Weekly Newsletter

October 4, 2019

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Hi Team 8!

It's the 9th week of school! Just a reminder that this is the last week of the grading period. Please encourage students to finish strong, turn in missing assignments and complete retakes before Friday October 11!
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This week, students have been working on solving equations rational coefficients and equations that have special solutions. They took a quiz on Wednesday They need to schedule a time with me to review before or after school if they want to make corrections to their assessment. We started writing mathematical statements using symbolic language. Students will have their last assessment next Wednesday! I hope you have a great weekend!
Number of solutions to linear equations | Linear equations | Algebra I | Khan Academy
Solving Linear Equations That Contain Fractions

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Karissa Hammock



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Download the PDF document to see the assignments that we have been working on for the 1st three weeks of class. These assignments are in the grade book and students are allowed to retake them as much as they want to get a higher score.
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U.S. History

American History ~ Mrs. Reilly

Hello All!

We had a pretty good week!

Monday: 60's Day!! We had a work day! I wanted to make sure we started the week off fresh with no missing assignments or late work! This day was a good day to get caught up and on schedule.

Tuesday: 70's day! We have been talking A LOT about the bill of rights and what rights we have as citizens! It was time to put our knowledge to the test! We played the game "So you think you know your rights!" We observed court cases and decided if the people had the right or not and under which amendment. It was a fun day!

Wednesday: 80's day! Like I mentioned earlier we have been talking about our rights as U.S. citizens. I thought it would be interesting if we came up with "rights" just for JCMS students! Wednesday we spent the hour coming up with those!

Thursday: 90's day! We went over the top 5 most common rights that they came up with on Wednesday and discussed why they should be rights! It was cool to see some of the students so passionate about certain topics.

Friday: JC pride day! On Friday we prepped for our last assessment of the quarter on Monday! The students did AWESOME analyzing and creating a MEAL paragraph as a class! The court cases we will be looking at on Monday are posted if you and your students want to get a sneak peak!

Take a look at some of the pics below to see your kids awesome styles!!!

If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org

Or at extension 4864

Instagram: mrs.reillyu.s.history19_20

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Please see the following for information about essay contests!

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Foundations Language Arts

Hello Everyone!

October is finally here! Students have taken October's ISIP assessment. This measures each student's reading current readability level, focusing on skills such as word analysis, text fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and overall reading.

We are just wrapping up Unit-1/Lesson-2, which focuses on Theme and summarizing. Students will be taking a quiz over the lesson at the end of the week. We reviewed the lesson with an exciting KAHOOT review game.

Students are required to write in their agendas each day when they enter the classroom prior to completing their bell-work. It is a participation grade each week, and parents can see what students are doing in class each day.

HOMEWORK: Students receive a homework reading log at the beginning of each week, and it is due every Friday. They are required to read at home for at least 15-minutes each night (Monday-Thursday), and complete the log/questions. Students must remember to turn in on Friday. The reading log was placed in Schoology this week so that students could access it electronically as well if they would prefer to type it.

JCMS T-Shirts

Parents support your students and their school! Buy the Student designed JCMS T-Shirt and Hoodies. All funds made from these sales support teacher grants and Renaissance program.

ORDER ONLINE and pick up at JCMS!

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Please Don't Be Absent!

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact.As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.

For more information, you can visit http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/

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