Learning Support Teacher
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Welcome to Mrs. Sarah Arrigonie’s or Mrs. A’s webpage! I am excited to share a little about our Learning Support program. Mrs. Shannon Clune, Mrs. Heidi Tredinnick, and Ms. Lori Underwood are our wonderful classroom paraprofessionals. This year we support students mainly in grades 4th and 5th. If you need us we are located in room A19, but often can be found in Mrs. Francis’ or Mrs. Brown’s classrooms.
- Please remember to check your child’s folder/binder and agenda each night. This is an excellent way for us to communicate!
- Please help your child with his or her homework each night. If he or she has homework it will be written inside his or her agenda and placed inside his or her folder/binder.
- The best times to call the classroom are 7:45-8:15 AM and 2:45-3:30 PM. (326-3554 x 1133) Please let a message if I do not answer. I am responsible for other duties and will often be out of the classroom. Emailing me works great too – email@example.com
- Remember our Learning Support team wants to help your child reach his/her potential and make the most progress possible! If you have any concerns please contact me! I love working with families and I recognize that we both have a lot to offer each other!
Below are some fun learning websites that you and your child can check out! Many of these sites provide basic skill practice and as the school year progresses I will add more sites that provide practice at higher skills levels.
Grade 2 Teacher
Once you get to this website click on 2nd grade.
Fact Monster http://www.factmonster.com
A Plus Math http://www.aplusmath.com
Parent Web Site for Everyday Math http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/2nd-grade/em-at-home/
Cool Math Games http://www.coolmathgames.co/
Hooda Math http://www.hoodamath.com/
Fourth Grade Teacher
Welcome to Mrs. Brown’s 4th Grade Class!
My name is Kelly Brown and I have been teaching at Schick Elementary for 5 years. Most of that time was spent in 5th grade. I look forward to a new adventure in 4th grade this year. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Lycoming College and I am currently working on my Master’s Degree at Lock Haven University. When I am not working on activities and plans for school, I spend all my spare time playing with and chasing around my children, Miles (6) and Norah (3). My husband, Eric, is also a teacher. He teaches Physics, Math, and STEM at Montgomery Area School District. Some of my most important qualities are being patient, caring, kind, adventurous, and hard-working. I strive to give my students the best education they can possibly have and work hard to get each of them actively engaged in the learning process. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, biking, kayaking, playing games, and trying new things.
We are currently working on…
Learning Rules and Procedures
Pre-assessments in Various Subjects
Getting to Know You Activities
Second Grade Teacher
Hi! I’m Mrs. Comfort. Here are some facts about me: For the past few years I have been a 4th grade teacher. This year I am excited to be in 2nd grade! I am a Loyalsock graduate myself! I have always wanted to be a teacher and I went to college at Susquehanna University to learn how to be a great teacher. This is my 7th year teaching at Loyalsock. I LOVE to read and share my passion for reading with the kiddos!! Harry Potter is one of my favorite books. I’ve even been to Platform 9 3/4! I love to travel and see the world! I have been to 16 different countries around the world with People to People Student Ambassador Program. And, if you can’t already tell, my favorite color is PINK! I am very excited to teach 2nd grade and I am looking forward to a fantastic year!!
Check out the following things on my website:
- Visit some great educational websites listed under the Great Websites link for some homework help or more practice with a skill.
- To see our special schedule click on the schedule link.
- Click on the Robust Vocabulary link to see the robust vocab for each lesson.
- You can find my weekly newsletter under the Newsletter link.
- Click on the Robust Vocab Matching to download matching games.
* We do have snack each day – Its hard to think if our stomachs are growling! Please send a healthy snack to school each day with your child! *
These websites have some information you will need to complete your space project. You need to use at least 3 sources of information: websites, books, etc.
Websites about the planets:
Other Useful Information:
Day 1 – Music
Day 2 – Gym
Day 3 – Art
Day 4 – Gym
Day 5 – Library
Day 6 – Music
States and Capitals Webquest #2
States and Captials Webquest
Everyday Math Online
Dance Mat Typing
Every Day Math Online
EduPup- Math Games
SumDog- Math Activities and Games
Loyalsock Middle School/High School Library
The Loyalsock MS/HS Library has many useful resources for all of our patrons, both students and teachers. The library houses approximately 35,000 resources, which includes audio-visual materials.
