Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions
of students and parents.
- What is the best and quickest way to get in touch with my child's teacher?
- How do I access the reading ebooks online?
- What do all those abbreviations in the assignment pad mean?
- What websites do you encourage my child to use and how do we access each one?
- How often will there be a test in language arts?
- Where can I get extra help/practice sheets for my child?
What is the best and quickest way to get in touch with my child's teacher?
The absolute quickest way to reach me is by email. No question
or concern is too small, so please feel free to email me at
email@example.com. I'll usually get back to you
in just a few minutes! If a phone call is necessary,
the office number is 732.525.5240. You can leave a message with
the secretaries, or if the matter is urgent and you need to speak
to me right away, they can patch you through directly to the
How do I access the reading ebooks online?
Go to www.thinkcentral.com and login using your child's username
and password. Their username AND password is a six digit number that they
were given in school. Feel free to email me if you misplaced the
password and I'd be happy to give it to you!
What do all those abbreviations in the assignment pad mean?
PB: practice book
GPB: grammar practice book
SPB: spelling practice book
What websites do you encourage my child to use and how do we access each one?
Visit the "links" page right here on my website. There you'll
find several great websites that I use in class and ones that I
encourage the children to use at home. You'll see directions on
how to access each site, as well as usernames and passwords for
How often will there be a test in language arts?
There will be a spelling/phonics and a grammar test every week.
They won't always be on Fridays, though, so please make sure and
check your child's assignment pad daily. There will be a reading
assessment EVERY OTHER WEEK. These assessments will be on
our "focus skill," which stays the same for two stories in a
row. There will also be some vocabulary words on each reading
test. Note that after two weeks, your children have been
introduced to twenty vocabulary words. They
should know how to use them contextually in sentences. I will
sometimes assess the students on the story we've read together
in our Storytown book.
Where can I get extra help/practice sheets for my child?
Right here! Go to my "links" page and you will find several websites with great practice ideas, games, and worksheets for you to do with your child at home.