WELCOME TO MRS. LEONARD'S CLASS PAGE!
Case manager for all students in the Learning Disabilities Program Grades K -5!
Announcements: Parent Conferences are being held on Monday, November 7! I am looking forward to meeting with all of you! If you have not yet scheduled a conference with your child's homeroom teacher, please do so. We will meet with you as a team to update you on your child's progress so far this year!
Did you know that many successful and well-known celebrities struggle with Dyslexia, ADHD, and Dyscalculia? Check out this article on the left side bar - names include: Whoopi Goldberg, Daniel Radcliffe, Steven Speilberg, Justin Timberlake, Tim Tebow, Michael Phelps, Anderson Cooper, Keira Knightley, and more!
MY LD PROGRAMS AT KYLE WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students in K, 1, & 2 are working hard on skills such as learning letters and letter sounds, reading CVC pattern words, doing single-digit addition and subtraction using our Touchmath strategy, improving our handwriting, and learning strategies for appropriate school behavior, and we have lots of fun doing all of this!
Students in grade 3 are working on fluency using our Read Naturally program, improving Phonics skills and knowledge of spelling patterns through our Words Their Way and Primary Phonics programs, and improving our literal & inferential comprehension of text through Metacognition strategies. Third graders have reviewed proper handwriting skills (tall letters, short letters, & letters that fall!) and are self-editing all writing to be sure they use proper capitalization, spacing, and end punctuation. They are whisper reading their sentences out loud to be sure they make sense. In math, grade 3 students are using Touchmath strategy for addition, learning to utilize hundreds charts and number lines for subtraction, and learning to identify and count coins.
Students in grades 4 & 5 are improving Comprehension and Fluency skills through our Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) program and increasing our knowledge of phonics and spelling patterns through our Words Their Way program. In writing, fourth and fifth graders have reviewed proper handrwriting (tall letters, small letters, letters that fall), are self-editing for proper capitalization, spacing, and end punctuation, and have learned that all sentences are complete when they include a subject and predicate. They are getting ready to apply their knowledge of complete sentences to combining several sentences into an organized paragraph, that has an indent, topic sentence, supporting details, and conclusion. In math, fourth and fifth graders are reviewing math vocabulary (such as: sum, difference, product, quotient, etc.) and strategies for solving calculation problems in all four operations. These students are also learning problem solving strategies that they can apply when using the county U.P.S.C. problem solving template to solve single and multi-step word problems!