March 22, 2019
We hope everyone had a great week back from break. Students had a busy academic week and are finally adjusting to a full week schedule! Students should be working hard over the weekend and through next week to finish all missing assignments before the term 5 ends next Friday, March 29. Today we had the pleasure of honoring our Team 8 Stars! Check out their picture below.
Team 8 Teachers
Advanced students finished reading Feed and participated in a literary circle where they were assigned four roles to take a closer look at the text.
Next week, all students will be have a final Feed quiz and begin their Unit 3 research projects!
Have a wonderful weekend!
The links below are to the Parent Newsletters from the Kansas State Department of Education. I have included the newsletters for Math 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.
We round our week out by discussing the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Fun Fact!! The students strongly dislike the Civil War song "Goober Peas", so if you need them to do something for you, be sure to play the song for them.
Foundation Language Arts
Please don't be Absent!
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.
But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact.As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.
For more information, you can visit http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/