Enrichment Programs

School Enrichment Programs

Overview

Enrichment activities are a vital part of your child’s overall education. Whether it is an all-school assembly, an on-campus activity, or a field trip, these activities enhance your child’s understanding of the concepts and principles taught in the classroom.

Because of the generosity of the Crocker/Riverside community, we are able to fund a variety of during-school, enrichment opportunities for our students. Over half of the annual, PTO-operating budget is devoted to funding these activities.

Accelerated Reader/STAR Reading

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Our students have access to Renaissance Learning, the umbrella company for Accelerated Reader (A.R.) and STAR reading, a diagnostic test which provides accurate written and oral reading fluency assessments.

Art Docent

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The Crocker Art Program has been around for around 20 years with  art docents providing a 1 ½ hour lesson once a month.

Students are introduced to well-known artists and their works (Monet, Picasso, etc.). They also learn basic art techniques and play with various mediums. Each year is a unique experience depending on the art docents and other parents involved.

Garden Docent

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The Garden Docent program strives to engage our children’s minds through a hands-on experience by enjoying the touch, sights, sounds, and smells that a garden offers. Participating classes meet with their docents 4 times a year to plant, harvest and/or maintain their classroom garden bed.

Library and Computer Lab

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Thanks to the PTO, our library is stocked with more than 5,000 books ranging from beginning readers to advanced non-fiction. Students come to the library weekly as part of their class, during which time they check out books, do printed and/or online research, and hear books read aloud.

Reading Rebounders

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The goal of the Reading Rebounders program is to work with below-grade level readers so that they reach proficiency for their given grade.

Every year second- and third-graders needing a little extra practice have the opportunity to read for 20 minutes twice per week with a willing sixth grader, who gives up part of his/her lunch time to tutor the younger readers. Readers have a safe, encouraging environment in which to improve their oral reading fluency

Science Docent

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The Science Docent program was designed to expose our students to basic scientific principals in a hands-on and exciting way. But parent volunteers are needed to help pull these off!

Student Newspaper

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The Crocker Chronicle is a quarterly publication produced by 4th-, 5th- and 6th-grade students.

Summer Reading Program

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We work with the Sacramento Public Library to encourage kids to read over the summer.

According to recent research, kids who read at least five chapter books over the summer avoid the “summer slump” (the phenomenon through which students lose much of what they have learned over the previous school year).

We are encouraging Crocker students to read at least five (5) books between June 15 and August 31. Younger students should aim to read twenty (20) picture books.