Mrs. Haviland - ENL - K-8
Degrees and Certifications:
BA English Literature-Binghamton University BA Spanish-Binghamton University MA ESOL- Manhattanville College 60+ credits
Dear Casimir Pulaski School Families,
Hello, my name is Mary Haviland and I am your new English as a New Language (ENL) teacher this year for grades K-8. I was born in the Bronx. I went to kindergarten in Puerto Rico. Then I grew up in Larchmont, NY. I studied Spanish all through middle school, high school and college and attended the 'Instituto Internacional' in Madrid, Spain for 1 year. I graduated from Binghamton University with a double major in English Literature and Spanish. After teaching English as a Second Language in Hita, Japan, I decided to become an ESL teacher in New York. I have enjoyed teaching ENL in Yonkers schools since 1992. Currently, I live in Mamaroneck, with my husband and 2 dogs, Lance and Merlin. Our two children, Milo and Samantha, are away at college and boarding school. My favorite hobbies are walking, swimming, biking and I love to read fantasy and mystery novels. I look forward to a wonderful new school year. I am very happy to join the Casimir Pulaski community, and I look forward to working with and meeting you all!
Here are some of my most recommended sites:
Starfall - https://www.starfall.com/h/ - Great for K-2 and newcomer students, teaches the alphabet and sounds, as well as beginning phonics and word families, fun stories and interactive learning games
Storyline Online - https://www.storylineonline.net/ -Great classic picture books read by famous people
Learn English- https://www.opdome.com/ - It's an online picture dictionary. Great site for beginners to learn beginner vocabulary with pictures and pronunciation
Handwriting for Kids - http://www.handwritingforkids.com/ - Click on Manuscript or Cursive. Great printables for any letter of the alphabet, handwriting paper, and create your own with your child's name to practice. Watch the animation for how to write each letter.
Typing Club -https://www.typingclub.com/
Free Typing Games - https://www.freetypinggame.net/Default.asp
Into the Book- https://reading.ecb.org/ -Great for 2nd -4th grade to improve their reading and writing skills
Word Central -http://wordcentral.com/cgi-bin/thesaurus?book=Thesaurus&va=lucky -Merriam Webster- useful dictionary, thesaurus & rhyming word site with games and word challenges to expand your mind
Newsela- https://newsela.com/ -is great for 3rd, 4th and up to learn about what is in the news today on their reading levels
East of the Web - http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/indexframe.html Many short stories and word games to read and play for 4th - 8th.