Monday, November 25, 2013

November 2013

This month, we went on the most exciting field trip!  We went horseback riding at Eddis Farm!  Students got to ride the specially trained horses with certified instructors to develop increased balance and muscle control, improve concentration and short-term memory, and enhance their confidence and self-esteem!   After riding, the students groomed the horses and painted a horseshoe!  Our class loved Eddis Farm and we all hope we get to go there again!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Miss Lisa’s class has been very busy this month!  We enjoyed participating in Fire Safety Prevention lessons and activities at Upper Pittsgrove.  We got to meet real fireman and go on their fire trucks!  We also enjoyed participating in Respect and Bullying Prevention Week!  We decorated our classroom door to show that we have a bully free classroom!   Our highlight of the month was going on one of our favorite fall field trips!  We went pumpkin picking at Scarecrow Hallow!  We enjoyed getting pumpkins but our favorite thing was the Corn Maze!  Look how much fun we had!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Welcome Back!

I am very excited to have you in my class this year!  I can’t wait to see everyone the first day of school. This year will be an incredible adventure, filled with wonderful activities and experiences.  We will have fun with science experiments and math investigations, we’ll make new friends, write stories, read fantastic books, and learn how to be a much more independent learner!  In our school, learning is a team effort, and you and I have a common goal…to help your child become an independent, joyful learner.  To do this, I will utilize every available minute of our day to enrich your child’s learning.  I will also occasionally send homework which supports classroom instruction, send district newsletters to keep you informed of our activities, and offer a monthly web page (blog) with classroom, building, and district information, news, and links.  Our classroom blog link is located on our district website, under satellite sites, next to my name and email. Your child will also complete a daily communication log that will tell you about their day.  As for your support, I would suggest making sure your child completes their homework, find ways for them to read to you as often as possible, accompany them to our school activities, call or email us, when you have questions or concerns, and finally, support them during various challenges of becoming an independent learner!  This year, our school wide theme is focused around the Regions in the United States.  Each semester we will focus on a different region.   

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

JUNE 2013

Farewell Mr. Hopper 1,2,3 and 4!  We enjoyed having you as our classroom pets!  It has been a fun year watching our frogs grow, eat crickets and bark!  Enjoy your summer outside!  We are looking forward to next years classroom pet!  Some of the pets we thought about getting for next year….

Steven: Hermit Crab
Emanuel: Lizard
Ezekiel: Dog
Jordan: Pony
Chris: Snake
Michael: Fish

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


This month we joined in Upper Pittsgrove’s Test Fest!  It was a fun filled week of testing activities to help prepare us for our New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge!  By the end of the week, we were well prepared to take our test!  Miss Lisa's class rocked the test!  This month we also got to take home our Art portfolios!  We have been working very hard in Art this year!  Look at all of our masterpieces!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013


The Month of April!

Miss Lisa’s class has been working hard preparing for our OPEN HOUSE, which is being held on April 18th!  Our Open House theme is Australia!  We have been researching Koala’s and their habitats! 

Here are some of the facts we learned: Koalas breed once a year.  A baby Koala is called a Joey.  Twin Koalas have been reported but they are rare.  Koalas live in eucalyptus forests of Eastern and Southeastern Australia.  Koalas can survive on a diet of Eucalyptus leaves.  Lastly, Koalas are not bears as many people are led to believe.  They are not even related to bears.  The Koala is called a Koala Bear because it looks like a teddy bear.  The Koala is a marsupial mammal.

Our class is excited to share everything we learned at our OPEN HOUSE event!!!