Team 5 Newsletter

January 21-24


Welcome to the Team 5 newsletter! We will be sending this out weekly. In here you will find what each core class is doing each week and any other information we really want you all to know. If you have any questions please feel free to email us.

Alana Bucholtz (WG):

Jeff Storms (LA):

Brittney Littrel (M):

Liza Russell (S):

Cathy Bowen (SPED):

This Week

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In math this week we will finish mod 3 lesson 4 and have a quiz followed by quiz corrections. Next week we will we will be working on lessons 7 8 & 9. We will create a poster from a word problem and then go on a walk about around the classroom answering questions about the other groups posters. Should be a fun week!

*A Reminder*

Please talk with your student to see if they have a binder to keep their math notes in. This binder can be brought daily or kept in my classroom.

All of the lessons notes will be added to schoology as we finish each lesson. If you or your student have any questions please email me at and I will do my best to answer questions in a timely manner, also if your student is confused with one problem have them circle it and ask about it in class the next day. I hope you all have a great week =).

Language Arts

Vocabulary, reading, and response guide connected to Long Way Down Part 2- Vocabulary and Response guide are due on Friday.

Students will complete an activity called a “jigsaw” related to real-world circumstances that inspired Jason Reynolds’ novel Long Way Down

Multiple choice quiz over part 2 of Long Way Down (pages 73-146) will take place on Friday, 1/24 during class.


This week students are reviewing speed, average speed, motion graphs, instantaneous speed. We will be accomplishing this by doing hands-on lab activities to better understand the concepts. In addition, velocity will also be included. There will be a quiz on Thursday or Friday.

World Geography

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Kandinsky Art (80% grade) (homework if not done in class)

Wednesday: Introduction to East Asia

Thursday: Mongolia and Central Asia

Friday: Mongolia and Central Asia

*Possibly homework if not complete in class*

Foundations Language arts Level B


Students need to bring a charged computer to class every day. This means computers need to be charged every night. Please help students remember to charge them. Thank you.

Spanish Translation Phone Line

The Spanish phone line is 785-717-4428. Please leave a message as the aides might be in a classroom. We promise your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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