Liberty Jr. High
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Hello parents! Please see the link below regarding our program.
The link below for class rules during the 2017/2018 school year. We will devote the first few weeks of school reviewing the rules and rewarding those that follow them.
Please see the link below regarding our class reward system. We utilize Cutright Cash as the primary motivator. Kids can cash in their money daily to obtain prizes listed.
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Current Events March (As of 5/7)
As the year winds down, we are working on goal setting. We talked about short, medium, and long-term goals. With only a few weeks of school remaining, it is important to continue working hard.
Tuesday is our trip to Chicago Dough. Kids will eat the pizza, soup, salad, and wing buffet along with a soft drink. We completed menu activities and discussed tax, tip, and discounts.
We have a library trip on Thursday. Finally, we have our end-of-the-year picnic on May 21st. All parents are welcome to attend from 12:00-1:30.
Science: We will continue a unit on matter. We also utilize Scholastic Magazine, Science Spin, and Time-For-Kids to supplement the curriculum this week.
In Social Studies, we will complete our Scholastic Magazines for the month. We will also complete Life Skills Reader stories and questions for the next 10 school days. We will supplement with map activities and chronological sequencing (timelines), main idea, and compare/contrast skills will be targeted during our units.
We will also work on utilizing calculators to solve multi-digit addition and subtraction. we will also discuss volume, mass, and matter with things like soup cans, containers, and other objects. Also, we began counting pennies, nickels, and dimes (Skip Counting via Touch Points/Touch Math). Our Math Equals group continues reviewing Touch Math concepts and completing addition worksheets. We will begin several grocery store/clothing store type activities. This includes using a calculator to add and subtract money amounts (including decimals). We have also begun working on "carrying the one" when adding change. We are practicing "sending the one to the neighbor". Some children will use manipulatives if Touch Math is not working at this time. During the year, we continue counting money and telling time. As part of our grocery store activities, we are looking at grocery store ads and will be cutting coupons in the future. Eventually, we will begin learning bout check-writing and use this for "depositing" Cutright Cash and making purchases within the classroom. For telling time, some children will work on telling time to the nearest minute and others in 5-minute intervals. Paper money will be introduced and we are combining bills and coins at your child's level. We will continue to work on sorting fraction pieces (including halves, thirds, and fourths), defining numerators and denominators, writing fractions and mixed numbers, and proper terminology (thirds, fourths, fifths, etc.). We will continue to learn about basic measurements used in cooking and see their relation to fractions (e.g. four 1/4 cups is 1 cup). We are supplementing with addition and subtracting practice (mostly single-digit) and utilize Touch Math, manipulative, and other strategies that work best for your child. We are also utilizing educational apps for time and money practice, along with play money and clock flash cards.
In grammar, we will work on simple sentences, compound sentences, combining sentences, word order in sentences, telling sentences, yelling sentences, and asking sentences.
We have been actively utilizing the ReadLive (Read Naturally) website to complete reading activities. We are trying to complete at least two stories per week. There is a reading component as well as comprehension questions, a retell, and a description section with each story. Students complete a "cold read" without any practice. Next, they practice the story (the program reads the story along with the kids for additional practice) until they meet their personal goal (minimum 3 attempts) and then read the story again for a "hot read".
Group A RED MILESTONES: We will be reading and completing worksheets for the following stories:
We will begin Book 4. Book 4 introduces single word what questions. Speech bubbles also are introduced to depict sounds made by some animals.
We will read What? Reinforced words: a, fish, frog, an, ant, the, end. If time permits, we complete The Pig Drinks. Reinforced words: a, bug, stands, sits, cat, the, frog, end. The skills addressed in these stories include: Identifying a word based on the picture, identifying the correctly spelled word, circling the correct phrase, identifying an action based on a picture, writing a correct word to fill in a blank, sequencing, fluency, and comprehension. We continue to supplement the reading materials with educational apps (Razz Kids, Sight Words, etc.), Read Naturally, and tiles (both single letter and letter blends). We also utilize Level 1 for Scholastic and Level 1 in Time for Kids.
Group B YELLOW READING MILESTONES: We will continue book 9. We will read The Girl and the Elves. If time permits, we will also read A Plant in the House. The skills addressed in these stories include: Identifying a word based on the picture, identifying the correctly spelled word, circling the correct phrase, identifying an action based on a picture, writing a correct word to fill in a blank, sequencing, fluency, and comprehension. We continue to supplement the reading materials with educational apps (Razz Kids, Sight Words, etc.), and Read Naturally. We also utilize Level 1 for Scholastic and Level 1 in Time for Kids.
Spelling words for the week: Flashcards will come home during the week for study and review.
We will not have any more spelling tests for the remainder of the year.
Please continue to have your child practice skills in IXL math. You should all have your IXL login and password These may include counting money, telling time, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and adding or subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. A majority of the skills we work on during the year for all students are on IXL.
Please have your child complete a story per week on KidsA-Z (Razz-Kids) and complete the questions. Your child can also read educational magazines such as Highlights and earn Cutright Cash for completed work.
World Cultures Notes:
World Cultures and U.S. History Web quests and Projects:
Christmas Carol Materials:
Comparative and Superlative: