SPLENDID IN 6TH

What's Up in O'Connell/Vanderwaal' s Class Week Aug. 22-26th

Greetings from Social Studies!

Can you believe the school year has begun? We've had an awesome start to the week and Ms. V and myself are enjoying getting to know our students. This week we are focusing on the typical get to know you activities, and learning the norms for TURN and Talks and groups work scenarios.


This newsletter is chalk full of information! I do my best to send one each week with the topics we are covering, class work, and if necessary homework for the week.


In general, students will only have homework if they do not finish class work, (brain book pages in class), or have research questions, project tweaking to do etc.


HAPPY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Tina O'Connell



DAILY DISH THIS Week

MONDAY: Nametags and Turn/Talk strategy

TUESDAY: Get to Know you BINGO

WEDNESDAY: Group Survival activity DAY 1

THURSDAY: Classes to lab to set up google accounts/ipads

FRIDAY: Group Survival activity Day 2



Homework for the Week:

STUDENTS MUST BRING A 100 sheet (200 page composition notebook)

WHAT IS A BRAIN BOOK??

Brain books are the interactive notebook we use as a tool to take notes and create meaning out of what we learn in Social Studies. They are used nearly everyday and must be left in our room. Students can bring them home only if they do not finish a brain book in class.


It is essential that they REMEMBER to bring it back the following day, so they do not get behind.


Sixth graders are new to note taking, so I make it my mission to teach many ways to take notes throughout our units. Their brain books hold information they will use to create meaningful projects to show their mastery of content standards.


See pictures below of BRAIN BOOKS

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IPAD ROLL OUT IS TONIGHT 4-6pm

Trailblazers will get their ipads tonight. Please make sure your child charges their ipad NIGHTLY to insure their ipads can make it through the 7 period day. They need to bring their ipads EVERDAY to EVERY CLASS
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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANVAS & INFINITE CAMPUS??

Canvas is where all your student's classes house their content and assignments. This is where you should look nightly for assignments, test dates etc. (some grades will be posted here for monitoring, but ALL grades are posted in INFINITE CAMPUS. Canvas is where students will upload their homework, projects for me to comment and review.


Infinite Campus is where you look for your students Assignment Grades, FINAL Grades, schedules, and attendance.

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Mrs. Tina O'Connell

I am thrilled to be teaching Social Studies for Trailblazer team this year. In my spare time, I run around to dance class and football or baseball depending on the season. I love teaching and learning from my students.