Understanding Accelerated Reader at Indian Bend
Using Accelerated Reader involves a student selecting and reading a book. The student then uses a computer to take a Reading Practice Quiz on the book. The Accelerated Reader program keeps track of the quiz results and generates reports for the teacher and the student. The idea is for students to read books that are appropriate to their reading level. The Reading Practice Quiz a student takes after reading a book shows the student's comprehension of the book. The student earns points based on the book's point value and how well he/she did on the quiz.
Using Accelerated Reader can give each student the instruction and reading practice they need and motivate the student to take responsibility for their own learning.
The Make Your Day Citizenship Program is an understanding that every student has the right to learn in a safe environment. It demonstrates that teachers hold high expectations for all students and is a cooperative citizenship program. Not merely a discipline plan, Make Your Day centers on one rule: No One Has the Right to Interfere With the Learning, Safety or Rights of Others. Please see related link on Indian Bend News on our Home Page to gain a better understanding of the program.
Indian Bend has a ST Math Lab where students come with their class to explore math online activities. Each student comes to the Math Lab twice a week, where they spend 50 minutes focused on Common Core grade level math standards. Students work at their own pace and have a teacher and a math assistant available to help them any time they need. Students look forward to "ST Math" days and are always excited and engaged while in the lab.
IBES is a Kids at Hope school. We believe that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! Watch a Kids at Hope informative video here.
After the Bell classes will begin in early fall 2016.
ATB does not meet on early release days, during conference week, and holidays.
Afternoon classes run from 3:15-4:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Morning classes are offered on daily from 7:45am-8:40am.
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Family Literacy and Math Nights
The Indian Bend Title I Program provides quarterly Family Literacy and Math Nights. Families are first invited for a pizza dinner and then the families stay to work on Math and Literacy concepts. Sometimes the parents receive information about specific objectives the students are studying in class or they learn techniques to work with their children. Information about testing is also shared. Activities are provided so that parents can work with their children on concepts talked about that evening.
A district program, under the No Child Left Behind initiative, is by invitation only. Students "at-risk" of not meeting reading grade level mastery are invited to receive this extra support. The program that runs from the Wednesday after Memorial Day until the fourth week of June. The Voyager Reading Program is used. The program runs Mondays - Thursdays from 8:30 - 1:30.
Please contact program coordinator if you have questions about the summer school opportunity.