TEAM 7 RED NEWSLETTER 1/29/18 – 2/2/18

Team 7 Red 1/29 – 2/2

Parent – Teacher Communication

Thank you for the food items to support the 100th Day of Learning!!

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It’s Kansas Day on Monday 29 January!! Please wear any Kansas Team attire.

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EAR BUDS

Please remind your students to have their ear buds at school every day!

Weekly Class Updates

Please remind your students to bring ear buds to school. Everyday they are working on computers and may need to watch a video or listen to a book.

World Geography

World Geography

Current Unit: Culture (Unit 5)

All materials located on Schoology

We have had 2 assignments thus far. (Elements of Culture) (Cultural Diffusion McDonald’s Menu)

Email Mr. Sterling or message via Schoology with questions.

Language Arts:

This week students will continue to read The Giver and find evidence to analyze freedom in society. So that students can have individual writing conferences, all reading will be done independently. Students will be taking comprehension quizzes, in addition to classroom activities, to monitor their progress. These dates are noted below.

Monday: Chapters 7-8 quiz, writing conferences, read chapters 9-10

Tuesday: *Mystery Activity*, read chapters 9-10, writing conferences

Wednesday: Finish reading chapters 9-10, writing conferences

Thursday: Chapters 9-10 quiz, read chapters 11-12, writing conferences

Friday: Read chapters 11-12, writing conferences

Foundational Language Arts:

Understanding character point of view and story elements in a play.

Phonics: Vowel teams and high frequency words with vowel teams

Daily Skills Review: Editing sentences

Identify main idea

Using context clues

Math – Comparing and Scaling

Jan. 22

Lesson 2.2

p 52 (#5-8)

Jan. 23

Lesson 2.3 Day 1

No HW J

Jan. 24

Lesson 2.3 Day 2

p 53 (#9,12)

Review Packet – due Jan. 31

Skill Checks 2.2 & 2.3 – due Mon., Jan. 29 at 7:50 a.m.

Jan. 25

Partner Quiz – one day only!

May use book, notes, HW, and partner

Jan. 26

3.1 Day 1

p 71 (#1-5)

Jan. 29

3.1 Day 2

p 72 (#11)

Jan. 30

3.3

p 74 (#15-18,20-22)

Jan. 31

Review – Review Packet DUE

Make ½ page of notes to use on test

Feb. 1

Test – Day 1

Make ¼ page of notes to use on test

Feb. 2

Test – Day 2

In-class corrections (may not use book, Guided Notes or HW)

No HW J

Math Reminders:

*Skill Checks 2.2 & 2.3 are due in Schoology Monday, Jan. 29 at 7:50 a.m.

*Skill Check 3.1 is due in Schoology Fri., Feb. 2 at 7:50 a.m.

*Students have two attempts to complete Skill Checks; the highest score will be recorded. The Skill Checks come directly from homework assignments.

-It is important for students to practice their newly learned math skills by completing the homework assignments. When they spend time thinking about these concepts, it boosts their learning! The answer keys are posted in Schoology, so students may check their work.

-Morning Math Sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students have an orange pass that will allow them to come up at 7:25.

*I know what I do as a teacher has an impact on student learning. My goal is to be the best teacher I can be, to help each and every student learn mathematics. In order to improve my instructional practices, I will occasionally be videoing my instruction. I will observe the questions I ask, to make sure I am prompting student thinking; I will watch to make sure I check in with each group, each day, etc. I assure you this video will be deleted and will NOT be posted, uploaded or shared anywhere. I am striving to improve my instructional practices, so I can teach effectively and so students can learn everything they can possibly learn this year!

Science:

*****TEST DAY is 30 JAN*****

*Your student may complete any Chapter 1 Schoology assignment this weekend to receive credit and to prepare for the test.

*Lesson Review worksheets can be found on Schoology with answers.

*Complete chapter review in book.

Reminder: all assignments can be found in Schoology.

Parents,

Thank you for all the support you give to your students to help them flourish in middle school!

Thanks,

Team 7 Red

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Team & School Contact Information

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Starting and Ending the Day at FRMS

School Day Hours: 7: 50 am – 2:50 pmParent drop-off and pick-up will be located on the NORTH entrance to the building. Students who walk to school will use this entrance as well. Students will be allowed into the building at 7:25 am.

Bus drop-off and pick-up is located on the SOUTH side of the building.

If you have questions regarding busing availability or requests, please stop in at the FRMS main office or call (785) – 717-4500 with questions.

Elective Courses

7th grade students will enroll in elective courses to learn about a variety of subject areas they may want to pursue as they continue their education through middle and high school. During the 7th grade school year, these courses are either semester or year long courses. Students will have two elective class periods per day. More “course info.” for these classes will be shared with individual teachers. Elective course options listed below.Elective Courses:

  • Art
  • AVID
  • JAG
  • Everyday Teen Skills
  • Computers
  • Spanish
  • Academic Readiness
  • Math Strategies
  • STEM
  • Robotics
  • Orchestra
  • Band
  • Choir/Guitars
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
  • Strength & Conditioning
FRMS Grading Policy Overview

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Additional Course Descriptions

Trooper Time: Trooper Time is a 30 minute class all students will have on Friday mornings. It is basically a student’s “homeroom”. Classes are typically smaller, between 12-15 students, which allows teachers to connect with students on a more personal level. In Trooper Time, students will participate in our anti-bullying program. This is also where they will plan for conferences. When you come for Student-Led Conferences in October and March, it is your student’s Trooper Time teacher who will meet with you first. If you have any questions about anything going on a school, or are not sure which teacher to contact, your student’s Trooper Time teacher is a great person with whom to communicate.Academic Strategies: Academic Strategies is a regular 54 minute class students will have everyday. On Fridays, students will have time to check their grades online and email you, their parents, with an update on grades and any missing work. On Fridays, students will also learn skills such as organization and spend time learning about and practicing our Trooper PRIDE values.

Beginning a few weeks into the school year, students will be placed into a Monday – Thursday Academic Strategies class based on their academic needs. Students will receive extra practice in math, reading or writing, or be challenged through extension classes. These placements are based on testing done at the beginning of the year, as well as studnet performance from the previous year. You will receive more information about these placements during October conferences.

Common Websites and Log-ins

Math: DashUsername: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Science: Pearson

Username: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Social Studies: Discovery Education

Username: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Gradebook: Skyward

Username: firstlast

Password: birthday: mmddyyyy (ex. 12262004)

Online Classwork: Schoology

Username and Password are the same as computer log-in

EmailOffice365

Username: email address (ex. johndoe@usd475.org)

Password: same as computer password

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Trooper PRIDE

PositivityResponsibility

Integrity

Determination

Excellence

Here at FRMS we promote our PRIDE values in all classes and events. Students will learn about these words and how they can be applied to school and life in their first few weeks of Academic Strategies classes. It is our belief as a staff that these core values will make all of us at FRMS successful, productive, and caring people. We strive to promote these values in all we do!

Fort Riley Middle School

Fort Riley Middle School

Fort Riley Middle School is part of USD 475 Geary County Schools. We are a public school serving students living on Fort Riley.

Teacher Contact

Science: Mrs. White = mandywhite@usd475.orgMath: Mrs. Johnson = jeanjohnson@usd475.org

Language Arts: Mrs. Schick = kimberleeschick@usd475.org

Social Studies: Mr. Sterling = caydencesterling@usd475.org

Special Education/FELA: Ms. Smith = rolindasmith@usd475.org

Computer: Mr. Norton = ryannorton@usd475.org

Teen Life Skills: Mrs. Hurley = ashleyhurley@usd475.org

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