Busy Bees at St Peter
The LSEM program at St. Peter Lutheran School in Macomb, MI had a busy start to its school year. Currently the program consists of 28 students we directly teach, 3 students we support, and 6 consult students. Starting in the 2nd quarter, we brought on 4 new direct teach students, with more currently in the referral process. It’s one of LSEM’s largest programs and our teachers Karyn Anspach, Jennifer Steudle, and Amy Sarconi are all providing direct instruction this year.
Karyn’s students have been busy with multiple writing projects. It has been amazing seeing them develop a love of writing with each new project they begin. The latest project has involved Karyn’s students writing a story collectively as a group. They are in the process of getting this story published!
Jennifer has been working to improve the development of her interactive math notebooks with her 5 math groups. Some of the math programs in use do not provide students with their own book and once they turn in their lesson, they no longer have the information to reference. The students have been enjoying creating these, and Jennifer has noticed that her students use them as a reference material more than in years past.
Amy has been using Jan Richardsons’ Guided Reading lesson format and St Peter’s new SIPPS reading program for the Collaborative Classroom with a new first grader, which has been going really well because it is so individualized.
Amy, Karyn, and Jennifer have also been working together in piloting a new math program called Vmath, and all three are really liking it, especially the online component!
With the opportunity to serve so many students in a myriad of impactful ways at St. Peter, we implement a number of the different resources we have to make sure the each student is getting the help and support that they need to be successful in the classroom.