• Curriculum Overview


    All children who are educationally disabled are entitled by law to special education and/or related services that will meet their needs. Special Education assures that each student will have a free and appropriate education.  It provides classified students with teachers specially trained in individualized teaching techniques, the use of special materials and the adaptation of standard materials.

    In East Ramapo, we offer a full continuum of services to our classified students. Special Education programs are provided in various types of settings throughout the district. Placement is the location that has been determined to be the least restrictive environment for a given student. 

    -- East Ramapo Office of Special Student Services

    In our classroom, we use the fourth grade curriculum and modify it to meet each individual child's needs.  In addition, we work to meet each student's individual goals through individual and small group instruction.

    Topics covered:

    Reading

    Read Well 

    • reading comprehension
    • fluency
    • decoding
    • individualized program

    Writing

    Genres: Personal writing, response to literature, non-fiction, poetry, persuasive writing, refelection

    • Shared Writing
    • Guided Writing
    • Independent Writing

    Science

    • Unit 1: Scientific Process and Technology
    • Unit 2: Investigating Energy
    • Unit 3: The Earth, Planets, The Solar System and Beyond
    • Unit 4: Ecosystems and the Human Impact on the Environment

    Social Studies

    • Geography:Map Skills
    • The development of Ancient Civilizations
    • Development of economics, government, language, trade, and religion

    Math in Focus

    • Hands on math learning