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    Academic Success Program 

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
     
     
    Here are some things that we are working on now in our classes:
     
    First Grade Intervention Group 
     
    We are working on reading and writing words with short vowels including words that have double consonant endings and words containing digraphs.  Please continue to practice individualized high-frequency words and practice reading short passages that contain our targeted phonics pattern.
     
    First Grade
     
    Each day we are reading great books and practicing how to blend our sounds into words. We are working on reading the wonderful Big Dog and Little Dog series by Dav Pilkey.  Please listen to your child read these books when they are sent home.  Please continue to review individualized high-frequency word cards and check that students are completing 3 assignments in their word study books. 
     
    Second Grade Replacement
     
    We are learning how to use schema to help deepen our connections to literature and will be moving into the understanding of themes and determining the importance of narrative events. For homework, please practice the individualized word cards and listen to your child read each week's poem.  In addition, please support them as they do some written spelling homework.  We are beginning a unit on consonant blends.
     
    Second Grade Single Session
     
    Students are working on understanding how to use schema to deepen their connections to literature and we will be moving into the understanding of themes and determining the importance of narrative events.  We continue to focus on being able to retell stories with good detail.
     
    Please contact me with any questions!
     
    Kristina Phelan, MA EdM
    Academic Success Program
    Mahala F. Atchison School/Tinton Falls 
    kphelan@tfschools.org
    2017-2018 Monmouth County Teacher of the Year
    2017-2018 Finalist, NJ State Teacher of the Year
     
     
Last Modified on February 2, 2020