Happy Hearts Month.
I just wanted to take a moment and let you know that if I could be of any service to your son or daughter, please feel free to reach out to me. Perhaps they need a boost in a subject area or they need help studying, I then could be their advocate. Besides working collaboratively with District 97 on IEP’s, my position here at St. Giles involves working closely with students in small group or on an individual basis in a particular class. I would be happy to talk with you and your student’s teacher about any academic weaknesses that your student may be experiencing in school. I truly look forward to a conversation with you. I could be reached by calling the school office or by my school email.
Together we can make your student succeed. THANK YOU!!!!!
Friday, December 8th – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
There is an 8:30 all school mass scheduled – please join us.
Monday, December 4th through the 13th – Student Council is sponsoring a Toys for Tots toy drive. Kindly donate new and unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Collection bins will be found in the school hallways and in the student’s homerooms. Thank you for playing Santa to children in need.
Friday, December 15th – Student Council is hosting a Junior High Christmas dance in the gym from 7:00-9:00. If you would like to chaperone or donate cold refreshments, please contact Ms. Jennifer Dankowski or Ms. Shannon Byrne.
Wednesday, December 20th through Friday, December 22nd – Student Council is having a Crazy Christmas Spirit Week. During those three days before holiday break, students can show off their Christmas cheer with a variety of fun ideas planned. More information will be posted on an upcoming E-news.View More
Links & Resources
Ms. Gallo’s Favorite Links and Resources
Happy February Everyone!
As the Learning Resource Specialist, it is my pleasure to share some links to websites that I have found beneficial when serving my students in the areas of math and reading.
For starters, Learning Ally is an accredited website for audio learners. It comes highly recommended from the Oak Park Public Schools to serve students who have reading needs, especially in the areas of fluency and comprehension. Members are able to download hundreds audiobooks from their listening library that serve to supplement novels that students are required to read in school. http://learningally.org
Second, for middle and upper school students who need practice with a math specific concept, I would encourage you to explore the Khan Academy and Virtual Nerd websites. In my view, these free, tutorial video do an excellent job explaining and/or reteaching a math skill to their audiences. There is literally a match to any concept under the sun. http://khanacademy.org & http://vitualnerd.com
Third, ask your student about quizlet.com and the Kahoot website. I use Quizlet for review sessions in the Language Arts area and Kahoot is a site that the junior high enjoys and plays often before a test or a quiz.
Lastly, if you and your student is looking for some engaging online math games, give Chinese Mathjong or Connect Four a try. These interactive math games are a new twist on two of my old favorites that I played as a youngster. www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/arithmeticfour is the web address for Connect Four and www.mathjong.com is the web address for Mathjong.
Please find the time to sit down with your student and give these websites a try. It is my hope that you will be delighted with your search your student’s skills will be strengthened.
Thank you for the taking the time to read my page. I welcome your feedback.
Have a sweet day!
Peace and Prayers, Ms. Gallo