Technological equipment is available for student and teacher usage. The library has 18 desktop computers using Windows 7 operating system. Desktops are preloaded with productivity software and licensened software products. Laptops with wireless access are available for student use in the library. Both formats have access to multiple reference databases and the internet.
Equipment lending is available for students, such as, calculators and camera equipment. These items are available for use by students enrolled in specific classes. These items require a release form signed by your teacher and your parents.
Below you will find links to important sites that will allow you to access our online catalog, and resources avialable through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These links allow for the use of research databases and access to the statewide interlibrary loan program.
The library staff is eager to help with all of your research, materials and pleasure reading needs. Please feel free to ask Mrs. Cozza for assistance at any time. We will work hard to provide for your resouce needs.
Click here to visit our Library Website Resources
Title 1 Coordinator/Reading Specialist
Third Grade Teacher
Welcome to 3rd Grade! Third grade is such an exciting year in your child’s education, and I am thrilled to be a part of it! J I look forward to getting to work with you and your child as the year progresses. I have outlined a few important things that may answer some of the questions you have.
I will be giving homework Monday-Thursday. Students will write their homework assignments in their agendas each morning, and they will bring their homework home in their homework folders. Please sign your child’s agenda every night to indicate that you have seen the assignments. Because homework is for practicing and reinforcing skills, I do not expect every homework assignment to be perfect! I do, however, expect the students to apply their best efforts. J
- Completed homework = 2 points
- Partially completed homework, or late homework = 1 point
- * No homework = 0 points
I will be using Class Dojo to track student behaviors throughout the school year. This is a wonderful app that allows me to track behaviors, both positive and negative, quickly and easily throughout the day. “Dojo Points” will be awarded and students will be able to cash in on their points for various rewards at the end of the week. Parents/Guardians also have the ability to monitor their child’s behaviors. Please be on the lookout for the information on how to access this awesome feature!
We will also be building “Compliment Chains!” Each time that the class receives a compliment, I will add a paperclip to the chain. (For example: Another teacher compliments us on how quietly we walk in the hallway.) When the chain reaches a certain length, I will treat the students to a special celebration, art project, or chunk of “student choice” time.
We have recess every day after lunch. Please keep an eye on the weather and make sure your child is dressed appropriately! Jackets are mandatory during cold temperatures.
This year we have a later lunch (12:15). I allow the kids to eat a mid-morning snack while they complete their independent work. If you would like to send a snack for your child, please send something that he/she can keep in their desk until snack time. (Please do not send candy or chewing gum!) I usually try to have some extra snacks in the classroom in case someone forgets a snack, but I do rely on donations to keep these “extras” on hand. J
When your child is absent, please call the absentee line to report your child’s absence. Then please follow-up with a written excuse including the date and the reason for the absence.
|Day 2||Physical Education|
|Day 3||Library with book exchange|
|Day 4||Physical Education|
Handy Helpers/Parent Volunteers
I love to use family volunteers to help us execute special projects, holiday crafts, etc. If you’re interested in helping out, please fill out the PTO letter—we’d love to have you!
If you have any questions or would just like to talk to me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 570-326-3554. I believe that parent-teacher communication is crucial to your child’s success—we’re a team! J
Thank you in advance for helping us to enjoy a fantastic year in 3rd grade!
Do I Need to Buy Supplies
Most of the supplies we will need for Third Grade have been delivered to our classroom.
We have everything from crayons to notebooks, and art supplies to dry erase markers.
Back to school shopping can be so much fun, but please keep these ideas in mind when browsing all those goodies.
Mechanical pencils create lots of problems in our classroom. Please keep them at home to complete homework assignments.
Our desks are not big enough to accommodate extra binders, folders, trapper-keepers, and notebooks. Kiddos won’t need them.
Parents only need to provide their child with a backpack, clean washcloth or sock, and a healthy snack for each day.
5th Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Mrs. Jennifer Ellis. I graduated from Lycoming College in 1997 with a degree in Accounting and certification in Elementary Education. This is my 18th year of teaching in the Loyalsock Township School District. I taught fourth grade for 2 years, fifth grade math/science for 13 years, and this is my third year as a self-contained fifth grade teacher.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have five children. Jaime, who is 13, and Jackson, who is 11, both attend Loyalsockl Middle School. Julie, who is 8, and Joey, who is 5, attend Schick Elementary. Finally, Jocelyn is 2 1/2 and goes to preschool.
