Tuttle students get a jumpstart
School is in session this week for Tuttle Elementary second graders.
The school offered a week-long enrichment program to help students relearn skills and habits they were taught in first grade.
“It’s a head start for second grade,” said Meredith Huret, a second-grade teacher at Tuttle Elementary and enrichment program coordinator.
First-grade teachers recommend students for the program who need extra help on academic coursework before starting second grade.
The program, which includes activities focusing on reading and math, is designed to mimic the structure of a traditional school day. This allows students to readjust to school times and organization.
“It’s the structured schedule,” said Huret, who has worked at Tuttle Elementary for five years. “The academic component is secondary, and the structure component is primary.”
The five-day enrichment program lasts from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday is the program’s final day.