Resource Teachers Weekly Update

May 20, 2022

Weekly Class Updates!

Garcia


Math 6: Reviewing all the units taught this school year. Playing review games and finishing up Fastbridge testing. Also, has NWEA testing this week.


Learning Strategies Math: Checking grades and completing any missing work in any classes. Also finishing up any testing for Fastbridge and had NWEA testing this week.


McMahon

Welcome to ELA 6

This week, we started an interesting note taking and writing and multimedia project about Animal Intelligence. The students read articles and watched videos pertaining to an assigned animal, took notes, and wrote an argumentative paragraph about why their animal is intelligent. Not only did we practice writing, we all learned some crazy facts!


Cochran:

Learning Strategies (Period 2,3,4,6)-- See below for current topics:


Period 3-A and B Days: We are finishing up our final progress monitoring lesson by making a claim and providing evidence from two articles. If you are interested in summer learning resources for your child, please email me. Have a great summer vacation!


Period 4-A and B Days: We are finishing up our final progress monitoring lesson by making a claim and providing evidence from two articles. If you are interested in summer learning resources for your child, please email me. Have a great summer vacation!



*Executive Functioning Tasks (Period 3-A Days): We are finishing up our work on tasks that will assist with our planning, memory, attention, self-control, time management, organization, and flexibility. Have a great summer vacation.



*Fluency Solution (Period 3 -A Day, Period 2 -A Day and Period 6 -B Day): We are finishing up our final progress monitoring on fluency and decoding. If you are interested in summer learning resources for your child, please email me. Keep reading, and enjoy your summer.

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*REWARDS (Period 5, 6):

Period 5: We are finishing up our final progress monitoring on fluency and decoding. We are also finishing up our read aloud of The One and Only Ivan. If you are interested in summer learning resources for your child, please email me. Keep reading, and enjoy your summer


Period 6: We are finishing up our final progress monitoring on fluency and decoding. We are also finishing up our REWARDS Plus lessons 14 and 15. The book is almost finished!! If you are interested in summer learning resources for your child, please email me. Keep reading, and enjoy your summer



Black:

It has been a great year we have studied Brainwise and the 10 wise ways to “stop and think”. We took a journey into the wise ways.


Hake

ELA 7: Period 1: We will be continuing in our Dystopian Book Club Unit. We finished our novel and students will be completing a short quiz on the book and completing a fun project to wrap up our final unit. It was a great year, enjoy your summer!


Period 3: We will be continuing in our Dystopian Book Club Unit. We are working on finishing up, “The Maze Runner.” Students will be completing a short quiz on the book and completing a fun project to wrap up our final unit. It was a great year, enjoy your summer!



Cetro:


Math 7

This week, students took a summative assessment over probability. They then began geometry by identifying the radius and diameter of a circle. After learning those vocabulary terms, we began finding circumference of circles using the formula: C = Pi x Diameter where Pi = 3.14.


Downey:

Math 8: This week the entire 8th grade begins NWEA testing. In IEP Math 8, we will be able to understand and apply the pythagorean theorem for the final summative this week. Then we will begin the unit on Volume of a rectangular prism, cylinder, cone, and sphere to finish the school year. I wish each and everyone of my students all the best in high school. Enjoy your summer vacation!


Learning Strategies: 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 2nd semester. I wish each and everyone of my students the best in school next year. Enjoy your summer vacation!



Hennekes

ELA 8: This week in ELA students completed the NWEA test. They also were able to complete reading the book Wonder and create a one-pager summative to show knowledge on what they learned. Next week the class will celebrate meeting their class reading goal!


Learning Strategies: This week in learning strategies the students completed NWEA testing as well as looking at current grades and building a plan for the next 2 weeks. Next week students will celebrate meeting their class reading goal!


I am so proud of all the hard work students have put forth this year! Enjoy your summer!


Pangelinan:

Wilson Reading first period: This week students completed the NWEA district assessment in reading and math. They also finished the Wilson end of the year assessment, reviewed substep 7.5, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words and progress monitored for reading fluency. Next week students will take the high frequency quiz, finish up 7.5 block 2 and finish reading our novel. We will spend one class period conferencing over the results of the Wilson assessment and celebrating our accomplishments.


