Mavericks Team Update
January 14, 2016
Math- After students finished their test on Tuesday, they completed a district writing assignment. Today students will get their writings back. In groups they will look at samples of high, medium, and low writing samples, arguing what makes a good math writing paragraph. Students will then revise their own writings!
Science- Today in science, students will be playing Kahoot to review for their science quiz tomorrow over cell theory and cell organelles. After reviewing for our quiz, we will be creating posters about the jobs of the various different cell organelles.
English Language Arts - Today we are taking our quiz over Argumentative Writing. Those students who earn a D or F on that quiz will take an i-Ready lesson over the subject tomorrow and take the quiz on i-Ready; I will enter the better grade in the gradebook.
Snow Closure and Delay Communication Reminder
North Kansas City Schools provides several ways for you to get the latest information on district school closings, including early release or a two-hour delayed start on days when weather is hazardous:
In case inclement weather causes the district to delay school start times or cancel classes for the day, these are the ways that information is communicated to the public:
1. District Website: www.nkcschools.org provides the first notification of school closings and other cancellations within minutes of a decision.
2. SchoolMessenger: Phone, email and optional text messages are sent to school families when classes are canceled, delayed or students are released early.
4. Radio & TV: Local stations share announcements on-air and on their websites.
For those who received a letter this fall from Transportation regarding snow routes, alternate routes have been posted on the Transportation page at: http://www.nkcschools.org/transportation.
Additional Resources and Links
E-Campus (Blackboard) Username - student lunch number, password- student's birthdate (MMDDYYY)
I-Ready The I-Ready program provides students with lessons and assessments to strengthen their knowledge Math and ELA concepts. The Math and ELA teachers use this program in class frequently, and will use the students' scores on the assessments that follow the lessons in their grade books. We strongly encourage students working on lessons at home if possible. The student username is the student's ID #@nkcschools.org (email@example.com, for example) and the password is the student's birthdate (MMDDYYYY).
PowerSchool Be sure to sign up for a Parent Portal account! From this account you can view student's grades and attendance. Don't have a parent portal account?
Scholastic Scholastic Reading Clubs allow parents and students to order book and other items at an affordable price. If you use Mrs. Goodwin's classroom code, N8ZDY , when you check out, you earn free books for the ELA classroom! Want to write a check? That's fine! Simply write the check to Scholastic and turn it into Mrs. Goodwin. Monthly paper catalogues are available in Mrs. Goodwin's room as well.