Welcome to school year 2022-2023!Welcome back to school! Although the summer seemed to pass by very quickly, we are greatly anticipating a wonderful school year to come!We are excited to start another school year! Mrs. LoCalio will still be teaching students at RMS and WHS. Mrs. Gabrielsen will be teaching students at HBS and WHS. Just like last year, any students who live in the TBS sending area that qualify for ESL services will be enrolled at WHS and receive transportation to and from WHS.ESL instruction in class is always geared to the students' English proficiency levels and is designed to best meet the students' individual needs.ESL classes and lessons are specifically written to enhance the students' English learning at their specific proficiency and skill level. Lessons and focus of instruction depend upon the students' English language proficiency. We believe that all aspects of language learning are important in gaining English proficiency. These include listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Sometimes, language is also learned through content, and other classroom skills are incorporated into the ESL lessons so that students have an opportunity to practice and strengthen those skills or ask questions as needed. Students are in a comfortable, smaller learning environment where they are able to ask questions, seek clarification, and be challenged in their language learning process.English practice is the best way to reinforce English learning in school. Speaking some English at home, watching some television programs, listening to the radio in English, reading books in English, journal writing, etc. are all good reinforcers for English language learning. There are also many apps that promote English language learning that can be used on cell phones, tablets, IPads, etc. The most important thing is that English is practiced! As the old adage says, "Practice makes perfect!".We have been using an interactive English language learning program called Imagine Learning. It has been a huge success, and students really love the program. It gives them extra English practice through games and activities. We will continue to use this program this year, especially for students in WHS and HBS. Login information will be sent home once ESL classes have started. Students will be expected to use the Imagine Learning program for homework this school year.We will also be using Google Classroom again this school year. Assignments and homework will be posted on Google Classroom at times, as well as possibly recorded videos, etc. Work may not be assigned daily online (it may be in physical form), however it is always a good idea to check the Google Classroom daily for any postings. If your child has qualified for ESL, we have sent out a join invitation for our Google Classrooms. Please be sure that your child joins our ESL class. Once ESL classes have started, we will also make sure that all students have joined the ESL Google Classroom.As always, we are here to help students and their families in any way possible. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!Mrs. Gabrielsen can be reached at: LGabrielsen@Readington.K12.NJ.US or 908-534-4411 x 4210Mrs.LoCalio can be reached at: DLoCalio@Readington.K12.NJ.US or 908-534-2195 x 6005We are looking forward to a wonderful school year, and we hope your children are, too!
Last Modified on September 6, 2022