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“There are many ways to enlarge your child’s world.  Love of books is the best of all.”  - Jacqueline Kennedy

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Lexia Core 5 Tips

* Remember in order to access Lexia Core 5 you must be on either a Chromebook or a computer of some kind.  If you do not have access to one of these devices please let me know as soon as possible, and I will see if I can arrange for the district to supply you with a Chromebook.
* To access Lexia Core 5 the student will need to be logged into their Google account, and it should be able to be found in their CLEVER portal.  Since the students are accessing the program through CLEVER, they should not need a user name or password.  The Lexia icon is pictured below.
* Once the students have logged on to the program, they should be prompted to complete some quick leveling activities to help the program pinpoint exactly what the students need to work on.  This should take the students between 15 and 30 minutes. 
         - Remember while students are completing the placement activities they                 need to be in a quiet environment, and they need try to do their best.
         - Please do not help the students in anyway as they complete the activities.             This helps to ensure each student is placed at the correct activity level.
I am also still becoming familiar with the Lexia Core 5 Learning Program, but I want to help you and your students any way I can.  If you have any trouble getting on to the Lexia Core 5, please let me know, and we can work together to figure out any problems that might occur.  My office hours for this week will be:
- Monday: 1-1:30 pm
- Tuesday: 3:30 pm
- Friday: 9:30-10 am
Email me at susanmerida@tomballisd.net and I will immediately respond during the times listed above.

March 18th Check In

Dear students and families,
I hope everyone is doing well as we navigate this new adventure we are embarking on together.  This is uncharted territory for us all, but if we take it one step at a time, we will all get through this difficult time together.  I wanted to reach out and let everyone know that I am thinking about you all and miss my students dearly.  Right now, we are working hard to make sure the students have some great ways to learn in the next couple of weeks from their classroom teachers. 
I know this will be an adjustment for everyone, so as everyone learns how to assess and utilize this new form of learning, I do not want to overwhelm students or parents with too much information at one time.  However it is my hope that once everyone has a chance to get used to the distance learning platform, that I will be able to offer some supplemental reading ideas and some distance learning dyslexia intervention opportunities for students.  For right now, take some time to relax and do some family bonding over a good book.  
More information will be coming shortly.  Take care!