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200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431


 Fax:  304-592-3255


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Mrs. Carder Jones

Title 1

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My name is Meighan Jones and I am one of the Title 1 teachers at Big Elm Elementary. I service mostly first grade students, but work with students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. I also tutor students at our after-school homework help program, BRAIN. 

I believe all students can learn and I strive for student success daily. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions  or call 304-326-7280 regarding our services. 

“I can read in red.
I can read in blue.
I can read in pickle color too.”

                  -Dr. Seuss

Below are a list of the services provided by the Title 1 Program at Big Elm Elementary:

Family Support

     Parents and families are always invited to be a part of the reading and math education in their childrens' lives. Parents are given information pertaining to these services through our Title 1 School Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, and a variety of information that can be found on this very website! Parents are also invited to our Literacy and Math nights and are encouraged to participate in the S.T.A.R. after-school homework help program. 

Teacher and Staff Support

     Title 1 teachers are highly qualified in Reading. All of the Title 1 teachers at Big Elm Elementary can be reading resource help for our professional staff. We often model new, research-based reading strategies and use multiple co-teaching strategies with classroom teachers. 

Student Support

     Title 1 teachers work closely with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We provide personal and individualized education, administer reading assessments, and evaluate standardized test scores (where applicable). 

Below are a list of fun and engaging websites to use with your child at home!

***Great website for primary and early elementary aged students. This sight is wonderful for letter recognition. I would highly recommend it!

***This website has a wonderful variety of books availbe for students. These pictures books can be read aloud and are accompanied by quizzes and comment sections.

***I use this site often! It is great for the primary aged elementary students and works will with strengthening basic math skills.

***This site provides basic math skills and facts and allows students to explore these skills through fun, interactive learning games. 

Math is like ice cream, with more flavors than you can imagine- and if all your children ever do is textbook math, that's like feeding them broccoli-flavored ice cream.  -Denise Gaskinslaugh

Tips for parents:

Read with your child as much as possible. Reading aloud to your child greatly helps with their fluency and comprehension.

Show an interest in reading yourself. Make it exciting and your children will think it's exciting, too! 

Make games out of reading. There is the classic Scrabble game, but try reading billboards while stuck in traffic. 

Visit the local library. The library is a great source of knowledge and has a variety of topics for children.

Let your children pick the book. Children will be much more interested in a topic of their choice.