Nolasco News

Back to School Edition: September 2016

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Welcome to our 5th Grade Team! All-Stars RULE!

We are about to begin an exciting journey together. This shared adventure will be rich in friendship and knowledge. We will grow together as a TEAM; as we help and learn from each other every day. This year will be filled with wonderful literature and vocabulary through Reader's and Writer's Workshop, math challenges, science experiments, geography exploration, technology, learning the basics of the Spanish language, musical productions, the Junior Olympics, GoNoodle and so much more.

Let the learning begin!

~Mrs. Jessica Nolasco

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Nolasco Necessities

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Teacher TECH Talk

Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

Students were given their Google username and passwords for the current year. We will use the following apps & more in our classroom on a daily basis. These apps can be used from an iPad, desktop, Chromebook, and even your smartphone!

  • Classroom
  • Drive
  • Docs
  • Slides
  • Sheets
  • Drawings

Please complete the following survey, one per family. Thank you in advance!

Go Noodle's Blazer Fresh Launch Party September 12th!

Reading with expression. Counting syllables. Identifying vertebrates. These are just a few of Blazer Fresh’s nerdy topics. Rap and move your body along to GoNoodle’s new hip hop trio!
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Get GoNoodle at Home!

Exciting news, kids can also play GoNoodle at home! Parents, you can sign up for home accounts for free by visiting has hundreds of movement games and videos that get kids dancing, running, jumping, stretching, deep breathing, and more.

Families can use GoNoodle at home to...

  • Energize kids before school
  • Stop the squirmies to help them focus on homework
  • Keep kids actively and safely engaged as you prepare dinner
  • Calm down before bedtime
  • Exercise the whole family… together!

Important Dates to Remember:

September 20--Picture Day

September 21--Open House

September 22-23--Scholastic Book Fair

October 7--Single session day for students (PD)

October 10--School closed (Columbus Day)

November 1-3--Single session days for Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 8--School closed (Election Day/Professional Development for Staff)

November 10-11--School closed (NJEA Teacher's Convention)

November 23--Single session day for students and staff

November 24-25--School closed for Thanksgiving break

Mrs. Jessica Nolasco

Go Noodle Ambassador 2016-2017

Scholastic Reading Club Coordinator

Google for Education Certified Educator