Fourth graders at Fort Island listened intently to a presentation from the Historical Society of Akron. Our presenter spoke about the Prehistoric people who first came to Ohio and then those who came after history was written down. Her presentation tied in perfectly to our current studies in Social Studies. The students had many primary and secondary sources they could handle and touch. Our favorite was the beautiful blackish/red obsidian rock and the animal hides!
FIPS staff members and students participated in a 5K race on May 28 to support a one of our 4th grade students. They made team t-shirts with Fort Island emblazoned on the back and named the team after his nickname. Way to go Team Zakio and FIPS!
First grade students worked together to play Hop to the Top, a decoding game, which encourages students to read words that follow the phonetic concept taught. With pink and red hearts, a simple activity is transformed into a fun and engaging game that allows students to work with their peers to listen and read together. In the pictures above, students read words with "r blends" (ex: Greg, brat, prop). Our Fort Island first graders have a come a long way in building their phonetic understanding, which makes this activity even more exciting than usual. We are so proud of their dedication, eagerness, and willingness to learn alongside their intervention teachers.