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Hello, I am Christa Woolis, your child’s teacher. I am also a mother of 3 children. I have a daughter who is in 7th grade and twin boys who are in 3rd  grade. My students may call me Mrs. Woolis or Mrs.W., whichever they wish. I am a 2001 graduate of Felician University in Lodi, NJ. I graduated with a BA in Psychology, a BA in Special Education, and with Certification as a Teacher of the Handicapped. Following graduation, I taught in private schools for 2 years in both Newark and Livingston before beginning my journey here in Belleville. This is my 18th year teaching in Belleville. Besides teaching here in the intermediate self -contained class, I have also taught in primary self –contained classes and resource room on both the elementary and high school levels.

My philosophy on education is that everyone is unique in their own way, and has their own way of learning and attaining information. I believe in a hands-on multi-sensory approach to learning that is rich with real-life experiences in a well-supported and caring environment. I encourage students to be their best personal selves and try their hardest no matter what obstacles they may be facing. Everyone has the ability to learn and succeed as long as they have the want! In my classroom, I promote teamwork and an open line of communication between the home and school life.

  For the 2020-2021 School year we have 14 students in our class and 1 paraprofessional. Our para.is Mrs. Alana Ujageer. The students may call her Mrs. A  or Ms. Alana. We are very excited to have your child in our class, and look forward to working with you as a team with the best interest of your child at heart. I would love to make this a pleasant, fun, and successful school year for you and your child. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to contact me via e-mail (christa.woolis@bellevilleschools.org.), through the use of the class dojo app or by sending in a note. 

Our Google Classroom code for this year is: wfqcjqu
    To join our Class Dojo please click this link: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CXGVRE3

 

***Please be sure to download the app and join our class dojo as this is my main form of making announcements/sharing things with parents.  Also please make sure to accept my invite in your email to our google classroom so that you get weekly updates of your child's assignments and progress on those assignments.     

 

   

 

Fondly,

Mrs. Woolis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always remember...“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh Library                                                                       

 

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Updated 2020-2021 Supplies

Due to Covid and CDC regulations we will not be utilizing as many worksheets or as many workbooks as we usually do as we are not supposed to be handing and collecting things. We will be doing most of our work through google classrooms and the majority of our worksheets and workbook pages will be digital and written on using Kami.
 
Basic supplies include:
Backpack,
zipper pencil case (No plastic boxes)
pencils
crayons
markers
erasers (Block and pencil top)
notebooks
marble composition pads
folders
headphones
Personal box of tissues
Personal hand sanitizer
 
Highly Suggested Supplies include:
Wired or wireless mouse
Sturdy case to transport the chromebook
Clorox Wipes

***Please do not stress about having everything for the first week or trying to find the clorox wipes. If you can spare some we would greatly appreciate it, if you can not please don't sweat it!

Daily Attendance 2020-21

Please make sure that you are following the directions on the attached sheet for submitting attendance every single day that your child is AT HOME for virtual learning. YOU MUST SIGN IN FOR ATTENDANCE BEFORE 9:30am or your child will be recorded as absent for the day!

School Opening Information and Cohort Dates and Times

from: Dr. Richard Tomko
Tue, Sep 1, 3:50 PM

to: all faculty

Due to specific concerns regarding the recent recommendations from the CDC, assurance of appropriate social distancing plans, and requests made by faculty and staff, we will be rescheduling the opening of school in a "phased" approach.

The configuration for phased opening will consist of Hybrid Learning with students reporting to classes in person in the following manner:

September 8th - Grades Prek, K, School 1, and Special
                           Populations
September 14th - Grades 1, 2, 3
September 21st - Grades 4, 5, 6
September 28th - MS/HS

TIME SCHEDULES
 Starting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for all students in regular education and Special ed Self contained classes are as follows:

Pk - (unchanged)
K-2 - 8:35 to 12:35
3-6 - 8:55 to 12:55
MS - 9:35 to 1:35

***Specialized self contained programs that will be meeting in person four days a week (any child who is enrolled in a self contained ABA/Autism program, MD/Life Skills,or BD classroom) Will meet Mondays through Thursdays. Information has already been sent out to the families that this will apply to.
 
 
COHORT DAYS
Cohort A will report to school on Mondays and Wednesdays
Cohort B will report to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
ALL STUDENTS WILL BE REMOTE FROM HOME on FRIDAYS
 

2020 SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

I am so sorry to have to give you all this. I know how hard everyone has worked already, but as per district policy, here are the links for the summer assignments. 
 
Please click the attached link below for the elementary summer assignments, & the assignments for students entering 7th grade.https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16WSavPzWE2PNLmRHdq4hsBBIa1n-4a75
 
For elementary students, there is:
1. The Superintendent Summer Reading Challenge (incoming grades K-6th)
2. IXL hours for ELA & Math (incoming grades 1st-6th).
 
