Indian Bend Elementary School is committed to providing educational options and individualized instruction to meet the needs of all students. We are proud to share some of the signature programs we have implemented into our curriculum.
Using Accelerated Reader involves a student selecting and reading a book. The student then uses a computer to take a Reading Practice Quiz on the book. The Accelerated Reader program keeps track of the quiz results and generates reports for the teacher and the student. The idea is for students to read books that are appropriate to their reading level. The Reading Practice Quiz a student takes after reading a book shows the student's comprehension of the book. The student earns points based on the book's point value and how well he/she did on the quiz.
Using Accelerated Reader can give each student the instruction and reading practice they need and motivate the student to take responsibility for their own learning.
Family Literacy and Math Nights
The Indian Bend Title I Program provides quarterly Family Literacy and Math Nights. Families are first invited for a pizza dinner and then the families stay to work on Math and Literacy concepts. Sometimes the parents receive information about specific objectives the students are studying in class or they learn techniques to work with their children. Information about testing is also shared. Activities are provided so that parents can work with their children on concepts talked about that evening.
We believe that the natural abilities of our gifted students translate to educational needs that require differentiated instructional programming as an integrated part of their regular school day. At Indian Bend, our Gifted Education Services are supported by our teachers and a Gifted Education Specialist.
Kids at Hope
IBES is a Kids at Hope school. We believe that all children are capable of success – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Indian Bend has a MobyMax Intervention and Enrichment block of time where students explore math online practice. Each student will work on MobyMax Math twice a week, where they will spend 80 minutes focused on Common Core grade-level math standards. Students work at their own pace and have a teacher and a math assistant available to help them any time they need. Students look forward to earning "Game Time" once they have completed various lessons.
A district program, under the No Child Left Behind initiative, is by invitation only. Students "at-risk" of not meeting reading grade level mastery are invited to receive this extra support. The program runs from the Wednesday after Memorial Day until the fourth week of June. The Voyager Reading Program is used. The program runs Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please contact the program coordinator by email if you have questions about the summer school opportunity.
At Indian Bend, we have two of the finest Special Education/Resource teachers you could ask for in Mrs. Ackel and Mrs. Bondy. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher for more information if you feel your child is in need of these resources.