K-5 Reading Specialist, Onalaska Elementary School

Welcome to the 
Reading Success Room
The mission of the Reading Success Room is to develop and grow a love for reading in all students, one step at a time. 
                            My contact info:
360-978-4111 ext 5140

School instruction time begins at 8:15am
Breakfast is from 7:45am to 8:05am every day
Students go to classrooms for breakfast after 8:05am

Our Wonderful Teachers!
     Cathy Murphy                 Laurie Johnson
         Teacher                        Paraeducator

      Dorothy Briggs                Dayla Foster
        Paraeducator                Paraeducator

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

As a reading teacher, it's always good to understand why some students struggle with learning to read.  One reason may be that students are dealing with dyslexia. There is a lot of confusion about this condition and this article from the ChildMind  website gives good information that will bring understanding that will help students, parents and teachers. Click the link below to open the article.  

This is one of my favorite sayings!  As a reading teacher, my goal for all students is to have them love to read.  By focusing on the skills they need to improve and become proficient in reading, and encouraging them in their journey, this goal becomes more of a reality.  Then, when kids find a book they fall in love with - they'll be able to read it!

Congratulation to these 5th graders for meeting their October Reading goals.  
They are Reading Room Trailblazers!

The Reading Success Room supports Kindergarten through 5th grade students and classroom teachers in reading instruction at Onalaska Elementary School.  We are excited to see students improve in their reading skills and strategies.  We celebrate improvement for each student with regular progress monitoring assessment.  Look for new pictures of  student's learning, growth and improvement in their reading skills.  

Schedule 2018-19

Reading Success Room 140

8:15 - 9:00 Kindergarten

9:00-9:15     Recess

9:15-10:00 1st Grade

10:00-10:30 2nd Grade extra Support

10:30-11:00      Prep

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:15 3rd Grade

12:15-1:00 2nd Grade

1:15-1:45         4th Grade

1:45-2:00         Recess

2:00-2:30         5th Grade

2:30-3:00         1st & 3rd Grade extra Support

Happy Spring Vacation!
This is a great time to read some wonderful books to your kids! Check out the website below for some great ideas.

Congratulations to these 2nd Grade students who met their reading goal for February. They are now Reading Room "Trailblazers" and have their hiker logo on the Trailblazer Reading Wall!

Happy Valentines Day from the Reading Room!

Merry Christmas from the Reading Success Room!
Please remember that books make a great gift and a timeless treasure of time reading with your child.  Children Reading Book Christmas Card from Zazzle.com

Check out the hikers on our trail working to achieve monthly reading goals. Students who meet their monthly goals will become a "trailblazer" and move their hiker to the hallways bulletin board. We'll assess next week to see what kids are "Reading Room Trailblazers". Stay Tuned!


The goal of the Reading Success Room is to develop and grow a love for reading in all students!  We want students to love reading, whatever their level or ability and to value the enjoyment they receive when reading a good book!
Cathy Murphy,
Oct 3, 2018, 2:36 PM