For students entering 7th grade:
ELA and Math assignments
 
All assignments are available on the district website under academics --> summer assignments --> elementary. Broadcast to families will also be sent through the district.

The School 7 teachers and staff are really missing their students during this time of self isolation!!

Please enjoy this inspirational video. You are all missed very much and we are so proud of how well everyone is adapting and for all of the hard work you are all doing!!

Nicholas

Marlon

Mikayla

Anthony

Arihanna

Jonan

Aaraceli

Kevin

Jax

Jadiel

Kaylin

Angel

Obed

 

2020-2021 Supply List

Due by Monday September 14th at the latest!!!

 

  • Back pack

 

  • Large Pencil case with a zipper (NO PLASTIC BOXES- They will be sent back!)

 

  • 6- two pocket folders (Strong plastic ones with pockets on the bottom) 1 GREEN, 1 YELLOW, 1 BLUE,     1 ORANGE, 2 any color/design                                       

 

  • 1-RED two pocket folder (Strong plastic ones with pockets on the bottom.)

 

  • 4- ONE SUBJECT notebooks (spiral ones)

 

  • 1-TWO SUBJECT notebook (spiral ones)

 

  • 6-MARBLE COMPOSITION notebooks (not spiral)

 

  • 4-packs/boxes of #2 WOODEN PENCILS

 

  • 4-LARGE pink erasers

 

  • 2-packs of pencil top erasers

 

  • 4-boxes of 24 CRAYOLA crayons (no more or they’ll be sent back)

 

  • 2-SMALL packs of WASHABLE CRAYOLA markers (no more than   

8-10)

 

  • 2-packs of colored pencils

 

  • 8- Large ELMERS glue sticks (NOT GEL GLUE)

 

  • 4-Large bottles of Purell Antibacterial hand sanitizer –NOT SOAP

 

  • 6- Large boxes of tissues
  • 4- Large packages of       BABY wipes (for clean up after messy projects)-NOT PERSONAL HYGINE BATHROOM WIPES

  

  • 1-METAL blunt tip scissor (small kid sized ones)

 

  • 1–box of QUART zip lock size baggies

 

  • 1-box of GALLON zip lock size baggies

 

  • 6-packs of EXPO Dry Erase Markers (mixed colors)

 

 

***Please DO NOT label all supplies with your child’s name on them as most supplies will be used as community supplies.

 

***Please only put name on: backpack, pencil case, folders, notebooks, and scissors

 

***Here is a link if you would like to buy everything online there is a pre filled shopping cart with everything in it!   

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            Your child’s success is very important.  To create and maintain a positive learning environment for all students I will follow the behavior and discipline policies below. Our motto is good decisions yield good/fun consequences, Poor Decisions yield undesirable consequences. I would like for my students to learn that every action and decision they make will have either a positive or undesirable consequence. I would also ask if you could please refrain from allowing them to bring in toys (action figures, dolls, trading cards, etc.), movies, and games/electronic devices from home unless a note is written home to do so.  If any of these items do wind up in our class they will be taken away and given back at the end of the school year. Please read the behavior and discipline policies below discuss them with your child.

 

Behavior Policy

 

Students are expected to follow the class and school rules. If a student behaves all day and earns their BUCKS they earn free choice time at the end of the day.

 

Discipline Policy

 

If a child is misbehaving they will receive a warning. If they misbehave a second time, 10 minutes will be taken off of free choice time and a parent will be notified. If they misbehave a third time supplemental work will be given in place of earned free time and the principal will be notified. 

Toys (action figures, trading cards, dolls,balls, etc.) or games/electronic devices are distracting to the learning process and not allowed in our classroom during class time unless a note is written home to send in these items. If you are bringing something in for recess time, it must remain in your backpack! Cell phones must remain OFF and in backpacks. If a cell phone is found to be ringing or taken out of the backpack, it will be taken away and given to the principal to deal with.

         

If a child does bring a toy or game from home and it is found out during class time or is being misused at lunch time, it will be taken away and given back at the end of the school year. 

     Daily Reading  Homework
 
Students will be expected to read for 10-15 minutes each night and respond to questions. There will be no Reading homework on Fridays. Enjoy your family time!
 

Spelling Homework Schedule

 

Monday: Rainbow write spelling words 5xs each

Tuesday: Write definitions for spelling words.

Wednesday: Write 1st half of spelling words in         sentences.

Thursday: Write 2nd half of spelling words into sentences and study for test   

Fridays!    Friday: No homework. Enjoy your weekend!

 

Math Homework Schedule

 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays Either 1 work book page or a student activity sheet. Study for test on Thursdays