Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Teacher of the Handicap K-12 Highly Certified Dyslexia Specialist
Please visit your child’s Powerschool Portal to view ALL upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework.
Students will be given 1 WEEK to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Teachers will use their discretion about dropping points for late assignments. If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the assignment will receive a Zero.
Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a “0” place holder UNTIL the assignment is completed and submitted. Once a grade is placed, the Zero is removed.
This is my twenty-sixth year teaching. I graduated from Monmouth College in 1993. I have a Bachelors of Science degree as Teacher of the Handicap K-12. I taught my first year at a private school named Children's Day School. I then taught five years at Crichton Elementary School in a Self-Contained classroom. The following six years, I taught for a specialized program named CARES, in which I provided education for children that had temporarily left the surrounding school districts. The next four years, I taught an anti-bullying program for Campfire of New Jersey in the surrounding tri-state area. Finally, I became a part of the teaching staff in Hamilton Township. The first several years, I was a Resource Room Teacher at Lalor Elementary. I later became a Multi-Sensory Reading teacher at Kisthardt, Morgan, Yardville, Steinert and now Reynolds.
Your child should work on Power Up for 15 minutes EACH day. This will target skills based on your child's individual needs and their point in the Orton Gillingham (Multisensory) progression.
Logging in, you will need:
Teachers email: email@example.com
Students Username: Your child's first and last name will be all lower case letters except the first letter of their first name with NO spaces between their first and last name. Example: Tammyslavin
Student Password: Read123 (exactly as I have typed it, for all students)
Your child will bring home their ring of red words. This has all of the words they will have learned this year. Please choose from the following activities to practice 5 to 10 different words DAILY.
~ Use the sight word study method for each word (which is tap the words out on their arm).
~Write the red words in a sentence. (Do Not forget to use C.U.P.S.~ Capitals, Understanding, Punctuation, and Spelling)
~Say, spell, Say the words as you write them in shaving cream, rice, sand, etc.
We will be working in an interactive notebook in the classroom which will include affixes, as well as Latin and Greek bases.
Reading and Fluency :
1. Read Naturally Live is an online reading program that accelerates reading achievement by combining the research-proven strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. A student works at his or her own pace in an appropriate level of material. The user name and password are the same as they are for the program Power Up.