The Jersey Classroom – Educational Worksheets for Homeschooling & Virtual Learning in New Jersey

Posted on: August 11th, 2020 by

Pivot! As an entrepreneur, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard that word since the pandemic started. I’ve lost count. To tell you the truth it’s been a challenge to figure out how to pivot and tell you about fun things to do with your children when so much of New Jersey has been closed. We’re finding ways, it’s just not as easy as it used to be.

Enter the Jersey Classroom, your source for New Jersey educational worksheets for homeschooling and virtual learning in New Jersey.

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About the Jersey Classroom

Like many parents, I’ve spent this summer worrying about what the upcoming school year would look like for my sons and me. It wasn’t just a question of whether or not would my kids go back to school, but would I go back to substitute teaching.

I love teaching. I haven’t done it full time since my last son was born but I was starting to get back into substitute teaching. It’s substitute teaching and this site that makes it possible for my sons to get a private high school education. Now, I was faced with a dilemma most working parents are. Do I send my boys and I back to school so that I can work? Or do I keep them home and try to come up with an alternate plan?

It was in that struggle that late one night the Jersey Classroom was born. It started with the idea of leading what’s now being called Pandemic Pods. I thought I’ll teach 2-3 students in my home along with my youngest son. I’ll help them learn their virtual lessons. But not just that I’ll develop educational worksheets for them to enrich what they are learning online.

Then, I thought if I am already developing educational worksheets for New Jersey students that I’ll teach in my home, why not share those printables with others who will be virtual learning or homeschooling in New Jersey for the first time.

Nothing can replace the one-on-one contact between a student and teacher. But if supplemental educational worksheets are enjoyable and helpful they can keep students on track until they are able to be in a traditional classroom again.

The Jersey classroom offers New Jersey educational worksheets and printables for virtual learning and homeschooling in New Jersey

How will the Jersey Classroom work?

Educational worksheets for New Jersey students will be available on this site, through our Facebook page supporter group and an alternate site, and workbooks. I’ll be developing new printables, creating videos, and sharing links to other great educational content.

What kind of educational worksheets will be available for NJ students?

The Jersey Classroom worksheets are not meant to replace the lessons New Jersey students will get through virtual instruction or a homeschooling curriculum. Rather they are a way to supplement and enrich your child’s learning with worksheets and printables that are fun and relatable.

  • Writing & Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Spelling

When necessary answer keys will be provided. For math, I’ll show my work so you and your kids can understand the process behind the problem.

What grade are these for?

The Jersey Classroom educational worksheets are best suited for New Jersey students in grades 4th fourth through 6th sixth. Of course students in other grades are welcome to use them. Use them with younger students who may be looking for more challenging work or enrichment activities. You can also use them with older students who want to strengthen their skills in any content areas.

Do I need to live in New Jersey to use these worksheets?

No. While these educational worksheets will be themed around fun things to do in New Jersey and New Jersey history and developed with New Jersey Leaning Standards in mind, any family can take advantage of these.

How will these worksheets be developed?

These New Jersey worksheets are being written and developed by me with New Jersey Learning Standards in mind. When there’s a specific learning standard a worksheet relates to I will note that on the printable.

I am a licensed New Jersey teacher for grades K-8 with 15 graduate level credits in education from Stockton University. I’ve taught primarily middle school students.

I developed a love for math through teaching and tutoring for the Princeton Review for nearly 10 years. I took that experience and used it to develop math worksheets for my students when I taught at William Davies Middle School back in the early 2000s.

With that past experience in mind, I am pouring over the New Jersey Learning Standards to see what is expected of New Jersey students in grades 4th through 6th so that I can develop worksheets that best help them meet those requirements.

The vocabulary, may be tougher, than your student is used to. There’s a reason for that. I have seen the importance of vocabulary on standardized tests such as the SATs and other grade level testing. A great vocabulary can carry over to other parts of your student’s academic success. They will be able to write better essays and speak more intelligently. By starting now, we’ll get a head start on preparing them for future success. Trust me, it’s easier to learn 100 vocabulary words over 20 weeks than 500 a month before the SAT.

