October 24, 2019
Hi Team 8!
American History ~ Mrs. Reilly
A short week but a lot of learning!
Monday I was gone on conference but I really did miss the students! I've become quite fond of them if you haven't been able to tell! On Monday they received a vocabulary packet with their words for this unit, only 9 words! That packet is due Monday the 28th as well as a vocabulary quiz!
Tuesday I came back and we got down to business! We learned about the Whiskey Rebellion and even acted as Washington himself. It was so interesting that none of the classes chose to make the same decision as Washington did in real life!
Wednesday we colored and drew on maps over the new additions to our country with the Northwest Ordinance.
Thursday we learned about President Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase! We talked about how about a third of our country (half back then) was purchased for just 15 million dollars with inflation, today that would be about 1.4 trillion dollars! We also did an activity where the students made their own powerpoint over if they were given 15 million dollars what would they spend it on today! We will go over a few on Monday and I am excited to see how they would spend the money!
Please ask your student if they have turned in their Twitter post that was due Tuesday and if they have their Vocabulary done for this upcoming week. Thank you so much for all you do!
A long weekend ahead of us! I hope you enjoy it!
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org
Or at extension 4864
Hello JCMS Parents and Students!
We have started reading Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird as a class and will be taking our first 80% quiz on Monday over Chapters 1-3. You can be sure to help out your student be checking in with them to see if they have finished those chapters before Monday.
If at any point you have questions about class, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to respond. I am looking forward to a great year!
Foundations Language Arts
Parents, the Scholastic Book Fair is here!!! Come and see the wonderful selection that is available. There is a new Stranger Things Book, Harry Potter memorabilia, and so much more!!!!
We will be finishing up Unit-1/Lesson-3 by the end of the week. We are discussing story elements that help us locate details in the story.
Students are required to write in their agendas each day when they enter the classroom prior to completing their bell-work. It is a participation grade each week, and parents can see what students are doing in class each day.
HOMEWORK: NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK! Students receive a homework reading log at the beginning of each week, and it is due every Friday. They are required to read at home for at least 15-minutes each night (Monday-Thursday), and complete the log/questions. Students must remember to turn in on Friday. The reading log was placed in Schoology this week so that students could access it electronically as well if they would prefer to type it.
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