Art{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Art​​​Art teaches students the joy of creating with our innate sense to communicate through the arts in a fun and inspiring environment.
    English Language Development (ELD){edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}English Language Development (ELD)
    Fifth Grade{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Fifth Grade<p>Fifth grade is an exciting year with lots of learning and special opportunities. <br></p>
    First Grade{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}First Grade<p>​First grade is a community of friends who help each other to learn.  We have fun as we learn about many things!</p>
    Fourth Grade{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Fourth Grade​Welcome to 4th Grade! This year will be full of excitement, learning, and growth for your child! Please visit the individual teacher’s websites below for more information about 4th grade at Birch.<br><div><br></div><div><a href="" target="_blank">21st Century Learning in 4th Grade! ​</a><br></div>
    ICAN{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}ICAN<p>​</p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.92;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#3d3d3d;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The Intensive Center for Affective Needs (ICAN) Program at Birch Elementary School  provides individualized instruction and related services such as Psychologist/Social Worker, Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language, English Language Development, and other related services according to each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP.) Additionally, specific supports around social skills, and behavioral and/or emotional management are provided according to each student’s Behavioral Support Plan (BSP.)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.92;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#3d3d3d;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">     The ICAN program is housed within Birch Elementary school where students may access peer models, extracurricular activities as appropriate, as well as rigorous and relevant classroom experiences. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.92;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#3d3d3d;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">     Close communication with families and classroom teachers helps us create an integrated and dynamic support system.  Each student is held accountable for their academic work as well as the behavioral choices they make and supports are augmented or decreased based on events that are occurring in each student’s everyday life.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.92;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#3d3d3d;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">    Our team consists of a special education teacher, 3 paraprofessionals, and the related service providers.  This allows us to align our supports to any setting within school including the general education classrooms, lunch/recess, or hallway/transitions.  It also allows us to provide direct instruction and behavioral processing in the ICAN Room.</span></p><p><br></p>
    Kindergarten{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Kindergarten<p>​Pictured above: the Kindergarten team shows off their shades during the 2017 Solar Eclipse! </p><p>Left to Right: Mrs. Garn (Mrs. Drase's class para); Ms. Kelly (Mrs. Hill's class para); Mrs. Hill; Mrs. Drase; Ms. O'Brien; Ms. Julie (Ms. O'Brien's class para).<br></p><p>We work hard to make learning fun and meaningful! <br></p>
    Literacy{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}LiteracyLLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention) is an intervention for student that need support in the area of reading. The Literacy Specialists at Birch also provide a number of different reading intervention in all of the reading areas.
    Music{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Music​Music classes at Birch are developmentally and grade level appropriate; and they are aligned with the Music Core Standards and Grade Level Expectations.<br>
    Physical Education{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Physical Education​​The purpose of a quality physical education program is to guide students in the process of becoming physically active for a lifetime.
    Preschool{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Preschool<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:#666666;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We believe education is the heart of our community and preschool is the very first step in welcoming a diverse array of families and students to join us in sparking a life-long love of discovery.</span></span><br></p>
    Resource{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}ResourceResource at Birch includes Speech, OT, and Math intervention.
    Second Grade{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Second Grade<p>​Second grade is a year of challenges and fun exploration as we learn about weather, force of motion and insects. We want to make this the best year yet with your help and support!</p>
    Special Education{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Special EducationSpecial Education at Birch is where students receive<strong> </strong>the academic and social-emotional supports needed to access the general education curriculum at Birch.<br>
    Talented and Gifted (TAG){edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Talented and Gifted (TAG)TAG
    Technology{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Technology​At Birch we work to meet the needs of all students, this includes exposure to and experience with various types of technology.
    Third Grade{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Third Grade<p>​Welcome third graders and families!  We are excited for another wonderful year at Birch Elementary!  We can't wait to learn to read, write, create, and problem solve with all of you! </p>