We would like to first thank our sponsors for the help and for supporting our Literacy Master Map Program. Also, we would like to thank all the parents for the support and your involvement this year. Unfortunately, due to COVID19 we were unable to finish the program with our annual end of the year celebration. During these challenging times, thanks to today’s technology, we were able to stay connected and support our students and families. Reading teaches students to build their knowledge and vocabulary to achieve a greater understanding of what they read. Being a reader not only prepares students to meet their academic challenges – it has the power to transform who students are and how they see the world. We believe that our young readers will continue to read during the Summer 2020 and make reading as part of their everyday routines. Kirill's parents shared how their son loves to read the books, and they appreciate Penndco reading specialists and all supporters.
We hope that our Literacy Master Map Program will continue next year, and we will be able to welcome our students back into the classroom.
Penndco families appreciate your support, and all children enjoy the new books and activities. Again and again we would like to thank all our donors and supporters!
Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Jun 15, 2020
Support Health and Safe Playtime
By Tetyana Varenychenko - Project Leader
Dear our Donors,
During this time of respiratory illness including coronavirus and flu, community programs for children are taking extra precautions to ensure the continued health and safety of those served and those who provide services. Penndco therapists provide tele-intervention services for our children and their parents or family members by using the following technology applications such as Zoom, Skype, Viber, Face Time or phone conversations. We understand how important to provide opportunities to children and their parents by using some effective strategies, activities as well as suggestions especially during tele-intervention communication. Together we enjoy child's home activities by discussing child's progress and child's needs. Daniel's mother shared how important for her to participate with her child in tele-intervention program by learning new strategies how to help her son to play nicely with toys and adults at home and how to help him to follow daily routines appropriately.
We friendly remind our parents that health and safe playtime at home is a number one priority, and we need to follow through universal precautions and Penndco illness policies. We understand how our children with autism spectrum disorder require to have the social situations for increasing their social skills and communication. We have a huge hope to come back to Penndco for enjoying with our children and families the social life and wonderful greeting time.
Thank you all Penndco donors and supporters for providing financial support during last three months. We appreciate your help always!
Thank you for your cooperation! Stay healthy and safe!
Feb 20, 2020
Penndco Students Love to Read
By Tetyana Varenychenko - Project Leader
Reading is Fun!
We are happy to announce that our Literacy Master Map Program is continuing to thrive in the New Year. The children are doing great and every week they are excited to come to class.In the past several months we have been reading books that focus on kindness, life skills, and friendship. We also read about different holidays and traditions. Students enjoyed reading books about winter.
During Thanksgiving we made colorful turkeys out of paper. Kiril was very excited to make projects during the holiday season. Kristina and Milana both have shown interest in books about friendship. Ivan have shown significant progress during the last few months. He is eager to learn and asks many questions. His English knowingly improved and he enjoys reading aloud in the classroom to the other children. Our youngest student Vlad is making progress and working very hard in class.
Students enjoyed making predictions about the Groundhog and learned interesting facts about the animal. By encouraging our students to wonder what might happen next and whether or not their prediction will come true, we boost reading comprehension and engagement. As we progress with the program, we continue to work on independent reading time, read alouds, building vocabulary, writing stories, and playing games that are developed for literacy development. We thank our sponsors for helping us inspire young minds and develop their love for reading.
Rhymes and Poetry
Sharing own experience
Thank all Donors for supporting our program!
Small group activity
Thank Parents, Specialists, and Donors for support