• Name: John deHaan

    Subjects: 7th and 8th Grade Self-Contained-English Language Arts 

     Contact me via Email: john.dehaan@wcsdny.org

    Contact me via Phone: (845) 298-5200

    In response to the current Corona Virus situation in our area,I'm providing class work to be completed at home with written instructions,websites and an email address to make the classroom to home experience as simple as possible for all to process sucessfully.All of the work assignments can be found on Google Classroom.For 7th graders,they are required to write 4 short stories of 8 to 10 sentences.Many students have already completed one short story already this week on Google Classroom.If not,they need to complete the first one and continue to the other 3.The completed stories are turned in via Google Classroom to me or  emailed to me from Google Docs.Some opted to do that which is fine.The novel"Freak the Mighty" chapters 1-6 can be found  on a PDF to be read ,or if you prefer the audio version,use YouTube to listen to each chapter.There are instructions about the website quizziz.com to take a quiz after reading each chapter.

    For 8th graders,the writing piece of the class is the same requirements as the 7th graders.The novel being read is "The Giver." We're currently on chapter 11.The website quizizz has quizzes to complete after reading each chapter.There are instructions about the website quizizz as to how to find a quiz and what to do thereafter on Google Classroom.iReady reading should be done for 45 at least once a week as we've initiated throughout the school year.Students are welcome to do it more than once if possible.Students are well aware of how to log on and proceed.

    If,you or someone you know does not have internet service,Spectrum is providing free internet access(1-844-488-8398).

    PLEASE BEGIN THE ASSIGNMENTS TODAY(March 30th)if you haven't already.You're welcome to email me(john.dehaan@wcsdny.org)if you have any questions or concerns.Students should work 20 miniutes per day.

    My office hours are 9am to 9:45am.If this isn't appropriate for our home schedule,send me an email as some of you have already have and I'll connect with you as soon as possile.


    Thank you,

    John deHaan



    I have taught in special education classrooms for 33years. I taught in Rhinebeck for 8 years in a residential setting. I taught at Wappingers Junior High School for 13 years and Myers Corners Elementary School the past 12 years. . I'm also a veteran of the U.S. Navy(1976-1980) where I taught English in the Phillipines my last 6 months of service. I am a graduate of Nassau Community College where I received my associate's degree, Molloy College for my bachelor's degree and SUNY New Paltz for my master's degree in special education.

    I'm looking forward to a successful school year!