Please help save the Reading Recovery program for grade one students in Simcoe County! The Simcoe County District School Board has announced that they will be eliminating this program for financial reasons. We hope to change their minds with this petition!
Reading Recovery is a grade one program which targets the most at risk readers. It provides intensive one to one reading support to individual students for 20 weeks. At the end of the program, students are much more able to cope with the work in the classroom and experience a tremendous gain in terms of self confidence and independence.
My own daughter has greatly benefited from this program. She has progressed from a reading level of 4 to 14 in 6 short weeks! The daily victories she has experienced have buoyed her spirits. She wakes up wanting to go to school now - tears in the morning used to be part of our regular routine. She is sincerely a happier kid! Recently while at a pediatric appointment in Orillia she brought along her reading recovery books and asked the Dr. if she could read to him. I was so proud. The ironic thing is that I made the appointment nearly 6 months ago, because of concerns with her performance at school. She was experiencing a lot of anxiety, a lack of focus, and trouble with learning skills. It took more than six months to get an appointment with a pediatrician, but it took less than 6 weeks in reading recovery to make the most significant change in her!
Please help save this program so that other children can benefit! It is a remarkable program, that many children need. Please sign this petition, and pass it on to everyone you know! Together we can make a difference!
Thank you for your support,
Kelly Moss - Ede's mom