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Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 School Year
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

The new school year in 3/4J has gotten of to a great start. We have a wonderful group of 12 students who have worked hard to come together to build a wonderful class community. Content wise we have bee working on:

Math: writing large numbers, place value, rounding
Reading: building stamina, strategies to choose appropriate books
Writing: descriptive poems and paragraphs; writing paragraphs in the traditional format
Social studies: maps, globes; locating our community in the world.
Science: measuring, measurement tools.

3/4 J Specials
Monday PE 1:30 – 2:10
Tuesday PE 1:30 – 2:10
Wednesday Art/ Music 2:15 – 2:55
Thursday Art/Music 2:15 – 2:55
Friday Library 2:15 – 2:55
Welcome Back 2015-2016

Friday, September 4, 2015

Dear Parents:

Welcome!!!

Welcome back to the 2015 - 2015 school year! I am very excited to be your child's teacher. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be working with your child and I look forward to meeting each of you.

My Goals

As the year begins, I would like to make a promise to you that I will dedicate myself to your children this year. I will work toward instilling, in each child, a true love for learning by accomplishing the following goals:

  • Maintain a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages problem solving, intellectual risk-taking and achievement.
  • Facilitate student-centered, active learning that develops critical, creative and reflective thinking.
  • Provide every student with the opportunity to learn in rich and meaningful ways that support his/her academic and personal growth.
  • Honor diverse learning styles, and customize instruction, activities and assessments to match those styles
  • Praise individual accomplishments.
  • Facilitate cooperative learning to encourage collaboration and respectful interactions.
  • Authenticate instruction to empower students as citizens within the larger community.
  • Cultivate high-quality thinking, dialogue, writing, creation and reflection to enable deep understandings.

Parent/Teacher Relationship

I believe that an excellent parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum student success. Throughout the year, I will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, and emails. Report cards and progress reports are distributed quarterly. The district has a phone system that allows me to receive my own voicemail messages. However, parents are encouraged to continue to call the main School 2 phone number for messages regarding absences, changes in transportation plans or general issues. If you have a specific message for me you can request to be transferred to my voicemail and leave a message there. However, due to my teaching responsibilities, I will not be able to check my voicemail until the end of the school day. The best way to communicate with me is through email (ejanson@flboe.com). I check that several times a day. I encourage you to reach out to me with any issues, concerns or messages. Working together, we can assure that your child receives the best educational experience possible.

Homework

Homework and test dates are written daily in each student’s assignment book. Most nights, students will have word work, math work and are required to read for 20-30 minutes each night and write a short piece about what they have read. On occasion, they may also have grammar or language arts worksheets. They will have weekly spelling or vocabulary quizzes, occasionally, grammar quizzes and will have end of unit tests in language arts, science, social studies and math. Students do not have homework over the weekend.
More detailed information regarding our plans for this year in all subject areas will be covered during Back to School Night on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 PM. I am looking forward to meeting you then and having a wonderful year with the children.

It is a School 2 policy that students in grades 3 and higher no longer have a snack in the morning. Finally, I request that each student bring in a 1 inch three ring binder to use for our social studies and science work.

Thank you for your support and your cooperation.

Sincerely,


Mrs. Elizabeth Janson
3/4 Self-Contained
Fort Lee School Two
2047 Jones Road
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 585-4630


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ejanson@flboe.com
3/4 Daily Specials
Mondays Gym 11:05 – 11:45
Tuesdays Gym 2:15 – 2:55
Wednesdays Art 11:05 – 11:45
Thursdays Library 11:05 – 11:45
Fridays Music 2:15 – 2:55
Back to School Supplies for 2015
3/4 Janson SUPPLY LIST

Here is a list of supplies your child will need for next year:
  • 6 composition notebooks
  • 3 folders
  • One 1 inch 3 ring binder
  • Pencils and erasers (Need to be replenished throughout the year if necessary.)
  • Scissors
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 2 dry erase markers
  • 2 red pens
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 1 black sharpie marker
  • 1 pkg solid color 3X3 post-it notes
  • 1 tissue box
  • 3 large Ziploc bags
  • 1 pack of 3 X 5 index cards


Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!!

Mrs. Janson
PARCC testing
Tomorrow PARCC Performance Based Assessment begins in our classroom. Third grade will be testing Monday - Thursday (3/2 - 3/5) and Fourth grade will be testing Friday, March 6, and Monday through Wednesday (3/9 - 3/11). We have been working hard to prepare ourselves for this test including reading and comparing texts, writing narrative pieces in response to texts we've read and reading two or three sources on a topic and writing an informational piece about that topic. We have also been practicing our typing skills on the Chromebooks. Parents you can help your students to do their best by seeing they get and good nights sleep, providing a reasonable breakfast to them, making sure they arrive to school on time and reassuring them not to worry about the test, but only to try to do their best.