I love the beach and doing anything outside. I spend most of my weekends and evenings watching my kids play soccer or basketball. I can’t wait to learn about your hobbies and interests!
I am looking forward to a fun, exciting year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at email@example.com or 326-3554 X1154. Click on the links to the left to explore the site. Enjoy!
Here is a list of supplies for the upcoming school year. There are some great sales going on right now and you can purchase most of this for under $5. I have been hitting sales all summer so if you are not able to get the supplies, don’t worry, I have extras in the class room.
- 2 single subject spiral notebooks
- pocket folders
- composition book
You may also want to purchase the following items. I have some in the classroom, but not enough for everyone to have their own.
- colored pencils
- post it notes
- dry erase markers
- snacks (no peanut products)
- ziploc bags
- antibacterial wipes
Day 1 – Music
Day 2 – Gym; Chorus
Day 3 – Art
Day 4 – Music
Day 5 – Gym; Band
Day 6 – Library
Remind 101 is a quick and easy way for me to send you classroom reminders via text messages. If you would like to sign up to receive these reminders, click the link below. I will not receive your cell phone number and you are not able to reply to the number. If you have any questions, please contact me.
We work hard and play hard to achieve a quality Physical Education program that develops a child’s strength, flexibility, and endurance; teaches athletic skills; and promotes a lifetime love of exercise and sports.
A quality Physical Education program does not just happen. It takes a well-planned curriculum, advanced preparation, and classroom management strategies. When these areas are achieved, the program consists of fun, vigorous activity, with little standing around.
At Schick Elementary, we work hard and play hard to achieve a quality Physical Education program that develops a child’s strength, flexibility, and endurance; teaches athletic skills; and promotes a lifetime love of exercise and sports.
Class Participation and Dress Code
All students are expected to participate in regularly scheduled PE classes. If your child cannont participate in classs, please provide medical documentation or a parent note.
Students should wear sneakers during physical education classes. This type of footwear provides the child with some built-in safety features. Please do no allow your child to wear crocs, flip flops, sandals, high-heeled shoes, or boots.
Students should wear comfortable pants or shorts.
Students should not wear dangling or hoop earrings, long necklaces, or loose bracelets. Long hair should be pulled back in a ponytail.
Welcome! Take a closer look at my classroom as well as learn ways to help your child succeed in kindergarten!
I am a full-day kindergarten teacher at Donald E. Schick Elementary School in the Loyalsock Township School District, Williamsport, PA. I have been teaching kindergarten for 21 years. I received my B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Penn State University and my M.S. in Education at Wilkes University. I live in Rose Valley and I have three children–Natalie, age 17, Owen, age 16, and Jace, age 11. I like to work out, attend my kids’ sporting events, and spend time with friends and family. I love Penn State, go Nittany Lions!, the color red, and dark chocolate! Yum, yum!
Kindergarten Report Card: Our kindergarten report card is sent home in November, March, and June. We meet with parents for a parent/teacher conference in November and March.
Language Arts: We use the Storytown Reading Series published by Houghton Mifflin. This is a comprehensive program that includes oral language, phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, and writing components. We support this with Writing Workshop, Fundations, and guided reading.
Kidwriting: We use our own variation of the Kid Writing program by Eileen Feldgus. This is a program in which we encourage children to use their sounds and stretch out words that they hear. We do not expect it to be correct. We call that “Adult Writing,” which we write under their writing. For more information about Kid Writing you can go to the following link:http://kidwriting.homestead.com/questions.html
Everyday Math: We use the Everyday Mathematics 4 curriculum from the University of Chicago. It offers a spiral curriculum which allows the children to practice each skill many times in order to master it.
Social Studies & Science: We use hands-on, investigative, and inquiry-based curriculum for these subjects. In social studies, we will be learning how to be good citizens, expanding our knowledge of history and holidays, and exploring the world around us through various units during the school year. We utilize the Fusion Science curriculum which provides an interactive textbook, as well as, hands on activities and technology based learning.
