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.
On April 29th, the Fort Island kindergarten students hosted their moms at the 15th annual Morning with Mom Centers. Moms and their children created poetry together, did a memory box activity, and enjoyed refreshments. A special treat was a manicure and massage for each mom, compliments of their son or daughter! Happy Mother’s Day to all!!