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 (email@example.com.), 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.
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