Mrs. Deb Nolan

    Special Education Teacher


    You can reach me best via email

    (908) 735-8512 ext  

    Dear Parents and Students,
    As we begin our 2020-2021 school year with a hybrid/remote learning experience, my goal is to maintain instructional continuity while using Google Classroom as a means to post lessons and activities.  I will post a daily agenda with the day's lessons and activities in Google Classroom. There will also be a weekly syllabus on both the CPS webiste and also on my google classroom. 
    Please follow your daily schedule. My classes will consist of live lessons, video lessons, group work and 1 to 1 work. 
    Please be sure to check Google Classroom for daily assignments and email me with any questions or concerns.

          Tips for Remote Learning

    Please complete and submit, , daily Math and ELA Check-Ins.

    • Set a daily routine and stick to it while working from home.     
    • Follow your daily schedule each day.
    • Complete work in a timely fashion.
    • Office hours/teacher communication 2:00-3:00 each day
    • Check your email a few times each day
    • All assignments posted in Google Classroom


    Welcome to Mrs. Nolan's Class Page!

    I will also be teaching 6th grade replacement Math, Language Arts and Win. I will also be teaching In Class Support in Mrs. Wellet's 6th Grade Math class and Mrs. Shaffer's 8th grade Language Arts class.

    Homework during Virtual/Remote Learning: Homework will be an extended learning acitvity of our daily and weekly lessons.  The homework will be a review of the day's lesson or previous lessons and should be able to completed with relative ease. If your child is having difficulty with a particular assignment please note that on the assignment, or send me an email.

    Math:  (Glencoe Math Triumphs )  This program provides highly explicit and systematic instruction in the wide range of content specified in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The program stresses understanding and introduces concepts carefully, then weaves them together throughout the program. Lessons are designed to introduce concepts at a reasonable rate and help students make connections between important concepts. The lessons provide the practice needed to achieve mastery and understanding. We will also use Otter Creek to practice our math fact automaticity. 


    Writing: This year we will focus on text evidence writing along with informational, persuasive and creative writing. We will highlight textual evidence, put into four part graphic organizer and begin the writing process using textual evidence sentence starters. During creative writing, we will brainstorm picture/ideas, begin writing three paragraphs explaining what happened before, during and after the picture. We will also have a weekly “free write” to allow students to write about a topic of their choice.


    Reading:  This year we will split our time reading various novels and text evidence reading. We will focus on two crucial skills for our readers ; decoding and comprehension. These skills are divided into three principal areas: Word-Attack Skills, Group Reading, Individual Reading Checkouts. The students will demonstrate comprehension of passages through discussions, making connections and reading quizzes. We will also expose students to multi-paragraph readings that develop central ideas, increased vocabulary and increase students reading strategies for fluency and comprehension.

    Vocabulary ( Cartoons) and Word Masters- Having fun while learning new words. Students can learn vocabulary words easier & faster than you have ever thought through mnemonics. Mnemonic is a fancy word which simply means “assisting in memory”. Students will have 10 vocabulary words. We will discuss meaning, parts of speech and use in our writing. The students will also work on 6th grade word masters. 


    Grammar:Applying grammar and mechanic skills to our writing is very important. We will be using a program called “Easy Grammar”. Our goal is for all students to understand and enjoy English. We begin by identifying prepositions . We will work on punctuation, explaining and identifying difference between nouns (common/proper), verbs (action/linking) and adjectives in sentences. We will review parts of speech also.





    I am looking forward to a great year!