Reminders/Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Feb. 17-21 Mid Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

Writing Lab: Students have a daily journal entry which focuses on a skill each day. Mondays students will learn about prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Tuesdays students will learn rules for editing written work. Wednesdays students will learn about parts of speech and sentence structure. Thursdays students are learning about frequently used idioms, which helps with inference based skills. Fridays students are given a writing prompt and asked to do a quick write. 

  • The main focus for this week's lessons will be information writing skills pertaining to outlining essays.On Friday, students will be participating in progress monitoring. Next week students will be have an assessment over essay outlining, which will require the student to do an essay outline by him/herself.

6th English language arts: Students have a daily journal entry which focuses on a skill each day. Mondays students will learn about prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Tuesdays students will learn rules for editing written work. Wednesdays students will learn about parts of speech and sentence structure. Thursdays students are learning about frequently used idioms, which helps with inference based skills. Fridays students are given a writing prompt and asked to do a quick write. 

  • This week students will be introduced to Step Up to Writing, which focuses on expository writing. They will be learning about the different colors and shapes that help organize a writers ideas. Additionally, students will practice re-creating a paragraph based off identifying the topic sentence, transitions and main ideas, and conclusion.

Learning strategies:  Students are conferencing and setting a goal/task on Monday with the teacher and reflecting on the progress with the teacher on Friday to increase responsibility and likelihood to meet the goal/task is completed. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday students participate in rotations between direction instruction and independent activities. Additionally, students participate in restorative circles twice a week to build a better community of learners that help each other succeed. This week students will be continuing to learn executive functioning skills with an emphasis on flexibility and improvising.

Self-Understanding, Organizational Skills, Time Management Abilities, Emotion Control, Behavior Control, Flexibility, Initiative, Attention, Working Memory, Persistence

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