Mrs. Maggie Harrison McCartt

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Mrs. Maggie Harrison McCartt

 Hello Grandview Eagles! 

My name is Maggie Harrison McCartt and I am the K-3 Special Education Interventionist here at Grandview! 

I am excited to spend this year growing with your students and discovering the most effective way to help them learn and succeed. This is my first year at Grandview, as I just moved from teh Boston area. I cannot wait to see all of the amazing things we accomplish together this year.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns. My email is: harrisonm@wcde.org 


  • Dear Families,

    We know that we are experiencing uncertain times, and we are working to bring our students comfort and routine by providing activities and lessons for them to do each day. Please be patient as we are navigating the new world of remote teaching and learning. All of your students teaachers will be updating there websites and sending out weekly email communications. During this time, please check in with your general education teachers website to stay current with all of their daily communitications and recommended assignments.  If at anytime you have any questions or concerns about your students IEP or accomodations please reach out to me at harrisonm@wcde.org

    I have listed / linked a few websites that will provide extended practice with passage reading and sight words.  My suggestion would be to work on fluency reading one day and then work on reading comprehension one day.  By alternating these two skills, throughout the week, your student will be getting the most out of these passages.  The directions are listed below.

    Fluency Reading: Set a timer for one minute.  Have student read as many sight words or words from a passage as they can in that amount of time.  If they mispronunce a word, you can circle it and discuss it after their time is up. 

    Reading Comprehension (Passage Reading): Have students read entire passage.  Once they have finished they can give a brief summary or have a discussion with you about the passage.

    Writing: Summary writing is always a great practice.  Challenge your student to follow this format and wite a 3-4 sentence summary explaining what they have read!

                       I just read about (         ) and how (       ).

    As always, reading any right level book is always a great choice! 

     

    Kindergarten:

    https://sightwords.com/pdfs/word_lists/dolch_kindergarten.pdf

    First Grade:

    https://dibels.uoregon.edu/docs/materials/DORF_G1_PM_6th_Ed.pdf

    Second Grade:

    https://dibels.uoregon.edu/docs/materials/DORF_G1_PM_6th_Ed.pdf

    Third Grade:

    https://dibels.uoregon.edu/docs/materials/DORF_G2_PM_6th_Ed.pdf

     http://wilsonteacher.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/6/9/24699994/2nd_grade_fluency_passages_pkt.pdf

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  • Week of 3-23

    Posted by Maggie McCartt on 3/23/2020

    Hi everyone!

       I cannot believe that it has almost been a full week since I have seen your faces! I have decided to start a weekly blog that I will post on Monday mornings while we are out.  This will be a great way for me to let you know what I am up to, as well as give you a few fun projects to work on while we are out.  So..... This past week was CRAZY! I was able to clean, cook, bake, and READ! I do have to say that my favorite thing was all of the baking that I was able to do. I have listed the recipe for my favorite SMORES cookies below.  I have also listed a step by step HOW TO! You read it right.... A HOW TO! See, I told you that what we learn in school shows up in real life situations. :) So my project for you this week is to talk with your families about your favorite recipes. Then, write a quick how to! Finally, BAKE! :) 

    Smore's Cookies 

    Ingredients

    • 2 Eggs
    • 2 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
    • 1 tsp Baking Soda
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 cups chocolate chips
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 2 sticks of butter
    • 1 cup of marshmallows
    • 1/2 cup of Graham Cracker crumbs
    • 2 sheets of full Graham Crackers

    How TO:

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).

    2. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

    3. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

    4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and both sugars; beat on medium-speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

    5. Add the vanilla and beat smooth.

    6. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

    7. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add in the flour mixture. Be sure not to over beat here!

    8. Turn mixer off.

    9. Using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon, fold in chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers.

    10. Roll 3 tablespoon sized portions of dough between your palms to form a ball (they should be big; almost a 1/4 cup), then place on prepared sheet (make sure to leave 2" between each cookie for inevitable spreading).

    11. Continue this process until all the dough has been rolled.

    12. Place baking sheets in preheated oven, one at a time, and bake for 11 to 12 minutes, or until golden at the edges but still soft in the middle.

    13. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on the sheet before transferring to a wire wrack to cool completely.

    14. ENJOY! 

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  • Week of 4-06

    Posted by Maggie McCartt on 4/6/2020

    Good Morning Families! I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break.  I had the opportunity to finally give my yard some much needed love.  I  was able to plant some herbs and vegetables in my garden, plant some beautiful flowers, and decorate my back porch.  My favorite part of break was being able to eat dinner outside everynight with my husband and dogs.  The weather was PERFECT!! The only downside was that I miss all of you very much and I am sad that I will not be able to hear your stories from Spring Break today at school.  So I have a task for you.  I want you to write a summary of all of the things that you did last week over Spring Break.  Remember to pre-write and edit! The pre-writing strategy that I would use is T.I.D.E.  I CANNOT wait to read them when we get back to school. :)

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