These New Jersey worksheets will be fun for your kids, or at least more fun than the typical boring worksheets. The educational worksheets will bring in experiences your kids have had or would like to have in New Jersey. From riding a roller coaster at Great Adventure to splashing it up in Morey’s Piers from climbing a lighthouse to hiking in the New Jersey State Parks, the problems I create and the topics we discuss will be relevant to your kids and engage them in their learning.

What will the Jersey Classroom schedule be? When will resources available?

I am planning 100 days of educational worksheets for New Jersey students who are homeschoolers or doing virtual learning at home. New NJ worksheets will be uploaded daily or weekly based on the schedules listed below.

The first set of printables for New Jersey students will be uploaded on September 1, 2020. New content will be uploaded Monday through Friday from September 1, 2020 through Friday, December 18, 2020. New content will be available even on holidays. Of course, you don’t need to take advantage of it on that day, but it will be there if you need it.

We’ll take a holiday/winter break from December 21, – January 1, 2021. At that time the most recent content will be left up until the break is over. We’ll restart with new content on January 4, 2021 when we will finish out the first semester of the Jersey Classroom.

If New Jersey schools have not returned to the traditional schedule or if there’s demand we will offer a second semester of the Jersey Classroom.

Schedule of dates

  • September 1, 2020 – December 18, 2020, Monday – Friday, for 16 weeks
  • December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021 – Holiday/Winter Break
  • January 4, 2021-January 29, 2021 – final 4 weeks of our first semester

Schedule by subject

Access to each of these printables will depend upon your level of membership.

  • Daily, Monday – Friday – Writing prompts
  • Daily, Monday – Friday – Vocabulary worksheets
  • Daily, Monday – Friday – Math worksheet
    • Arithmetic, Measurements & Charts, Fractions, Geometry, Graphs and more.
  • Daily, Monday – Friday, Language Arts
    • Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation.
  • Daily, Monday – Friday – Social Studies
    • Maps, Government & Elections, Advocacy, Bills & Laws, the History of Fun in New Jersey, Fun & Famous in New Jersey

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The Jersey Classroom Membership Levels with educational worksheets

Here’s a look at each of the membership levels Jersey Family Fun will offer with The Jersey Classroom. I’ll break down the pricing, what educational worksheets for homeschooling and virtual learning in New Jersey you can expect and how many will be included with each membership level.

Basic – Free

With the basic free Jersey Classroom membership you don’t need to do anything but visit our site. No sign up required and there’s no fee to be paid. Each day you’ll be able to visit the Jersey Family Fun site and download New Jersey-themed educational worksheets.

The New Jersey math worksheet and writing prompt of the day will be available on our site for one day. The next day, each of these printables will change to a new one. If you want to take advantage of getting the educational printables for New Jersey students for free, you will need to visit the Jersey Family Fun site each day to download them.

For vocabulary, we’ll share 5 words each week that kids should know from our list of 100 Vocabulary Words every Middle School student should know. Paid subscribers will get vocabulary printables to help with at home vocabulary lessons. Once a week, the vocabulary words will switch to a new list of words.

A Quick Note about Pricing & Memberships

All pricing is per family. If you have one child or 5 children, you only need to sign up once and pay one monthly membership fee. Since subscribers will be able to print the printables and worksheets at home, there is no need to sign up each child individually.

What if I need to cancel?

While I hope everyone loves the resources I create for the Jersey Classroom, I know it might not be a perfect fit for everyone. If you need to cancel, please contact me directly at jenniferauer@jerseyfamilyfun.com. While I will not be refunding any months for which you already received worksheets, I can cancel future payments for future months. If you have paid for the program in full, I will refund a prorated amount based on the length of the membership used.

What if I sign up late?

If you sign up after September 1, and pay in full, you will have access to all the worksheet, for your plan, created between September 1, and January 31, 2020.

If you sign up in the middle of the month, please make a note on your order form if you want the current month, the upcoming month, and or any months you may have missed and we’ll bill you accordingly.

Facebook Plan

In recent weeks, Jersey Family Fun has become eligible to offer a membership through our Facebook page. We’ll use that as another means of sharing educational worksheets for homeschooling and virtual learning in New Jersey. If you sign up as a Jersey Family Fun Facebook page supporter for $9.99 a month you’ll be able to access and download some of our resources for New Jersey families.

For the two below options, read through and compare, then use the embedded order form to sign up.

