Hello and welcome to my classroom. I'd like to introduce myself and describe my classroom. I've been working at Forest Hills as a Reading Specialist for 18 exciting years. I truly enjoy working with students who need extra help with reading skills. This year I'm working with students in grades K-4th. Students see me daily for 30 minutes and work in small groups ranging from 3-4 students. During this time, students complete activities specifically chosen to strengthen their area of need in reading. We rarely do worksheets and I strive to plan activities that are engaging and fun. Students might work with a partner, a small group, or on their own. All activities are completed with my guidance so every student is challenged just a bit. I believe this is when students learn best...with "just right" instruction...not too easy and not too hard.
In my experience, students who struggle lose confidence and the feeling of being successful. I constantly remind my students that they will improve and with a little help, become more successful than they ever imagine. It’s always priceless when I get to show a student that “they did it!”