Good Afternoon Parents and Students,
The past couple weeks have been busy. We began diving into ELA head first..
In Reading class, we completed Unit 1; Lesson 1 and we are now working on Lesson 2 in our Florida iReady Workbooks.. These are both part of the Key Ideas and Details Unit. This is an intensive and effective curriculum that has a proven track record with other Imagine Schools and showed excellent results last year. I am excited to see our students benefit from utilizing it daily. The workbooks will remain in the classroom for in class work to ensure they are available daily for all the students to benefit from.
In English Language Arts class we began reading our Collections curriculum. This is an interactive program including handouts, virtual close readings, and various ELA skill practices. We will be working with these texts throughout the year as a whole group and in cooperative learning groups within the classroom. Students may review and study the readings by logging on to the Collections website. The link to log in and grade level log in information can be found at the bottom of the COURSE INFO page on this website.
Homework going forward will be free reading for 30 minutes every Monday through Thursday night. They may choose any reading material they like for the time being. Students must complete at least 3/4 of a page journal entry in their Reading Comprehension Notebooks for each 30 minute nightly reading session. Please include the date, material read, and page numbers.
Have a fantastic Friday and relaxing weekend.
These are the 3 Major Rules for our classroom this year. They may seem simple, but they cover everything. As long as student's follow these 3 simple rules, they will be very successful in the 2017/18 school year.
We went over these in detail on Friday.
Hello Parents & Students,
Hope you enjoyed the first two days of school of the 2017/18 school year
If you haven't joined remind 101 please do so. There is a link under the CONTACT page. It is an app - however you can use it as a text messaging system without downloading the app.
Please remember, I require all my students to do 30 minutes of free reading of their choice Monday - Thursday night. They also need to complete a 1 page reading reflection in their Reading Comprehension journal after reading. This will serve as their class homework. The will begin this on Monday night.
This website will be updated regularly and will be a tool for staying up to date on our classwork, quizzes, tests and homework.
Please send back the of forms you should have received at open house. If you didn't receive the packet of forms please let me know and I will send one home with your student.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Ms. Hayes, Imagine Middle School Reading and English Language Arts