JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

Week of November 12, 2019

What's going on in class?

Math

This week in Math students worked on adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. This module is shorter than the previous so we have about two weeks left of material before moving on into Module 3. Next week (Monday) will be our last quiz for module 2. After Thanksgiving break students will be completing the I-Ready test again. I will pass on the the exact dates once we have set them. Have a great weekend!

Language Arts

Library day is switched to Tuesday next week, please bring your library books so you can get some new reading material before break! We will resume reading Hatchet next week.


Nightly reading homework-

Studies have shown that reading just 20 minutes per day will expose students to over a million words per year. This will then likely improve school grades as well as increase state standardized test scores. Please check with your child be make sure they are doing their nightly reading homework and filling out the log that goes with it.

Science

This week in science students learned about how erosion and weathering creates land forms. They were also assigned a project which will be an assessment grade (due next Wednesday). Students may make a powerpoint, poster, build their landform on minecraft or in cospaces with a report, or several other options. This is an independent project. Please let me know if your student needs assistance with supplies. I have many materials in the classroom already.


Students keep their Science Interactive Notebooks (INBs) and textbooks in the classroom, but they are always welcome to take them home with them as long as they return the next day.

Social Studies

It’s hard to believe another week has gone by! This week in social studies we started learning about Ancient India. We took a virtual field trip using Google Earth and began learning about the Geography of India. On Friday we took a short quiz and began learning about the caste system of India. Next week we will learn about Hinduism and Buddhism. We will also wrap up our unit about Ancient India. Have a great weekend!

Hallway Procedures

JCMS has updated hallway procedures during class. These are very similar to the procedures that Team 2 was already implementing so our transition should be seamless. Please contact your student's CAT time teacher if you have questions.

Snowman Shuffle - 5K, Pancake Feed and Vendor Fair

Please come and support the JCMS Renaissance Program! We are excited to host the first annual Snowman Shuffle, including a Pancake Feed provided by IHOP, and a Vendor Fair - something for everyone!

Student Expectations

Your student should wear their ID daily on a lanyard. If your student has lost their student ID, they may purchase a new one through the main office for $3.


Please charge tablets every night. Many students are leaving tablets in their locker. If your family would prefer that the tablet stays at school, please contact your student's CAT time teacher to make arrangements for secure storage and charging.

Students of the Week!

Each week teachers will be nominating Team 2 students who demonstrate good character, work ethic, leadership, and or overall growth/ improvements. Below are our Students of the Week!

No Name Papers

We have had several no name papers turned in this year. If a student thinks they turned in an assignment but it shows missing in the grade book it is likely they didn't put a name on it. Please remind your child to always put their name, class, and hour on their papers.

Team 2 Expectations

Team 2 is consistent in our expectations in all our courses to create the best and most conducive learning environment for all students. We create these expectations and go over them multiple times with the team to insure that all students are able to be successful. We encourage you to review the expectations and discuss them with your student.

Grades

Students will be sending out weekly grade updates each Friday via e-mail. Please make sure your student has your email address as well as it being updated in Skyward. Parents will also have access to student grades at all times through the Skyward website or app. If you are unable to access Skyward please contact the office for further help.

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