Resource Teachers Weekly Update

Week of 5/17-5/21

Mr. Black

It's been a long and adventurous school year. We will be culminating our units with the Lord of the Flies and analyzing the moving using the strategies, lessons, and ideas that we have learned this year.

Grade checks and last min assignment makeups as well as finishing any final projects in all classes

Mr. Cetro

This week, students studied angles and their measurements


Next week, students will work on area and volume of shapes

Mrs. Doerr

3rd hour:

This week: Students reviewed the parts of a sentence and composed compound sentences. Students worked on a variety of listening and reading comprehension skills following curricular passages with increasing independence.


Next week: Students will practice writing summaries of curricular material using graphic organizers. Students will continue working on a variety of listening and reading comprehension skills following curricular passages with increasing independence.


4th hour:

This week: Students reviewed nonverbal cues (facial expressions, body posture/gestures, voice tone/volume) and how they impact our message. They continued to engage in social problem solving around a variety of issues.


Next week: Students will define figurative language using context clues. Students will continue to use nonverbal cues to understand perspectives of others while engaging in social problem solving activities.


5th hour:

A days

This week: Students reviewed a visualizing strategy and participated in a variety of comprehension activities around curricular readings.


Next week: Students will define figurative language using context clues and will continue to engage in comprehension activities following curricular readings.


B days

This week: Students reviewed parts of a sentence and practiced composing complex sentences. Students participated in a variety of comprehension activities around curricular readings with an emphasis on summarizing.


Next week: Students will compose complex sentences with increasing independence and will continue to complete a variety of comprehension activities following curricular readings with an emphasis on paraphrasing.

Mr. Downey

4th hour:

This Week: NWEA testing. Use substitution to solve a system of equations with one solution, no solution, and with infinitely many solutions. Begin solving systems by elimination.

Next Week: Solve a system of equations by adding, subtracting, and multiplying


6th hour:

This Week: Creating objective summaries, reading informational texts,

Next Week: Begin Mysteries of the Past Unit (Roanoke Island)


7th hour:

This Week: NWEA testing. Use substitution to solve a system of equations with one solution, no solution, and with infinitely many solutions. Begin solving systems by elimination.


Next Week: Solve a system of equations by adding, subtracting, and multiplying

Mrs. Hennekes

This week: Students completed a one pager summative on their knowledge of theme, social issues, characterization and author's craft for the novel Ghost Boys. Students also finished reading the story the Ransom of Red Chief.


Next week: The last week of school! Students will complete a reflection activity over the year in ELA.

Mrs. Melloway

This week:

Vocational Skills:

  • Students complete unit vocabulary activities in Quizizz

  • Students used Personal Data Sheets to complete practice job applications.

  • Students completed work simulation taskboxes and completed PDSA cycle.

  • Social Skills: Perspective taking


Functional English:

  • NWEA benchmark

  • Weekly progress monitoring

  • Capitalization/Punctuation Review

  • Review parts of an email and create emails with ALL email parts for teacher appreciation.


Functional Math:

  • NWEA benchmark

  • Review identifying place value to the tenths and hundredths with coins

  • Change fraction to decimal to percent

  • Goal Work


Functional Science/Social Studies

  • Daily Breaking News article in ULS/CNN-10

  • Current Event: Video Game Hall of Fame

  • Weekly map of Rockchester, NY(landforms and map features: bodies of water, scale); review where in the world the place in the news is, as well as a virtual tour)

    • Virtual Tour of New York

  • Greenhouse vs Garden

  • What plants need to grow

  • Parts of a plant

  • Seed in a bag Science Experiment


Next week:

Vocational Skills:

  • Students will understand and apply knowledge of a Resume to create a Resume using their personal information data sheet.

  • Social Skills: Skillstreaming activities as they relate to the soft skills needed in the workplace.

  • Students will job box simulations and complete the PDSA cycle


Functional English:

  • Fastbridge/Readworks

  • Writing a realistic fiction story with using text features: character, setting, plot: beginning, middle, end, and problem and solution


Functional Math:

  • Real-world find discount

  • Graphs

  • Coordinate Plane

  • Money simulation: TouchMoney; Review adding and subtracting decimals, review comparing prices

  • Goal Work


Functional Science/Social Studies


  • Preview CNN-10 each day before class/Read about current event in Breaking News

  • Check on Seed in Bag experiment

  • Weekly Current Event: Exploring the Titanic Shipwreck

  • Weekly map: Newfoundland (landforms and map features: bodies of water, scale); review where in the world the place in the news is, as well as a virtual tour)

  • Photosynthesis

  • Can a plant survive? Experiment

Ms. Pangelinan

Wilson Reading: This week students finished the WADE (Wilson Reading Assessment). Students also progress monitored for Reading fluency and reading comprehension. Next week, students will take a quiz over their high frequency words and vocabulary words and we will hopefully finish our novel.


Learning Strategies math 8th: This week students finished the unit on volume and surface area and we reviewed mean, median, mode and range. Next week students will finish up the mean, median, mode and range practice sheet and they will work on some problem solving skills.


Learning Strategies math 7th: .This week students finished the unit on volume and surface area and we reviewed mean, median, mode and range. Next week students will finish up the mean, median, mode and range practice sheet and they will work on some problem solving skills.


ELA: This week students should have completed the 3 paragraph essay and their progress monitored for reading fluency and reading comprehension. Please have students check the portal for missing work. Next week students will complete any missing work and complete a paragraph on planning a summer vacation

Ms. Garbo

Social worker has been pushing into classes to provide Support for students, as well as pulling students for individual sessions. In person students are meeting one-on-one in my office, and virtual students will continue to meet over Zoom. For zoom sessions, I have communicated with students, teachers, and families about times- in many cases I am pushing into the class and being placed in a breakout room, per student preference. Students are only being pulled from classes that they are being successful in or will not miss significant instruction or work. Students who are engaged in distance learning due to quarantine will be expected to Zoom with Social worker- Social worker will email student and parent with time and zoom link accordingly.


Each student is working on their individual goals as designated by their IEPs. Each student is participating in activities (discussion, activity, art, or play-based) depending upon their individual needs and goals. Students overall are making excellent progress and continue to build good relationships with staff. Student individual goals will continue to be evaluated on an on-going basis. Social worker is still finalizing the second semester schedule and will communicate with families and students of any changes.

Contact Us

Mr. Black- black.andrew@wgmail.org

314-918-4583

Mr. Cetro- cetro.damon@wgmail.org

314-963-6450 EXT 14804

Mrs. Doerr- doerr.shana@wgmail.org

314-963-6450 EXT 14808

Mr. Downey- downey.cliff@wgmail.org

314-963-6450 EXT 14807

Mrs. Hennekes- hennekes.mackenzie@wgmail.org

314-963-6450 EXT 14213

Mrs. Melloway- melloway.jenny@wgmail.org

314-963-6450 EXT 14213

Ms. Pangelinan- pangelinan.maria@wgmail.org

314-963-6450 EXT 14802

Ms. Garbo- garbo.gina@wgmail.org