Homework is an extension of classroom instruction. It gives students additional time to practice using what they are learning in class and supports their academic/skill development. Homework also provides students with an opportunity to work independently and develop responsibility for their learning. A minimum of 20 minutes of reading each afternoon or evening after school is highly recommended and desirable. Parents should read to or listen to their child read each day.
Reading: For the 2017-2018 school year, we will continue to use the Open Court Reading Program for both 1st and 2nd grade. It is an excellent program that includes phonemic awareness, reading, phonics, writing, and spelling. The majority of our day will be spent using this curriculum to teach five key reading skills that are necessary for building fluency in reading. These key skills include:
Hello & Welcome! This is my second year teaching at O.W. Erlewine and SCUSD! While I am new to the district, I am not new to teaching. This year marks my ninth year as a teacher. I am really happy to be here, and I am looking forward to a fantastic year of teaching, learning, and teamwork! I am eager to work with my students, contribute to their education in a very positive way, and get them ready for next grade!