5th Grade Elementary School Teacher
Ola Edwards Community School
1530 Leslie Street
Hillside, NJ 07205
(908) 315 - 3041
2022 - 2023 School Year
Greetings Parents and Students,
Welcome to a brand new year at Ola Edwards Community school! This will be my first year teaching in this school district and I am both honored and excited to teach basic skills and concepts your children will need to advance in education and life.
This year will mark my fifth year as an elementary school teacher. I started my educational studies at Union County College where I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Science. I then attended Kean University, where I graduated with a New Jersey Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (K-6) with a Content Area in English Writing. During my junior and senior semesters I was a student teacher at Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy No. 26 in Elizabeth, teaching fourth grade. I previously worked at School #4 in Linden where I taught third grade social studies and science for two years and then transitioned to the East Orange Community Charter School for a further two years, teaching second and fourth grade (Science and Mathematics). This year I am joyful and proud to be teaching fifth grade, here at Ola Edwards Community school.
My goal has always been to teach students through social interaction and guidance. I have and will continue to practice this approach. I have found that this has strengthened my understanding and use of differentiated instruction, cooperative learning groups, and 21st century technology. Below you will find my current schedule for this year and other important information.
8:35 - 8:50am: Mr. Aspinwall's Homeroom Class (Rm 110)
8:50 - 9:30am: Special Schedule for Mr. Aspinwall's Homeroom Class
(Monday - World Language)
(Tuesday - Art)
(Wednesday/Thursday - Physical Education)
(Friday - Music)
9:30 - 11:30am: Mr. Aspinwall's Homeroom Language Arts Class (Rm 110)
11:30 - 12:00pm: Teacher/Student Lunch
12:00 - 12:10pm: Recess
12:10 - 2:10pm: Ms. Hoffman's Homeroom Language Arts Class (Rm 111)
2:10 - 2:50pm: Mr. Aspinwall's Homeroom Afternoon Class (Rm 110)
(Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Social Studies)
(Tuesday - Code)
(Friday - Health)
2:50 - 2:55pm: Dismissals
Homework will be posted on this class website, as well as Class Dojo, daily. Students will copy their homework daily in their agenda handbook everyday before dismissal. Students should be reading for about 30 minutes and consistently reviewing their class notes pertaining to Language Arts, Social Studies, and other important class information. Please check and sign planners at home daily.
As always, if you ever should have any questions, comments, and/or concerns please feel free to email me at [email protected]. For an easier way, please do not hesitate to also message me on our class webpage on Class Dojo (See link above). I will always do my best in messaging anyone back as soon as possible. I am usually free to be contacted after school until about 7:00P.M. I am also available before school Monday-Friday from 7:45A.M. until 8:30A.M.