Rushville Republican

February 28, 2014

A unique kind of depot

By Marianne Scott For the Rushville Republican
Rushville Republican

---- — When you think of depots or stations, trains and buses come to mind. When you add kindergartners to the mix, you have Literacy Stations. For over four years, Mrs. Carla Moore’s kindergarten classes at Milroy Elementary School have experienced Literacy Stations as part of their classroom experience.

“We usually have five stations that feature a specific concept or task. First of all we learn about each station and model the activity at that station. Then, students can move to various stations on their own (at the appropriate time). This is certainly more hands on and the kids love it. It also enables students to do more than one activity in a block of time. Currently we are utilizing Literacy Stations three days a week. And, because they are always changing, this is something we all look forward to. There are usually two of us who can assist with the stations, however anyone wanting to volunteer to assist with this and other activities would be most welcome,” Mrs. Moore stated.

“Some of our current Literacy Stations include the Prediction Chart, Reading Station, and Roll A Word. These stations keep us engaged and allow us to hone in on specific skills. This also gives students a sense of independence while learning at the same time,” Moore cited.

Literacy Stations – one more reason why “Rush County Schools are a Great Place To Be.”

(Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund Director/Information Officer for Rush County Schools)