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Library Enrichment, E3- Everyone Exploring Enrichment!
2016-2017 theme- “Take a walk on the wide side-exploring the animal kingdom!”
Join us as “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” at Senita Valley Elementary! Welcome to an energized hands-on approach to elementary education. When students at each grade level visit our library and check out books, they will also explore high interest academic lessons that make real-life connections to a vibrant social studies curriculum.
Every class in the school (grades 1-5) attends E3 Enrichment once a week for 45 minutes (kindergarten classes visit on half days). The first ten minutes of E3 Enrichment allows for students to return and check out books. The remaining time is spent in the E3 Enrichment centers. When a new unit is introduced, the first week or two is spent in whole group instruction, introducing the key concepts, a brief history of what is to be explored, and a video or keynote is shared to get students enthusiastic about the learning to come. The next week is spent reviewing procedures and expectations for all centers. Task cards are used at each center to guide students to completion of the center. Then, for the next four weeks, students rotate through the four centers.
E3 Enrichment strives for 100% ative student participation at all times. Enrichment teachers emphasize higher order thinking skills like application, synthesis, and evaluation, as they design and implement rigorous student learning centers. These centers introduce and reinforce important learning in math, writing, technology, and art. Teachers divide their class into four “number groups”: 1-4 and rotate through these four centers.
- The first 10 minutes students check out “Reading Counts” leveled library books or take “Reading Counts” computerized tests.
- The next 35 minutes are spent at their their assigned center. Students are at a different center each week.
Writing Center Math Center
Art Center Technology Center
E3 Enrichment Teacher
Mr. Tom Iveson
Mrs. Lorelle Leonard
Mr. Robert Dautrich
Mrs. Nilsa Soto