Welcome back and Happy New Year!
Look at all we learn:
We follow the Teacher’s College Reader's Workshop model. It is a way of authentically teaching students the skills needed to be a successful reader. The skills are taught using texts that are the “just right” level for each young reader.
Unit 1: Interpreting Characters
Unit 2: Purposeful Reading of Nonfiction
Additional Unit: Interpretation Book Clubs
Unit 4: Historical Fiction Clubs
Unit 3: Reading History: The American Revolution
We are currently working on an additional unit: Interpretation Book Clubs. In this unit, students will learn to perform a close read. Students will be tasked with identifying not only the literary elements that compoxe the story, but also the underlying themes and symbols. Students will also practice listening and speaking skills as they collaborate in groups.
We also use Teacher’s College Writing Workshop as part of our program. Students learn to think like authors and write with independence. They write narratives, opinion pieces, and essays. Along the way, they learn organizational skills, practice conventions, and become proficient in the entire writing process.
Unit 1: Realistic Fiction
Unit 2: Personal and Persuasive Essays
Unit 4: The Literary Essay
Unit 3: Bringing History to Life
We are working on Unit 4: The Literary Essay. Students expand upon the basics of essay writing by applying the skills to literary essay writing. Students will draw from the reading done in Interpretation Book Clubs to create an essay with a clear thesis and opinions backed by examples and textual evidence. Additionally, students will further hone their grammar and conventions skills.
Cover many topics:
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
fractions and decimals
See you child's Pearson account for current topic assistence and to view grades.
Please follow the directions below to help you navigate your child’s Pearson Realize account online.
- Go to Rosenauer homepage.
- Click on the Launch Pad
- Click on Pearson Realize Math Sign In
- Log in using username/password
- Once you are logged in to Pearson EasyBridge, click on Pearson Realize button on right side
- Once you are logged into your child’s account, you may click on Programs, Classes, or Grades.
Programs- Allows you to view each Topic with all lessons and videos.
Classes- Allows you to view all assignments. We will take all assessments online. You can review the test with your child here.
Grades- Allows you to view the standards that your child has mastered, and those that your child needs more practice with. Please note that not all of the standards are found on our report card. Please contact me with any concerns.
In science, students are immersed in projects and experiments to develop not only content knowledge, but important problem solving skills as well. During each unit, students will build their understanding of the topic through inquiries and research. They will then work cooperatively in a group to solve a real world problem.
Similar to the science program, our social studies curriculum is hands on and project based. The work is interactive and places more responsibility on the student to come up with questions and independently (or in cooperative group) seek the answers.
NJ resources-What makes it a good place to live?
We are currently studying the causes of The American Revolution.
For anyone having trouble with the Pearson online tools, I hope this slideshow will prove to be a good resource. Parent Guide