January 10, 2020
Hi Team 8!
American History ~ Mrs. Reilly
Welcome back! Happy New Year!
I hope you had a restful week and are ready to start anew!
Here is just a brief overview of what we will be doing for the rest of the quarter:
Industrial Expansion Unit 5
°Rise of Cities! Urban, Rural, Immigration and Factories!
°Lot of new Inventions to cover!
°Beginning to cover the division between the North and South!
Road to War Unit 6
°Slavery, States, and Citizens rights.
±Covering Important people like Mark Twain, John Brown, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and MORE!
The Civil War!!! Unit 7
°Union vs. Confederacy
°Women’s Roles in the Civil War
°Several Civil War Battles!
±Covering Important Peoples like Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee and MORE!
Right now we are talking about Current Events in Iran and what's going on it our world. I love being able to speak about current events and seeing the students develop their own opinions and becoming global citizens. We did a lot of team building exercises and that was fun too!
Also in WINN class we are starting a Health and Fitness unit for the new year! We are doing Yoga which will hopefully provide great benefits! I will also be starting a Yoga Club! It will be hosted in C132, Friday mornings 7:10-7:30. Students can bring clothes to change into if they would like! Should be a lot of fun!
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org
Or at extension 4864
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
Students have finished winter MAZE & ORF diagnostic testing, and I am so proud of the progress they have made, and the effort that they put forth! Way to go!!! We also finished Interim testing.
We just wrapped up UNIT-2, which focused on Writing/writing skills. Students worked with identifying incomplete sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, using commas and writing with dialogue, and writing a Narrative. We are on our way into Unit-3 now.
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 DUE TO SCHOOL-WIDE DIAGNOSTIC TESTING! 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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