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


 
Current Events, Plans, and Study Guides for August 21-25th

Hello parents,

Welcome to Mr. Cutright's site hub.  Here you will find information regarding your child's classwork for the week and information about upcoming tests and quizzes.  Also, you will see reminders about upcoming trips and events for your child.

Current Events August (As of 8/20)

Hello parents!   Science:   Our first week will be mostly procedural.  We will review expectations for the class and practice classroom behavior expectations.  We will begin with learning about our bodies and all of the functions.  We have special glasses to view the eclipse Monday.  We also utilize Scholastic Magazine, Science Spin, and Time-For-Kids to supplement the curriculum this week.  

In Social Studies,   Our first week will be mostly procedural.  We will review class expectations. We will learn about culture(s) and terms that go with it.  We will supplement with map activities and chronological sequencing (timelines), main idea, and compare/contrast skills will be targeted during our units.   

Our Math Equals group will review math tools and manipulatives.  We will also review cause-and-effect.  Also, we will begin with basic problem solving activities.  During the year, we continue counting money and 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

Your child will complete a 5 question comprehension test with who, what, when, where, and why questions for most stories.  I am not sure that we will begin with these tests during week 1.If we complete all of the work from both of these stories, we will begin the next story in the series and accompanying materials will be sent home.  

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

On the Rock:  Reinforced Words:  a, bug, walks, the, bird, jumps, mom, stops, sits, falls, helps, finds, runs, end

On the Ox:  Reinforced Words:  an, ox, stands, on the, a, jumps, dog, cat, frog, bird, bug, sits, branch, 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 read "The Long Ears" to complete the packet work.   We will work on "Two Cats" if time permits.  Prepositional phrases that are part of the noun phrase are introduced,  These phrases are chunked as a single unit to show that the prepositional phrase is actually part of the noun phrase and acts as a postmodifier of the noun.  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:  This Test will be on Monday, August 28th.  Firstt test of the year!

(Group A)  On the Rock:  rock, dirt, on, Mom, bug, baby

(Group B)  Long Ears: all, ear, ears, fur, rabbit, rabbits

Please continue to have your child practice skills in IXL math.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 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 2016/2017 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