Mrs. Colligan

Phone: 856-589-7459 Extension 4131


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Mrs. Colligan



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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Hurffville Elementary School and to 5th grade!   Thank you for sharing your "curious caterpillars" with me!  I truly look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!

For approximately 1 hour a day your child will have Social Studies (MP 1 & 2); then Science (MP 3 & 4);I have the pleasure of sharing our Nation's history using various resources.  I'm excited about this continued journey and look forward to this adventure.  We will cover SO much and the pace is quick, but together, we can do this. 

I also am excited to teach your child science and had the wonderful opportunity to attend a week long course in 2016 offered by the NJSTA at Rowan University sponsored by the Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Institute.  Everything I learned helped get us fully compliant with the Next Generation Science Standards which have been officially adopted by New Jersey as the New Jersey Student Learning Standards as of the 2017-2018 school year. We use the National Geographic Exploring Science series, which I LOVE!

I'll also be teaching a block of ELA using the Wit and Wisdom curriculum. I have a background in reading and writing which I've always brought into Science & Social Studies, but now I have the priviledge of teaching the subjects themselves. We will have Literacy Lab, Spelling Connections, Grammar Boot Camp, and of course the themed lessons associated with Wit and Wisdom.

Also, if your child is in my homeroom, we will have Health together.  Health is different now; we will explore not only physical health topics, but also some mindfulness practices as well as character development and social emotional learning using The Positivity Project. 

This school year will prove to be challenging, but fun and exciting! Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email or phone. Please allow 24 hours for a response!

Have a wonderful school year!


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State Model Curriculum for NEXGen Science Standards:grade 5 curriculum 

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