Welcome to Grade 4B!!!! I know that we are going to have a super, fun-filled year!! My name is Ms. Nicodemi. I teach Math and Science.. I am very excited to be able to continue to use our brand new EnVision math series. It is filled with wonderful activities, manipulatives, and so many fun and exciting ways to approach math. We will be working with Math centers, playing fun math games, and making use of our wonderful Smartboard. I always try to make Math a subject that children look forward to learning, and will continue to love well into their adult years. We will be facilitating our new Science series entitled "Dimensions." which explores many different aspects of Science : the human body, weather, the Solar System, plants, animals, land formations, and much more. We will be gearing our Math and Science to "STEM" which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, so that I can better prepare your child for college and various careers. Math portals will also be available for you and your child to use at home for extra practice and to gain maximum understanding of the subject matter for that topic. A username and password will be provided for your child.
And now a little bit about myself..... I have been teaching for 34 years, 11 years at Good Shepherd Academy in Nutley teaching first grade and 23 years at School 7 teaching fourth grade. I received my BA in education from Kean University and a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University. In 2010, I was the recipient of the Governor's Recognition Award for Teacher of the Year at School 7. I have always had a love for teaching ,so to be able to do this job for so many years has been extremely satisfying for me.
This year, you will find all homework assignments, long term assignments and projects, and any important news or information posted here. Please check your child's homework folder and planner every night. Also, your child's "Thursday Folder" will be sent home on a weekly basis. It will be filled with graded tests, homework, and classwork. Please check the folder and send it back to school the following day, signed, with the appropriate box checked on the form stapled to the front of the folder. Please keep all the papers at home, except for failed tests, which must be signed and returned to me.
At School Seven, each classroom teacher selects a Student of the Month. That child's name will be posted on my website.
The Student of the Month for September is: Julyanna Ocana. The Student of the Month for October is: Rodolfo Candalera.
The Student of the Month for November is: Neko Luzzi-Liggins. The Student of the Month for December is: Johnny Cadalin. The Student of the Month for January is: Sean Walsh. The Student of the Month for February is: Ashley Rodriguez. The Student of the Month for March is: Valeria Anton. The Student of the Month for April is: Zaila Lantigua. The Student of the Month for May is: Chiara Ortega. The Student of the Month for June is: Isabelle Brasier. Congratulations to all the Students of the Month for the 2017-2018 school year!!!!!
Here is your child's 2017-2018 Special Class Schedule:
Monday - Art
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Library
Thursday - Physical Education
Friday - Physical Education
Instrumental Music - Varies
World Language - Varies
RISE - 1:30-1:55 daily (Involves giving students additional help in Math and Science when needed)
I look forward to working with all of you this year and I know that we can accomplish great things together!!!!!!