In the Classroom

With the In the Classroom plan, you’ll have access to your own classroom/portal where you will be able to download the educational worksheets for NJ students whenever you need (so long as your membership is active), rather than only being able to see the worksheet for a limited time period. Your membership will also include printables that are not made public or available to everyone.

Your membership to The Jersey Classroom will include at least 15 educational worksheets a week (3 a day x 5 days a week = 15.)

  • 5 Writing Prompts for New Jersey Kids per month
  • 1 Weekly vocabulary worksheet from a list of Vocabulary Words Kids Should Know
  • 5 New Jersey themed Math Worksheets
  • 2-3 Social Studies New Jersey worksheets each week
  • 1 Language Arts/Social Studies printables each week
  • 1-2 Language Arts worksheets each week
  • 1 Spelling list each week

Pricing for In the Classroom Plan with educational worksheets

  • Preorder Discount – Sign up for this plan by September 1, 2020 and pay one of two ways to receive a discount.
    • $15 per month (a total of 5 monthly payments)
    • One payment of $55 for first semester (20 weeks) (September 1 – December 18, 2020 for the first 16 weeks and then January 4 – January 29, 2021 for the final 4 weeks.)
  • After September 1, 2020, you can still sign up for the In The Classroom plan but the discount will no longer apply.
    • $20 per month (a total of 5 monthly payments)
    • One payment of $75 for first semester (20 weeks) (September 1 – December 18, 2020 for the first 16 weeks and then January 4 – January 29, 2021 for the final 4 weeks.)

Head of the Class – Premium Plan

With the Head of the Class plan, you’ll have access to your own classroom/portal where you will be able to download the educational worksheets for NJ students whenever you need (so long as your membership is active), rather than only being able to see the worksheets of the day for a 24 hour period. But you’ll also have access to additional worksheets not available for free or as part of the In the Classroom plan.

Your membership to The Jersey Classroom will include at least 25 educational printables a week (5 a day x 5 days a week = 25.)

  • 5 Writing Prompts for New Jersey Kids per week
  • Weekly vocabulary worksheets from a list of Vocabulary Words Kids Should Know (Up to 5 per week based on the same word set)
  • 1 Spelling list per week with worksheets to support practice.
  • Weekly story time with related printable to support reading comprehension.
  • At least 2 additional Language Arts worksheets focused on grammar and punctuation.
  • 5 New Jersey themed Math Worksheets each week
    • Arithmetic, Measurements & Charts, Fractions, Geometry, Graphs and more.
  • 4-5 Social Studies worksheets each week
    • Maps, Government & Elections, Advocacy, Bills & Laws, the History of Fun in New Jersey, Fun & Famous in New Jersey

Pricing for the Head of the Class Plan educational worksheets

  • Preorder Discount – Sign up for this plan by September 1, 2020 and pay one of two ways to receive a discount.
    • $25 per month (a total of 5 monthly payments)
    • One payment of $99 for first semester (20 weeks) (September 1 – December 18, 2020 for the first 16 weeks and then January 4 – January 29, 2021 for the final 4 weeks.)
  • After September 1, 2020, you can still sign up for the Top of the Class plan but the discount will no longer apply.
    • $35 per month (a total of 5 monthly payments)
    • One payment of $150 for first semester (20 weeks) (September 1 – December 18, 2020 for the first 16 weeks and then January 4 – January 29, 2021 for the final 4 weeks.)

Please use this order form for the In the Classroom or Head of the Class plan.

How else can you access our educational worksheets for homeschooling and virtual learning in New Jersey?

I’m creating more educational worksheets that focus on one specific location. Those will be available to anyone for free through our site. As we create them I will link to them below.

Then, some of our other worksheets will be put into workbooks for New Jersey students. These workbooks are available for purchase through our site and Amazon (coming soon). As we publish them, we’ll list them below.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

4 thoughts on “The Jersey Classroom – Educational Worksheets for Homeschooling & Virtual Learning in New Jersey

  1. Rhapsody says:

    Looking great so far! I’m excited to see all of the content you’re creating for teachers and students who will be remote learning this year.

  2. Jean Jadeja says:

    Hello,

    I’m interested in becoming a classroom member my kids are in grades pre-k/k/5th.
    I didn’t see the link to sign up on this page. Can you please send me the info? Thanks

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