SCO Treat day and classroom party
Dec. 22 is our last full day of school!
I just want to thank Mrs. Rudofski for everything during my maternity leave. I am happy to be back! I wish you a happy holiday season with your family and friends! Happy New Year!
Tuesday, Dec. 19- Summit Hill Junior High Band Tour
Friday, Dec. 22-SCO treat day and last day of school before Winter Break
Friday, Dec. 22nd – Book-It Forms due
*Don’t forget to keep up with your Book-It calendars! Our goal is 20 minutes a night of reading for five days a week. It can be weekends if some weeknights are busy.
**We will be participating in Fun Fridays in the classroom. This Friday will be holiday colors day. Wear green or red! You may also wear hats!
***Just a friendly reminder to please make sure students have their lunch and if for some reason students forget, please have lunches sent to the office by 12:30 P.M.
****If the temperature is above 20 degrees, we will be going out for recess. Please ensure your students have coats, hats, and gloves for the weather.
For the week of Dec. 18-22, here is a tentative schedule for Skrobanski’s Superheroes:
Reading- We will continue our story: Journey Series – Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies. The genre is informational text. We will work on the target skills and vocabulary as a whole and within our groups. The essential question from our story is “How are movies a form of communication?” We will focus on fact and opinion, explaining concepts and ideas, and domain-specific vocabulary. We will also focus on summarizing as our target strategy. We will be learning about the following Greek and Latin word parts: phon, photo, graph, auto, and tele. Each story will take roughly two weeks. We will generally take our summative vocabulary one day and the summative story test the following day. The summative tests will be this Thursday and Friday. Students will continuously be checking their daily assignment planner and have various formative assessments to practice understanding.
Fact and Opinion Explaining Concepts and Ideas Domain-Specific Vocabulary Target Vocabulary entertaining promote focus advertise jolts critics target thrilling angles generated Coming Distractions Spelling List-for 2 weeks Right now, we have 20 words. Students may choose to include challenge words as well (25). The spelling formative tests and summative test will be this week. 1-10 Formative (Wednesday) 11-20 Formative (Thursday) Spelling Summative on Friday bloom cookbook tool shampoo put wool stool proof prove group brook foolish bush crooked booth raccoon hook groom roof soup English- We will learn about verb tenses: past, present, and future. We will also study helping verbs and past participles. Our verb tenses grammar test will be this Friday. In addition, we will work on informative writing. Math- We will spend this week focusing on our Math facts and using different sites. We will begin a new unit after Winter Break! *We are going to be using a program called XtraMath to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic. Each student is invited to spend a few minutes each day practicing math on a computer, tablet, or phone. *Students are also able to utilize under my teacher webpage a site called mathantics. Students already have the username and password to help review classwork and do some extra practice to prepare for summative assessment(s). Science – We will wrap up our summative project planning guides for our slideshows. Students will be composing their own PowerPoint presentations on sense receptors. We will spend time researching animals with exceptional senses and sense receptors online. Students will have time to compile and present their slideshows! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call (815) 469-6993 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org