As a Resource Center teacher, it is my job to give extra help to students in the classroom as well as in small pull-out groups.
This year I am excited to be providing in-class support to students in math and language arts in grade 2. I will provide your child with help and support so that he or she can be a successful learner in the mainstream classroom. I will be working with Mrs. Moraitis in her classroom during reading, writing, and math.
During reading, students will work in a variety of ways: whole class, small group, and independently. Students will read together, listen to stories, and read independently, even choosing their own books. They will learn many new reading strategies and will apply them to their own reading.
Last year we began the Writers' Workshop program. Students will again have a Writer's Notebook where they work on their writing pieces. By reading and studying works of great authors, the students begin to use the author's ideas and styles in their own work. The children are able to work at their own pace and at their own level, with individual assistance.
In math (Everyday Math Program) students get specific instruction in skills, hands-on practice with math tools, games, and their math journal. Again, whole class, small group, and individual instruction will be given as needed.
In addition to the in-class support program, I will be working with 6th graders in a pull-out group in math. We will use the Holt Program, supported by basic skills materials as needed. This is the maximum support offered for math. Students will be using the sixth grade curriculum in the small-group setting. Review of basic skills will be done when appropriate.
I am looking forward to meeting students and parents at both schools this year.