Team 5 Newsletter

November 4th - 8th

Welcome

Welcome to the Team 5 newsletter! We will be sending this out weekly. In here you will find what each core class is doing each week and any other information we really want you all to know. If you have any questions please feel free to email us.



Alana Bucholtz (WG): alanabucholtz@usd475.org

Jeff Storms (LA): jeffersonstorms@usd475.org

Brittney Littrel (M): brittneylittrel@usd475.org

Liza Russell (S): maflordelizarussell@usd475.org

Cathy Bowen (SPED): catherinebowen@usd475.org

This Week

Please turn in your Outsiders Books to Mr. Storms or the Library

Math

We just finished the barbie scale factor project. The kids had a good time with this project and were able to insert their own creative style to their life size drawings of whichever doll they had.


This next week we will begin module two which covers mathematical operations with positive and negative numbers. We will be using number lines instead of calculators for this module. There is a large number line in our classroom for the students to use and there will be personal number lines on the desks for students to reference as well. Lesson 1 and 2 are using number lines to add and subtract integers.


All of the lessons notes will be added to schoology as we finish each lesson. If you or your student have any questions please email me at brittneylittrel@usd475.org and I will do my best to answer questions in a timely manner, also if your student is confused with one problem have them circle it and ask about it in class the next day. I hope you all have a great week =)

Language Arts

Monday: compare/contrast "Monsters are Due on Maple Street" text with film

Tuesday: Theme in "Monsters are Due on Maple Street"

Wednesday: "Monsters" Essay paragraph

Thursday-Friday: Narrative point of view and scavenger hunt activity

Science

Monday- Comparing and contrasting Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

Tuesday- Types of Environmental Issues

Wednesday- The effects of Human Population Growth in the Ecosystem Thursday - Endangered Species Project (80% category of Grade) Friday - Endangered Species Project

World Geography

Students will be examining European colonization in Latin America, and the arrival and impact of Catholicism to the region. We’ll also be examining the reason why some Latin Americans try to leave from their country of origin: what is going wrong in that country that would make people want to leave, and what attracts them to a different country (for example, like the United States)? Finally, we’ll be taking a day to hang out in the Caribbean. If we’re lucky and keep a good pace throughout the week, on Friday students will be able to play Kahoot to review, and use the day to catch up on any missing assignments. There should be no homework unless students do not use their time wisely.

Foundations Language arts Level B

Foundations Language arts Level B is working on Finding the main idea from Non-Fiction text.

Reminders

  1. Students need to bring a charged computer to class every day. This means computers need to be charged every night. Please help students remember to charge them. Thank you.
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Spanish Translation Phone Line

The Spanish phone line is 785-717-4428. Please leave a message as the aides might be in a classroom. We promise your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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