Miss Mary Kate McCoog -
SMT Student Support Program 2019-2020
There have been some changes made to what was formerly called the Learning Support/Resource Room Program. The newly structured program is called the Student Support Program to be more inclusive of meeting the needs of all diverse learners and to better prepare each student for their future educational endeavors. There are five Student Support Teachers who will be working with students in grades K through 8. These teachers will be working with diverse learners in the general education classroom to provide them with the supports that they need to be successful when being exposed to grade level content. Students who need additional time and practice in targeting skill gaps will work with a Student Support Teacher in a small group setting.
To ensure that each diverse learner is as successful as possible this year, a Learning Plan has been created based on the student’s individual needs. The Plan outlines student, parent, administrator, and teacher responsibilities because we all have an important role in the student’s education. We are better when we work together!
THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK:
Online Learning Resources to Use at Home:
- Eureka! Math
- How To Solve Eurkea! Math problems videos: youtube.com
Type in: Grade __ Module __ Unit __ Lesson __ (top right corner of student workbook has this information)
- Imagine Math (teacher needs to set up account)- website only
- DreamBox: (teacher needs to set up account)- website or app
- Raz Kids: (teacher needs to set up account)- website or app
- Journeys: Grade 1-5 (teacher needs to set up account)- website only
- Discovery Education (teacher needs to set up account)- website or app
I am very happy to be back in the Philadelphia area near my family after living in Boston for 7 years! For college, I attended St. Joseph's University (Go Hawks!) and majored in Special/Elementary Education. I moved to Boston to participate in a teaching/masters program through Boston College in which I taught in a Catholic school, lived in community with other teachers, and worked toward a master's degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology. I taught 4th grade at South Boston Catholic Academy for 5 years and then created a Learning Support role which I greatly enjoyed doing for 2 years. I am excited to have the opportunity to grow as Director of Student Support at St. Martin of Tours School! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, running, doing exercise classes, volunteering, and following Philadelphia sports!