Special Education and Remediation Classes
has a highly qualified staff of special educators. They provide
services to students who meet state qualifications for an Individualized
Educational Plan. Classroom teachers have been trained to work with the
Special Education staff in the areas of inclusion, and Care Team
staffings and interventions. Remedial reading classes also are offered,
as well as on the first grade level, which is funded by the Mehlville
program is available for students who qualify. This program includes
many unique activities such as the STRETCH News Quiz, Invention
Convention and Architecture Series.
Curriculum Enrichment Activities
Balanced Literacy Curriculum - Reading & Writing
Blades Elementary uses the Balanced Literacy program that incorporates
many components of reading and writing. These components include: guided
reading, shared reading, familiar reading, independent journal,
writer's workshop, interactive writing, sound analysis, and many more
Blades Elementary has a computerized reading incentive program in
place. Throughout the year students read books and take Reading Counts
tests on the computers. The programs are all based out of the Media
Center, but can be used on any networked computer throughout the school.
Blades Elementary uses the My Math program. This program incorporates
different content strands that are addressed throughout all grade
levels. Each grade level builds and extends concept understanding of
each content strand.