Mrs. Klimchuk's Classroom
Welcome to Resource!
I am Mrs. Klimchuk. How exciting it is to be entering year three at Bishop McNamara Catholic School. Once again, I am so happy to work with you and your children as the full-time Resource teacher. I continue to look forward to collaborating with my dedicated and talented colleagues and administrators to provide a high quality education in an engaging and loving school environment.
This is my 18th year at the Bradley site. I love my job as a resource teacher! I am passionate about reaching and teaching every child that walks through my door; assisting him or her to find the unique, God-given gifts he or she possesses. I am also extremely grateful for and humbled by having the privilege to do so.
Other blessings in my life are my husband of 32 years, John, and our young adult children, Brent and Sarah. I grew up in a large, Catholic family that remains close today. I am a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church in Bradley and currently serve as a hospitality minister. I enjoy traveling, reading, flower gardening, walking, and, most especially, spending time with family and friends.
It is my prayer that the young who have been entrusted to BMCS, will grow into their full potential and realize their full value as children of God. Working together, staff and families, we will make a difference in our world. Thank you for joining our ONE FAMILY.
Reading Rockets is great resource for articles on reading. Click here for "Reading Tips for Parents (in Multiple Languages)". There are age specific links to wonderful ideas.
Becoming a good reader requires a lot of practice. It does not, however, have to be thought of as "work". Rather, reading should be enjoyable. Please try to have your child read everyday.
Once again, we are fortunate to have Lexia Reading Core5 licenses for our K-1st graders. Older students needing a little more practice with specific reading skills will also use this research based, individualized, computer program. After taking a placement test, students work independently at their level. Immediate feedback and instruction (if needed) are given to the students as they go through activities in the six areas of literacy skills: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Depending on their individual skill level, students are given a personal "time goal" to meet each week. Although they will have time to work on Lexia at school, some students may also need to work on Lexia at home on a computer or tablet in order to meet this goal. You will need to set up your home computer one time by entering the teacher's email address. You may also need to download and install one of these supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. To use on a tablet, download the free Lexia Core5 Reading app. Your child should already know the username and password. If you have any questions about Lexia Reading Core5, please feel free to contact me. A link to the website is in my "Online Resources" panel.