JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

April 13 - April 17

A video from us to you!

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What's going on in class?


Another week of e-learning is in the books! I want to say how proud I am of everyone for adapting to the live sessions. We have completed the first half of our Geometry unit and students have been assigned their first quiz! I love the effort I am seeing in students during our live sessions, it is a short amount of time, but they are all staying on task and giving their best (which is all I ask). As they are becoming more comfortable with being on video, the interaction is starting to increase. This makes it much more interesting and fun for all of us (me included). Just a reminder to follow our expectations when on video sessions.

Please continue to ask questions if you run into any issues with logging into Zoom, our lessons, or any other resources we use. I am here to help, but I cannot help if I do not know there are issues happening. You can always refer to the videos I have posted in the Math Schoology page to help as well. I look forward to next week and the continued growth and interaction I am seeing from all the students.

Have a great weekend and stay safe!

Language Arts

Great job this week Team 2! I'm so proud of each and every one of you!

This week students continued working on the story All Summer in a Day. We discussed setting and the stages of plot. Next week we will start discussing internal vs external conflict. Students will also be able to get creative and start discussing alternate endings for the story. Continue to watch the daily videos, attending live sessions, and emailing with any questions.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week!


Hey Wildcats!

I’m so proud of the work our Wildcats have put into making eLearning successful! Let’s continue the AMAZING job next week!

This Week: We have finished our first standard PS 1-1 Atoms, Molecules, and Atomic Composition with a project! This Project was a TEST GRADE! (That means it’s worth 80% of your final grade for this term.)

Next Week: We are going to start a new mini unit on CHEMICAL REACTIONS! We have touched briefly on Chemical Reactions before we dismissed for Spring Break, but now we are going to go a little further in detail and discuss CONSERVATION OF MASS! Students will be able to access Monday’s for next week today at 3 pm.

Health Update:

In your third term report card you received a letter from the JCMS Science Department laying out the topics for Health and Human Sexuality that will begin in May. Like many of the other changes that have happened when we transitioned to online learning, those topics have also changed. In sixth grade the Health and Safety Topics that will be covered this spring will be:

- Staying Safe Online

- Personal Hygiene

- Substance Abuse

- Infectious Diseases, Noninfectious Diseases, & Hand washing

- Wearing Sunscreen & Staying Hydrated

This week I am celebrating our students advocating for their needs. I have heard from so many of you regarding the need for help to access passwords, clarification of directions, etc. This is a life skill that you are tackling right now and I am so proud of you. If you have not reached out to ask questions and you are struggling, please contact me!

Sixth Grade Science will start having live office hours every school day from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The link to join live office hours is below the Live Time link in our science course. Please join if you have any questions as we will be able to help you.

I proud of you and I believe in you!

Mrs. Green

Social Studies

It was another great week of online learning! The live sessions this week were excellent, with lots of good participation from students. The students are doing a fantastic job asking questions when they are confused and when they need clarification. This week we wrapped up our unit covering Ancient Rome. The students learned about Julius Caesar and the Fall of Rome. Our graded assignment this week is the Fall of Rome discussion board.

This e-learning experience is still new to all of us so please let me know if you are confused about anything. For every lesson, I've posted a video with directions and information covering that day's lesson. Please continue coming to live sessions and completing school work. As always, if there are any questions please let me know.

Have a good weekend!

Mr. Engeman

News from the Library

This week I’m sharing with you another fabulous free website -– Crabtree Publishing (http://www.crabtreebooks.com/Digital/DigitalLogin.aspx)

Username: read

Password: free

The book I’m reading on this website is, Censorship and Privacy by Charlie Ogden. This book talks about your rights including freedom of speech and the importance of privacy. Read about two different kinds of censorship – art and religious.

Check out the other books, too!

Best regards,

Gloria Woods gloriawoods@usd475.org

Library Media Specialist

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A note from administration:

Parents, please encourage students to reflect on their password to activate their tablets; making sure their device is secure and unique to them and unknown to others (besides their parents).
We want students to be protected and prevent people from accessing their accounts. Be aware that the district technology department has the ability to check who is logging in as other people. Be safe. Be responsible.

Translating Smore Newsletter -Traducir la hoja informativa de Smore

Smore newsletters you receive can be translated by Clicking the translate button at the bottom of the screen. Below is a picture of the translate page option.

La informaccion de Smore que usted recibe se puede traducir usando el buton el la parte inferior de la pantalla . A contunuacion se muestra un imagen de la opcion de pagina de traduccion.

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