I attended Saint Xavier University for my bachelors degree and graduated in 1998. I attended Governors State University for a masters degree in multi-categorical special education and Concordia University for a masters degree in educational leadership. I am certified in the Orton- Gillingham multi-sensory approach to language.
Weekly and Monthly Assignments/
Units of Study
Welcome back to a new school year!
This month, we will begin a 9 week unit on:
RL2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson or moral.
RL 2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. Recount stories, including
Students will participate in the Fundations program. Fundations is a multisensory, structured, systematic, cumulative, and explicit program with a clear and thoroughly documented research basis. The program focuses on student development by differentiating instruction, and actively engaging students in their learning. Students will have to practice fluency throughout the week at school and at home.
We also have trick or sight words to practice:
Students have a practice test on spelling words Thursday and a final test on Friday.
Students should read aloud from a favorite book at least 3 times per week for 15-20 minutes to improve their fluency. Research shows that repeated practice with an adult modeling appropriate rate and fluency increases your child's fluency.
In the area of writing, students are expected to self-edit their work through the use of COPS (capitalization, organization, punctuation, and spelling). Whenever students hand in writing assignments, they should include the COPS checklist on their papers. In the last few quarters, we are focused on writing opinion pieces and research papers.
In math, we are .
Positive Norms to Encourage in Math Class
by Jo Boaler @ youcubed from Stanford University
1st Quarter Units of Study:
RL2.2 Recount stories, including
fables and folktales from diverse
cultures, and determine their
central message, lesson or moral.