August 28th – September 1st

Please visit our photo gallery for some pictures from our viewing of the Eclipse and our solar system project!

Next week in class looks like this:

ELA- Speaking and listening skills- finding a group consensus, using context cues and secondary sources to define words, writing conventions (paragraph, sentence), writing prompts for narratives

Math- Equations – determining operation in word problems, fact fluency and functional math (time – including elapsed time and the language of time)

Social Studies – Symbols of America (Washington Monument project)

Life Skills – Continuation of making good choices for independent living as related to the  6 components of health – this week we focus on emotional health and  self-esteem

Vocational – Coffee Shop

Wednesday is an early release day!

Friday is the first football game and we will have a pep rally fourth block!




Week of August 21st

ELA – Daily Language review, speaking and listening skills with continued practice in propelling an on topic conversation through appropriate participation (posing and answering) questions and review of how to write good sentences and paragraphs. We will also complete Fall Brigance Assessments.
Math- Continued equations, fact fluency practice and functional math, complete Brigance Assessments.
Science – ECLIPSE activities
Life Skills – Preparing for independent living – making good choices for healthy living, budgeting and maintaining a check register
Vocational – Coffee shop – New job assignments this week!

I will out 1/2 Wed. morning and on Friday. We have our regular sub (Mrs. Chewning) covering and it will be business as usual!

Another Great Week! What’s the plan for August 14-18?

The students had another great week! We successfully opened coffee shop and it is running smoothly!

This week students begin their life skills unit on planning for independent living. With the money they earn working coffee shop, each student will keep a check register and make independent living choices

We will continue our math unit on equations with a focus on determining operations in word problems. Students will also complete Brigance Assessments.

During ELA instruction, we will continue working on writing conventions, parts of speech and speaking and listening skills (specifically setting rules for discussions and learning to question and respond to questions to propel an “on topic” conversation). Students will begin using sources to define words and also complete Brigance Assessments.

During Science, we will complete our review of the scientific method, go over lab safety and begin to discuss the upcoming Eclipse.

During Social Studies, we will further discuss communities and how they may be formed by human activities, place and customs.


August 21st: Delayed release due to Solar Eclipse; Curriculum Night
September 1st: Tentative 1st CBI

What a great first week!

We had a great first week in Room 227. No problems getting to electives and students are quickly racking up the awesome cards towards our first class reward. I can tell this year will be great! We spent a good bit of time this week on procedures, setting up class rules and expectations and get to know you activities. We also began taking math baselines and reviewing parts of speech and writing conventions. We started reading Marsh Island and had a cooking lesson activity. On Friday we celebrated our summer birthdays with Coach Lack’s class.

Next week we will continue and complete our novel study. We are increasing reading comprehension and thinking skills through higher level thinking and analytical questions following each day’s readings. We will continue to learn and review parts of speech and also review writing conventions. We will complete Brigance baseline assessments in math and reading and start our math center rotations to include 1:1 teacher work, math activity and individualized independent practice. For social studies we will talk about communities and for science we will review the scientific process and lab safety.

Have a great weekend!