Room 204 – Tom Reynolds

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to Room 204.  Our educational programming focuses on preparing the students for post-secondary options by using a multi-modal approach to academics.  Students learn through hands-on activities, lessons on the SMARTBoard, Chrome book, and iPad, as well as through manipulatives and worksheets.  Students work independently, as well as in small and large group settings.  In addition to the content areas, the academic program also includes life skills activities, communication skills, social skills, community-based activities and behavior management.

During the school year, our class will be focusing on the Ancient Civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Asia, exploring basic concepts of Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, conducting various scientific investigations using STEM principles, discussing current events, and building mathematical concepts, vocabulary, and comprehension skills through individualized programming and group instruction. Students will also participate in lessons that will provide them with the opportunity to work with our classroom’s 3D printer! During CBI outings, students will work on budgeting skills, price comparisons of similar items, and shopping for items to satisfy a real-world scenario.

Maintaining open lines of communication is key to student success.  We may communicate through the daily Home-School Communication book or email.  Please be sure to let me know your preference in order for us to best share information.

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you can contact me at 973-542-0743 EXT. 204 or through email: treynolds@thephoenixcenternj.org. The best times to reach me are 8:00-8:30am or after 2:45pm if scheduled.

Sincerely,
Tom Reynolds