Mrs. Robinson's Room

Hi! My name is Lisa Robinson. I am the Primary Resource Teacher. I service students from Kindergarten to Fourth grade, so be sure to click on the correct grade level. I will be posting websites that may be benefitial for your child.  Some sites or information may not be relevant to your child, so please keep that in mind. I will try to post items by grade level.


The Resource Program is for students who qualify under Federal Guidelines for Special Education. Their placement is determined by a Multidisciplinary Team. If your child receives Resource services, they will either come into my classroom or I will go into their classroom and do Co-teaching. Most Resource students are in their own classroom for most of the day. They may come to me for a subject or subjects that they need extra help in.

By the end of Kindergarten, your child should be able to:

* Recognize all letters and sounds.

* Blend sounds together to read words. ( cat, van, big, rug, hot, peg)

* Read 25 sight words. As you read to your child at home, point to key sight words and have your child read those words with you each time you come to them. ( the, a, in, on, it, is, for, to, etc.)

* Answer Comprension questions after listening to a story. As you read to your child, stop and ask them questions. ( Who is in the story, where are they, what are they doing, what do you think will happen next?)

* Count to 20 and recognize numbers 1 to 20.

*Do patterning using colors or shapes. (red, green, red, green or circle-square, circle-square, etc.)

Second Graders should be able to do the following by the end of Second Grade:

Math

* Add and subtract with and without regrouping numbers in the tens and hundreds. If they are still using their fingers to add or subtract, encourage them to use their touch points.
* Count by 2's, 5's 10's.
* Recognize all coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar).
* Count combinations of all of the above coins up to $1.00. Have them count change at home.
* Tell time up to the 5 minutes using a clock with hands, not a digital clock. They also need to be
    familiar with the words half past, quarter till, quarter past.
* Fractions. 1/2, 1/3, 1/4. You can do this with food at home. Pizza, apples, pie, etc.

Reading

* Reading books for fluency. By the end of second grade, your child should be reading 90 words per minute.

* Writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end. Make sure they use correct capitalization and punctuation.

* Answering comprehension questions as they read to you. (Who is in the story, where does it take place, what is the problem, and how did they solve the problem). If your child is having difficulty answering these type of questions after reading the story, read the story paragraph by paragraph and talk about what they just read. Many times children read  just to be reading. We need them to start visualizing what they read. Get a clear picture in their head of what they just read. This can take time, but once your child learns how to do this, their comprehension skills will improve.