• Center School Special Education
    Room 10 

     

    teachers

    Teachers:

    Judy Anderson-janderson@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

    Barbara Mullen-bmullen@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

    Teaching Assistants:

    Joyce Barker

    Marie Clark

     

    Click here for a summary of the Special Education Process. 

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    Fun Ways to practice math at home:

    It is great to do math through worksheets and drill and practice but there is a lot of math all around.  These math activities can easily be worked into your day and are much more meaningful practice since it is personalized to your child and his/her experiences.  Give some of these strategies a try and you will be amazed how much math you practice. 

    *  Ask your child what time they think it is at different points throughout the day.  Almost every child can tell you what time they go to bed, but do they know when they go to the bus? Or when they eat lunch?  If you open that dialogue and discussion (What time do you think we eat lunch?  We eat lunch around 12:00 or noon time.)  it will make your child more aware of the concept of time. 

     *   Play would you rather?  Ask your child if they would rather have more or less of something.  For example, would you rather have 53 Webkinz or 35 Webkinz?  See if they choose the number that is more.  Don’t forget to do some less than options like, would you rather have 16 bites of broccoli or 27 bites of broccoli?

    Click here for more fun ways to practice math at home!

    This week’s spelling rule:

    This week I am learning about blends with the letter l.  A blend is 2 consonants that stand so close to each other, in a word, that their sounds get mixed together.  I need to be able to listen careful to hear both the letter sounds.

    This week’s blends are:  cl, fl, and bl

    Click here for fun ways to practice spelling words!!

     

    Kids

    Fun Reading Websites:

    www.starfall.com contains decodable texts and games

    http://www.gokidding.com/Language.htm contains rhyming, letter and reading games

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml contains fun word games

    http://www.gokidding.com/newstory.htm contains picture books that your child can edit and add their own text

     Reading Programs Used:

    MacMillan Treasures- Reading program used by whole school

    Telian Lively Letters- beginning reading and letter/symbol relationship program used by whole school

    Fundations Wilson Langauge Basics- Rule-based approach to teaching reading 

    Project Read- Rule-based approach to teaching reading and spelling
    Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS)- Multi-sensory approach to sound or phonemic awareness

    Telian Sight Words You Can See- A multi-sensory approach to teaching sight words using mnemonic devices

    Other Supplemental Materials

     Math Programs Used: 

    EveryDay Mathematics- Math program used by the entire school

    Touchmath- a multi-sensory math program that uses touchpoints to help with counting, adding, subtracting and counting money 

    Heath Mathematics- A rule based math program that teaches math skills to mastery 

    Other Supplemental Materials

     

     Math

    Fun Math Websites: 

    http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives has great money and time games

    http://www.aaastudy.com/add.htm

    Drill and practice addition and subtraction pages

    http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

    An assortment of different math arcade games

    http://www.usmint.gov/kids/

    Money games