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Thetford Elementary School

Thetford, Vermont

 Dear Parents,

We are off to a busy start in the RAP room.  These first few weeks of school we are busy doing assessments.  In the primary unit we are doing the POA (Primary Observation Assessment) in conjunction with the classroom teachers.  These are a group of tests given individually that give us information about students' knowledge of letters, sounds, words and books.  Also, we are assisting teachers with the DSA (Developmental Spelling Assessment).

By the time we are done with these assessments we have a pretty good handle on how to meet the needs of our students as learners in reading and word work instruction.

We are looking forward to a great year helping our children become lovers of reading and books.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child's face light up when he or she has successfully read a book or understood an author's point of view or figured out the code of unlocking words.

Sincerely, Marty Bouchard and Sharon Boffey