Looking forward to March:
Writing: We will be finishing our Animal reports and completing another research report about a famous scientist.
Reading: We continue to work on mastering spelling patterns, making inferences about our reading and strengthening our decoding, fluency and comprehension skills.
Math: We will continue to build fluency with multiplication and division and will be introduced to fractions.
Science: We begin our exciting unit about Earth Materials
Social Studies: We begin our Maps, Map skills and Globes unit

After a long, long winter, spring is on the horizon!laugh
November Happenings in 3/4J
November was a quick and busy month in 3/4J. In math students have been working on writing numbers different ways, adding and subtracting big numbers in the ten and hundred thousands and rounding numbers. Fourth graders have been working on the inverse relationship of multiplication and division. Third graders have been strengthening their addition and subtraction strategies, utilizing Touch Math, a powerful multi-sensory technique, to make their calculations speedier. Please access the following link for a youtube video describing Touch Math. Mathhttps://www.youtube.com/user/TouchMath1.

In Language Arts students have been working on self-monitoring while they read and have been analyzing character traits, using evidence from the text to support their descriptions. Students have recently completed their Personal Narratives (stories from their lives), the second big writing project of the year.

In social studies we have been learning about the European Explorers of the 15th and 16th centuries who came to explore, colonize and trade with the New World. In science we continue to explore electricity and circuit building.

Finally, Osmo has come to 3/4 J. Osmo is a device that brings interacting with the Ipad off the screen. Students build increasingly complex designs with tangram shapes. This helps students strengthen their visual processing skills, and their problem solving skills. They also spell words from pictures (building phonological awareness skills). . The Osmo gives them instant feedback and rewards them when the task is completed correctly. Please access the following link for a youtube video highlighting the Osmo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbwIJMz9PAQ

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October Happenings in 3/4J
Happy Halloween, Families!devil

We have been busy in 3/4 J during the month of October. Students spend 2 1/2 hours daily working on literacy tasks: reading independently, writing, word work, reading to a partner and reading on the website www.Razkids.com. Already I am seeing an improvement in their reading skills due to this rigorous work. They have worked hard in math and are finishing our second unit. In science students have mastered building circuits, understanding magnetism and soon will build electro-magnets. In social studies, students studies Christopher Columbus, wrote about traveling with Columbus and build a pro/con web of the effects of the Columbian Exchange. Finally, we have been reading and talking daily about the meaning and the consequences of bullying. Each day we become more and more of a team. We participated in the door decorating contest, as well. If we win, we earn a pizza party!

We are looking forward to the busy days of November, and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us.
Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year!

Wednesday, September 8, 2014

Dear Parents:

Welcome!!!

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year! I am very excited to be your child's teacher. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be working with your child and look forward to meeting each of you.

My Goals

As the year begins, I would like to make a promise to you that I will dedicate myself to your children this year, and work toward instilling, in each child, a true love for learning by accomplishing for the following goals:

  • Maintain a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages problem solving, intellectual risk-taking and achievement.
  • Facilitate student-centered, active learning that develops critical, creative and reflective thinking.
  • Provide every student with the opportunity to learn in rich and meaningful ways that support his/her academic and personal growth.
  • Honor diverse learning styles and praise individual accomplishments.
  • Facilitate cooperative learning to encourage collaboration and respectful interactions.
  • Authenticate instruction to empower students as citizens within the larger community.
  • Cultivate high-quality thinking, dialogue, writing, creation and reflection to enable deep understandings.

Parent/Teacher Relationship

I believe that an excellent parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum student success. Throughout the year, I will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, and emails. Report cards and progress reports are distributed quarterly. The district has a new phone system and I now have my own voicemail. Parents are encouraged to continue to call the main School 2 phone number for messages regarding absences, changes in transportation plans or general issues. If you have a specific message for me you can request to be transferred to my voicemail and leave a message there, but I am unable to check my messages until the end of the school day. The best way to communicate with me is through email (ejanson@flboe.com). I check that several times a day. I encourage you to reach out to me with any issues, concerns or messages. Working together, we can assure that your child receives the best educational experience possible.

Homework

Homework and test dates are written daily in each student’s assignment book. Most nights, students will have spelling work, a math sheet and is required to read for 20-30 minutes each night and write a short piece about what they have read. They may also have grammar or language arts worksheets, as well. They will have weekly spelling tests, grammar and vocabulary quizzes and will have end of unit test is language arts, science, social studies and math. Students do not have homework over the weekend. I have attached homework contract that describes my homework philosophy. Please read, sign and return.
More detailed information regarding our plans this year in our subject areas will be covered during Back to School Night on Friday, October 1 at 7:00 PM. I am looking forward to meeting you then and having a wonderful year with the children.

It is a School 2 policy that students in grades 3 and higher no longer have a snack in the morning. Finally, I request that each student bring in a 1 inch three ring binder to use for our social studies and science work.

Thank you for your support and your cooperation.

