2/5/19

Math

Lately, in math class, students continue working on reviewing calculating change. Students have also started working on the concepts of patterns and rules such as repeating, growth, and decaying patterns. Students are also working with real world examples of patterns and schedules.

Language Arts

Lately, in Language Arts class, students are working on being “fearless” spellers by stretching words and sounding them out instead of asking the teacher how to spell words. On Wednesdays, students practice reading and analyzing short articles using the 5 W’s (What, Who, Where, When, Why). Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot and writing in their journals. On Mondays and Fridays, students are continuing their work in the First Author Writing Curriculum. Currently, students are working on the concept of brainstorming topics for writing.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling and worked at the school store. On Fridays, students are cooking a  meal together. Students are also working with money by making change and calculating totals using money manipulative.

1/15/19

Important Announcement: Cell phones during finals

Mr. Martin has sent out an announcement to parents and students stating that cell phones will not be permitted in the classrooms on the days of the finals, Wednesday January 16, Thursday January 17, and Friday January 18. It is important that students follow this policy to keep down distractions and to eliminate any unfortunate incidents that could occur, i.e. accusations of cheating, cell phone noises distracting during class, etc. Click here to read Mr. Martin’s letter for further information.

Math

Students have been reviewing for their final exams by writing their own story problems. These story problems will be checked over by their math teacher and then used as the questions on their final test.

Language Arts

Students have been reviewing for their finals by continuing to practice sentence corrections and ending punctuation.

Job Skills

Students will have a three part final. Yesterday, students independently ran the recycling program without any teacher input or direction. Today, students will demonstrate their knowledge of the school store. Thursday, students will be charged with planning, bringing in their own ingredients, and independently cooking a meal for themselves.

1/9/19

Important Announcement!

Students have been reminded that their Semester Long Life Skills Assignment is due Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. Students were expected to be working on the packet all throughout the semester before turning it in in January. If students have lost their copy of their packet another one can be found In the class links section under “Independent Living Skills Homework Assignment.” Since this is a semester long project, it is worth a lot of points. Not turning in this project will negatively affect students’ grades.

Math

Lately, in math class, students continued reviewing and practicing money skills. Students will continue working on money skills through bell work. Students completed a mini-project where they planned and budgeted for a holiday party for 15 people. This included creating a shopping list, calculating prices and change, and making sure to stay in the budget of $40. Currently, students are continuing a lesson on thinking mathematically through the process of understanding and solving one and two step real world story problems.

Language Arts

Lately, in Language Arts class, students continued working on punctuation, capitalization, and basic grammar rules through bell work. On Wednesdays, students practice reading and analyzing short articles using the 5 W’s (What, Who, Where, When, Why). Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot and writing in their journals. On Mondays and Fridays, students are continuing their work in the First Author Writing Curriculum. Currently, students are working on the concept of brainstorming topics for writing.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling and worked at the school store. Students had a mini-lesson on the importance of table manners right in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Students have also continued their work on how to have conversations with others. Students also have practiced filling out a job application and discussed the different types of information they will need when applying for a job.

 

Homework check!

Important Massage!

Students have been reminded that their third check in for their Semester Long Life Skills Assignment is next Monday, December 3rd. Students are expected to be working on the packet all throughout the semester before turning it in in January. If students have lost their copy of their packet another one can be found In the class links section underIndependent Living Skills Homework Assignment.”

November 27, 2018

Math

Lately, in math class, students continued reviewing and practicing money skills. Students will continue working on money skills through bell work. Students completed a mini-project where they planned and budgeted for a Thanksgiving dinner for 6 people. This included creating a menu, calculating prices and change, and drawing specific amounts of change using the lease amount of coins and bills. Currently, students have begun a lesson on thinking mathematically through the process of understanding and solving one and two step real world story problems.

Language Arts

Lately, in Language Arts class, students continued working on punctuation, capitalization, and basic grammar rules through bell work. On Wednesdays, students practice reading and analyzing short articles using the 5 W’s (What, Who, Where, When, Why). Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot and writing in their journals. On Mondays and Fridays, students are continuing their work in the First Author Writing Curriculum. Currently, students are working on the concept of brainstorming topics for writing.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling and worked at the school store. Students had a mini-lesson on the importance of table manners right in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Students have also continued their work on how to have conversations with others. Students also have practiced filling out a job application and discussed the different types of information they will need when applying for a job.

November 2nd, 2018

Math

This week in math class, students continued reviewing and practicing money skills. Students finished and turned in their Haunted House Project. One student worked extra hard and created a model of his haunted house!

