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Mrs. Brown-Paul: Special Education

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**Parents of Special Education Students:

We are nearing Annual Review time.  The Special Education Office should be notifying you soon of your child's upcoming CSE (Committee on Special Education) meeting date.  Meetings will be held throughout the month of March.
This is the time when we talk about your child's current education program, as well as what we would like to see for the 2018-19 school year.  We will be discussing 1.)the progress your child has made this year, 2.)your child's strengths and challenges, 3.)grade level standards, and 4.)accommodations and/or modifications your child needs for testing and throughout their school day.
As a parent, you are a member of CSE and a valuable part of the Special Education process.  On your child's IEP (Individualized Education Plan) there are sections to record any parent concerns.  If you would like information recorded in these sections (concerns as they relate to academics, programming, and social develpment), please let me know.  You can contact me by email, by calling the main office, or we can meet in person prior to your child's meeting. 

This year I am working primarily with 5th grade, though I check in with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades as well.  I have moved rooms this year.  You can now find me on the 3rd floor in room 210, next to Mrs. Nylen's room.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's academic or social skills, please don't hesitate to contact me by calling the Elementary office at 683-5857 or by email at  

Important Dates

Monday, February 19th-Friday, February 23rd:  No School; Winter Break

5th Grade Vocabulary 
Typical vocabulary homework is as follows...
Monday:  create study cards
Tuesday:  pictures
Wednesday:  word sort
Thursday:  crossword and study
Friday:  quiz in class

5th Grade Math 2017-18
ABCya-Equivalent Fractions
Equivalent Fractions Matching
Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators
Adding Fractions with Like Denominators

5th Grade ELA 2017-18
Week of 2/4-2/9
     -Education City: Comprehension Practice
     -Olympics Comprehension Passage
     -Writing: Research Paper-Final Copy

5th Grade WIN 2017-18

Fact Practice (+, -, x, /)

Multi-Digit Addition Basketball
Drag and Drop Math, Multi-Digit Addition or Subtraction

Rounding Numbers
Number Ninja-Multiples
Number Ninja-Prime Numbers

3rd/4th Grade Math 2017-18
Daily math routine includes...
-ordering numbers
-addition facts
-month, season, day sort
-daily number

Number Sense Games

Clear It Addition

Clear It Multiplication

 Math Facts Basketball
Multiplication Grand Prix
Adventure Man and the Counting Quest
Number Chart
Number Patterns
Numerical Order
Basic Addition Games
Jet Ski Addition
Math Fact Shoot Out
Math Match
Math Trainer
Halloween Addition Facts

Double Digit Addition with CarryingYou Tube Video:
You Tube Video: Subtraction with Regrouping
You Tube Video: Expanded Form

Place Value Hockey

Below, you will find some suggestions for practicing skills at home and links to online resources.  If you need any additional resources, don't hesitate to send me an email at  I frequently check my email and will get back to you promptly.
Suggestions for practicing skills at home...
  • Reading
    • Information about book lists and reading levels
    • Check out the site for booklists and suggestions to encourage reading at home.
    • Read to your child and have them read to you.
    • Have your child practice reading familiar text in front of a mirror.  Repeated readings help students improve fluency.
    • Ask your child questions about what they are reading.  Questions like, "What has happened so far, What do you think will happen next, Who are the characters, Do you like the story, What does this story make you think of?"
    • Play word card Memory.  Create 2 sets of word cards with your child and place face down in even rows and columns.  Have your child read each card as they are flipped over.  Try to match the set.  These can be rhyming words, words that focus on a specific spelling pattern, or content vocabulary words.
  • Math
    • Play Top-It with a deck of cards (just like War...higher card wins).
    • Play Addition Top-It: each player flips two cards, add them together, the higher sum wins.
    • Practice math facts.
    • Play addition and subtraction dice games.
  • Writing
    • Keep a journal of personal experiences, fictional stories, or poems--and of course, include a sketch. :)
Cool Sites for Learning
Math baseball at Funbrain
BrainPop  username: fabius  password: falcons
BrainPop Jr   username: fabius  password:  falcons
Spelling City
Fun 4 the Brain
Pebble Go   username: fabius  password: falcons
Tumble Books   username: fabiusp  password: books
BrainPop Jr Videos (ELA) for 2nd and 3rd Grades
Username: fabius  Password: falcons
Short Vowels
Rhyming Words
Th, Sh, and Wh
Writing a Paragraph
Comprehension Strategies (including: Cause & Effect, Make Predictions, Inferencing, Sequencing and Main Idea)
Reading Non-Fiction
Grammar (including: Adjectives & Adverbs, Contractions, Homonyms, Nouns, Plural Nouns, Possessive Nouns, Prefixes, Similes, Synonyms & Antonyms, Tenses, and Verbs)
Story Elements (including: Character, Plot, and Setting)
Math Games
Math Baseball
Marble Math
Fuzz Bugs
Numerical Order
Identifying coins
Counting coins
Money Bingo
Counting Money
Count by 10's
Count by 5's
Count by 2's
ELA Games
Sight Word Bingo
Sight Word Spelling

Visit the EngageNY website to learn all about the Common Core Standards.  Resources for Families

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Fabius, NY 13063

Phone: (315) 683-5301

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