High Frequency Words
Kindergarten students are responsible for recognizing 54 high frequency words. The words are introduced during the nine themes throughout the school year. High Frequency Words
Fourth Grade Teacher
Welcome to my 4th grade website
Please check this website weekly for updated assignments on my Homework Page. Homework assignments, vocabulary and spelling lists, plus projects and events are posted. Check in often because I skip around with the Spelling and Vocabulary Lists and sometimes the math lessons.
I Station and Connect Ed Math website are encouraged to be used at home. Both logins have been sent home with your child the first week of school.
Hi, I’m Mrs. Susan Hubbard. Thank you for visiting my website. I’ll tell you a bit about myself.
I attended and graduated from Montoursville school district (K-12).
I have an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies/Education from Penn College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Lock Haven University and a Master’s Degree from Wilkes University in Educational Strategies and Development.
I’ve been with Loyalsock Township School District for 17 and a half years.
During the winter months I am a PSIA Ski Instructor and love downhill skiing. During the summer months I enjoy boating in the West Branch Susquehanna River, traveling, and riding motorcycles with my family.
I look forward to a successful school year. Please contact me to discuss lessons, assignments, homework, or any other issues that arises throughout the school year.
Specials Schedule – 6 Day rotation schedule.
We will have snack time daily(around 10:00ish). Students need something to read daily and a healthy snack as parent(s)/guardian see appropriate. Please, NO candy. Thank you for your cooperation.
- DAY 1 – Music
- DAY 2 – Art
- DAY 3 – Gym/Chorus(optional)
- DAY 4 – Music/Band (optional)
- DAY 5 – Library
- DAY 6 – Gym
Chorus and Band are on a voluntary basis.
Day 5 – Full Band (starts in Oct.)
Day 2 – Chorus
Individual band lessons will be scheduled on different cycle days.
*Lunch will be from 11:30-12 and recess from 11-11:30 daily.
Student School Supplies
- One or two spiral bound notebooks.
- Desk size White Board and Dry Erase markers and eraser (or an old clean socks works).
- Regular wooden pencils or Mechanical Pencils, please provide your own lead. I do not have lead. ( I will have pencils the first day of school, but they run out fast.)
- One (1) homework folder-something to carry homework back and forth to school in. The school will provide an agenda, this works for carrying homework.
- We do have 10 min. snack time daily. Snack is totally up to the parent/guardian. Quick healthy snacks are best. Please, NO candy.
YOU MAY PROVIDE, BUT NOT NECESSARY:
- a highlighter (I have at school)
- a ruler ( I have at school)
- a half circle protractor ( I have at school)
- a compass (I have at school)
- a pencil box
- 1-Book cover, or Book Sock (large size)
- A backpack or carry all
- Pencil grips
ITEMS NOT NECESSARY:
A Trapper Keeper/3 Ring binders are too big to fit in desks.
I have calculators for all students. We use a specific kind for math.
Welcome to my Kindergarten website! This is my thirteenth year here at Schick and I truly love every minute of teaching young children. Our days are filled with learning and hard work as the students blossom into readers, writers, and thinkers.
Our reading curriculum is jam packed with rich literacy experiences. We use the Harcourt, Story Town series in conjunction with Guided Reading and Fundations Phonics. The use of these programs helps us to provide effective reading instruction at each student’s developmental level. We also use the a school wide reading program to build a love of reading in our students through successful independent reading.
Writing is a big step in Kindergarten. During the year we work on students mastering writing a story. Students will learn to write and tell a story across three or more pages.
Through the use of Everyday Mathematics our Kindergarteners are exposed to many hands on math experiences. Everyday Mathematics uses a spiral curriculum that ensures students are frequently reviewing and practicing skills. The program uses activities and games to create a fun filled learning environment.
Throughout the year we will use Fusion Science. Each student has a workbook with lessons pages they can write one. Students will bring home these colorful lesson pages to share with you after we complete each lesson. Many experiments and online activities add to the fun and excitement of Science. Your child is sure to love it!
Our days are packed with activities and all students are sure to find something in our day that they truly love.
