Mid-trimester progress reports are out and are a snapshot of a student's scores thus far in the term. The report only includes academic progress and does not address work habits. The progress report is an opportunity for students to refocus and make adjustments in their learning and perhaps with priorities.
An area of focus for students is informational text. It is a broad category of nonfiction resources, including biographies; autobiographies; books about history, social studies, science, and the arts; technical texts (including how-to books and procedural books); and literary nonfiction. Students need to spend more independent reading time exploring these topics. By sixth grade, much of required reading is nonfiction and 80% of all adult reading is devoted to expository or nonfiction text.
Click below for a link about informational text:
Thanks to a colleague who is a Scholastic Book Club Advisory Board member, students can order books online from the Scholastic Book Club. (Yeah!). Books arrive within approximately a week when ordered online. Don't worry if the online order is connected to a Sierra View teacher, Mrs. Kraus. She is the awesome coordinator who is making this possible! Order forms come out Monday, January 12, 2015. Be sure to use the classroom code.
Your student is encouraged to bring a set of ear buds/headphones to use in class with their Chrome book. A pair can be purchased for as little as one dollar.
Be sure to review the newsletter topics under the math tab for information on class work. The district's website also provides many math topics at www.ojusd.org.
The trait for January is fairness. Students are expected to:
Treat all people nicely.Treat people the way they want to be treated.Take turns.Play by the rules.Don’t blame others for your mistakes.Don’t play favorites.