Reading & Math Specialists

Reading News from Ms. Sullivan for October 2019

Learning to read is such an important part of Kindergarten!  Here at MSKC, it is our goal to provide each child with the instruction and support needed to help them develop their early reading skills.  In order to do so, we implement five different components that research has shown teach children how to effectively read.  These five components are phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. These areas of reading fit together like a puzzle and are often referred to as the “Big Ideas” of reading.

One way at MSKC that we determine how students are doing on these important reading skills is through a universal screening tool called DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills). These quick DIBELS tests are administered three times a year and provide us with information about your child’s reading abilities and how he or she is progressing. The information gained from DIBELS helps identify students who would benefit from extra support in learning the skills to become a successful reader.

We also want to make sure that you feel equipped to support your child in this exciting adventure of reading.  On October 8th at 9:15 a.m. or 6:00 p.m., I invite you to come and join me to learn more about how your child is learning to read and what you can do at home to support your child as an early reader.  Please see invite in this newsletter for details!

Math News from Ms. Aborn for October 2019

Hello Math Friends!

My name is Megan Aborn and I am thrilled to announce that I will be working as the Math Specialist at MSKC this year, on Tuesdays. My role includes helping teachers transition the math curriculum to reflect a Math Workshop approach over the next few years, and to instill a love of learning math in all students!

I look forward to learning and growing along with your children!