Mrs. Lenhardt's 6th & 8th Grade Reading RtI/iReady

email: slenhardt@gsastl.org

phone: 314-261-4361 ext. 1215

Hybrid/Virtual Bell Schedule:

Please note we have a new bell schedule for the remainder of Quarter 4!!!

4th Q Bell Sched.pdf

My Courses/My Schedule:

6th & 8th Grade Reading RtI (Response to Intervention) Classes

This class is designed as a reading intervention class composed of whole group lessons, small group lessons, and independent practice using the iReady curriculum.

1st Period: 6/1

2nd Period: 6/2

3rd Period: PLAN TIME

4th Period: 8/4

5th Period: 6/5

6th Period: PLAN TIME

7th Period: 6/7

8th Period: 8/8

Office Hours:

Monday- 1:00-1:15 pm and 2:15-3:00 pm

Tuesday- 1:00-1:15 pm

Wednesday- 1:00-1:15 pm

Thursday- 1:00-1:15 and 2:15-3:00 pm (for tutoring upon request)

Friday- 1:00-1:15 pm and 2:15-3:00 pm

Resources:

iReady, ReadWorks, TBD

  • Curriculum Associates Reading~ iReady

    • Why iReady? You can better understand what your students know and don’t know, find ways to meet wide-ranging needs, and build a classroom culture where data guides instruction and fosters student ownership of learning and growth with iReady.

    • iReady has three main components: 1) teacher-led instruction, 2) online assessments, and 3) personalized online instruction.

  • ReadWorks

    • ReadWorks is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

  • TBD

    • Other resources may be added as necessary per the discretion of the teacher....

Expectations for Virtual Learning:

The Gator Way is very important to me! I expect my students to always be respectful, responsible, safe, and of service. That is how we do things at our school! It's extra important that we are all on the same page about how to be our best selves for virtual learning. Look at the matrix below to learn about how to show the Gator Way during virtual school. Keep scrolling to read more about my classroom expectations down below too!

Expectations for My Classroom:

Read everything below to figure out how to follow the Gator Way in my virtual classes! Following these expectations will help us make the most of our time together.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE RESPECTFUL?

  1. Mute yourself on Zoom when I ask. If I ask you to unmute, please do so! If you need to ask a question out loud, please use the "raise hand" function on Zoom.

  2. Be kind and courteous in the chat. Use language that is appropriate for school.

  3. Keep distractions (TV, cell phone, music) put away.

  4. Participate in class! Stay focused. Ask and answer questions.

  5. Stay on topic and limit side conversations. Please make sure your comments, questions, and conversations are related to the topic we are learning.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE RESPONSIBLE?

  1. Be on time. Join our Zoom class on time, or even a couple minutes early!

  2. Be prepared. Have your materials ready to go. Make sure your Chromebook is charged!

  3. Be in a quiet, indoor location. Make sure your family members know you are on a Zoom call. Make sure there isn't any music or TV playing in the background.

  4. Check email and Google Classroom every single day. Respond to emails within 24 hours.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE SAFE?

  1. Use your Chromebook safely. Visit safe, school-approved websites.

  2. Communicate safely. Make sure you use your Chromebook to communicate only with people from our school. Their email address should end with @gsastl.org

  3. Report any unsafe behavior to a teacher or principal. If you hear of someone participating in unsafe behavior (talking to strangers, talking to you or others about unsafe behavior, looking at unsafe websites, etc.) please report it to a staff member.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE OF SERVICE?

  1. Help others when you can.

  2. Help your classmates to stay on task. Avoid distracting behaviors and off-topic conversations.

  3. Help your parents and family to stay connected with school. Share announcements and other important information with them. Invite them to help you with your assignments!

  4. Be helpful in your home! Help your parents and family around the house. Keep your study space neat and tidy. Ask those you live with how you can be helpful to them!


CONSEQUENCES AND REWARDS

Look at the chart or read down below to know what you can expect to happen if you do meet our expectations (rewards!) and if you don't (consequences).

REWARDS

If I can always count on you to follow the Gator Way in our virtual classroom, you might receive some of the following rewards:

  1. Verbal Praise: I'll say something like "Woooooo!!! You are the best!!"

  2. Positive Contact Home: I'll email home and say "Wow your student is just the BEST ever! You should buy them a new iPhone, or XBOX, or whatever they want!"

  3. Extra Credit Points or an Assignment Skip Pass: Enough said!!

CONSEQUENCES

If I can't count on you to follow the Gator Way in our virtual classroom, I'll be sad and I'll have to follow these steps:

  1. Removal from Class: I might have to ask you to leave our Zoom and come back when you can be more respectful and responsible.

