Language Arts Literacy
LAL is composed of reading and writing. It takes place daily. We will be following a Reading/Writing Workshop Model, including: mini-lessons, read-alouds, guided reading/writing and independent reading/writing.
Students are assigned differentiated word lists based upon pretest performance. They will participate in a variety of games and activities to further practice the spelling patterns throughout the week. Homework is to be expected. Posttests will take place at the end of each unit.
Science units are: Oceans, Sound, Solar System, and Electricity. Learning takes place using a hands on approach.
Social Studies units center around New Jersey, its geography, history and government. Quizzes and tests are announced one week prior. Students are expected to review.
Health units are science based including: the Human Body, Nutrition, and Drugs and Alcohol. It will be taught in the homeroom and by Physical Education teachers.
*Reading homework is to be expected Monday through Thursday nights.
**Homeroom Work Folders are usually sent home on Mondays to be reviewed and are due on Tuesday, empty and signed by the parent/guardian.