Once a week Markessa spends time with each student online, reviewing long and short vowel sounds, reading books, practicing reading comprehension, and letter identification. All of these lessons have resulted in each student increasing one grade level using the Edward Fry Readability Test from Pre- Assessment to Post Assessment. Hard work and dedication really do pay off!
Pictured Right: Markessa is joined by Takira, 1st Grade, during a virtual Read with Me! session. Takira worked diligently to raise her reading skills up one grade level. Takira's reading skills went from mid-1st grade to mid-2nd grade level.
Pictured Right: Nurrie - 8th grade
"To have a chance to own this iPad gives me the confidence to be prepared with relevant tech for high school. Thank you for this!"
Pictured Left: SaNiya - 8th grade
"This iPad will give me a great chance to have a device for me to be very successful as I prepare for my high school career. Thank you!"
With the end of in-person programming for the school year many supplies will be recycled for the upcoming school year. However, there was one item that was put to use right away. Thanks to our partners at Gatorade, Propel water bottles that were designated for in-person programming were sent home with families. Over 200 bottles were donated. Water bottles were distributed to families receiving breakfast and lunch from their local CPS food site. There was a need for water within in the community and we were happy to provide such a valuable resource. What an awesome show of support.
Carrie is an independent personal trainer and president of More Strength Fitness, Inc. She has trained individuals for 20 years and independent for almost 2 years. Carrie works with people of all ages and health/fitness levels including Vision for Families (VFF) parents and students. During the school year, Carrie has shared her expertise with VFF families by conducting hands-on workshops. In April, she created a special video to get families moving and exercising while at home. By using household items and being mindful of your space, Carrie guides families through a 15 minute at-home workout.
Pictured Above: Screenshot of Carrie's 15-minute at-home workout available on the student and families online resource page.