Mrs. Culm



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Mrs. Culm

Hello!  I teach second grade here at Makowski.  I have been teaching for 22 years.  I love reading, camping, and spending summers at the beach.  I am married to Mr. Culm and we have 2 daughters, Julia and Emily.  I have a dog too.  His name is Reese.

  • If anyone needs to get in touch with me I can be reached at 

    Students and parents may email me anytime.  I look foward to hearing from you.

    You can also call or text me at (716)393-2728 anytime.


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    Information about Virtual Summer School is on my From the District Tab.  Check it out! 
    Regarding the Tik Tok Talent Show:

    (The flyer was texted to you last week) 

    From Ms. Lambert:

    Please share this page with students! It includes links to all submissions to the talent show, the award each entry won, AND a link to voting for BEST IN SHOW from all student entries. Voting closes Wednesday at midnight. Many thanks!
     June 17 - Last day of instruction
    Students may still turn in work until June 17.
    *** Hardcopy work, labeled with student, teacher name, and school name can be turned in at collection bins that will be at all Food distribution sites and at Makowski Monday the 15th, Tuesday the 16th, and Wednesday the 17th.
    Students in grades K-2 will receive a rating of Incomplete (I), Satisfactory (S), or Outstanding (O) for their Quarter 3 and final overall marks.

    ****PK-2 Learning Packets****

    This message went out to families from the district:

    A new PK-2 learning packet (as of May 28th) is now available for pick up at food distribution sites across the District. 


    PK-2 families who choose to pick up the learning packet may decide to complete and submit some or all of the activities for a grade this marking period, or families may instead use the packet over the summer as an additional, ungraded enrichment opportunity. PK-2 culturally responsive enrichment packets are also available.


     How to connect without a device:
    I wanted to congratulate the top 5 students who have the highest usage rates this week so far in Lexia Core 5, MyOnMoby, and Reading A to Z, Epic, and Prodigy:
    Lexia                         Moby                    MyOn                         Reading A to Z
    Epic                            Prodigy (correct answers leaderboard)                          
    ***If anyone is having trouble getting onto any of these sites, please contact me:  393-2728 or
    It would really benefit your child to sign into Clever everday
    To go to Clever:
    Go to
    Click on STUDENTS on the right side
    Click on Clever
    Log in using your Clever username and password (Contact me if you don't have that)
    He or she should work on Moby Max for at least 30 minutes a day and then maybe prodigy for 20-30 minutes a day.  They can also use this time to memorize addition and subtraction facts.  There are many sprints in the students' white math module book as well.  You can go to to find all of the second grade math modules.  It is where I get all of my daily math lessons. We left off on Module 6 Lesson 9.  They can practice measuring things at home and/ or baking with you to practice measurements.  You can lay money out for them to count.  They always need practice with that.  You can teach them how to tell time using an analog clock (a regular clock).  Playing bored games is a fun past time as well.  If your child has their addition and subtraction facts memorized they can practice multiplication facts to prepare for 3rd grade.  
    Your child should also go onto MyOn (on clever) or Epic (class code is bag7708) for at least 30 minutes a day to read.  Students can get a notebook and write a few sentences about what they read to share with you.  They can write about facts they learned if they read nonfiction or they can write a summary of what the story was about or character traits of the main character.  They can write their opinion about what they read as well, like a book review.  If your child doesn't know all of their sight words they should practice  memorizing those for at least 15 minutes a day.  If they know their sight words they can write sentences.  I told them that a good sentence has about 7 words in it.
    **Be sure to check out Michele Gephart's (Reading teacher) webpage on the Stanley Makowski website under Teacher Pages as there are a ton of resources about Reading and Writing!
    Your child should go onto Lexia Core 5 (on clever) for at least 30 minutes a day as well.  This program teaches your child at their level so that they can be successful.  Your child should go on Reading A to Z on Clever (Raz Kids and Headsprouts) for additional reading activities at their level.  
    Social Studies/Science
    There are many fascinating science and social studies videos on Mystery science, Brain pop, Pebble Go, and Wonderopolis.
    Here are some links to our Social Studies and Science IB units.  Feel free to explore.
    Here are links to special area teachers:
    Ms. Li's Chinese Page Link-

    Physical Education Page Link -

    Miss Cissoko's Music Page Link -

    Miss Coppin's Art Page Link -

    Miss Lambert's Library Page Link -

    Mrs. McDonnell's Speech Page Link- and


    Mrs. Korkomaz's Counseling Page-


    Once again, please let me know how I can be of assisstance.
    Mrs. Culm
  • Here are some links to fun, educational websites you might like to use.