South Orange Microschool

Grades:
3rd Grade
South Orange, NJ
Outdoor space
Textbooks included
Parking

Mission & Vision Statement

The concept of a micro school opens the door for so much more than what a traditional classroom can offer. Students in my full-time learning pod will receive individualized instruction as well as structured enhanced social skills through group activities and project-based learning. I challenge my students to go outside of their comfort zone and reach their fullest potential.

About the space

The school takes place in a family home. Visits are available upon request. 

Curriculum

ELA
Regarding my reading curriculum, I teach specific phonics and vocabulary instruction through the Orton Gillingham Multisensory Reading Program so students can learn how to decode unknown words through various sounds and word parts. I also use Columbia University’s Teachers College Readers and Writers Workshop Program to teach students various reading comprehension skills and to enhance their writing development.

Regarding my reading curriculum, I teach specific phonics and vocabulary instruction through the Orton Gillingham Multisensory Reading Program so students can learn how to decode unknown words through various sounds and word parts. I also use Columbia University’s Teachers College Readers and Writers Workshop Program to teach students various reading comprehension skills and to enhance their writing development.

Social studies
US History, World Cultures, and field trips.

US History, World Cultures, and field trips.

Math
I implement a similar mentality to my mathematics instruction by incorporating visuals, rhymes and hand gestures in my instruction and allow students to use manipulatives to practice new concepts. I have teaching experience with Go Math! and Singapore Math’s Math in Focus curriculum programs.

I implement a similar mentality to my mathematics instruction by incorporating visuals, rhymes and hand gestures in my instruction and allow students to use manipulatives to practice new concepts. I have teaching experience with Go Math! and Singapore Math’s Math in Focus curriculum programs.

Science
I like to incorporate as many hands-on experiments as possible while teaching science topics. Mystery Science and Generation Genius have both been great resources to use for my science instruction.

I like to incorporate as many hands-on experiments as possible while teaching science topics. Mystery Science and Generation Genius have both been great resources to use for my science instruction.

Location

Schedule

8:30 - 9:00
Arrival and Morning Greeting.
9:00 - 9:30
Literacy Block: Orton Gillingham Phonics Instruction
9:30 - 10:00
Literacy Block Cont: Readers Workshop and Read Aloud
10:00 - 10:30
Wiggle Break and Snack (outside whenever possible).
10:30 - 11:00
Writers Workshop
11:00 - 11:30
Math Block: Whole group minilesson and guided practice
11:30 - 12:00
Math Block Cont: Cognitively Guided Instruction for Problem Solving, Math Centers & Math Games
12:00 - 12:30
Snack Time & Mindfulness Break
12:30 - 1:00
Science OR Social Studies (Alternates daily)
1:00 - 1:30
Craft, Exercise, Book Club (Alternates daily) & Dismissal

Calendar

You can adjust the calendar with your teacher to meet your needs.
August 31st
First day of school
September 3rd - 6th
Labor Day
November 11th
Veteran's Day
November 22nd - 23rd
No school; conferences
November 24th - 26th
Thanksgiving
December 23rd - 31st
Winter break
February 22nd - 25th
February break
April 14th - 22nd
April break
May 26th - 27th
No school; conferences
May 30th
Memorial Day
June 10th
Last day of school
August 31st
First day of school
September 6th
Labor day
September 7th
Yom Kippur
October 11th
Columbus Day
November 24th - 26th
Thanksgiving
December 23rd - January 5th
Winter break
January 17th
Martin Luther King Jr. day
February 14th - 18th
February break
March 28th - April 1st
Spring break
April 20th
Easter
May 30th
Memorial day
June 10th
Last day of school

South Orange Microschool

Grades:
3rd Grade
South Orange, NJ
Outdoor space
Textbooks included
Parking
Teacher
Marie
J.
Literacy
Math
Mindfulness
Project-based Learning
...
About
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Marie attended Rutgers University for her Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Master’s in Elementary Education. She’s been teaching in New Jersey for 7 years and has tutored privately throughout that time period. Marie has taught students in grades K-5 in all content areas, including students with learning disabilities.

Teaching philosophy
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Marie’s educational philosophy is that every student can be successful if they are provided with an engaging learning environment and full teacher support. In her experience, visual and hands-on learning approaches are best and she applies various methods in both literacy and mathematics to help students develop those core skills. She strives to create a fun and nurturing classroom that meets every student’s individual needs.

$
1550
/ Month
Seats left at this price
2
Application deadline
May 15, 2021

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