Mrs. Sossei

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WELCOME

email:msossei@londonderry.org

Phone Number 432-6933 EXT. 4322

     This year I will be the case coordinator for some of the students in the fifth grade receiving special education. The educational team comprised of the parents, the classroom teacher, paraprofessionals, and I work towards each child’s individual goals and objectives to be successful in the fifth grade. Three goals I have for all my students are organization by independently using their assignment notebook, being responsible for completing assignments and homework, and advocating for their needs. Achieving these goals will help students with the transition to the middle school.
     We are continuing to focus on POP, the Londonderry School District's initiative of Practice, Ownership, and Perseverance.  Through trial and error and practice, learners find their learning style to be successful.   Ownership means accepting responsibility for your learning.  Learning is work and sometimes you fail, but Persevering and learning from your mistakes fosters a growth mind set.

All fifth grade special education students have two IEP meetings this year.   The first will be before the end of your child's IEP's  date at North School. The second meeting will be held at the middle school sometime between April and June.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet some of the middle school staff, talk about your student as a learner, and ask questions.  I am happy to be a contributing partner in your child’s educational experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

Reading

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Reading

The best way to help your child in reading is to read with them. Discussing vocabulary,  having your child visualize what they have read, and asking frequent questions about their understanding is the best way to improve reading comprehension.

 

Writing

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Writing

In the fifth grade we focus on persuasive, informational, and narrative writing.  All classes use the Six Traits of Writing (Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions) to assess and improve each student’s writing. In my class we begin by focusing on ideas and move through the six traits as the year progresses.

 

Math

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 Mrs. Carballeira and I will be team teaching one math group.  Our new math program is called Math in Focus.   It is a researched based curriculum that encourages students to persevere in problem solving. 

Math homework will be assigned on Monday through Thursday. We will be working on math facts in class but students require repeated practice for mastery.  The i-Ready program is a great way for students to get some extra practice along with the following websites. 

www.hoodaMath.com

www.kidsNumbers.com

www.mathblaster.com

www.Shepparssoftware.com/math.htm