PTA Funded

Educational Enrichment Programs

Art Masters is an art education program funded & organized by the PTA.  It includes a monthly assembly where students learn about master artists (Monet, Picasso, etc) and in class instruction where students get to create their own artwork in that style.

 

 

Jiji is the beloved penguin of ST Math.  ST Math is game-based instructional software for K-12 and is designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning with a non-language-based approach. Click this link for more details.

 

The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is currently used by upper core students at Courreges. AR is software that monitors your student's reading practice. It assesses the students reading level through completion, comprehension, and other variables.  Click here to find AR books.

 

Raz Kids is currently in use by lower core students at Courreges.  With it, your student will access text specifically matched to their reading level. Every eBook allows your child to listen to the text, read it back at their own pace, and record themselves reading. The corresponding quiz tests comprehension and helps the teacher determine future instruction needs.  Click to find out more.

 

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is a teaching philosophy that focuses on problem solving and strategies while encouraging students to solve problems in more ways than one. CGI focuses on your child truly understanding math concepts and not just memorizing facts and algorithms.

 

 

BrainPOP & BrainPOP, jr. provide hundreds of animated movies aligned to the academic standards for Science, Reading, Math, Technology and Social Studies.  Each video has an interactive quiz, games and activities related to the topic.  Many teachers use the videos to introduce and pique children's interest in a topic.  Click to see their website.

 

Scholastic & Time For Kids are weekly new magazines for children and used by the teachers to teach current events.  In the primary grades the topics are more seasonal, while the upper grades begin to delve in to real news and world events.  Your child will receive a copy to take home.  For more information click here.

 

Zingy Learning is a science website used in 5th grade to help our students review and reinforce the science curriculum.  This program features online animated lessons with a quiz for every unit to help track student progress.  More details can be found on their website.

 

Mad Science is a student assembly with two presentations, one for lower core and one for upper core.  This assembly is often paired in the same week as Science & Astronomy night.  It is a great chance for your child to see scientific experiments and the scientific process life.  The student really get excited! 

 

 

 

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