  2. Email or Call Home: If it's really not working out well for us, I'm going to have to ask your parents or caretakers to help me out.

  3. Referral to the Principal: I hope this doesn't happen! If you continuously violate the Gator Way in our virtual classroom, I will complete an office referral and ask for the principal's help.


About Me:

Hi there! My name is Stephanie Lenhardt and I will be your student’s reading teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I hope you and your families are healthy and staying safe! I also hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer despite COVID. We are going to have a wonderful school year and I am super excited to meet you and your student! This will be a memorable year for us all!

This is my fourth year as a Reading Response to Intervention (RtI) teacher for Gateway Science Academy Middle School. I am extremely excited to inform you all that we will continue to use iReady by Curriculum Associates. Why did we select iReady for our intervention classes? Well, with this curriculum you can better understand what your students know and don’t know, find ways to meet wide-ranging needs, and build a classroom culture where data guides instruction and fosters student ownership of learning and growth with iReady. There are three main components of iReady: 1) teacher-led instruction, 2) online assessments, and 3) personalized online instruction. Even though this will be my second year using iReady, I will continue my own learning of this amazing curriculum! As always, I will strive to help your student become better at reading.

I am originally from Orange County, California. My dad used to say that my siblings and I grew up in Disneyland. He was right of course. I spent countless hours at the beach, hung out at Fashion Island with my friends, attended a great school district, and enjoyed plenty of luxuries all thanks to my parents. Honestly though, I think I only went to Disneyland in Anaheim maybe once? Enjoying Disneyland came later on after my daughter was born. Born and raised in CA, never in a million years did I think I would move to the Midwest. But here I am! One will do crazy things for love! I have my B.A. degree and teaching certification from California State University, Long Beach and my MSEd-Literacy degree from Missouri State University. My teaching certifications include Elementary Education grades 1-6, Art grades K-9, Mathematics grades 5-9 (but I don't want to teach math all day because I LOVE reading so much more), and Special Reading grades K-12. I have been in the teaching profession off and on since 2003, taking time off to be a stay at home mom. In CA I was a third grade reading intervention teacher, a sixth grade core teacher (language arts, reading, and social studies) and sixth through eighth grade art teacher, as well as a substitute teacher for various districts. Since moving to MO, I have been a Title I tutor, a fifth grade teacher, a substitute teacher for various districts, and a reading RtI teacher (my current position). I have been married to my wonderful husband, Tim for almost 12 years now and together we have been blessed with a blended family including my three step-children Josh (30), Stephanie (28), and Jake (20), as well as our little girl, Addie (9 yr 10 mo), our granddaughter, Kennedy Rose (2) and Matthew (3 mo). We also have one fur baby in our family right now-a Calico cat named Megan (6), a German shepherd puppy named Greta (3 wks), and several fish.

I love family and enjoy spending time with them, especially my daughter! I am the Girl Scout Leader for her Junior troop, enjoy volunteering with class parties at school, and watch her participate in the various sports she has played over the years (gymnastics, soccer, swimming, and now volleyball). I also have her participate in the GOTR 5K with me because I am one of the coaches here at GSA. I love nature, especially the ocean. I love to garden and grow a variety of fruits, veggies, and flowers. I enjoy taking Peloton classes and have grown a healthy addiction to cycle classes in particular! My favorite color is red, I love sushi, I enjoy Starbucks or St. Louis Bread Co. coffee (but hardly ever treat myself to those), and peanut M & M's. I LOVE the Cardinals and the Blues, but my favorite team will always be the Los Angeles Lakers!

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to email me at slenhardt@gsastl.org or call my extension 1215 I will reply back to both emails and phone calls in a timely manner.

I'm looking forward to a wonderful year! Go Gators!!

Class Syllabus:

6th & 8th Grade Reading RtI ~ iReady

Stephanie Lenhardt rm. 215

slenhardt@gsastl.org

phone: 314-261-4361 ext. 1215


This class is designed as a reading intervention class composed of whole group lessons, small group lessons, and independent practice using the iReady curriculum.


Curriculum

  • Curriculum Associates Reading~ iReady

    • Why iReady? You can better understand what your students know and don’t know, find ways to meet wide-ranging needs, and build a classroom culture where data guides instruction and fosters student ownership of learning and growth with iReady.

    • iReady has three main components: 1) teacher-led instruction, 2) online assessments, and 3) personalized online instruction.


Supplies you will need every day

  • School issued Planner

  • School issued Chromebook

  • Paper

  • Pens & pencils

  • Folder for this class

  • Headphones/earbuds


Grading Policy

  • 60% Assignments

  • 40% Assessments


Absences and Late Work

  • Students are responsible for asking Mrs. Lenhardt what they missed due to absences.

