Welcome Back everyone!
We’re working hard to remember all of our systems and procedures. One way we do this is by using a binder to keep track of our work. The binder is split into sections for each class. Different classes have different handouts that will be referred back to over the course of the year. Part of high school is being more independent, responsible and making goals for ourselves. The students will participate in groups that will discuss ways to increase these areas and ensure that we are making realistic goals for ourselves. One way to help with this is to encourage your child to use a wallet.
We are putting together a basket for the raffle at the LABBB Craft Fair (Dec. 2nd at LHS). Our class voted on the theme of “Star Wars” we will be collecting any Star Wars items that you would like to donate or any monetary donations through mid-October. We will be planning a trip to go and purchase items that could be used in our basket in November.
Dates to remember:
Wednesday September 20 – Picture Day! Dress snazzy and smile!
Thursday September 21st – No School!! Rosh Hashanah
Monday October 9th- No School! Columbus Day
Wednesday October 18th- Open House! Parents Only!! Meet the staff… 6-8 pm
Thursday October 26th- No School! Professional Development for the teachers
ELA: We are working on different types of skills good readers use while reading. This includes: visualizing, making inferences, making connections, summarizing, and finding important information. We made presentations about our summer vacations to the whole class using Google Slides.
MATH: During math, we are reviewing skills needed to solve word problems including “Cubes” – circle key number words, underline the question, box math words, eliminate unneeded information, and solve. Next we will begin geometry.
SCIENCE: We are starting with our genes! The students have been studying how heredity works, Punnet Squares, and making sense of why some of us can roll our tongues and some cannot. We will continue with the Biology theme for the school year.
HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES: This class offers both traditional history lessons (US History from 1865- present) and current events. We started this year discussing various economic changes throughout different parts of the country: Cattle Drives, Railroads, and we will be looking at big businesses, monopolies, and factories.