Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. I hope all of you had a safe and relaxing summer. I'm looking forward to getting back to work with my K-2nd grade Literacy and Math groups! I am in rooms 2,3 and can be reached at extension 171.
Grades K-2nd Grade - Literacy:
I am very happy to begin a new school year in Reading/Language Arts. We utilize the Intervention Journeys Program, which is linked to the general education classrooms, sharing spelling, vocabulary, and weekly stories. Many other phonics and reading programs including Steck Vaughn, Stevenson, Merrill Linguistics, Fundations, and Triumphs, are also used as supplemental instruction. The students are exposed to a multi-sensory learning environment that suits individual needs. New spelling words are given every Monday, (not Kindergarten) with many activities linked to the words all week. Every Friday is a spelling test so please study these words with your child. Additionally, High Frequency Words will be introduced weekly. Putting these words on flashcards, spelling them in sand, shave cream, etc. will help your child to remember them. Homework is important and given approximately 4 times per week. Your child will be given a reading log along with some reading materials. It would be helpful if your child reads every night! If you have any concerns, or need homework to be further modified, please do not hesitate to contact me. I consider it very important to be part of your child's education. I believe that together, we can make this a successful year!
In math, we will be utilizing the Go Math Program used in the general education classrooms. Modifications to the program will be made to suit the needs of each individual student. The students will learn the TouchMath strategies to help them with basic skills (counting, adding, subtracting, etc.). Additional programs, with many opportunities for hands-on, multi-sensory activities, will be implemented to benefit all types of learners. Again, homework is important to reinforce skills learned and will be given approximately 3-4 times per week.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns you may have. With your help and support, I believe we can have a wonderful year in Math!
Science/Social Studies - Grade 5
I look forward to team teaching with Ms. Lembo for Science and Social Studies! If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at extension 171.