September 2

Welcome Students! 2019-2020

 

  • Keep track of your education and get actively involved by practicing online NWEA assessments to improve your scores as you indicated in your learning plan.
  • Involve your parents by showing them your planners and reviewing together your lessons.
  • Be proud of yourself. You are smart students and can achieve academic success if you stay focused in class, read for 30 minutes each day, and do your homework each day.
  • I will post links to educational websites, academic vocabulary, and interactive grammar activities  to improve your language proficiency.
  • Looking forward to a productive school year!
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September 13

Hello,The DSO is offering a free concert at the FCPAC on Sept. 22 at 3:00.  I wanted to  let you know about this and ask that you put this info. on your school blog so that families will be able to take advantage of this free concert.   Feel free to also share this with your staff.  Thanks!

Concert Description:

On Sunday, September 22 at 3 PM, the DSO will give a free performance at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation. Across all of its 2019-2020 programming, the DSO celebrates the centennial of Orchestra Hall, built in 1919 as the first permanent home of the orchestra. From 1941-1951, Orchestra Hall became the Paradise Theatre, a celebrated venue for jazz and blues artists. The 2019-2020 season also marks the 20th anniversary of the DSO’s Paradise Jazz Series, which takes its name from Orchestra Hall’s ten-year history as the Paradise Theatre.

Join conductor Jacob Joyce as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrates the centennial of Orchestra Hall, featuring works performed during the Orchestra’s first season at Orchestra Hall. The DSO pays tribute to the hall’s jazz roots with a performance of Duke Ellington Fantasy, a nod to the Paradise Theatre’s earliest concerts, which included a date featuring Duke Ellington just four weeks after the venue opened.

Here is a link to reserve tickets:

https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=6311&prod=6310
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September 9

Week of Sep.9-13

Pre-algebra

Unit of Study: Exponents

Students will learn how to solve equations applying exponents’ rules

( group work/ Independent skill).

SLOT: Student will review integers.

Assessment: Friday 9/13/19

ELA

Unit of Study: Narrative Text and plot Elements

Students will analyze fiction texts ( Text # 2) titled ” The Ultimate Weapon”, identify plot elements and cite textual evidence to support claim.

Students will apply structured reading and writing , complete plot Diagram # 2 and will orally present it. It will be graded as a summative assessment.

U.S. History

Unit of Study:  Earliest Americans- continue

Students will read and analyze an  informational book and learn significant facts about Earliest Americans.  Student will learn new academic vocabulary.

They will complete Frayer model and write a structured summary.

Assessment: Tuesday 9/10/19

Physical Science

Unit of Study: The Scientific Method- continue

They will read and analyze informational texts and create foldable/ thinking maps.

They will learn new academic vocabulary(observation- qualitative/ quantitative/ inference/ experiment/ variable/ control).

Dear Parents,

Please check your child’s planner for the homework assignments every day. 

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September 2

Welcome Dear Students! Week of September 3- 6

Pre-algebra

Unit of Study: Integers/ Absolute value

Students will learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers.

ELA

Unit of Study: Narrative Text and plot Elements

Students will analyze fiction texts, identify plot elements and cite textual evidence to support claim (CER).

Students will apply structured reading and writing , complete plot Diagram and will orally present it. It will be graded as a summative assessment.

U.S. History

Unit of Study:  Early Explorations of New World

Students will read and analyze an  informational book and learn significant facts about Age of discovery.  Student will learn new academic vocabulary.

They will complete Frayer model and Cornell Notes.

Study Skills

Lesson Focus: Order of Operations

Students will learn how to solve equations using Order of Operations.

Physical Science

Unit of Study: The Scientific Method

They will read and analyze informational texts and create foldable/ thinking maps.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Dear Parents,

Please check your child’s planner for the homework assignments every day. 

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May 29

Summer Learning Expectations

According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.  In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, middle school students will be  expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall.  Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in August.  Below are the literacy expectations by building name.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

 

Woodworth Catherine Morrison Woodworth Summer Learning Woodworth  Rubric

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May 29

Week of May 28-31

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: The Scatter Plot

SLOT: Analyze graphs

Students will learn how to analyze scatter plot and learn about line model.

Students will practice skill independently.

Summative  Assessment: May 28

English Language Arts

Unit of Study: Close & Critical Reading applied to an informational text

Students will read and analyze an  informational text  and apply Close & Critical reading framework.

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: The Industrial Revolution

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text/ learn significant  facts.

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to topic.

Study Skills

IXL independent practice : The Coordinate Plane and Equations

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Earth’s History  /Fossils

They will read and analyze informational texts. Formative assessments:  Complete vocabulary foldable/ Oral presentation of informational articles.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Dear Parents,

Please check your child’s planner for the homework assignments every day.

Formative assessments are ongoing assessments in each subject.

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May 23

Summer Learning Expectations

According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.  In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, middle school students will be  expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall.  Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in August.  Below are the literacy expectations by building name.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

 

Woodworth Catherine Morrison Woodworth Summer Learning Woodworth  Rubric

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