Middle School Summer School Update

Week of June 15th, 2020

Welcome!


  • This newsletter will be updated each Monday in June with information for the upcoming week. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • Once students log in to their Canvas account, they will see they have been enrolled in 2 summer courses according to their 2019-2020 grade level: Math and Language & Literature (English Language Arts)

  • All middle school lessons will include live lessons each week. Lessons will also be recorded for access at any time convenient for students. Please note: Live lessons will be interactive and include opportunities for students and teachers to interact. Some classes may have more than one teacher as we are implementing co-teaching.

  • Teachers will be available during their posted office hours on their Canvas page (60 minutes per Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

  • Students will not receive grades for summer classes. This opportunity is to support students and review critical standards for their next grade level.

  • Students may have optional homework. Students do not have to complete homework to attend summer school class.

Summer School Schedule for June 2nd - June 25th (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week)

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Language & Literature Update

  • 6th Grade - In this final week of summer school, we will be looking at determining author's perspective in writing (connotation, tone, details included/excluded, etc.) We will analyze texts to determine author's perspective and apply previously covered skills.
  • 6X - In this final week of summer school, we will be looking at determining author's perspective in writing (connotation, tone, details included/excluded, etc.) We will analyze texts to determine author's perspective and apply previously covered skills. There will also be enrichment activities for students who choose to extend their learning.
  • 7th Grade - In our final week, we will focus on making inferences, author's perspective, and figurative language by using a variety of resources for practice (videos, social media, poetry, and reading passages). We will also keep our creative minds active by responding to Jason Reynolds' Write.Right.Rite. prompt of the week.
  • 7X - In our final week, we will focus on making inferences using social media & art. We will deepen our understanding of author's perspective. Finally, we will analyze poetry using a variety of resources. We will also keep our creative minds active by responding to Jason Reynolds' Write.Right.Rite. prompt of the week.
  • 8th Grade- This week we will start by making inferences. We will then discuss summarizing. We will end the week talking about relevant versus irrelevant details used when supporting ideas in writing.
  • 8X - This week we will start by making inferences and finding supporting details. We will then discuss the differences between fiction and non fiction summaries. We will end the week talking about relevant versus irrelevant details used when supporting ideas in writing.

Math Update

  • Math 6 - Students will be focusing on multiplying and dividing decimals. Content for this week is located on Canvas, within the Module titled, "Week 01: Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals"
  • 6X - Students will be focusing on rational numbers. Content for this week is located on Canvas, within the Module titled, "Week 01: Rational Numbers"
  • 7th Grade - Students will be working on unit rates and ratios. Content for this week is listed in the canvas course under the date "June 2."
  • PreAlgebra - This week we will be focusing on slope-intercept form and graphing. Everything will be available on Canvas. Please fill out this form if you will be participating: https://forms.gle/oYo3MWAuHfEc84P86
  • Algebra -Students will be working on systems of equations. Content for this week is listed in the canvas course under the date "June 2."
  • Geometry - This week we will be focusing on important geometric definition and notations. Everything will be available on Canvas. Please fill out this form if you will be participating: https://forms.gle/Vux5CoMk5AruQNMT9

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