December 18-20, 2017
The students will be working on the following concepts in the subject areas below.
Reading-learning new sight words and reading their book. Homework—students are to practice their sight words at home and read their PCI book if they are on the PCI series.
Fast Forward Reading- Four students are working through modules in the Fast Forward Reading program. This program requires the student to listen and follow directions or to read short passages and click the correct answer to demonstrate comprehension.
Reading comprehension- As a class were are reading a page out of Charlette’s Web each day. Students are then asked to answer comprehension questions on the page. Homework-if you have a copy of the book it might be helpful if you read a page from it each night to your child. The more they hear it the better their comprehension will be. We will be covering the following pages in the book this week:
Monday-page 27 Tuesday-pages 28-30 Wednesday pages 31-32 Thursday-out Friday-out
Spelling- in class students will practice spelling their words correctly. At home they should be writing or spelling each word correctly at least five times a night.
Writing-Students will write a sentence for each of their spelling words. Later in the week students will be making a paragraph in one fo the following areas: 6th grade compare and contrast, 7th grade cause and effect, and 8th grade solving a problem. Homework: You can ask your child participate in activities to help generate their thinking. If they are a 6th grader ask them to compare two of their favorite foods—smell, taste, color and so on. If they are a 7th grader you could state something that has happened such as their favorite tv show be being canceled and ask them what the effect is. If they are an 8th grader you could ask them how they would solve a problem that is faced by teenagers such as how to prevent cyber bullying. It is ok for the student to answer you verbally. The main purpose of this activity is to get students to thinking about how to express themselves.
Students are also learning about their personal information such as first and last name, address, and phone number. You can help by asking your child to say their personal information each day. Also if any of this information has changed because you have moved I need to know as soon as possible so the student is not learning the wrong information.
Math- Students are engaged in various math activities throughout the day. Some of the skills the students are currently working on is adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator (1 student), adding and subtracting one digit numbers, being able to identify a cup from a set of measurment tools, recognizing numbers, using a calculator, counting money and budgeting skills (3 students), separating coins (4 students), reading graphs and answering questions, 6th graders are concentrating on learning how to find the range and mode from a set of data, and 7th and 8th graders are learning how to use the formula for the area of a circle to determine the circumference of a circle.
Science-will be studying photosynthesis this week. For homework students are to bring in a leaf from their yard.
Life skills- students will be doing work activities such as using a cash register, greeting others, filing tasks, keep count of the stock of snacks, running erands inside the school, laundry, sweeping, wiping tables, and dishes. Homework: Allowing your child to do household chores as independently as safety allows will help has greatly in this area. Students will also be cooking macroni and cheese in the microwave and on the stove top as well as popcorn for cooking activities.