• Welcome to Mrs. Hofmann's Web page!
    Email: hofmann@alexandriaschools.org (this is the best way to reach me)
    Rm.#: 54
    5th & 8th Grade
     Social Studies
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            Hello and welcome to my web page! I hope you have had a fun and relaxing summer. I am very excited to begin my seventh year teaching at Alexandria Middle School. This will be a great year where will continue developing and strengthening our understanding of the world around us. 
                A little bit about myself... I am a graduate from The College of New Jersey, where I received a B.S. in Elementary Education and B.A. in History. I currently reside in Flemington, and have been a resident of Hunterdon County my entire life. Thus, not only do I have a passion for education and history, but in my free time I also enjoy staying active with all the outdoor activities Hunterdon County has to offer. I am looking forward to learning the students' interests and hobbies as well!! 
           Professionally, I believe that it is essential to involve all students in the learning process by using cooperative learning strategies, implementing group activities throughout the week, as well as creating lessons that use active listening and learning methods. I have found that when students are actively engaged in their learning they will become more motivated and knowledgeable with the given unit of instruction. I am a firm believer in that we learn by "doing." I also expect everyone to treat each other with respect and kindess, as well as demonstrating responsible and appropriate behavior at all times. Coming to class prepared and with a positive attitude will help to create a collaborative and more meaningul learning environment. 
    5th Grade Topics of Study (Including interdisciplinary connections and topics of instruction)
    *Stone Age
    *Greek and Roman Mythology
    *Ancient Mesopotamia
    *Ancient Egypt
    *Ancient India
    *Ancient China
    ***Spatial and Chrnonological skills intertwined throughout the topics
    8th Grade Topics of Study (Including interdisciplinary connections and topics of instruction)
    *Expansion and Reform
    *Civil War and Reconstruction
    *Active Citizenship in 21st Century 
    Tests/Quizzes - 30%
    Projects - 25%
    Expanded Written Assignments - 25%
    In Class Assignments - 15%
    Homework - 5% 
    Please  see my calendar page for homework and assessment updates! 
          Communication is always important. I strongly feel it supports a beneficial home-school connection. Please feel free to leave an email with any concerns or questions you may have throughout the year, and I will do my absolute best to be prompt and reply as soon as possible.  
    Thank you for visiting!! 
                            "Tell me, and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb