Mrs. Tina DePaul

Phone: 856-589-7459 ext:4104


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tina DePaul

Here are the upcoming events for Oct. 2017 

Respect Week:  10/2 to 10/6, Teachers will be introducing one anti-bullying rule a day, leading up to our OLWEUS kick-off on Friday.  Sticker rewards will be given to student who correctly use the "phrase of the day":  Mon. = Reply politely, Tues. = "Excuse me...", Wed. = "Please", Thurs. = "May I please...", Fri. = "Thank-you".  On Friday, all students will participate in an interactive tour through the school, using iPads to scan QR codes related to themed bulletin boards. 

Picture Day:  Friday, 10/6 

Family Night:  Thursday, 10/12.  No homework will be assigned! 

School Anti-Violence Awareness:  10/16 to 10/20, there will be themed dress-up days to highlight anti-violence strategies.  Mon. = "Don't sweat it" (wear sweats), Tues. = "We are in this together" (wear team attire), Wed. = "Hats off to you" (wear a hat), Thurs. = "What matters iniside" (wear clothes inside-out), Fri. = "Best foot forward" (wear crazy socks).  Tuesday, 10/17 will be our first Township Tuesday Class meeting. 

PTO sponsored Family Halloween Party:  Sat. 10/28 @6:30pm; reserve tickets by 10/25, $1 donation per person requested 

Halloween Parade:  Tuesday, 10/31 @ 3pm  

School In-service:  early dismissal on Thurs. 10/26 @2:05pm 

Junior Achievement Day:  Fri. 10/27.  Thanks to our volunteers:  Mrs. Al Abbas, Mr. D'Ottaviano, Mr. Madgey, and Mr. Scappa 


Here are the events for Nov. 2017 

NOTE:  Change in Specials Schedule  10/31 (Tues) = Library (bring books) and 11/3 (Fri.) = Music

End of MP 1: Fri. 11/3 

Race 4 Education fundraiser:  Fri. 11/3.  Pledges for donations are optional, but ALL students will be able to particiapate in the walk/run that day.  Please have your child wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. 

Township Tuesdays:  11/7 and 11/21 

School Closed:  Thurs. & Fri., 11/9 and 11/10 for the NJEA Convention 

Family Night:  Wed. 11/15; no homework! 

American Education, classroom observation days:  Thurs. & Fri., 11/16 and 11/17 

Report Cards:  will be sent home Fri. 11/17 

Gr. 2 Thanksgiving Feast:  Wed. 11/22; this is also an Early Dismissal Day 

School Closed:  Thurs. & Fri., 11/23 and 11/24 in observance of Thanksgiving 

Make-up Pictures:  Tues. 11/28 


Curriculum Notes: 

Writing: The children will continue to write about small moments for the Personal Narrative unit. They will generate new ideas, sketch and elaborate, revise and edit, then finally publish and share their pieces during Writing Workshop.  Their writing will be enhanced through the reading of mentor texts to study author's craft, as well as through the study of grammar and structure using mentor sentences from familiar texts.  The focus will be on improving their writing by emulating craft moves of published authors, as well as rereading their pieces through the lens of their audience. 

Reading: The children will continue to practice the habits of good readers:  making connections, predicting, visualizing, asking questions, summarizing, and evaluating.  Students will work to improve comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and extending vocabulary.   There will be an emphasis on utilizing talking stems to focus retelling activities, as well as the use of text maps as tools.  Students will work on both fiction and nonfiction texts. 

Fundations:  In Unit 3, bonus letters f, l, and s will be reviewed.  The students will work on the 5 closed syllable exceptions (long vowel followed by consonant sounds):  ild, old, ost, ind, olt.  The -oi and -oy sounds will also be introduced. 

In Unit 4, suffixes -s, -es, -ed, and -ing will be reviewed.  Vowel teams  (one vowel makes the long sound and the second is silent) and Dipthongs (2 vowels make a new sound that is not long nor short) will be introduced:  ai, ay, oa, oe, ow, ou, oo, ue, and ew. 

Math: In Unit 2, the class will focus on addition number stories; reviewing strategies to increase fact fluency: "easier" addition facts, doubles facts, and near doubles fact, turn-around facts, +9 shortcut, subtraction from addition, and "harder" subtraction facts; fact families; odd/even patterns and equal groups; equivalent names for numbers; routines for "Frames and Arrows" and "What's My Rule?" 

In Unit 3, there will be an emphasis on:  numeration & place value; exchanging coins, using coins to buy things, and making change by counting up; telling time; generating, organizing and evaluating data; and working with Frames and Arrows diagrams having 2 sets of rules. 

Social Studies:  The next Social Studies unit will review people long ago, focusing on Native Americans and the Pilgrims.