Welcome to Ms. Harvey's Intervention Homepage!!

Dear Conte Families,

Welcome to my Intervention Homepage! My name is Ms. Harvey and I am a General Interventionist at Conte Elementary School. This will be my 4th year at Conte and I love it here! I actually began my education here at Conte (although at the time it was called West Side at that time!) in Kindergarten and to have 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 again working in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. In both of these grades we have piloted a new reading program called the Enhanced Core Reading Instruction program or ECRI for short. I am teaching this program in both grades with small groups of students. To learn more about ECRI see the tab at the top of my page. 

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!

Sincerely,
Ms. Harvey
Queridas familias de Conte,

¡Bienvenido a mi página de Intervention! Mi nombre es Ms. Harvey y soy intervencionista general en la escuela primaria Conte. Este será mi cuarto año en Conte y ¡me encanta! De hecho, comencé mi educación aquí en Conte (¡aunque en ese momento se llamaba West Side!) En Kindergarten y haber completado el círculo ha sido una experiencia verdaderamente maravillosa, ha sido como volver a casa.

Cada año, lo que enseño cambia en función de las necesidades de nuestros alumnos. Este año estoy nuevamente trabajando en Kindergarten y 1er Grado. En ambos grados, hemos puesto a prueba un nuevo programa de lectura llamado Enhanced Core Reading Instruction o ECRI para abreviar. Estoy enseñando este programa en ambos grados con pequeños grupos de estudiantes. Para obtener más información sobre ECRI, consulte la pestaña en la parte superior de mi página.

Para obtener más información sobre mí y sobre cómo llegué a estar aquí en Conte, haga clic aquí.
Espero con entusiasmo 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 un año maravilloso!

Sinceramente,
Sra. Harvey
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!

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!

Welcome Back to Conte!

I am so excited to meet all the new students this year! We are ready to go here at Conte and ready to have some fun even though summer went by well....."like that!" lol!