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Liberty
Junior High School
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Mr. Cutright
7th and 8th Grade Special Education
Liberty Jr. High
jcutright@nlsd122.org
2018-2019 Start of the Year Information Sheets

Welcome to Liberty PowerPoint/Social Story:

Welcome_to_Liberty_PowerPoint.pptx

Hello parents!  Please see the link below regarding our program.

Liberty_SI_2016-2017.docx

Expectation Night:

2016_2017_Welcome_Letter.docx

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.

Classroom_Rules_20162017.docx

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.

Reward_Menu.docx

Cutright_Cash_Permission_2015.docx

Getting to Know Me Test:

Getting_to_know_me_2015.docx

Hello.  Welcome to Mr. Cutright's class website!  

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Current Events, Plans, and Study Guides for October 15th-19th

Hello parents,

Welcome to Mr. Cutright's site hub.

 Current Events August (As of 10/15/18)

Welcome to Liberty Junior High and Mr.. Cutright's website for the start of the 2018-2019 school year!  I am very excited to be working with such an awesome group of children this year.  This is your one-stop shopping site for all of the happenings in the classroom.  You will see what we are working on in class for the week.  There will be links for tests and quizzes.  Also, you will find the spelling words for our weekly tests listed here.

 

Science:   We will take our test over classifying animals Monday, October 15th.  We  will begin a unit on animal habitats, ecosystems, and food chains.  We also utilize Scholastic Magazine, Science Spin, and Time-For-Kids to supplement the curriculum this week. 

 

In Social Studies, we will begin a unit on the Civil War, Revolution, and American Symbols. We will supplement with map activities and chronological sequencing (timelines), main idea, and compare/contrast skills will be targeted during our units.  

MATH-

We will continue Chapter 12 in the Equals series.  We are covering fractions.  We are learning the proper way to say a fraction and doing hands-on activities to practice making fractions. We are learning about common denominators and adding fractions with common denominators.  We are taking the test in small portions and are over half-way through.  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.  

Language Arts

In grammar, we will work on verbs.

We will actively utilize 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".  We have not yet received our log-in information from District Office but I expect them soon.  

Group A RED MILESTONES: We will be reading and completing worksheets for the following stories:

We will complete Book 1.  Book 1 introduces single word what questions.  Speech bubbles also are introduced to depict sounds made by some animals.

We will read The Frog.  If time permits, we complete The Girl, The Boy.  Reinforced words:  jumps, boy, the, 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 GREEN READING MILESTONES:  We are spending time completing all of our packet work from previous stories.  Your child may be coming home with worksheets to complete in the coming days.  We will begin Level 4, Book 2 on Thursday.  We will read The Beaver's Home.  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.

The Spelling test will be on Monday, October 22nd.  Your child will bring home flashcards to help him study.

Red Book Spelling Words: try, had, let, hot, see, for, old

Green Book Spelling words for the week: building, dam, beavers, dive, learn, flat, time

Please continue to have your child practice skills in IXL math.  Their log-in is 122 first name last name (no spaces).  Their password is nlsd and their id# (no spaces).

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.

Razz-Kids

I am teacher jcutright2

Their password is their first name.