Resource Teachers Weekly Update

Week of 11/16-11/20

Mr. Black

Task - developing our planner and personal assignment tracking system..

Math -slope and proportional relationships.


Social skills - Focusing on routines and expectations of the new school community. De Escalation strategies and mindfulness

Mr. Cetro

This week, students in math class were introduced to analyzing percentages in problems. This is Topic 3-1 in SavvasRealize, our math curriculum. This topic focuses specifically on finding percents of numbers, as well as identifying parts, wholes, and percents of scenarios.


Next week, students will be introduced to Topic 3-2 connecting percents and proportions

Mrs. Doerr

3rd hour:

Continue work finding the main idea/details and answering comprehension questions using a visualizing strategy independently in multi-paragraph reading; defining words using context clues (synonyms/antonyms); determining the size of a problem


Next week: Continue work finding the main idea/details and answering comprehension questions using a visualizing strategy independently in multi-paragraph reading; defining words using context clues (synonyms/antonyms); determining the size of a problem; brainstorming solutions to problems and predicting efficacy


4th hour:

Beginning Unit 3 - Turn Taking in Conversations, we will practice and evaluate conversation skills including making comments, asking questions and small talk in video clips and self-evaluation


Next week: Continue -Turn Taking in Conversations, we will practice and evaluate conversation skills including making comments, asking questions and small talk in video clips and self-evaluation


5th hour:

A: using text evidence to support answers with decreasing support; evaluating turn-taking in conversation skills specifically adding comments, asking questions and small talk

B: word parts for defining unknown vocabulary; notetaking - noticing the clues and transforming the information; using complete sentences while answering comprehension questions following a reading


Next week:

A: using text evidence to support answers with decreasing support; evaluating turn-taking in conversation skills specifically adding comments, asking questions and small talk in video clips and self-reflection


B: word parts for defining unknown vocabulary; notetaking - practice transforming the information; using complete sentences while answering comprehension questions following a reading

Mr. Downey

4th hour:

This Week: Topic 2: Solving Equations: One-step and Two-step equations, and Equations with Like Terms.

Next Week: Topic 2: Solving Equations: Equations with Distributive Property and Equations with Variables on both sides.


6th hour:

This Week: Begin new unit: Crossing the Line (fair and unfair advantages-allow or ban in professional sports?) Vocabulary and Informational Text

Next Week: Crossing the Line: Fiction and applying vocabulary

7th hour:

This Week: .Topic 2: Solving Equations: One-step and Two-step equations, and Equations with Like Terms

Next Week:. Topic 2: Solving Equations: Equations with Distributive Property and Equations with Variables on both sides.

Mrs. Hennekes

This week- Students read memoirs and broke apart the components of a memoir in order to build comprehension. They also worked on building knowledge of figurative language and authors craft to help them with annotating a memoir.


Next Week- Students will begin identifying objects that hold memories in order to brain storm ideas for writing a memoir.

Mrs. Melloway

Vocational Skills: Students participated in review and practice simulations on conversation skills of: Giving compliments and asking for help. Students generalized these skills during work simulations. Students began creating an artifact for their Transition Portfolio: writing a Letter to their Future teachers. They introduced themselves and stated their post-secondary goals. Students completed weekly job simulations that included a step-by-step process to completing the expectations of a job.


Functional English:

This week students worked on the writing process: researched branches of the armed forces, identified jobs specific to each branch that show how they are brave or how they keep us safe, they completed a topic planning web with this information, and finalized a Thank You letter to a Veteran. They continued to practice punctuation and capitalization rules and will use a topic planning web and an editing checklist to write a letter about things for which they are grateful. Students also completed Fastbridge progress monitoring for individual goals.


Math: Students completed repeated addition with arrays. Students reviewed place value and step to completing addition word problems.


Science/SS: Weekly Current Event: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade; Weekly map (landmarks, landforms and virtual tour of New York City; locating New York City on US and World Map); Reviewed matter, properties and states of matter. Used the steps of the scientific method to complete an experiment on Thermal Expansion.


Next week

Vocational Skills: Students will review and practice simulations on conversation skills of: Asking for help and joining in groups. Students will finish up their Letter to their Future Teacher with sections on: strengths, limits, preferences and things they do not like.


Functional English: Complete activities to practice determining the main idea from key details, and make inferences and sequence events using text features. Students will apply these to reading passages related to Thanksgiving and traditions. Students will generate a thank you letter, expressing gratitude, to a family member or friend.


Functional Math: Apply carrying/regrouping to solve word problems up to 3-digits. Individual goals will be assessed using Fastbridge and teacher made assessments.


Functional Science/Social Studies: Weekly Current Event: Charli D’Amelio’s New Book; Weekly map (landmarks, landforms, map features, scale); determine where Connecticut is located, distance from Saint Louis, Mo; and take a virtual tour of locating Norwalk Connecticut).

Ms. Pangelinan

Wilson Reading: This week students completed fluency progress monitoring and reviewed class mission statements. Students wrote a personal mission statement, created goals, and an action plan to achieve goals. Students also participated in activities from 4.2. Next week, students will complete an SOS activity with a short passage, use their graphic organizer to retell key events from the passage and continue working on activities from 4.2


Learning Strategies math 8th: This week, students reviewed our class mission statement, created their personal mission statement and developed goals and an action plan. They also practiced one and two step equations. They watched a video on inequalities and practiced solving one and two step inequalities. Next week, students will take a quiz on equations and inequalities and participate in a guided practice activity with setting up equations to solve real world problems.


Learning Strategies math 7th: This week, students reviewed our class mission statement, created their personal mission statement and developed goals and an action plan. They watched a video comparing fractions and ratios. Students worked on equivalent ratios, rate, and unit rate. Next week, students will continue practicing determining unit rate and use their knowledge of unit rates to solve real world problems.


ELA: This week students reviewed our class mission statement, created their personal mission statement and developed goals and an action plan. They completed progress monitoring activity for reading comprehension. Students also reviewed our graphic organizer for our read aloud novel and discussed key events and character traits. Students listened to the next chapter in our novel and helped to summarize key events on our graphic organizer. Next week, students will complete an activity on Why write and What to Write In their journals and they will participate in a comprehension activity for Thanksgiving.

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.


Each student is working on their individual goals as designated by their IEPs. 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.


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Mr. Cetro- cetro.damon@wgmail.org

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Mrs. Doerr- doerr.shana@wgmail.org

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Mr. Downey- downey.cliff@wgmail.org

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Mrs. Hennekes- hennekes.mackenzie@wgmail.org

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Mrs. Melloway- melloway.jenny@wgmail.org

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Ms. Pangelinan- pangelinan.maria@wgmail.org

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