Orange Team Weekly Update

Week of 2/22-2/26

Just a reminder....

IMPORTANT: Students should have earbuds or headphones that connect to their computer. We have lessons and activities that depend on them listening independently in class. Please check to see if they have some. School chromebooks will connect to standard headphones.

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Orange course selection forms are due on 2/11/21 to the main office. Students can get a form from the main office if they were out the day that they were distributed. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bodi (

Classroom Happenings

ELA- Ms. Kraushaar

This week, students finished up their Smarter in Seconds final videos to show off what they’ve learned about a topic related to our unit on Punching the Air. This is a summative grade!

We started our next unit of study, argumentative writing. Students are looking at a “crime scene” and noticing evidence, sorting it, and using it to form a theory/claim about what happened.

Science- Mrs. Tobey/ Ms. Strickfaden

Last week we reviewed for the summative test over goals 1,2 and 3 of the cells unit- levels of organization, characteristics of life and organelles. Then the students took the test on Friday.

This week we began working on the last goal of the cells unit- body systems. We began with an overview project of the body systems- the paper people project. In this project, the students learned about the function of each body system and made a person by drawing and labeling the parts of each system. After the overview we will further investigate each system. We will start with the skeletal and muscular systems.

Next week we will continue working on the skeletal and muscular systems and then progress to the nervous system. Also, next week Ms. Tobey returns!!

Please contact me with any questions, concerns, and/or feedback. I can be reached at

Social Studies- Ms. Groene

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who are absent should join my Zoom during their scheduled class time to keep up with class events. More info can be found on my Canvas page. Here is a video to help students and parents find their way around.

We took a test on Wednesday over Unit 4. I expect they will be graded and entered in the gradebook by Tuesday.

This week we began our unit about the protest and counterculture movements of the 1950s and 60s, starting with the Civil Rights Movement.

Our first lesson looks at the less-known stories of Rosa Parks, Claudia Colvin, and Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Next week we will look at activist movements that brought about change during the Civil Rights Movement.change

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Ms. Groene: 314-918-4595

Ms. Kraushaar: 314-918-4600

Mrs. Tobey: 314-918-4603