Resource Teachers Weekly Update

December 3, 2021

Weekly Class Updates!

Garcia

Math 6: This week we took our area test on Friday. Next week we will start on surface area and volume. Any students who did not complete fast bridge or NWEA took those tests during class this week. We played review games and did an around the room activity to help prepare for the test.


Learning Strategies Math: This week students worked on determining if 2 fractions are a proportion. They also practiced place value, rounding, and reading numbers. Next week students will work on unit rate and review multiplying and dividing larger numbers.


McMahon

Welcome to ELA 6

We had a short week, with only 3 days of instruction. This was the perfect opportunity to begin the first lesson of our Literary Essay Writing Unit, “Pre Write.”Students used a Venn diagram to analyze the characteristics of a story and an essay. They identified the parts of the claim and linked them to the topic of each body paragraph. After Friday’s instruction, the students will be off and running, set to write their Character Essays based on Characters in The Seventh Most Important Thing beginning Monday. Reading Log #2 is due Wednesday the 10th.


Cochran

Welcome to the Learning Strategies and REWARDS.

Learning Strategies Written Expression and Reading:


Expressive Writing (Period 3) and Step Up to Writing (Period 3,4): This week students are working on finding character traits and setting within the text, and writing about it using evidence. They are also working on the format for writing thank you notes.


Fluency Solution (Period 2,3,4,6): This week we are continuing with trying to meet our fluency goals by reading timed passages at our instructional level, reading timed word lists, and checking our comprehension.


REWARDS: This week students are revisiting previously taught phonics rules. A read-aloud is also being introduced to firm up using comprehension strategies.


Black

Learning strategies we have begun our work through the brain-wise program, This week we have been studying the design of the brain and how it impacts our decision-making skills. The lizard brain does not “think” it reacts to situations and does not care about the future or the consequences, it's stuck in the now. The Wizard Brain is the part of the brain that thinks and can make choices about the future and knows there are consequences for every action.



Study skills we are preparing for conferences, retaking any assessments as needed. We are also looking at our study habits and their effectiveness in learning.


Hake

ELA 7: Period 1: We are continuing our Realistic Fiction Writing Unit. Our objective for this week is: Powerful stories include certain elements to convey emotion and meaning. Students will be working to identify these traits in some short stories. They will also begin using different strategies to generate topics for writing and learning how to incorporate different elements to make their writing powerful. We will also be practicing some reading fluency strategies.


Period 3: We will be continuing our reading and writing strategies. For reading, we will be working on REWARDS and for writing, we will be working with Expressive Writing.


Cetro

This week, students wrapped up analyzing proportional relationships by completing learning target 2-5, determining proportionality using graphs. They began studying for their summative on Monday.


Learning Strategies for Study Skills


This week, students continued exploring ways to organize their materials and assignments for long-term success. They identified ways to find where homework expectations will be posted for future reference. They checked grades for missing assignments and worked on any missing work they may have had.



Downey

Math 8: During this week of school, we completed the rules of dividing with exponents and coefficients, and will begin raising an exponent to a power.. Next week we will begin zero and negative exponents. This is all in preparation for our BIG unit on Equations and Inequalities.


Learning Strategies: This week we continue to work on math problem-solving skills and organization skills for long-term success this semester. This will be an ongoing goal for the semester.


Hennekes

ELA 8: This week we continued to work with analyzing the components of a memoir. Students read Lost and Found and earned the 4 square notes format. Next week students will learn about the vocabulary break apart strategy to help build an understanding of key vocabulary in critical thinking questions.



Learning Strategies- Reading and Written Expression: This week students reviewed Memoirs and the components of a memoir. They also began learning about 4 squares notes and note-taking combined with the RACE strategy. Next week students will learn about the vocabulary break apart strategy to help build an understanding of key vocabulary in critical thinking questions.



Pangelinan

Wilson Reading first period: This week students reached mastery level on substep 5.4 and started the introductory lesson on substep 5.5. Students also added 3 more words to their vocabulary stack, read from our class novel, and progress monitored for fluency. Next week students will continue activities from 5.5. Practice high frequency and vocabulary words and read from our novel.


