JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

Week of October 28

What's going on in class?

Math

Our week review over fractions has ended! Next week will start off with a baseline test over Module 2 information. At the end of Module 2 we will have a quiz that will show the progression each student made throughout the lessons. We will then begin Module 2. Each student will be given the note sheets for the module to put in their binder just like we did in our first module. Students can take their binders home at anytime I just ask that ALL binders return the next day so students will not fall behind in the notes/lessons. Have a great weekend!!

Language Arts

Next week students will be starting the novel Hatchet in Language Arts. Please continue to ask your student about their weekly reading interests. (Please remind your student Hatchet is not permitted for weekly reading log).


Nightly reading homework-

Studies have shown that reading just 20 minutes per day will expose students to over a million words per year. This will then likely improve school grades as well as increase state standardized test scores. Please check with your child be make sure they are doing their nightly reading homework and filling out the log that goes with it.

Science

This week in science students have finished learning about the geologic time scale as well as various laws regarding formation and age of rock layers. Our next topic will be weathering and erosion. Students should plan to have a science quiz weekly. There is an extra credit assignment called Plate Motion Lab that is due NEXT Friday. This lab can be downloaded from schoology.


Students keep their Science Interactive Notebooks (INBs) in the classroom, but they are always welcome to take them home with them as long as they return the next day.

Social Studies

This week in social studies we continued to learn about Ancient Egypt. On Monday we presented our Ancient Egypt Research project. On Tuesday we learned about female rulers of Egypt. On Wednesday and Thursday the students learned about an exciting discovery in Egypt that happened this month. On Friday we took a summative quiz over Ancient Egypt. Next week we will finish with Ancient Egypt and begin learning about China. Have a great weekend!

Renaissance!

Students who earned a Renaissance card for the first term must have their student ID to receive their sticker. There is a BINGO party on Monday for students who earned a card during first term. If your student has lost their student ID, they may purchase a new one through the main office for $3.

Students of the Week!

Each week teachers will be nominating Team 2 students who demonstrate good character, work ethic, leadership, and or overall growth/ improvements. Below are our Students of the Week!

No Name Papers

We have had several no name papers turned in this year. If a student thinks they turned in an assignment but it shows missing in the grade book it is likely they didn't put a name on it. Please remind your child to always put their name, class, and hour on their papers.

Team 2 Expectations

Team 2 is consistent in our expectations in all our courses to create the best and most conducive learning environment for all students. We create these expectations and go over them multiple times with the team to insure that all students are able to be successful. We encourage you to review the expectations and discuss them with your student.

Grades

Students will be sending out weekly grade updates each Friday via e-mail. Please make sure your student has your email address as well as it being updated in Skyward. Parents will also have access to student grades at all times through the Skyward website or app. If you are unable to access Skyward please contact the office for further help.

Upcoming Events

10/14- No School

10/21- Student Led Conference

10/22- Student Led Conference

10/23- Student Led Conference

10/25- No School

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