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Jeannie Curtin has been our 6th grade teacher since 2016.  With her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in the Arts and Media from Queens College of the City University of New York, Mrs. Curtin integrates technology into English and Social Studies for our students.  Continuing her education at Touro College, she earned her Master degree in General and Special Education.  Before teaching, she worked in the Media industry and brings her experience into her lessons.  Working in Special Education classrooms at the public schools in Long Island is where she discovered her passion for teaching.  She brings her experience and knowledge of Special Education along with differentiate learning to our school.

Curriculum:

ELA- Reading Street

Social Studies – Discovering Our Past: A History of the World

Overview:

6th Grade ELA focuses on inferences, making connections, analyzing text, main idea and citing text examples.  These skills are used in our Reading Street stories along with grade level novels.  

6th Grade Social Studies focuses on Ancient Civilization (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India). 

 

Highlights of the Year:

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan was our first novel we read this year and students practices these skills.  Students were very engaged during each read aloud for each chapter.

Students are currently working on creating their own Greek god/goddess story or Greek god/goddess IMovie commercial advertisement.  

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