Mrs. Day ELA/Social Studies Room 414
Ms. Hodges Math/Science Room 413
SKY RANCH is conducting a food drive through November 16th. Please have your students bring in non-perishable food items if you are able. THANK YOU!!!
I-Ready Update: To preserve our ability to support students with missing work, test retakes, SEL lessons, and Community Circles during Enrichment time, Eagle Base students will be completing I-Ready minutes in ELA and Math at the beginning of each class period. Students who are absent are asked to do their best to make up these minutes. (40 minutes in Math and 40 minutes in ELA) Thank you!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023 REPORT CARDS SENT HOME WITH STUDENTS
Hello Eagle Base!
Welcome to quarter two! Please make sure students come prepared with their supplies, especially sharpened pencils. We are excited at the amount of growth students have made in such a short time. They have learned classroom routines and are getting so good at notetaking and task completion. Great job to everyone!
As a reminder, students may no longer turn in late work for full credit. Each day the assignment is turned in late will result in a 10%-point deduction and no work will be accepted after two weeks. This is to encourage students to stay current with lessons being taught in class. After two weeks, some of the tasks are irrelevant and it is quite a challenge to juggle grading late work with current work. Please be sure to check the weekly planner to help support students with tasks to complete. We try to keep it updated but please understand that some days we don’t get as far, so the calendar might not be exact. It is still a great resource to help students know what to expect and/or what to ask for if they are absent.
This quarter in ELA, the focus will be on reading a class novel to help students build comprehension in longer books, as well as to understand literary elements. Students will also be writing a narrative piece this quarter and they will need to develop a plot, include examples of figurative and sensory language, establish point of view, and include a theme. Students usually enjoy this type of writing the most. We are also beginning our study of Greek and Latin roots, which helps students to build vocabulary and improve spelling. Students will be learning 4 roots and their meanings per week so be sure to quiz them on those as they receive them. Our library visit is Tuesday, October 17th. Students will have until December 15th to complete their Accelerated Reader quiz, but it is definitely encouraged for them to complete their reading and quiz as soon as possible. 25 minutes of nightly reading will continue to be the homework for ELA.
Our focus in Social Studies will begin with a unit on Egypt and then we will learn about ancient Africa and India. Students will be creating an infographic about the Nile River, participate in academic discussion and complete other enriching activities!
I-Ready is a program the district is using to support student learning in Math and ELA. We will be having students complete I-Ready for the first 10 minutes of class each day in order to meet the required minutes per week in Reading and Math. The learning pathway is at each student’s individual level so it is a very nice tool to help students fill in their gaps. Reports for students’ outcomes on their Reading I-Ready assessment were sent home on Friday. Please ask your students to see how they did. You can also see their Lexile Score, which should be their guide for which level of book to check out from the library.
We are looking forward to a great quarter two!
Ms. Hodges and Mrs. Day
Quarter Two Holidays:
10/27/23 Friday—Nevada Day Observed
11/10/23 Friday—Veteran’s Day Observed
11/22, 23/24 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday—Thanksgiving Break
12/22/23 – 1/8/23 –Winter Break
• 1 ONE INCH BINDER
• 4 COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS
• 2 SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS
• LOTS OF SHARPENED PENCILS
• PENCIL SHARPENER
• COLORED PENCILS
• 1 POCKET FOLDER
• 1 PACK OF GLUE STICKS
• CORRECTING PEN
• 4 PACK OF HIGHLIGHTERS
• EAR BUDS