Cunningham, Shauna

Welcome!  I am Mrs. Cunningham and I am very excited to be working as a Support Specialist at Randolphville School. 


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A little bit about me:  I have been teaching for 13 years and absolutely love teaching children how to read. I have taught pre-k, first grade, second grade, and have worked as a Reading Specialist.  My hobbies include, cooking, reading, hiking, and spending as much time as possible with my husband and son. 


My goals: I want all of my students to feel excited and motivated about reading.  In addition, I want each and every child to feel proud of their efforts and accomplishments.  Learning should be a rewarding experience and I work hard to ensure that my students gain confidence and make progress.  

    Homework


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1.  Please spend 15-20 minutes reading nightly.  Students may choose books from their "Bag of Books", books from the library and/or your home, and/or stories read on www.raz-kids.com.  Please remember to log the book title on their Reading Log.
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2. Your child has been given his/her own "Bag of Books".  These books are leveled, and selected to meet your child's independent reading ability. (Books will be added/removed each week.)  Please remind your child to take care of these materials, as they are being borrowed from the school.  Your child will also need to remember to bring his/her "Bag of Books" to and from school each day.  We often read and discuss the books so it is very important that they come to and from school every day. 

3.  There is also a reading log that needs to be completed by your child and a parent each night to ensure daily reading is happening.  (If your child also completes a reading log for their classroom teacher, he/she can log the same book(s) on both logs.)  The reading log is due on Fridays.

3.  Lastly, please spend some time reviewing the contents of your child's "Reader's Notebook" each night.   It contains helpful reading strategies, suggested types of questions for you to ask your child before, during, and after reading a story together, and word lists and/or phrases that will need further reinforcement.


Contact Information: Please feel free to contact me at any time regarding your child's progress.  Working together will help your child be successful!   The best way to reach me is via email at scunningham@pway.org.  If you would like to speak on the phone please email me and I will contact you to set up a phone conference.