  • When an absence is planned (vacation, etc…) or unplanned (illness, etc...), work must be completed and returned in a timely matter. Due dates must be discussed with the teacher.

  • If you miss a test, you will make it up when you return to school (virtual and/or in-person.

  • In all situations, Mrs. Lenhardt will work with students in order to get them caught up in a timely manner however, it will be the responsibility of the student to communicate with Mrs. Lenhardt and set up a plan to get work caught up (ie: attend a private Zoom session, after school tutoring-in person only).

Tutoring Days (In-person learning only!!)

Students have tutoring opportunities after school every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in my classroom (room 115) from TBD. However, when the Heart and Sole club begins, students will need to attend tutoring with another teacher and ask that teacher to inform Mrs. Lenhardt that the student attended tutoring with that particular teacher.


Tardies

If a student receives more than 3 tardies, they will serve a Tuesday detention for each occurrence up to 6 tardies. After this, students will be referred to Dr. Schick for further consequences.

However, during our VIRTUAL time of learning, if you repeatedly show up late to class, I will be forced to contact parents/guardians. So please be on time!


Classroom Expectations

  1. Be Respectful

  2. Be Responsible

  3. Be Safe

  4. Be of Service


I know the following information is posted above, but because it's so important, here it is again!

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE RESPECTFUL?

  1. Mute yourself on Zoom when I ask. If I ask you to unmute, please do so! If you need to ask a question out loud, please use the "raise hand" function on Zoom.

  2. Be kind and courteous in the chat. Use language that is appropriate for school.

  3. Keep distractions (TV, cell phone, music) put away.

  4. Participate in class! Stay focused. Ask and answer questions.

  5. Stay on topic and limit side conversations. Please make sure your comments, questions, and conversations are related to the topic we are learning.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE RESPONSIBLE?

  1. Be on time. Join our Zoom class on time, or even a couple minutes early!

  2. Be prepared. Have your materials ready to go. Make sure your Chromebook is charged!

  3. Be in a quiet, indoor location. Make sure your family members know you are on a Zoom call. Make sure there isn't any music or TV playing in the background.

  4. Check email and Google Classroom every single day. Respond to emails within 24 hours.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE SAFE?

  1. Use your Chromebook safely. Visit safe, school-approved websites.

  2. Communicate safely. Make sure you use your Chromebook to communicate only with people from our school. Their email address should end with @gsastl.org

  3. Report any unsafe behavior to a teacher or principal. If you hear of someone participating in unsafe behavior (talking to strangers, talking to you or others about unsafe behavior, looking at unsafe websites, etc.) please report it to a staff member.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO BE OF SERVICE?

  1. Help others when you can.

  2. Help your classmates to stay on task. Avoid distracting behaviors and off-topic conversations.

  3. Help your parents and family to stay connected with the school. Share announcements and other important information with them. Invite them to help you with your assignments!

  4. Be helpful in your home! Help your parents and family around the house. Keep your study space neat and tidy. Ask those you live with how you can be helpful to them!


CONSEQUENCES AND REWARDS

Read below to know what you can expect to happen if you do meet our expectations (rewards!) and if you don't (consequences).

REWARDS

If I can always count on you to follow the Gator Way in our virtual classroom, you might receive some of the following rewards:

  1. Verbal Praise: I'll say something like "Woooooo!!! You are the best!!"

  2. Positive Contact Home: I'll email home and say "Wow your student is just the BEST ever! You should buy them a new iPhone, or XBOX, or whatever they want!"

  3. Extra Credit Points or an Assignment Skip Pass: Enough said!!

CONSEQUENCES

If I can't count on you to follow the Gator Way in our virtual classroom, I'll be sad and I'll have to follow these steps:

  1. Removal from Class: I might have to ask you to leave our Zoom and come back when you can be more respectful and responsible.

  2. Email or Call Home: If it's really not working out well for us, I'm going to have to ask your parents or caretakers to help me out.

  3. Referral to the Principal: I hope this doesn't happen! If you continuously violate the Gator Way in our virtual classroom, I will complete an office referral and ask for the principal's help.


Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy

Students should not bring cell phones or any electronic devices into the classroom (virtually or in-person) at all with the exception of the GSA issued Chromebook for student academic use only. Electronic devices are to be left in the student’s locker, turned off or silenced, and can be used before/after school and at lunch time. Items in use or displayed during school hours may be confiscated. Any confiscated device may be picked up from Dr. Schick at the end of the school day. Multiple confiscations may result in a parent required to pick up the device from Dr. Schick’s office. During our virtual learning, DO NOT have any other devices near you! Keep those distractions put AWAY!!

Grading Policy:

The grading policy for this course is as follows:

60% Assignments

40% Assessments