• *Just a reminder: Please schedule your parent-teacher conferences on Genesis. 

    School Picture Day is November 6th. Flyers went home last week from the photography company.

    Thank you!


    An updated letter from Mr. P regarding Halloween:

    I hope this email finds you well.  I have been monitoring the weather in advance of our Halloween parade and feel I need to notify parents of my plans for Thursday, October 31st.  The weather forecast is calling for rain and our outside parade plans may need to be changed.

    In the event that it is raining we will have to move the parade into the building.  Unfortunately, space and building security become a major concern.  The inside parade will take place in the Gym. Students in grades K-3 only will have an opportunity to dress up and march around the gym.  (Due to Pre-K scheduling issues Pre-K parades would be canceled). Grades 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to cheer on our K-3 students in the gym. Space is very limited so parents will NOT be able to watch the parade.  The weather will have NO bearing on any scheduled classroom celebrations.  Those events will go on as scheduled.
    I will be making my decision about the parade first thing Thursday morning and will notify all parents via email.
    Thank you for your understanding and have a wonderful Halloween.
    Mr. Polakowski

    Below is a letter from Mr. Polakowski regarding Halloween

     Dear Parents,

    As Halloween approaches, the students are very excited and looking forward to the holiday.  Please review the following information regarding our school’s celebration on Thursday, Oct. 31st.


    Students may not wear masks when traveling to and from school.  Put masks and other items in backpacks or bags that are easy to carry.  Students will be permitted to wear these masks during the parade only.

    Students may not bring fake weapons of any kind to school.  Avoid props that are dangerous or may cause injury to another student.

    Any invited visitors for Halloween celebrations must sign in at the receptionist desk.  Details on times and instructions for any individual activities will come from your child’s teacher.

    I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

    Ron Polakowski


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      Below is an overview of the curriculum. I will update each section with the current topic as the year progresses. I hope to see you on Back to School Night to discuss everything further. In the meantime, please feel free to email me anytime with any and all questions or concerns. I am so excited to collaborate with you to make fourth grade an amazing experience for your child! 



      reading  Reading

      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

      Unit 4: Historical Fiction Clubs

      Unit 3: Reading History: The American Revolution


      We will be starting on Unit 1: Interpreting Characters (fiction). In this unit, students will learn important interpretation strategies that will contribute to their overall ability as a critical thinkers and readers. Students will also learn the routines of Reader's Workshop and will develop communication skills.


       writing  Writing

      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 will be starting on Unit 1: Realistic Fiction. This unit is a fun entrance into fourth grade Writer's Workshop. Students will use the skills they developed as third grade personal narrative authors to tweak a personal narrative into a realistic fiction story. Additionally, students will further hone their grammar and conventions skills. 


      math Math

      Cover many topics:

      • addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

      • word problems

      • fractions and decimals

      • geometry

      • measurement


      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.  

      1. Go to Rosenauer homepage.
      2. Click on the Launch Pad
      3. Click on Pearson Realize Math Sign In
      4. Log in using username/password 
      5. Once you are logged in to Pearson EasyBridge, click on Pearson Realize button on right side
      6. 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.



      ssscience  Science

      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. 

      • Energy

      • Waves

      • The Earth

      • Animal/Plant Adaptations




      ssscience  Social Studies 

      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.

      • Lenape

      • Settlers/Colonists

      • American Revolution

      • NJ resources-What makes it a good place to live?






      • For anyone having trouble with the Pearson online tools, I hope this slideshow will prove to be a good resource.  Parent Guide