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 November (As of 1/2019)
We are continuing our First Author Writing Program. There are 30 days of lessons leading up to our actual writing. Thanks for sending in the pictures and magazines to get our new program off of the ground floor. We recently wrote about our holidays.
Science: We will continue a unit on scientific method and experiments. We are learning about states of matter.. We also utilize Scholastic Magazine, Science Spin, and Time-For-Kids to supplement the curriculum this week.
In Social Studies, we will continue a unit on the 13 Colonies. We will supplement with map activities and chronological sequencing (timelines), main idea, and compare/contrast skills will be targeted during our units.
We continue a unit on telling time with old-fashioned clocks. It is from the Touch Math series. We will also review addition. We will utilize Touch Math, Counters and number lines (depending on your child's preference). We will add days to the calendar (also indicating the day of the week). We will add fractions with like denominators. This will lead to us practicing the same skills with subtracting. 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 exclamation sentences.
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 begin Book 2. Book 2 introduces single word who? questions. Speech bubbles also are introduced to depict sounds made by some animals.
We will read the Bridge. This is the last story in book 2. A Girl Wins is the first story in book 3. 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 on Level 4, Book 3. We will complete the worksheets for Hank Aaron . We will read King Midas if time permits. 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 Friday, January 18th. Your child will bring home flashcards to help him study.
Red Book Spelling Words: matter, gas, solid, liquid, state, science.
Green Book Spelling words for the week: matter, solid, liquid, gas, experiment, chemistry, science
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.
I am teacher jcutright2
Their password is their first name.
World Cultures Notes:
World Cultures and U.S. History Web quests and Projects:
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