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Room A4

  Program overview


This year your child will instructed in reading, writing and math using the co-teaching model.  Our math program is a functional math program. The students will be learning how to tell elapsed and accrued time using the Touch Time program.  We will practice counting money and making change with Touch Money program. Problem solving skills and techniques will be practiced as part of an ongoing routine.


In addition to our classroom activities we will also work within the school community in collaboration with our school store and the green team.


Reading  and Writing instruction will consist of a phonics based approach and a guided reading program. 


If you have any questions regarding the special education services throughout the year, please contact me at Portsmouth Middle School, at 849.3700 ext. 3144, or by e-mail, grantb@portsmouthschoolsri.org .   Open lines of communication will help ensure a successful school year for all of us.



In addition Deb Provost, Sarita Pimentel and Maureen Costa are the paraprofessional assisting us this year.



Thank you for your support and I am looking forward to a successful year



Mrs. Grant


Daily Spelling Homework

Monday- ABC Order

Tuesday- Definitions

Wednesday- Sentences

Thursday- 3x Each / Study

Friday- Test (No Homework)


  Portsmouth Middle School Best Buddies Program



In today's middle schools, students with intellectual disabilities often learn in the same building and walk the same hallways as their non-disabled peers, but they are left out of social activities. Best Buddies Middle Schools is our newest program. It is designed to improve the school environment by promoting friendships between students with developmental disabilities (Buddies) and students without disabilities (Peer Buddies).

Students involved with Best Buddies Middle Schools are part of a growing movement of volunteers with and without disabilities, dedicated to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to have a friend. Socialization is one of the simplest, but most often underestimated, solutions to the pattern of exclusion people with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, have faced for decades.

In addition to the benefit of developing new friendships, Best Buddies middle school programs also give students unique opportunities for leadership. With the support of school faculty and Best Buddies staff, students lead and direct the chapters in their schools.


Contact Information

Special Education Advisor:

Samantha Cavanagh



Faculty Advisor:

Amanda DeJohn