JCMS Team 10

December 9 - 13

Schoolwide Information

December 7--Snowman Shuffle, Pancake Feed, and Vendor Fair

December 1--Students return computers, cases, and power cords for break (tentative day)

December 19--End of Semester

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Language Arts

This week, we had several mid-year assessments. Students took the MAZE (which helps measure comprehension), the ORF (an oral fluency assessment), and the Interim (a grammar/reading comprehension assessment). In addition, we read chapters 20-26 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Next week, we shall finish the book and begin our culminating project, a 2-3 minute documentary-style video. We'll be working on that in class.

U.S. History

This week in U.S. History student began the topic of Manifest Destiny. We started by figuring out what that topic means, then focused an analysis of the painting American Progress. Afterwards we narrowed that topic down further by studying specific groups (including 49'ers, Exodusters, Native Americans, etc.) from that painting and why they are moving west in the 1800's.

For the rest of the time before break, we will be focusing on a couple of those groups' journeys, specifically covering the Oregon Trail, the California Gold Rush, and the Texas Revolution.

We will have two more 80% assignments this week. We have a vocabulary quiz on Monday and the last week of school will be a week long 80% on the Oregon Trail.

If you have any questions or concerns about class, please email me at danejanner@usd475.org


We just took our Winter i-Ready tests, and our team made tremendous growth towards their goals! On Friday, we began our new unit all about angles. This unit will continue until break and then a few weeks into second semester.

The tentative schedule for next week is:

Monday--Drawing Angles of given measures (homework assigned)

Tuesday--Complementary and supplementary angles

Wednesday--Interim Test (practice state test)

Thursday--Vertical and adjacent angles

Friday--practice complementary, supplementary, vertical, and adjacent angles (HW due)

If you have any questions or concerns about math class, please email me at shannonjones@usd475.org.


This week we have been working on plate tectonics. The students have been working on identifying plate boundaries in groups. It has been a challenging assignment! The students have been required to really think outside the box on it. They will be presenting their findings next week as a group.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me: nicholenay@usd475.org

Team 10 Teachers and Contact Information

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