Welcome Students and Parents!
I hope that you will find this web page useful and interesting. It is my goal to provide you with resources, strategies and information that will help make learning easier and more enjoyable. I encourage you to make use of the existing resources, interactive games and other links mentioned and be watchful of new additions.
Sincerely, Mrs. T. Sullivan
Math Website to Enjoy
If you are looking for a good websites to practice some math skills using some fun games visit... http://www.funbrain.com/numbers.html.
Spelling Bee News
Congratulations Mark T. in Grade 6 for competing in the CISVA Spelling Bee and finishing in the top eight.
At our school, we are very fortunate to have an abundance of resources at all grade levels to practice and reinforce skills in the different subject areas. If you require any resources to use at home I would be very pleased to provide any materials we have at your child's level. I am available on Monday, Thursday and Friday after school.
Create your own Worksheets
Parents if you are searching for extra at home practice for your child, search no more. The following two websites are wonderful for creating worksheets on a variety of math concepts and language and reading skills at all grade levels. It is a great way to personalize your child's learning. Please visit http://www.math-aids.com/ and http://www.softschools.com/. Have fun creating!
We are so Blessed
At Our Lady of Sorrows School, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful team of Special Education and Teaching Assistants. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Balletta, Fr. Richard and the P.E.C. for recognizing the many benefits to having extra classroom help for our teachers and most importantly for our students. We wish to welcome back all our teaching assistants, Mrs. Fernanda Longo, Mrs.Marisa McDonald, Miss Fiorella Pizzolato, Mrs. Jessica Lavorato, Mrs. Olga Bacatan, Mrs. Christina Pirrilo, Mrs. Lianna Rossander, Miss Pamela Pietravalle, Miss Ivana Alberti, Miss Celeste Hutchinson, Miss Sarah Sullivan, Miss Christina Novak, Mr. Leo Tesan, Mr. Thomas Tesan and Mr. Matthew Manfron. Most of our teaching assistants have been part of our school community for several years and are very respected for their commitment, dedication, hard work and genuine concern and love for the children they teach. THANK YOU TEACHING ASSISTANTS FOR CHOOSING TO BE PART OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY!!!!
New Resources for Math
I have recently come across a new resource that I am very excited about. I feel this resource would be very useful in reinforcing math concepts at home. Although this program is used as a Home Schooling Program it would of benefit to any parent. The name of the program is Mammoth Math. The program consists of workbooks at all grade levels that include all related and pertinent concepts for that level. As well, it provides workbooks on specific concepts such as multiplication, time, money...etc. You are also able to download materials at cost of only $5.00 and it also provides some free materials. I recommend looking at their website at www.mathmammoth.com.
Dolch Sight Word Practice
In helping your child to become a more fluent reader, ensure that they know their Dolch Sight Words. These words are the most commonly read words. Automatic recognition of these words will be instrumental in increasing their reading rate and oral reading fluency. For extra practice in this area, have your child play some of the games included in the on-line resources.Dolch Sight Word List in Grade Order A list of the all the dolch sight words, the 220 most frequently read word, is now available for you in the download section of this web page. Making flash cards of these words and practicing them each night will help your child to recognize them at an automatic level. For extra practice be sure to visit the interactive games listed under the on-line resources.
Five Finger Rule for Choosing the Right Book to Read
If you are trying to help your child choose the right book for his or her reading level, use the guideline posted under resources.
It is often very difficult and frustrating for students to learn their multiplication facts. For some easy tricks to make this task easier and fun please check the multiplication facts posting.
Many students find the long division process difficult. Check the new postings for an easy memory strategy to help your child remember the required steps in solving long division algorithms.