What's your Recipe for Success?Our Units of Study:
Reading- Interpreting Characters:
This unit will challenge students to think deeply about their characters-making inferences, building theories, and learning life lessons. During the first portion of the unit, students develop their skills at predicting, envisioning, and reading with fluency. In the next portion of the unit, students notice characters’ personality quirks and habits, inferring to develop ideas about characters’ traits, motivations, troubles, changes, and lessons. The last portion of the unit focuses on interpretation work, with children shifting from inferring about characters to growing theories about them.
Writing- Raising the Level of Personal Narrative Stories:
Students develop a sense of self as a writer. The student learns to view the world like a writer by establishing and learning to maintain a writer’s notebook. The student uses the writer’s notebook to generate and collect ideas, stories, responses, observations, and notes. Students will begin to write with volume and stamina. Students take an idea through the writing process to publish a piece of writing. Students learn writer’s craft through mentor texts.
Social Studies- Geography of New Jersey:
Students learn the landscape and geographical regions of New Jersey.Some reminders:
- My homeroom: wear sneakers to school for Gym on Monday and Friday!
- Electronic devices and trading cards are not allowed in class. Please do not bring them to school.
- If your child will be leaving school other than his/her usual way, please send in a written note advising us of the change. Please include the date and a number where you can be reached during the day.
- BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Snacks will no longer be allowed for birthday celebrations. We will sing to your son/daughter to recognize his/her birthday and, if you wish, you can send in small items such as pencils, bookmarks, etc. for the class. This is completely optional!
- If your child will be handing out invitations in school, please make sure that EVERYONE in the class is invited. Invitations may not be handed out to only a few children in school.