Sincerely,


Mrs. Elizabeth Janson
3/4 Self-Contained
Fort Lee School Two
2047 Jones Road
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 585-4630

ejanson@flboe.com
3/4 Daily Specials
Mondays Art or Music 11:50 – 12:40
Tuesdays Art or Music 11:50 – 12:40
Wednesdays Library 2:15 – 2:55
Thursdays Gym 11:05 – 11:45
Fridays Gym 11:05 – 11:45
Animal Presentations Tomorrow
 Parents:  Remember our Animal Report Showcase is tomorrow, June 30, at 2:00.  All are welcome to come into the classroom for our student presentations.
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February and March in 3/4J
 Hopefully we have made it through the long winter!!  The students in 3/4 J have been working hard on several long term projects:
  • In Social Studies students completed and extensive unit on Maps, Globes and geography.  To celebrate students have been working in teams to complete jigsaw puzzles of the seven continents and the world.
  • In Reading, Writing and Social Studies, students recently completed a 4 week unit for Black History Month.  They read several books and looked at internet resources to research a famous African American.  They gathered facts, organized them into subtopics (or research questions), drafted them into paragraphs, added some "bling" to their writing, then published and shared them with one another.
  • In both third and fourth grade students continue to build their multiplication and division skills and master memorizing all of their multiplication facts.  Once this is accomplished, 3/4 Janson will celebrate with a banana split party.
  • In Science we are embarking on an extensive unit studying the human body and body systems.
  • The spring promises to continue to be busy and productive months for the students of 3/4J.

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Fall in 3/4 Janson
 

The fall months were busy, productive ones for 3/4 J.  In Reading we focused on practicing strategies to help us make sense of text before, during and after reading.  Specifically, we practiced strategies of making predictions, questioning, self-monitoring and summarizing and retelling.  Students also practiced reading with fluency and expression, and practiced different strategies for decoding unknown words.  In writing we focused on learning the components of personal narratives.  Students developed ideas, planned, drafted, edited, published and shared their own personal narratives.  In math students completed units practicing addition and subtraction of two, three and four digit numbers and have moved into learning and practicing meanings of multiplication and strategies for solving multiplication problems.  In science students completed the hands on unit, The Physics of Sound and in Social Studies students have been learning about maps and globes, features of maps and are working on creating their own map with all appropriate components.

 

We also ventured into an economics unit.  We read the book Those Shoes and discussed the difference between wants verses needs.  Students then looked through magazines for examples of wants and needs and and sorted them on a sorting chart.

 

 

Topping off the season, 3/4 J performed beautifully in the Winter Music Show.  

 

Wishing all a very happy and healthy New Year.
Welcome to the 2013/2014 School Year!
 

Dear Parents:

Welcome!!!

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!  I am very excited to be your child’s teacher.     I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be working with your child.

My Goals 

As the year begins, I would like to make a promise to you that I will dedicate myself to helping your child achieve his/her learning objectives this year.  I believe every person has a unique way of learning, and it is my job to discover and utilize your child’s learning style to help him/her succeed.  Specifically, I pledge to:

Ø  Structure a learning environment that allows your child to learn in rich and meaningful ways that support his/her academic and personal growth.

Ø  Honor diverse learning styles and praise individual accomplishments.

Ø  Facilitate cooperative learning to encourage collaboration and respectful interactions.

Parent/Teacher Relationship

I believe that an excellent parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum student success. I will communicate with you daily through communication books, and, as needed, through telephone calls and emails.   I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You may send me a note in your child’s communication book, call me at school  (201-585-4630), or e-mail me at (ejanson@fortlee-boe.net).  Working together, we can make this a great year for your child.

Daily Procedures and Schedule

Ø  I meet the students downstairs each day at 8:35

Ø  We eat lunch at 11:50

Ø  Please let me know in writing if your child’s dismissal plans change.

Homework

Expect your child to have one page of math homework and spelling work each night except Fridays.  Less frequently a short language arts/grammar assignment will be included. Lastly, students become good readers by reading a lot.  Therefore, I ask each student to read each night for a minimum of 20 minutes (longer is even better!)  They can read to themselves, read to you, read to a sibling/pet/stuffed animal--anything works as long as they are reading.  Students will record their reading on a daily log and I ask that you verify that they have done their reading by initialing the sheet each night.  We have math assessments at the end of each unit and, when wor study begins, we will have word study tests each Friday.  There will also be assessments given in other subject areas, but you will be notified about these upcoming tests well in advance. 

More detailed information regarding our year will be covered during Back to School Night on Wednesday, October 2nd from 7:00 - 9:00PM.   I look forward to meeting you at that time.  Again, I am very excited about the wonderful year ahead.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Ms. Liz Janson

3/4 Special Education

Fort Lee School 2

2047 Jones Road

Fort Lee, NJ  07024

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3/4J Specials

 

·    Monday      Art/Music

·    Tuesday     Art/Music

·    Wednesday  Library

·    Thursday    P.E.

·    Friday       P.E. 

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