Resource Teachers Weekly Update

Week of 2/22-2/26

Mr. Black

Learning strats -

Wrapping up and retesting for systems, and equations, completing the social studies and science projects, making sure that we are ready for the end of the term.


Social skills, we will be wrapping up our study of self sabotage and the mental saboteurs and analyzing the results of the personal inventory

Mr. Cetro

This week, students were introduced to graphing and writing inequalities


Next week, students will solve and graph one step inequalities in all operations

Mrs. Doerr

3rd hour:

In the upcoming week, students will be completing activities related to word parts (prefix, suffix, root), sentence structure (compound and complex), and identifying the main idea and details in an informational text. Students will also participate in an ongoing collaborative conversation about self-advocacy skills in the virtual classroom.


Next week: In the upcoming week, students (3 A and B) will be completing activities related to word parts (prefix, suffix, root), sentence structure (compound and complex), and identifying the main idea and details in an informational text. Students will also participate in an ongoing collaborative conversation about self-advocacy skills in the virtual classroom.


4th hour:

Last week: This week, students will continue to progress through the SCI-A Program to develop the skills necessary to match a situation with an appropriate emotional response.


Next week: Students will learn about emotional gauges, problem size and matching a reaction to a situation


5th hour:

A: This week, the students will continue to explore and apply the lessons of the SCI-A Program to identify the emotions of others and match situations to an appropriate emotional response. In addition to the visualizing and verbalizing approach to increase comprehension of an informational text, students will implement note taking strategies to identify key information during informational speeches.


B: Students will continue to expand their knowledge of word parts (prefix, suffix, root word) and utilize that knowledge to construct a potential definition of an unfamiliar word. Students will utilize different types of syntactic structures (compound and complex sentences) to provide relevant information about a given topic.


Next week:

A: This week, the students will evaluate matching emotions to situations. They will continue to use a variety of strategies including visualizing and verbalizing to increase comprehension of an informational text.


B: Students will continue to expand their knowledge of word parts (prefix, suffix, root word) and utilize that knowledge to construct a potential definition of an unfamiliar word. Students will continue working on compound and complex sentence structures.

Mr. Downey

4th hour:

This Week: Understanding the y-intercept of a line, analyzing linear equations (y=mx+b)

Next Week: Review topic of proportional relationships, slope, and linear equations for unit test.


6th hour:

This Week: How can a text have two or more main ideas,part-to-whole relationships in text structure, analyzing an author’s purpose, reading informational text.

Next Week: Citing evidence in literary analysis, developing themes, analyzing tone through word choice, reading creative fiction


7th hour:

This Week: Understanding the y-intercept of a line, analyzing linear equations (y=mx+b)


Next Week: Review topic of proportional relationships, slope, and linear equations for unit test.

Mrs. Hennekes

This week: Student reviewed student examples of Literary Theme Essay and scored them using the rubric for the scoring guide rubric for the theme essay. The students then began working on planning out their own Literary Essay on Theme for the novel Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by starting a graphic organizer.


Next week students will begin drafting their own Literary Essay on the theme of Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. They will also review the introduction and body paragraphs as well as review topic sentence vs. thesis statement.

Mrs. Melloway

This week:

Vocational Skills:

  • Students will begin a new unit on job search and applying for jobs.

  • Social Skills: Zones of Regulation

  • Students practiced job box simulations and complete the PDSA cycle


Functional English:

  • Feature contribution of African Americans to our country/world each day

  • Fastbridge progress monitoring

  • Feature contribution of African Americans to our country/world each day

  • Generating topic sentence, details and concluding sentence instruction

  • Editing (punctuation and capitalization) instruction

  • Weekly Journal #17


Functional Math:

  • Fastbridge progress monitoring

  • Fractions and decimals


Functional Science/Social Studies

  • Preview CNN-10 each day before class

  • Weekly Current Event: Monarch Migration

  • MobyMax instruction and Oceans on Earth

  • Weekly map of North America


Next week:

Vocational Skills:

  • Students will begin a new unit on job search and applying for jobs.

  • Social Skills: Zones of Regulation

  • Students practiced job box simulations and complete the PDSA cycle


Functional English:

  • Feature contribution of African Americans to our country/world each day

  • Vocabulary Review

  • Ch. 2, 3, and 4 of Building a New Country

  • Editing (punctuation and capitalization) instruction

  • Weekly Journal #18


Functional Math:

  • Fractions


Functional Science/Social Studies


  • Preview CNN-10 each day before class

  • Weekly Current Event: Women’s History Month

  • Weekly map(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)

  • New Unit Vocab

  • Native Americans/Explorers

  • Weekly Experiment: How water moves

Ms. Pangelinan

Wilson Reading: This week students finished up block one and two of 4.4 and reached mastery level on Charting. They reviewed their high frequency and vocabulary words and we continued reading our class novel. Students also progress monitored for fluency. Next week, students will complete the post testing on book 4, add more words to their fat stacks, progress monitor for reading comprehension and continue reading our novel.


Learning Strategies Math 8th: This week students worked with substitutions and problem solving. Next week students will work on solving systems of equations by eliminations and solving word problems involving time.


Learning Strategies Math 7th: .This week students reviewed solving one step equations with all operations and solving word problems using equations.. Next week students will solve two step equations with all operations, solve equations with fractions, and complete word problems involving time..


ELA: This week students were to finish their paragraph using classic paragraph format. They practiced comma usage and progress monitored on fluency. Students also used the PRESTO strategy to answer comprehension questions. Next week, students will progress monitor for reading comprehension and work on completing any missing assignments before the end of quarter 3 which is March 5.

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