Mrs. Lauren Furlong
Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School
Academic Subject Area and Teacher Specific Information 2019-2020
Academic Subject Area: Diverse learner for 1st grade and 3rd grade resource ELA, 6th grade math inclusion teacher
Teacher: Mrs. Lauren Furlong
Preferred Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Lauren Furlong. I will be the resource teacher for 1st and 3rd graders for ELA and then the math inclusion teacher for 6th grade math. I am looking forward to getting to know your child and help your child achieve their goals to the best of their ability this school year. For your child's syllabus, you will want to look at their grade level teacher's website, as it will be modified along the way to the best of your child's abilities. If you have any questions, you may email me at any time. I look forward to working with you this school year!
Curriculum Specific Information: As students are pulled out into the resource room, we will be following the curriculum for ELA for 1st and 3rd graders at their pace and level. We will be focusing on phonics and Lucy Calkins reading and writing workshops.
For math, we will be using the Common Core Math in Focus Curriculum. During the class, students will also be working on fluency, math goals, and their problem solving skills each class period along with the content learned for the day and practicing that specific skill. Khan academy is encouraged to complete when there is any free time in class, but also for homework. This is a great tool for students to keep up and practice their math skills at home. It will help prepare the students for tests throughout the year, such as NWEA.
For specific ELA and Math curriculum information please refer to the content teacher’s syllabus. If extra help is needed in either one of these subjects, the students are more than welcome to discuss a time to meet before school, after school, or a day during lunch.
3rd grade students will have a reading menu that they will have to turn into their teachers every Friday. It should be done each night, Monday-Thursday.
Students in middle school will have to follow the late work policy and fill out a form for their late work. It should be signed by parent/guardian and turned in with their late work.
Absentee Policy: Students are allowed one school day per day of absence to make up class work or homework. (Example – One day absent, one day to make up missed work) If absent for a Test/Assessment, students must make arrangements with the teacher for a make-up test. This make-up test must be taken within one week of the absence. Students are responsible for visiting each teacher before or after school to attain any make-up work or to reschedule tests. If parents would like to get homework for their absent child, they must request it through the office before the end of the morning homeroom period (8:10 am).
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