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  • General

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    My name is Matthew R. Leisey and I am a second grade teacher at Quarryville Elementary. I graduated in 2004 from West Chester University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, as well as a minor in Special Education.

    I graduated in 2008 from Walden University with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

    I am currently in my 13th year of teaching, and look forward to working with your children to help them learn all they can.

    My goal is to help provide a safe environment for your child, while teaching them how to grow both academically and socially.

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      QE

      Quarryville Elementary School

      Use this web page to see how your child is doing, and to find out what is going on in class.
    • Topic 2

      Communicating:

      Keeping an open line of communication is very important. 

      Please feel free to reach me if you have a question about anything.

      I can be reached in these ways:

      (717)786-2546

      matthew_leisey@solanco.k12.pa.us

      Or you can write a note in your child's assignment book.

      Homework Assignments

      Every single Night:

      Read for 20 minutes

      Flashcards: addition and subtraction for 5 minutes.

       

      Most Nights:

       

      Math Homework

      Spelling homework (Due on Thursdays)

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        What Will be Taught in Class Every Day?

        Math (60 minutes)

        Word Study (15 minutes)

        Computer Lab (30 minutes)

        Reading (45 minutes)

        Reading Workshop (30 minutes)

        Social Studies / Science (45 minutes)

        Writing (45 minutes)

        Reading Tier Time (30 minutes)

        Math Tier Time (30 minutes)

        And of Course Recess, Lunch, and Specials for the Students!

         

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          Below is a list of valuable Websites your child can use to get extra practice in certain subjects 

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                                      The Leisey Listings

           

          What will your child be learning this week?

           

                                 

           

                                 Week of 6-5-17 to 6-7-17

                        Days 4, 5, and 1 of the 5 day cycle

           

           

          Math: Review of all skills from the year.

          Spelling: List # 35; Review of difficult sight words from the year.

          Guided Reading:  Map Skills; reading maps and discussing oceans and continents; test.

          Reading Workshop:  Students read books of their choice and practice fluency.

          Writing / Social Studies / or Science:  Persuasive writing stories; final copy phase; type on computer.   

                                                              

                     

                                                                        

                                          

          A Refreshing Quote:


          “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
                                                                                                                            ― Malcolm Forbes

           

           

          A few Reminders:

           

          1.)       The end of the year is almost here.  Please help your child to stick to their routine and come to school ready to learn each day until the end of the year.  This will help us make the best of every day until the last day.  Thank you!

          2.)       Move up day will be on Tuesday, June 6th.  Your kids will find out who their teacher is for next year at this time. 

          3.)       The last day of school is Wednesday, June 7th.  There will be an early dismissal at 12:50. 

          4.)       Kids will be brining all of their school materials and report cards home on the last day of school.  Please look for these things.

          5.)       Please make sure your child is reading for 20 minutes at night, as well as practicing their addition and subtraction flash cards for 5 minutes.  These two things make a huge difference in how successful your children are with their reading and math skills. 

          6.)       If you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to write a note in your child’s homework book, email me, or call and we can get together and talk.

           

          -           Please read each night for 20 minutes.

          -           Flash cards should be done for 5 minutes.

          -           Get in touch with me please if you have any questions and we can talk.

            

                                 

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                                 The Leisey Listings

             

            What will your child be learning this week?

             

                                   

             

                             Week of 5-22-17 to 5-26-17

                     Days 5, 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the 5 day cycle

             

             

            Math: Data and graphing; surveys, tally tables, concrete graphs, pictographs, bar graphs; grids, line

                       plots; quiz.

            Spelling: List # 33; Endings on verbs; students work on individual skills in their own list as

                           well; test.

            Guided Reading:  Map Skills; reading maps and discussing oceans and continents.

            Reading Workshop:  Students read books of their choice and practice fluency.

            Writing / Social Studies / or Science:  Persuasive writing stories; final copy phase; type on computer.     

                                                                           

                                                    

                                  

                                            

            A Refreshing Quote:


            “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
                                                                                                                              ― Malcolm Forbes

            A few Reminders:

             

             

            1.)       Papers came home for our RACE FOR EDUCATION fundraiser.  We have done this in year’s past and it is our only big fundraiser of the year.  Money earned will go towards things like books, technology, field trips, and other things to help your children.  Please consider helping out.  The kids benefit greatly from donations.

            2.)       A paper discussing EXTRAMATH.ORG came home with directions on how to sign up your child to practice their addition and subtraction facts each night.  This is a great website that allows your children to practice their addition and subtraction facts to help them with their automaticity and accuracy.  It keeps track of their progress and sends me and you weekly updates to let  us know how they are doing. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will help you the best I can.  This is a great alternative for those of you who do not have flashcards at home.  Please consider signing your child up.

            3.)       A reminder that to volunteer with kids in school and go on field trips it is now a requirement to get your clearances.  They must be on file with the district office by the time of volunteering.  If you have any questions about this please call Mrs. Gajecki at 786-2546 and she will help you.  Thanks.

            4.)       Please make sure your child is reading for 20 minutes at night, as well as practicing their addition and subtraction flash cards for 5 minutes.  These two things make a huge difference in how successful your children are with their reading and math skills. 

            5.)       If you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to write a note in your child’s homework book, email me, or call and we can get together and talk.

             

            -           Please read each night for 20 minutes.

            -           Flash cards should be done for 5 minutes.

            -           Get in touch with me please if you have any questions and we can talk.

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