Mrs. Campbell ~Kindergarten Schedule~ 2015-2016
Students Arrive- Fine Motor and Skill Practice
Small Group Reading Instruction
Story Town Reading
Clean Up and Read Aloud
Science/ Social Studies
Science/ Social Studies
Science/ Social Studies
Science/ Social Studies
Science/ Social Studies
Science/ Social Studies
Snack and Math Pattern Practice
Dismissal Car Duty
Dismissal Car Duty
Dismissal Car Duty
*****Biweekly Guidance- Day 3- 9:45-10:15*******
Link to Harcourt, Story Town Reading: http://www.harcourtschool.com/storytown/
Link to Scholastic Guided Reading: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/guidedreading/index.htm?IQ_ID=614044
Link to 100 Book Challenge: http://www.100bookchallenge.com
Hi! My name is Rebecca Kuntz (Becky) and I am your child’s kindergarten teacher. I live in Loyalsock with my my daughter, Emily. Emily is a Freshman at D’Youville College this year. I also have 2 dogs, Bear and Lyla. I am a graduate of Loyalsock myself! I love movies, reading, suduko puzzles, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, drinking coffee, and doing zumba. My favorite color is purple!
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn State. Go Nittany Lions!!! At Lycoming College, I became elementary certified. I earned my Master’s Degree at Lock Haven University in teaching and instruction.
Teaching has been a part of my life for over 20 years. I have taught children from preschool age to fifth grade. This is my tenth year in kindergarten, and I love it!
I am really looking forward to the new year in kindergarten. The other kindergarten teachers and I will be working as a team to facilitate group activities and create a wonderful learning environment for our Loyalsock Kindergarteners. It’s going to be an exciting year and I am looking forward to meeting all of you. If you need to get in touch with me, please call the school at 326-3554 ext. 1144; or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 7:50 Students begin to arrive. Children usually begin their day with a bell ringer to practice skills they are learning.
- 8:15 Announcements and Pledge of Allegiance flag
- 8:30 Our academic day begins.
*Literacy Block literacy
*Center Time centers
- 10:55-11:45 Recess recess and Lunch
*Math Lesson math
*Specials and Science/Social Studies
- 2:45 Dismissal
Here at Schick, we follow a six-day cycle. Your child will have a special class each day. Here’s a look at our schedule this year:
- Day 1: Music with Mrs. Coughenour
- Turtle Time with Mrs.Morehart (Every other week.)
- Day 2: Library with Mrs. Cozza
- Day 3: Gym with Mrs. Fox
- Day 4: Music with Mrs. Coughenour
- Day 5: Art with Mrs. Comini
- Day 6: Gym with Mrs. Fox
We will not have specials on days when we have early dismissal. Also, if we miss a day due to weather, we make it up on the first day back.
StoryTown is the literacy series we use here at Schick. Here are the areas we focus on:
- letters and letter sounds
- syllables and words
- segmenting word
- building and blending words
- high frequency words
- read alouds (both fiction and nonfiction)
- robust vocabulary words
- story elements (character, setting, problem, solution, etc.)
- various forms of writing (labels, lists, sentences, stories, etc.)
High Frequency Words
About every three weeks, you will receive a set of high frequency word cards. These are also known as sight words. Students should practice these words at home. The link above will give our list of 54 high frequency words. They should be able to read all 54 words by the end of the year. The words are posted in our classroom so that children may also spell the words correctly in their writing. Click on the following link for your child to play a matching sight word game on Starfall! http://www.starfall.com/n/matching/sight-words/load.htm
We use the Everyday Math program to teach mathematics. We focus on the basics and providing a foundation for learning math in the future. You will be given a list of the standards we want each student to meet every 9 weeks. Here are some of the topics we cover:
- Counting (by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s)
- Reading and writing numerals
- Addition and subtraction
- Sorting and classifying
- Shapes(2D: circle, square, triangle, and rectangle; and 3D shapes)
Science and Social Studies globe
We base our science and social studies lessons on the Pennsylvania State Standards for Kindergarten. We aim to provide shared, hands-on experiences for our students.
As we begin to write more independently in Kindergarten, we would like to share how we do “kid writing.” This way you can practice with your child at home and do the same things we do at school.
We use writing workshop in our classrooms. It is a type of writing that allows the child to sound out each word and then write the sounds they hear in that word. We are learning to write stories and books.
We are basically aiming for every child to write words on their own with NO help from adults. They need to learn how to sound words out and put letters to the sounds they hear.
They may NOT have correct spelling for words—this is OK!!! We want them to just do their best at sounding out words independently.