Mrs. LaSpina

Mrs. LaSpina

Welcome to my Resource

Program's website. 

It is my hope that this site will serve as tool to provide you with interventions and educational websites you can use at home.


Contact Information

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(516) 644-4400            
Charles Campagne-Main Office
(516) 644-4500
Kramer Lane-Main Office


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Parent Teacher Conferences:
  • December 5th    5:30-7:30 
  • December 9th    1:30-3:30
  • March 27th        5:30-7:30                      

Annual Review will be held during the the month of May. 

         *You will be contacted with a specific date and time for your meeting.

State Tests:           
                               Grades 3-5
                                     ELA :  April 1-3
Math: April 30-May 2
                                              Grade 4 Science : Performance Test – May 21 
                                             Grade 4 Science :Written Test - June 2



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Reading Check List
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    Reading Check List    

     1. I read the directions and questions

     2. I circled the question words.

     3. I underlined the key words.

     4. I asked myself, “What is this question asking?”

     5. I read key words in the story.

     6. I looked back at the question and my answer.

     7. I crossed out the wrong choices.

     8. I used the details in the story to come up with my answer.

     9. I restated the question to write my answer.



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Editor's Check List
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Editor’s Checklist

o   Did you write a topic sentence?

o   Did you stick to the topic and answer all of the questions?

    o   Does each sentence make sense? 
o   Did you check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation?

o   Did you use interesting words and details?

    o   Did you write a concluding sentence?



















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September        Responsibility
October            Perseverance
November        Personal Best
December        Respect
January            Citizenship
February          Honesty
March              Good Judgment
April                Integrity
May                  Empathy
June                  Kindness

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Problem Solving Checkl List
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 Solving Word Problems 

·Read the problem carefully.

·Go back and reread the problem.

· Underline key information ONLY.

·Look at all of your choices.

·Answer the question.

          Ask yourself:  Does it make sense?

                                  Is it reasonable?



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Hand Strenghthening and Endurance Exercises
  • Hide pennies in clay or playdough and have a little treasure hunt
  • Squeeze a tennis ball or spray bottles
  • Flatten playdough and use a pencil to write letters in it
  • Roll playdough or putty into a ball and push pennies into it
  • After hiding the pennies, find them by pulling the putty apart using the index and middle fingers
  • Crayon rubbing activities
  • Pinch a clothes pin and put them on a ruler, string or container
  • Use squirt bottle with water to spray the ground or sink
  • knead dough
  • Legos or Lincoln Logs
  • Hole Punchers
  • Pick up cotton balls, dice, koosh balls or any small objects using tongs or tweezers



Improve Letter Formation


  •  Make letters out of Wikki Sticks or pipe cleaners
  • Practice making letters using putty
  • Write letters on index cards using glue and then sprinkle glitter or sand on it.  When it dries child should trace it with their finger.
  • Finger paint letters
  • Write letters on the sidewalk with chalk
  • Make cookie letters

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