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    Samantha Hembree
    Calhoun Academy of the Arts
    samanthahembree@anderson5.net
     
    Diane Gurley
    Concord Elementary/Calhoun
    dianegurley@anderson5.net 

    *Due to the confidential nature of special education, we do not post photos.  You may find pictures of your child on his/her regular classroom webpage.

     

    WELCOME TO THE RESOURCE WEBPAGE                     

     

    What is resource?

     

    Resource is a special education support-services program for students with a diagnosed disability that affects academic performance in the general curriculum. Students are served in small groups based on individual needs as outlined in IEPs (Individualized Education Programs).  Resource students spend the majority of their school day in the regular education classroom with their peers and receive additional support and specialized instruction during the school day in the resource room.  

     

    IEPs are reviewed annually at a team meeting. School District Five operates on a 'birthday month' schedule for IEP annual reviews, so you will receive a letter of invitation to the meeting during your child's birthday month. Meetings can also be scheduled at other times if concerns arise or if the team needs to discuss making changes to the IEP. Our students' parents/guardians play an essential role in their progress.  We value your input and encourage your participation as a team member. 

     

    Please feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding our program or your child's IEP.

     

    Resource services are provided to give eligible students support and individualized instruction so they can be more successful in the regular classroom setting.  This may require specific and specialized instruction using  research-based methods and/or prescriptive programs. 

    Some of the methods and programs used in the resource room include:

     

    SRA Reading Mastery Plus

    SRA Decoding Strategies
    SRA Spelling Mastery  

    Corrective Reading Program

    Phonetic Reading Chain

    Handwriting Without Tears www.hwtears.com

     

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    Student progress is regularly monitored in the resource room to guide instruction and to assess specific needs of students in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics. Computer assessments, paper/pencil assessments, teacher observation checklists, and running records are some of the tools used for this. Collaboration and effective communication between classroom teachers, resource teachers, and parents is essential as we monitor the effectiveness of programs and adjust methods of instruction.