The main goal of Title I is to provide a higher quality education for every child.
Title I Explained
Being a Title I, Part A school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars can be used for…
- Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these students meet the State’s challenging content standards.
- Purchasing supplemental: staff, programs, materials, and supplies.
- Conducting parent and family engagement meetings, training's, and activities.
Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The amount of money given to each school depends on the number of low-income families enrolled in the school.
Archived Virtual Events
- September: Annual Title I Meeting
- November: Read, Wakulla!
- February: Get Moving With Math
- March: Mystery Science STEM Activity
- April: Bump Up Night
- Learn More about Parent and Family Engagement
September: Annual Title I Meeting
eptember's Virtual Event: Annual Title I Meeting
Please complete the following survey after watching the presentation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6BMZ3J
November: Read, Wakulla!
Read, Wakulla! is the theme of November’s Title I Parent and Family Engagement virtual event. As part of this event, there are two read-aloud videos; one for lower elementary students (K-2) and one for upper elementary students (3-5). Please watch one (or both!) videos with your child. As a follow-up activity, encourage your child to take the Accelerated Reader (AR) quiz for the book(s).
You can watch the video as many times as you want and pausing to ask your child probing questions before, during and after the read-aloud to develop their reading skills. A special thank you to Medart Elementary for our read-aloud videos.
Reading Resources for Parents:
Before, During and After Reading Questions
Wakulla’s Read-At-Home Plans for Student Success:
After watching the read-aloud(s) and viewing the Parent Resources, please take the following survey to help us plan future Title I events!
Read Aloud Videos:
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! By Lucille Colandro
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Maybe: A Story about the Endless Potential in All of Us by Kobi Yamada
February: Get Moving With Math
So often we hear that we should read to our children at home to help them become better readers. As true as this is, it is also just as important to participate in everyday practices that will help your child value and understand math. In fact, research has shown that numeracy skills can support children’s literacy abilities. The study of mathematics builds problem-solving skills and teaches children how to reason and seek solutions in a logical way.
To learn how to support mathematics instruction at home, please watch our featured Title I video produced by the teachers of Crawfordville Elementary School. Also please complete this survey to help us with planning future events!
Use the following timeline to assist you with navigating to a particular grade level and finding grade specific resources:
- Introduction by Alena Crawford, Principal of Crawfordville Elementary School - 00:00 – 00.38
- Kindergarten - 00:38 – 03:02
- 1st Grade - 03:03 – 04:47
- Addition Scale Math Game
- Pan Balance - Numbers
- “First Grade Math: Equal or Not Equal”
- “Sesame Street: Cookie Monster Helps Prairie Dawn Get Equal”
- 2nd Grade - 04:48 – 06:01
- Freckle Math and Moby Max are accessible through your child’s Classlink
- 3rd Grade - 06:02 – 07:21
- 4th Grade - 07:22 – 09:44
- Think Central is accessible through your child’s Classlink
- Think Central – My Library – Go Math! Animated Math Models
- Think Central – My library – Mega Math
- 5th Grade - 09:45 – 12:23
March: Mystery Science STEM Activity
March’s Title I Virtual Event STEM Activity
Please watch a short video message from Noah Morey, 5th Grader at Riversink Elementary School.
STEM is the theme of March’s Title I Parent and Family Engagement virtual event.
As part of this event, there are two interactive video presentations: one for lower elementary students (K-2) and one for upper elementary students (3-5).
You can watch the video as many times as you want. There are portions of each video with places to pause for you to ask your child questions to develop their reasoning skills. Please watch one (or both!) videos with your child.
As a follow-up activity, encourage your child to complete the activities at the end of each video, you can also do it with them if you would like.
A special thank you to Riversink Elementary School for our interactive videos!
Grades K-2 Lesson:
After completing the activities, please complete a short online survey to provide us with helpful feedback for future events!
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April: Bump Up Night
April’s Virtual Title I Parent and Family Engagement event focuses on preparing your child for the upcoming school year.
Please watch the following introductory videos from Nicholas Weaver, Principal, and students at Shadeville Elementary School.
After watching the introductory videos, review the presentation for the grade level your student will be in for the 2022-2023 school year:
Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards will be implemented in grades K-5th for both ELA and Math. View a brief overview of the B.E.S.T. Standards, here. More in-depth resources are available on the Florida Department of Education’s website.
Wakulla will administer the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (F.A.S.T.) beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
Preventing the Summer Slide
A summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school is not in session. The number one thing you can do as a parent to prevent a summer slide is have your child read for at least 20-30 minutes every day.
All elementary schools will be open during the summer months for your child to come in to take an AR (Accelerated Reader) quiz on books they read. All tests taken during the summer will be included in their word count for the upcoming year. You can search for books with corresponding AR quizzes through AR Bookfinder.