February 21, 2020
Hi Team 8!
American History ~ Mrs. Reilly
We are officially in Road to War!! This week was a good week of content! We got to explore several fascinating aspects for this unit we are in.
This week we discovered about John Brown and did a really awesome debate about whether we thought he was a ruthless criminal or justified hero. I was really impressed by some of the students when they shared their opinions. The coolest part was that they wrote what they initially believed and then they had to debate supporting the OTHER side!! It was awesome to see how the brain switched and some of them even switched their opinion entirely!
Next week we will start the Civil War! It's going to be awesome!!!
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org
Or at extension 4864
Practicing Signatures in WINN
Every Student got an encouraging sticky note on a Monday. Uplifting day!
We had a brain break of drawing the capitol in 3 minutes. The results were amazing!!!!!!!
Hello JCMS Parents and Students!
We are reaching the end of To Kill A Mockingbird as students need to be finished with the novel by Monday, 12/9. Our end of semester assignment will involve students shooting a short, documentary-style movie analyzing the growth and changes made by the main characters of Jem and Scout throughout the novel. This will be a BIG assignment so it is crucial that students are fully prepare by having read the book.
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
Hello Parents & Students!
Students have just wrapped up Interim Testing! We have finished Unit-3, and we are getting ready to begin Unit-4! Following Unit-3, students are going to be participating in a culminating project using the skills learned, and applying them to a hands-on project to tie it all together...
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.
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