Corrective Reading first period:.This week students completed the NWEA district assessment in reading and math. They also practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, progress monitored for reading fluency, completed CR lessons, and read aloud from our class novel. Next week students will take the high frequency quiz, finish up CR lessons and read aloud from our class novel.. We will spend one class period conferencing over student data binders and celebrating our accomplishments.


Wilson Reading Second period: This week students completed the NWEA district assessment in reading and math. They also finished the Wilson end of the year assessment, reviewed substep 5.1, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words and progress monitored for reading fluency. Next week students will take the high frequency quiz, finish up 5.1 block 2 and finish reading our novel. We will spend one class period conferencing over the results of the Wilson assessment and celebrating our accomplishments.


Corrective Reading 4th period: This week students completed the NWEA district assessment in reading and math. They also practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, progress monitored for reading fluency, completed CR lessons, and read aloud from our class novel. Next week students will take the high frequency quiz, finish up CR lessons and read aloud from our class novel.. We will spend one class period conferencing over student data binders and celebrating our accomplishments.


Corrective Reading 5th period: This week students completed the NWEA district assessment in reading and math. They also practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, progress monitored for reading fluency, completed CR lessons, and read aloud from our class novel. Next week students will take the high frequency quiz, finish up CR lessons and read aloud from our class novel.. We will spend one class period conferencing over student data binders and celebrating our accomplishments


Wilson Reading 6 period: .This week students completed the NWEA district assessment in reading and math. They also finished the Wilson end of the year assessment, reviewed current substep in WR, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words and progress monitored for reading fluency. Next week students will take the high frequency quiz, finish up WR lesson and finish reading our novel. We will spend one class period conferencing over the results of the Wilson assessment and celebrating our accomplishments.


Corrective Reading 5th period: This week students completed the NWEA district assessment in reading and math. They also practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, progress monitored for reading fluency, completed CR lessons, and read aloud from our class novel. Next week students will take the high frequency quiz, finish up CR lessons and read aloud from our class novel.. We will spend one class period conferencing over student data binders and celebrating our accomplishments




Bye


Vocational- This week, we worked on vocational skills skills relating to our field trip to Schucks on Friday. We reviewed grocery shopping steps in order to find success. In addition, on Thursday, students worked the coffee cart and practiced their vocational skills.



ELA- This week, students read a story about Alec who went back-to-school shopping with his dad. In the story, Alec had to work with his budget to buy the clothes that he needed instead of the things that he wanted, such as a basketball. Students then created a picture vocabulary demonstration of their understanding of the following vocabulary words: to buy, needs, and wants. Finally, they went to Schnuck’s on Friday during third hour ELA.


Math- This week, students worked on taking horizontal addition problems and stacking them vertically into ones and tens, then solving.


Social Studies: This week, students learned about the economic concept of supply and demand. They read an informational text that explained how the popularity of an item can increase the price. They then worked on a reinforcement activity about needs and wants. At first, they were given clipart pictures to cut out and sort into needs and wants. As an extension activity, they were then asked to go through magazines to find items that could be sorted into needs and wants, cut th them out, and glue them down. Their work has been displayed on the wall in class.



Doerr.

his week we had NWEA testing and in learning strategies, we wrapped up some of the ongoing things we have been working on. I hope everyone has a great summer!


Cheney:

This week we had NWEA testing and in learning strategies, we wrapped up some of the ongoing things we have been working on. I hope everyone has a great summer!



Garbo

I can’t believe the year is almost done! Students have been reflecting on their progress this year, and setting goals for next year and the summer. Students have reviewed ways to stay occupied over the summer as well as who their supportive people will be while school is out. I have greatly enjoyed working with students throughout the year, and look forward to continuing on with my 6th and 7th graders next year! Congratulations to the students and families of 8th grade!

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SSD Has a new Family Resource Hub available to all families. This will be a central location for resources, referrals, and more! Please view the introduction video here!


Summer Opportunities for Camps and Activities:

Variety St. Louis Flyer

Recreation Council Flyer


For any assistance with applications or to learn of other opportunities, please email me!

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