Welcome to Ms. Harvey's Homepage!!

Dear Conte Families,

Welcome to my Homepage! My name is Ms. Harvey and I am a General Interventionist at Conte Elementary School. This is my 5th year at Conte and I love it here! I actually began my education here at Conte (although back then it was called West Side!) in Kindergarten and having come full circle has been a truly wonderful experience, it has felt like coming home. 

Each year what I teach changes based on our students' needs. This year I am working in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade. In Kindergarten I am teaching Enhanced Core Reading Instruction and in Second Grade I am teaching Reading (both the Core Curriculum as well as a new Intervention Program, Reading Mastery and a new Math Intervention Program, Do the Math). 

For more about me and how I came to be here at Conte click here! I sincerely look forward to working with each and every one of you as well as your children this year. Please, any time you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me. My email address is jharvey@pittsfield.net or give the school a call 413-448-9600. Here's looking forward to a wonderful year!

Ms. Harvey
Estimadas familias de Conte,

¡Bienvenido a mi página de inicio! Mi nombre es Sra. Harvey y soy intervencionista general en la escuela primaria Conte. ¡Este es mi quinto año en Conte y me encanta aquí! De hecho, comencé mi educación aquí en Conte (¡aunque en aquel entonces se llamaba West Side!) En Kindergarten y haber completado el círculo ha sido una experiencia realmente maravillosa, me sentí como en casa.

Cada año, lo que enseño cambia según las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Este año estoy trabajando en Kindergarten y 2do grado. En Kindergarten enseño Instrucción de lectura básica mejorada y en segundo grado enseño lectura (tanto el currículo básico como un nuevo programa de intervención, dominio de lectura y un nuevo programa de intervención matemática, Do the Math).

Para obtener más información sobre mí y cómo llegué a estar aquí en Conte, haga clic aquí. Espero sinceramente trabajar con todos y cada uno de ustedes, así como con sus hijos, este año. Por favor, cada vez que tenga alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo. Mi dirección de correo electrónico es jharvey@pittsfield.net o llame a la escuela al 413-448-9600. ¡Esperamos tener un año maravilloso!

Ms. Harvey

With school being out until May 4th I thought I would update my helpful WEBSITE RESOURCES TAB at the top of my Homepage as many companies are offering FREE TRIALs and use of their sites. Please check these sites out they are great resources and the kids love them! ALSO...If you are a parent like me, you may be wondering how to keep the kids BUSY for the next few weeks!! You also don't want them losing what they have learned so far this year.

See below for more fun activities and games for the kids that you can print and use, thanks to the teachers that have shared their work to use during these crazy times!

Practice with Synonyms and Antonyms! (Synonyms are word that mean nearly the same or the same and Antonyms are words that mean the opposite)..Just click and print

Here is a great resource created by another teacher, each sheet has lists of things to, Do, Create, etc., check it out! https://differentiatedkinderbymarsha.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/worksheet+free+activities.pdf

Uni Bossy R card game .pdf

Here is a fun card game to print and play with your kid(s) to help with the "Bossy R" or R Controlled Vowels the ir, er, ur and ar and or, I can print this out if you need a copy please send me an email!

Reading is important to do EVERYDAY! Here is a READING CHALLENGE CALENDAR to do with the kids! Get them to read something to someone or something everyday!


Writing is another very important componant to learning, here is a fun way to get in a little writing each day! Here is a March Writing Calendar!


I also wanted to remind everyone that reading, math, science and social studies are taking place everyday in our lives. It is important to point this out to the kids so that they can connect what they are learning to their day to day lives. For example, have them add up the cost of 2 grocery items for you or read the label to see how much sugar is in their favorite cereal! Point out the changes in the trees that are taking place or the grass as it becomes green again (YEAH!!) Also remember to practice basics with the (K-2)...math..counting to 100 or more if they can, adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing in grades 3-5. Read with your kids everyday or even better have them read to you. Here is a link to 15 ideas for reading other than books! http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-raise-reader/15-reading-materials-arent-books

Remember that summer reading is so important and practice with math and reading skills is so important so that kids don't experience "summer slide". Here are some tips to prevent the slide:

  • Encourage your child to read 20 minutes every day. Public libraries are great resources for summer reading lists by age/grade level, and they often offer reading programs.
  • Read to your child to build listening skills, engage the imagination, and increase vocabulary.
  • Unplug from technology and give your child time to read and escape the heat of the day.
  • Keep books in the car for your child. Listen to audiobooks on long trips.
  • Encourage math skills by creating number books of things you collect or do during the summer.
  • Practice estimation skills by guessing how far and how long a road trip will be. Have children compute arrival times and miles covered.
  • Provide math workbooks with activities to complete on road trips or during quiet times.
  • Encourage your child to keep a reading log and calculate the minutes read each week.
  • Cook with your child. Have your child follow simple recipes to learn fractions and practice measurement skills.
  • Encourage your child to practice writing skills by writing letters to relatives, sending postcards from camp, keeping a summer journal, writing a book, or authoring an online blog.

I have posted a new link here to a sight word "rap" Youtube video for kids :) thought it was a cute way to get the kids interest!

Here is a link to reviews by a librarian of some great children's books https://kidsbookaday.com/ , remember you don't have to buy books head on down to your local library!