Room 103 – Mary Sanborn

Dear Students and Families,

This year in Room 103, the students will work in academic centers focusing on Math and Language Arts skills. In our classroom, we use a multimodal approach in order for the students to engage in various styles of learning at once. During centers, technology, social interaction and hands-on activities are infused to provide opportunities for the students to experience the content in ways that best connect with their individual abilities and needs!

In Social Studies, we will learn about multiple cultures and traditions by studying holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas through interactive groups. We will explore the origin and meaning behind various aspects of each holiday. At the end of each lesson, we like to listen to songs, dance, engage in scavenger hunts or complete crafts relating to the holiday we are learning about. During our Social Studies groups, we will also learn about community helpers, community signs and various modes of transportation throughout the year.

In Science, the students will be engaging in hands-on activities focusing on the season. The students will participate in interactive lessons to discover how we experience each season using our five senses – touch, taste, sight, sound and smell. In the spring, we will study the life cycle of a butterfly. We will also explore the plant life cycle by tracking the growth of flowers we plant ourselves!

On CBI, we will visit a variety of locations including Target, Shop-Rite and Barnes & Noble to generalize and transfer the skills we are working on in the classroom to the community.

We are so excited to learn, explore, discover and grow!

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to visit our classroom or schedule a conference feel free to contact me. I can be reached via phone between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM or 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday at 973-542-0743 (Extension 103) or via email at msanborn@thephoenixcenternj.org.

Sincerely,

Mary Sanborn