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts class, students continued working on punctuation. Students continued working on the difference between using a period (.), a exclamation point (!), and a question mark (?) by writing sentences for each one and sharing them with the class. We also have been practicing using commas correctly in sentences. Students have also started the first Author’s Writing Curriculum. During these times, students are encouraged to write whatever they want. These writing samples are then shared with the class later in the week. On Wednesday, students practice reading and analyzing short articles using the 5 W’s (What, Who, Where, When, Why). Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot and writing in their journals.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling, worked at the school store, and used the internet to research a career they were interested in pursuing after high school. Students read about and practiced appropriate body language for a place of employment. They finished off the week viewing two videos. One was about essential tips for good conversations, and the other was about how body language effects how we feel about ourselves.

October 26, 2018

Math

This week in math class, students continued reviewing and practicing money skills. If you have noticed your son or daughter bringing home more homework than usual, this is because we have started working on a project this week. Students have been working on a Design Your Own Haunted House packet and are charged with finishing parts they do not finish in class at home. In the packet, students are working on skills such as planning, budgeting, calculating change, and writing sentences. The entire project will be due on Halloween, October 31st.

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts class, students continued working on punctuation. Students continued working on the difference between using a period (.), a exclamation point (!), and a question mark (?) by writing sentences for each one and sharing them with the class. We also have been practicing using commas correctly in sentences. On Wednesday, students practice reading and analyzing short articles using the 5 W’s (What, Who, Where, When, Why). Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot and writing in their journals.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling, worked at the school store, and used the internet to research a career they were interested in pursuing after high school. Students read about and practiced appropriate ways to start and have conversations.

October 19th, 2018

Just a reminder that our Fall field trip to the Detroit Zoo will be on next Friday. Students will be advised to either bring money for lunch, or pack a sack lunch. Also, considering the majority of the exhibits are outside, they should also check the weather the night before so they dress accordingly.

Math

This week in math class, students continued reviewing and practicing money skills. If you have noticed your son or daughter bringing home more homework than usual, this is because we have started working on a project this week. Students have been working on a Design Your Own Haunted House packet and are charged with finishing parts they do not finish in class at home. In the packet, students are working on skills such as planning, budgeting, calculating change, and writing sentences. The entire project will be due on Halloween, October 31st.

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts class, students continued working on punctuation. Students continued working on the difference between using a period (.), a exclamation point (!), and a question mark (?) by writing sentences for each one and sharing them with the class. We also have been practicing using commas correctly in sentences. On Wednesday, students practice reading and analyzing short articles using the 5 W’s (What, Who, Where, When, Why). Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot and writing in their journals.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling, worked at the school store, and used the internet to research a career they were interested in pursuing after high school. Students read about and practiced appropriate ways to start and have conversations.

October 12, 2018

Math

This week in math class, students continued reviewing and practicing money skills. They continue to work on identifying coins and bills by names and worth, adding coins and bills, and calculating change using a $20 bill. Place value has not been mastered yet and will continued to be addressed through daily bell work at the beginning of each class.

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts class, students continued working on punctuation. Student continued working on the difference between using a period (.), a exclamation point (!), and a question mark (?) by writing sentences for each one and sharing them with the class. Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot and writing in their journals.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling, worked at the school store, and used the internet to research a career they were interested in pursuing after high school. Students will be creating a poster displaying their findings for their jobs. Once finished, students worked on the proper format for letters and emails.

September 28th, 2018

Important Massage!

Students have been reminded that their first check in for their Semester Long Life Skills Assignment is next Monday, October 1st. Students are expected to be working on the packet all throughout the semester before turning it in in January. If students have lost their copy of their packet another one can be found In the class links section under “Independent Living Skills Homework Assignment.” 

Math

This week in math class, students started reviewing and practicing money skills. They have been working on identifying coins and bills by names and worth, adding coins and bills, and calculating change using a $20 bill. Place value has not been mastered yet and will continued to be addressed through daily bell work at the beginning of each class.

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts class, students have begun working on punctuation. We began this week with working on the difference between using a period (.), a exclamation point (!), and a question mark (?) by writing sentences for each one and sharing them with the class. Students also continue to work on their memory and listening comprehension by listening to the story The Adventurer’s Guild and having class discussions about the events of the plot.

Job Skills

This week in job skills students collected recycling, cooked pancakes, worked at the school store, and used the internet to research a career they were interested in pursuing after high school. Students will be creating a poster displaying their findings for their jobs.

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