Lead Teacher :: Lisa Duncan :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant: Matt Soto :: email@example.com
Welcome to Senior Elementary 2
Please reference the following information to keep up with what is going on in SE2!
Goals Books: This year we will be covering a wide range of topics within each subject. The best way for parents to keep abreast of the work their child is doing is to check their goals books weekly. Their goals book is their way of monitoring their own work and being accountable for completing their assignments. Goals books are sent home weekly.
Homework Club: Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm. It will be held in SE2. Homework Club is for students that need help with homework or just a quiet place to get homework done. Please check with Ms. Duncan if you wish for your child to attend. There is NO CHARGE for attending, however students MUST BE picked up at the classroom by 4:30pm. Students still on campus after that time will be sent to aftercare. There is a drop-in charge for aftercare if you are not already enrolled.
Google Classroom: Students have been given their own mdpsc.org email to use with Google Classroom. Students will complete many assignments online including their vocabulary and spelling homework.
Check out BLOOMZ for homework schedules and upcoming events for the classroom.
2018 – 2019 Curriculum:
Writing – Each Quarter we will be going through the process of writing the 5 paragraph essay.
Q1 – Persuasive Essays
Q2 – Informative Essays
Q3 – Narrative Essays
Q4 – Poetry
Reading – Students will be using the SRA reading program as well as Scholastic’s Scope (6th grade) and StoryWorks (4th & 5th grade) magazines. With these magazines we cover topics like: Summarizing Text, Text Features, Finding & Using Text Evidence (citing sources), Mood, Plot, Text Structure, Compare/Contrast, Theme, Character Development, etc. Students will also be completing book reports as well as participating in Novel Discussions.
Math – Students will be completing math assignments in their Common Core Progress math workbook as well as completing assignments on Moby Max. Each week students will also be participating in “Math Labs”. Students will be working together on activities based on the standard(s) covered that week. These activities will help supplement the material they are studying in their workbooks.
Vocabulary/Spelling – Students will be learning grade level vocabulary words using the Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary books.
Science – Students will engage in lessons covering many topics.
Q1 – Scientific Method, Conducting an Experiment
Q2 – Components of a System, Science & Technology, Changes in Environment
Q3 – Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources, Diversity/Adaptation/Behavior, Electricity, Magnetism
Q4 – Atoms & Molecules, The Periodic Table
History – Students will be studying U.S. History this year.
Q1 – Fundamental Needs of Humans, Native Americans, European Exploration
Q2 – Life in the Colonies, The 13 Original Colonies, Slavery in the US
Q3 – Westward Expansion, Civil War, Industrial Revolution & WW!
Q4 – Great Depression & WW2, Civil Rights Movement, U.S. Government
Geography – Students will be studying different aspects of physical geography.
Q1 – Map Skills, Land & Water Forms
Q2 – Layers of the Atmosphere, Layers of the Earth, Continents
Q3 – Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Mountains,Valleys & Plains
Q4 – Rivers, Lakes, Islands, Rock & Minerals
Any questions or comments can be directed to Ms. Duncan via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (602)943-7672
Helping Hands/Classroom Need
Thank you to all of the parents who have helped out!
Scholastic Book Orders: Parent code L9CL3