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Mrs. Kathy Bradshaw is currently a sixth grade Math and Writing teacher at Larry J. Macaluso Elementary in the Red Lion Area School District.  This is her 18th consecutive year of teaching in sixth grade. She has been working as a team with Mr. Dherit for the past 7 years.
 
Prior to her teaching career, Mrs. Bradshaw earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College in Lancaster, PA  She also earned her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University in 2005. In addition to these degrees, Mrs. Bradshaw has also taken education courses from Wilkes University and Wilson College.
 
Outside of school, Mrs. Bradshaw enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and currently resides in the East York area.
 

Recent Posts

6B News 9.18.17

We have spent the first several weeks practicing small moment writing.  We have studied mentor texts, practiced strategies and examined checklists to help us understand the strategies we should be using in small moment writing.  This week, we will put all that practice to good use when we begin to craft a small moment story that will be graded.  We will work on the lead of the story and the deeper meaning that our story will convey.
 
We will finish Unit 1 in Math this week with a test on Friday.
Monday: Lesson 1-12
Tuesday: Lesson 1-13
Wednesday: Lesson 1-14
Thursday: Unit 1 Review
Friday: Unit 1 test
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
September 20: DLR 3 due
September 22: Math boxes 1-11 to 1-14 due, Unit 1 Math test

6B News 9.10.17

We continue our work with small moment stories this week.  It's hard for students to write a whole story that's only focused on one moment in time.  So, we're working on revealing the story, bit by bit, rather than just making a list of things that happened.  A good writer never reveals too much with one sentence.
 
We will continue to work on Unit 1 in Math this week.
Monday: Lesson 1-8
Tuesday: Lesson 1-9
Wednesday: Lesson 1-10
Thursday: Lesson 1-11
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
September 12: PTO Meeting @ 7
September 13: DLR 2 due
September 15: Severe Weather drill, Math quiz, Math boxes 1-7 to 1-10 due

6B News 9.4.17

 This week in writing, we will practice writing small moment stories.  It can be difficult for students to reveal a small moment story bit by bit.  It’s more natural for kids to want to tell the whole story quickly, so we spend a great deal of time developing the art of story telling, especially when we’re telling the story of one small moment of time.  
 
Last week in Math, our plans changed due to lessons taking longer than anticipated.  This happens at times, as we constantly monitor the progress of students.  If you ever have questions about the math homework, consult your child’s agenda or feel free to contact me.  Here is our plan for the week:
Tuesday: Lesson 1-4
Wednesday: Lesson 1-5
Thursday: Lesson 1-6
Friday: Quiz
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
September 6: DLR 1 due, Vacation T-shirt day
September 8: Hat day, Math Quiz, Math Boxes 1-4 to 1-6 due
September 12: PTO Meeting

6B News 8.27.17

 We had a spectacular first week together and I'm looking forward to a great year!  Your children are kind and eager to learn.  
 
Last week, we spent time setting up our classroom routines and procedures.  We also practiced teamwork skills, collaboration skills and persistence for tough problems.  
 
Each week (usually on Sunday evenings) I will post an update about the upcoming week. I will include the math lessons we will complete, as well as information about our writing lessons.  The math lessons will also help you to know what homework your child should be working on each evening.  I will also post important reminders. Of course, if you ever have any questions, please contact me. 
 
This week in Math we will begin unit 1.  
Monday: Lesson 1-1 *no homework
Tuesday: Lesson 1-2
Wednesday: Lesson 1-3
Thursday: Lesson 1-4
Friday: Quiz
 
In writing, we will practice writing small moment stories.  These narrative pieces are true and based on a single moment of our lives.  Before we practice writing, however, we will study another student's work to get ideas for how to write.
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
August 30: School pictures
September 1: Instrument assembly, Math quiz
September 6: Vacation Shirt day

Car Riders

 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. This year, we are making car rider signs mandatory for students being picked up at dismissal (after AM Kindergarten and at the end of the school day). During the first week, we will be handing out signs. The student's or students' first name and last initial should be visible while the sign is hanging from the rear view mirror. It works best if you use a dark permanent marker to write the names. After the first week, we will not release students to anyone at the student pick up loop without a sign in the car. If there is no sign, the student/s must be picked up at the main office. I realize this may cause minor inconveniences for some at times throughout the year. However, student safety is a priority of ours, and this is another process to help support keeping our students safe. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

I am looking forward to a great school year.

Dr. Peters

Welcome to 6th Grade!

 We are looking forward to a great year!  If you are able, come visit us on Thursday night from 6-8. We will begin each session (6:00, 6:35, 7:10) with a brief presentation and then you will have the chance to peek at the classroom and meet your teachers and peers. The presentations will be for Mr. Dherit's and Mrs. Bradshaw's students in Room 217.