I am the grade 4 Special Education Teacher at Clara Barton School.  This is my 13th year teaching special education in Oxford.  I service students who receive individualized instruction through inclusion or small group pull-out lessons.  I love to have fun teaching by delivering engaging and challenging lessons that motivate students to want to succeed.    

Ms. Freudenthal, Mrs. Leigher, and Mrs. St. Germain are the 4th grade teachers with inclusion classrooms this school year.  I will be supporting the students and teachers with Individualized Education Plans in those rooms.

Contact Information: If you would like to contact me, please do so at (508) 987-6066 or jmeneguzzo@oxps.org.  

Small Group Reading/Writing : As a Certified Wilson Reading Practitioner,  I use the Wilson Reading program in combination with other resources for my lessons.   Wilson has recent updated their program to the 4th edition which incorporates the use of latin roots and further comprehension work.  I am excited to bring these new tools into my lessons. For those students who require a different approach to reading, other programs are used, such as Lindamood-Bell, Reading Milestones, RAZ Kids, and Fountas & Pinnell.  

What's going on in reading groups right now?  
-decoding and encoding words with 2 and 3 letter consonant blends using tapping to segment sounds to read and spell
-learning syllable division strategies 
-skill work: main idea and details, close reading

What am I reading?
 I am re-reading the Harry Potter series, but this time I'm doing it with my son.  We are on the LAST BOOK!  

I am also reading:
 A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrick Backman 

We Got This.: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be by Cornelius Minor

Small Group Math: For those students who have small group math outside of the classroom as part of their Individualized Education Plan, I collablorate with classroom teacher to support the student, modifying the curriculum as needed to meet that student's entry point.  We also work on specific skills as listed in the IEP.  

What's going on in math right now? 
-lines and angles
-continued work on multiplication and division