Miss Turner

Room 302

In my classroom, all students will feel safe, cared for, and respected. Your children are my priority, and I work every day to care for and nurture them academically, socially, and emotionally. I want all children to be successful learners, and my class is a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students. #WeeAreFamily

About Me: Bachelor of Arts in K-8 Education

William Paterson

Teaching for 23 years, with 19 in 6th Grade

The best way to reach me is through email at or by contacting the main office at (201) 422-6140. Emails and calls will be returned as soon as possible. You can also feel free to send a note in with your child.

Follow me on Twitter: @MissKRTurner

Daily Announcements for My Homeroom Only:

Please continue to send in Box Tops :)

Homework: 10/2

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes :)

Daily Schedule for Students in my Homeroom:

  • Homeroom Opening Exercises 8:20-8:30
  • Period 1: Special
  • Period 2: Reading
  • Period 3: Science
  • Period 4: Social Studies
  • Period 5: Language Arts
  • Period 6: Lunch (12:15-1:00)
  • Period 7: Math
  • Period 8: WIN (What I Need)
  • Closing Exercises and Dismissal 2:35-2:50

*Feel free to send in a healthy snack that your child can eat while we work. **NO NUTS PLEASE**

Specials Schedule for my Homeroom: 8:30-9:13

Mondays: Spanish, Tuesdays: Art, Wednesdays: Music, Thursdays: Gym, and Fridays: Library

Reading Focus for September:

The Reading Fundamentals Launching Unit of Study provides models for many reading behaviors, rituals, and routines. Active listening, thinking, engagement, and participation are fundamental expectations for reading workshop. Establishing a community that fosters these behaviors is vital and will help students develop and grow. Through the targeted lessons in this unit, students’ focused thinking and accountable talk will begin to evolve and develop. As students gain more experience, they begin to participate in meaningful conversations connected to the books they are sharing.

Goals for the Launching Unit of Study:

■ Develop an understanding of themselves as readers; ■ Learn to self-select appropriate texts; ■ Set goals for themselves as readers; ■ Learn the expectations and routines for actively participating in a reading community; ■ Learn how to participate in a range of collaborative conversations about texts; ■ Learn how to follow agreed-upon rules and protocol for conversations; ■ Learn how to prepare for conversations; ■ Learn to identify the theme of a text from details in the text; ■ Learn to cite textual evidence to support analysis of text; ■ Learn to determine the central idea of a text and how it is conveyed; ■ Recognize the differences among books that entertain, inform, and persuade, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types, including fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; ■ Develop habits of mind for engaging with a variety of texts; ■ Learn how to apply self-monitoring skills; and ■ Learn how to determine the meaning of challenging vocabulary words and phrases in a text.

Special Help: The kids can just let me know ahead of time when they need assistance

Supplies List:


1 - 3 subject notebook

1 - 2 subject notebook

2 - hard covered marbled notebooks (100 leaves)

6 folders with pockets

1 soft pencil case

1 box of #2 pencils (a dozen)

6 erasable blue or black pens

1 box of colored pencils or crayons

2 black Dry Erase markers (thin)

Several highlighters

Several glue sticks

1 pair of scissors