Wilson Reading Second period: This week students completed the post-testing for book 2 and started the introductory lesson for substep 3.1. Students also reviewed high frequency and vocabulary words, read aloud from our class novel, and progress monitored for fluency.. Next week students will continue activities on substep 3.1, practice vocabulary and high-frequency words, add 3 more vocabulary words to their stack and read aloud from our novel.


Corrective Reading 4th period: Students made flashcards for high-frequency words, practiced reading and spelling the words, completed CR lessons 4-6, read from our class novel, and progress monitored for fluency.. Next week students will add more words to their high-frequency fat stack, complete CR lessons, and read aloud from our novel.


Wilson Reading 6 period: Group 1: This week students reached mastery on substep 2.5 and started post-test for book 2, practiced high frequency and vocabulary words, read aloud from our novel, and progress monitored for fluency. Next week students will finish up the post-test for book 2 and start on substep 3.1. They will also add 3 more vocabulary words to their stack and read aloud from our novel. Group 2: This week students reached mastery on 1.3 and started the introductory lesson on substep 1.4. Students also practiced their high-frequency words, read aloud from our novel and progress monitored for fluency. Next week students will continue activities from substep 1.4 and chart to determine mastery. Students will also add 3 more vocabulary words to their stack and read aloud from our novel.


Corrective Reading 5th period: This week students completed CR lessons 18-20, practiced high-frequency words, and read aloud from our novel. Next week students will complete mastery assessment 2, complete CR lessons, add more HF words to their stack, and read aloud from our novel.




Bye

Vocational-This week students completed various jobs around school and served coffee from the coffee cart. They are enjoying their jobs.


ELA- This week students practiced using the vocabulary within sentences that they also read through the News 2 You articles. Students are reading a chapter book that coincides with our social studies curriculum. They identify the main idea and details and answer comprehension questions.


Math- This week students continued to work on one-to-one correspondence, dollar up, and time to the quarter hours.


Social Studies: This week we began learning about the 5 regions to travel to in the United States. We also discussed the different states in these regions and the types of weather.


Doerr

3A - 6th grade Language Learning Strategies

This week as well as next week, we continued to practice our visualizing skills at the paragraph level, finding the main idea and answering a variety of comprehension questions. We will also be focused on writing an accurate summary using a graphic organizer to make sure all important details are included. We will use context clues and reference materials to define unknown and targeted vocabulary words. Students will practice using irregular tenses while writing.


3B - Pragmatic Language Learning Strategies

This week we practiced speaker and listener roles and compromise to accomplish a group activity that required compromising and group decisions. Students self-evaluated their own skills and the skills of the group.


Next week we will wrap up our unit focusing on speaker listener skills with a post test and an activity to promote carry-over of skills


4A and B - 8th grade Language Learning Strategies


This week we continued to work through brainstorming a variety of solutions to problems and choosing the best one. Students continued to work on identifying the main idea and important details using a graphic organizer for support. Next week we will continue this work and will focus on complex sentence structures.


Cheney

6A- This week we continued identifying errors, making corrections in sentences, and summarizing. We also started using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. Next week we will continue to work on sentence corrections, summarizing, and using context clues to determine word meaning.


6B- This week we continued identifying the problem and possible solutions from short films and social situations. We also talked about conversational exchange and how you need a mixture of questions and comments in conversation. We practiced asking to follow-up questions and making comments during the conversation. Next week we will continue working on these things


Garbo

Students are continuing to work on activities related to their goals. Activities are determined by previous goal setting. Students are additionally continuing to work on developing strategies related to their academic, social, behavioral, and emotional goals. Social Worker will continue getting to know students through gameplay and activities.


I am available to parents for any questions or concerns Monday-Friday 8a-4p at 314-270-2364 (google voice call or text, not checked during off hours), or garbo.gina@wgmail.org.

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