Johnson Classroom News
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October 5th- PD day...No School Kids (Yippie)
October 15 & 20th - KMS Conferences
November 2nd- BOOK REPORT DUE! (Hard deadline...you may turn in early:))
November 3rd- End of Quarter- Grades are final
Every Friday- AT (Annotated Text due) Story is assigned on Mondays
6th Grade Camp
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7:15am to Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2:45pm
875 Amy Belle Road
Note From Mrs. Johnson
I believe I have a healthy relationship with Facebook. While sometimes I wonder if I should cancel my account ...because I get annoyed with posts...but it is the gems that I find that remind me good can come from social media. I found this article this morning. It is about teenagers and decision making.
Quick summary (Full article attached)...when we raise kids we give them the tools to make decisions. We walk them through every small detail. "No-Do not touch that stove" "Use nice words when your friend is being naughty", " That is a truck, they move product in there.". Anyway, when our kids become teenagers...we may tell them all the reasons they shouldn't - Do drugs, drink alcohol, get behind on homework. Yet, we forget how to tell them to handle it when they are faced with the problem.
Think about it....I remember my parents spending hours talking about why drinking was bad, and how it is illegal, and all the reasons not to do it...but I remember being at my first "beer" party and not knowing what to say to get out of drinking.
I wonder if my parents would have problem solved ways to talk to my friends...if some of my...well questionable decisions, would have been different. Talk to your kids about this....and it is important they use their own words.
If a student is being bullied...what can they say to stop it without looking like a loser...or even ignoring it?
If a friend invites them to a party without parent...what can they say to get out of it?
See the link below...she does a FAR better job of explaining than me. I was so moved by it, that I'm trying to build a quick lesson to practice this in class too. (Probably won't get to it until after camp).
Have a great couple weeks!
Thursday, Oct. 15th, 3:30-7:30pm
Kewaskum Middle School, Kewaskum, WI, United States
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- 30 minutes out side of my classroom.
- This should be self-started...but obviously parents we welcome your encouragement too!
The brain is a muscle. And similar to our leg/arm muscles...we need to work and tone them to get in to good shape. Remember that it's not always FUN to workout (I am not a fan!) and your muscles
Late Work/ Retake Policy
It is your responsibility to see me or check your SKYWARD account to know where you are missing assignments.
Due to the Workshop and open flow of our classroom. Retakes are NOT available in our class. I am available as we work on projects everyday. Also, rubrics are available and I am always available after school for extra help. It does not work in life...or reading, to "redo" something because we didn't do it correctly the first time!
Please see me if there are extenuating circumstances. Thank you!