COVID 19 Update:
Dear students and families,
I hope that all is well with you and your families. Your general education teachers are all going to have information on supplemental work for you to do, and The things that I want for you to do will add to that and will assist in enrichment. I am able to track progress and see what students are doing on the following websites. Have the students log on to these websites for 30-45 minutes. They all have experience in navigating these websites, so they all have an understanding on how to do the assignments they are supposed to.
4th graders: For reading, have the students log on to freckle.com. They all have experience logging into and accessing assignments. For math, have students log onto prodigy.com. Again, they have logged into this website before, and it is very helpful in both showing them how to do the math tasks and is entertaining for them. For writing, I would like them to keep a journal. Have them write 2-3 sentences about what they did each day. This, in combination with what their general education teachers are asking of them, should be plenty of enrichment for them.
3rd graders: For reading, have the students log on to freckle.com. They all have experience logging into and accessing assignments. For writing, I would like them to keep a journal. Have them write 2-3 sentences about what they did each day.
2nd graders: For math, have students log onto prodigy.com. They all have experience logging in. They have memorized their passwords and usernames, so they should be able to log in independently.
Kindergarten: These students are able to log into education.com. I have always logged them in personally. These students do not know how to log in independently. I am able to provide log-in information.
For all of these websites, there are usernames and passwords associated with their accounts. If they have any difficulty logging in or if you have questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I will be constantly checking my email in order to assist wherever possible. I hope that you all are able to stay well. I miss all of my students and wish the best for all of them. Thank you.
Welcome to my class! My name is Phillip Nicley and I am one of the Special Education Resource teachers at Rio Vista Elementary School. I became a teacher in 2015, and am loving every minute of it! The resource program focuses on combining a pull out program where the students work on skills that they are missing in the general education classroom as well as involving inclusion as often as possible. I've loved working with the kids, and look forward to helping out many future generations of bulldogs!
Defining Moment in Education:
I can remember back when I decided to become a teacher. My 4th grade teacher was a different teacher than what I had ever had before. She not only inspired me to continue the classwork that was expected of me, but she also inspired me to learn. It was a phenominal class in which I learned more about what it takes to become not only a good student, but a good learner.
Core Educational Belief:
I believe that all students deserve the chance to be successful and the opportunity to access knowledge that they might not have the ability to at the pace of the general education classroom. I believe that no student should ever get left behind, nor should they have low expectations. All students should be held up to a high standard, and a high amount of responsibility, no matter the pre-existing conditions.
Before becoming a teacher, I spent time as a volunteer at the Special Olympics, Tucson Children's Museum, and whatever other classrooms that I could find time to be in.