Take Flight State of the Class

September edition

What is Take Flight?

As you may have noticed in your child's homework binder, we are using a new program this year called Take Flight. Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia is a two-year curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. It is an intense, multisensory, systematic curriculum that develops a student's phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

First week off to a FABULOUS start

We have just finished out week 1, and already we are ROCKING our new program! By now, your child may be coming home talking about "tongue tappers" and "lip puffers". Encourage your child to talk about the new things they discovered today--it can help solidify the new learning and support the upcoming weeks!

Homework

Students will have homework to complete every night of the week. Typically speaking, students will need to practice handwriting, RAP (repeated automatic practice), instant words, and oral reading. On Mondays, we will do our instant words with flashcards in class, so there will be no instant word homework on Mondays. In addition, we will be adding rate homework later in the semester. Please reference the calendar in your child's binder for a list of daily homework responsibilities.

2015 Family Conference--International Dyslexia Assosication

Friday, Oct. 30th, 7am

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, TX

The Family Conference will offer parents and family members of those with dyslexia and other learning disabilities the opportunity to attend informative sessions, network with experts, socialize with other parents, access the best products and materials, and more!


Break out sessions will be held Friday, October 30th from 8:00-5:30 AND Saturday, October 31st from 8:00-12:00.


Go to www.eida.org for more information and to register!

Have questions??

As parents, I know you always want to do everything you can to support your child. If you ever have any questions or concerns about how you can help, or need clarification about anything, please feel free to contact me! See the links at the bottom of our newsletter for contact info!