Reminders: 

  • Locker Clean Out (during Lynx Life)- March 10th
  • 6th Grade Zoo Field Trip- March 13th (CANCELLED)
  • End of Trimester 2- March 20th
  • 1/2 Day Grading- March 20th
  • Spring Break- April 13th to April 17th
  • Earth Day- April 22nd
  • SBA Testing Window- Monday, April 27th to Tuesday, May 19th

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 with an emphasis on identifying the subject and predicate. 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 writing strong thesis statements and learning about how to write a lead/hook/attention grabber for essays. We will also be doing the IAB Test which is a practice test for the Smarter Balance Assessment. On Friday, students will be participating in progress monitoring. 

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 with an emphasis on identifying the subject and predicate. 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 continue to be creating outlines and writing a corresponding response. On Tuesday the students will take an assessment on how to fill out an outline and turn it into a paragraph. On Friday, students will be participating in progress monitoring. 

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. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday students participate in rotations between direction instruction and independent activities. Additionally, students participate in restorative circles 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 learning strategies to set up a good homework space, breaking down tasks, and being a helpful person to others.

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

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