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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Mena District Curriculum
Mena teachers not only implement the Common Core Standards but also believe that the standards can help students to reach their highest potential. Each teacher in the district has an individual webpage on which he/she may share lesson plans, including learning objectives, for parents to view. For example, on March 31st, kindergarten students were learning how to decode C-V-C (consonant-vowel-consonant) words with a short e in them. The teacher included the specific Common Core Standards that this objective connected to, which helps parents to see and understand the link between the standards and their children’s learning.
Some of the teachers also provide an overview of what students will be learning throughout the entire year. For instance, a high school math teacher describes that in Pre-AP Algebra 2, students will expand their learning of various functions, learn how to solve quadratic equations, and gain an understanding of why math is important in their everyday lives.
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Mena District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Mena Public Schools contain four schools—at the primary, upper elementary, middle, and high school levels—and 1,900 students. The district’s student-to-teacher ratio is twelve-to-one, placing it below the state average. The district has a vision that considers the child as a whole; it envisions that students reach their academic potential, have high self-esteem, get along with peers and teachers, and are active participants in the community. Mena also believes that families and communities have a share in this vision in terms of being involved in students’ development, fostering a nurturing educational environment, and having a say in the curriculum.
We currently cover the following Mena-area school district: Mena Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Mena Educational News
- Mena Senior Receives Good Citizen Award - Every year, senior students at the majority of Arkansas high schools submit essays in the Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest. In 2014, a Mena High School student was chosen as the first-place winner by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution James K. Polk Chapter. Her essay was about the importance of preserving one’s American heritage, and she was selected for her many qualities of solid character.
- Mena Schools Rewarded for “Beating the Odds” - Two schools in the Mena district were presented with the “Beating the Odds” award. The Office for Education at the University of Arkansas hands out this award to high-achieving schools at which at least 66 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Keep beating the odds, Mena!
- Jobs for American Graduates - Students at Mena High School who are interested in joining an extracurricular activity that focuses on employment and increasing employment opportunities for new graduates, the JAG Club is the place! The group works on local jobs and economics issues and raises awareness about future workers concerns, goals, and talents.
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Chalk Talk: Phonics and Phonemic Awareness
There are five critical areas of reading that are necessary in students becoming high-level readers: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Phonemic awareness is the ability for students to hear and identify sounds in words; phonemes refer to the individual sounds in words. Student with good early phonemic awareness skills may have an easier time learning to read. Parents and teachers can play many games with young children to help them improve their phonemic awareness. Phonics instruction helps students understand the relationships between sounds and words, including that there are some general rules and some irregular relationships. Once students learn and understand these relationships, they can begin to read and spell words. Phonemic awareness and phonics are typically focused on in the early, primary grades, as they are the building blocks to students decoding, or sounding out, words.