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 Mrs. Mary Ann Harshberger


Welcome to a new school year! 

I am the Reading Coordinator for Grades K-4.  I am teaching Reading and Phonics for Grades 1 and 3, Spelling and Math Drill for Mrs. Johnson's class, Life Skills for Grades 1-4, and Health for Grades 5-6.



Student assignments are posted each day on the assignment board as well as on the Our Lady of Mercy Website. 

Each student is given time at the start of each class to copy the information into their student planner. 

They are expected to complete and submit each assignment in a timely fashion.


For your convenience, student assignments and necessary reminders will also be posted on this web site and updated daily or as needed. 

Please initial your child's planner each night when homework has been completed.


Don't forget to add your information so you can receive the daily homework updates for your child.


If you need to contact me please write a note or call the school office at (201)391-3838.  I will make every effort to respond in a timely manner. My email is mharshberger@olmacademy.org.


Reading 3    General Information 
Part of each day’s Homework is to read for at least 15-20 minutes.  Please initial your child's planner in the Reading Homework box that this home reading has been done each day. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Weekly Assessments will be on Fridays.
Reading 1   General Information 
Each student should be reading or being read to 15 minutes each day.  Please record this on the Weekly Reading Log and return to school each Friday beginning in October
Be sure to practice reading the words that we learn each week which are located in your child's the Your Turn Practice Book.
Weekly assessments will be on Fridays most weeks.
Spelling 3.  General Information
Students copy the weekly words into their student planner on Monday.
Orton Gillingham techniques are incorporated into the lesson to provide additional practice for word mastery. 
Students should study the weekly word list for homework each night to prepare for the assessment on Friday.
Math Drill 3     General Information 
Students meet once a week to work on mastering their math facts.
Along with this weekly class, parents must encourage their children practice their facts DAILY using any games or online resources at home.
With this home/school cooperation, each child will reach their goal of mastering all the Times tables (0 through 12) before the end of the school year.
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Mrs. Mary Ann Harshberger
Reading Coordinator, Grades K-4
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B.A. Elementary Education