third grade academy

third grade academy

Third Grade Academy: Class of 2031!

Third Grade Academy: Class of 2031!

“Ticket to Reading Adventures” was the theme of Third Grade Academy 2018 and we certainly enjoyed an array of learning experiences! Mornings focused on reading, and afternoons included special activities presented by IU East faculty, staff and students. We have enjoyed welcoming third graders to campus for more than ten years, with the Campus Library hosting classes each year since 2010. The program promotes reading improvement and is part of the Every Child Can Read initiative in Wayne County. Thank you to the many individuals who helped make TGA 2018 a success! Third Graders ready to read! With (left to right, back row) library student staff Katelyn Groff, TGA instructional staff Sandra Calderon (IU East alumni), Denise Jones, and Cherie … Continued
Third Grade Academy + IU East = learning success!

Third Grade Academy + IU East = learning success!

Since 2010, the IU East Campus Library has been involved with Third Grade Academy, providing reading adventures and learning activities. In 2014 we became the campus host site and since then have enjoyed a month of young learners in the library each summer. We can always count on support provided by the talented and giving IU East staff, faculty and students and TGA 2017 has proven to be a particularly lively and engaging learning extravaganza. The eighteen third graders have experienced a variety of activities and interactions that teach them new content but also can help them feel comfortable within the college environment. Special thanks to the many individuals who took time to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with students … Continued
Indiana University Class of 2030 has arrived!

Indiana University Class of 2030 has arrived!

  Yes, you read correctly. Students currently in 3rd grade who stay on track through high school and attending IU East, will graduate college in 2030. IU East is again, for the 8th summer, hosting Third Grade Academy. This program helps students become stronger readers and prepares them for academic success. We are a program site for two classes meeting daily throughout June, with a total of 20 children.    In addition to enhancing their reading skills, TGA students interact with college students, faculty and staff for a variety of fun activities. This summer that includes quilting, knot-tying, drawing, Japanese calligraphy, poetry, pottery and more. They also get to tour campus, walk the nature trails, visit the nursing lab and … Continued
Academic outreach connects expertise and opportunity

Academic outreach connects expertise and opportunity

The IU East Campus Library is an active place this summer! We hosted two Third Grade Academy (TGA) classes, coordinated the 2nd annual Crime Camp, produced two new educational television shows in collaboration with WCTV, and are the site for the Center for Service-Learning tutoring program.  Seventy-five IU East faculty, staff and students have impacted 70 youth with interactive educational programs that focus on a range of literacy skills in reading math, and science, as well as critical thinking and cultural arts. In this week’s blog we feature TGA and Crime Camp. “I love to read now!” ~ TGA participant During Third Grade Academy, 24 students joined us for 4 weeks, experiencing the many interesting activities IU East has available. … Continued