writing to convey meaning. Writing includes handwriting, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, language structure, and semantics.



I believe that all students must be in the habit of practicing math skills on a daily basis. Every day students will be working on their homework with their classroom teachers. When your student comes to their Title 1 math session, they will be working on designated math skills, math games, as well as supportive math strategies.


In the intermediate grades (1-4), I will be working with students in small groups in the cottage and/or in the Library. Each student will have a math journal, practice sheets, and will learn a variety of skills for approaching problem solving. Even though their LAP services will be provided in a small group setting, your student will be given individual instruction while learning basic skills. enVision supplemental materials  (FOCUS) will be used, as well as pre-selected online practice sites, Moby Max Math tutorials and fact practice, as well as classroom connected supplemental skill-building games.


In the upper grades (5-8), your student's classroom teacher and I will be monitoring your students during their classroom instructional period. Research has shown that keeping students within the classroom provides a greater scope of success for older students when the specialist is working, in connection with the teacher, as the instruction is being presented.  Title 1 math students will be given extended concepts and skills using enVision materials, Math Connects supplemental connections, and pre-selected online practice sites including Moby Max Math.  These concepts will be outlined as their trimester "targeted" learning goals.  Our district has adopted the AIMsweb assessment tool which will provide a specific area of concern that will be re-visited, practiced, and re-assessed using the enVision Focus learning program.

  • Student stress levels are lowered due to the availability of "real time" learning support
  • Students are more likely to engage in the instruction since their self-confidence in their solutions are accurate
  • Students are less "burdened" by the stigma of learning differences and will have a better chance of gaining the essential learnings without feeling overwhelmed
  • Students will gain confidence in their mathematical strengths and will become comfortable with seeking differing strategies for solutions not everyone solves a math problem the same way!  

Student Math Expectations:

  1. Work through your equations....... if you need help....... I will be there to help you or you can seek it from anyone in class

  2. Be respectful of the amount of time you are working with another student, they have their equations to be working on 

  3. Do your assignments every day and turn them in

  4. Ask for extra help when a problem/solution seems like it just isn't working right

Parent Links: Supporting Your Students Learning  

Please contact me at any point, 

MrsK Shealy 

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends:

they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,

and the most patient of teachers."Charles W. Eliot



 Classroom News Notes 

  New Year of Discoveries 

January Celebrations     February Discoveries  

click the above picture for more links 

Practice your Reading & Math Skills with Spring Explorations

Spring Book Adventures

Summer Vacation Connections


Parent U…a new parent outreach program:

ESD 112 is excited to announce the launch of Parent U, a parent outreach program that will help districts carry out the plan for parent education in your district’s Internet Safety policy, as well as meet the parent engagement requirements of TPEP and School Success. And while Internet Safety is the first topic addressed through Parent U, there are more topics in the plans!

The use of technology to engage parents:

Parent U will use technology to connect parents with experts on a variety of educational topics by offering webinars in the evenings. You can learn more about the Parent U model by visiting the Parent U web site. As you can see in the enclosed flyers, the first series on Internet Safety starts at the end of January.

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Parent Program Survey

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