Homeroom - Carter-West Room 15

Friday Folders:  Two students each week are responsible for distributing classroom mail.  It is the responsibility of the student receiving the mail to be sure that the notes or papers they are taking home actually belong to them.  Parents are to sign the weekly progress notes and return them at the beginning of the next week.  Students without signed notes have no recess.
Homework:  Assignments are due the very next day, unless otherwise specified.  It is expected that parents are checking the homework.

Reading logs:  Students must earn at least 10 AR points each quarter for an A.  We raise our standards each quarter for those who are earning an A+.  Therefore, students must have their reading calendar initialed by a parent each night. Calendars will be collected at the end of each month.  The goal for second quarter is 12 points with 85% to earn the AR party.

Math: Students were to complete the five lessons in module 2 on Zearn at home by November 3.  I have had to extend the deadline to accommodate those with limited computer access.  We are really using the bulk of our class time on Module 3 for the remainder of 2nd quarter.  The focus is on multiplication and division strategies.  There are lots of 2- and 3-step word problems in this module.  For further practice, try the district's link to Engage NY Math support.

Reading: We have been reading Greek myths and have completed a skit based upon the goddess Persephone.  We also read about Hercules, King Midas,  Perseus, and Icarus.  Students enjoyed the brief study of myths.  We may share others from time-to-time.  The myths can be found on Think Central.  From this point on, we will read a different selection in our Journeys  collection every other week. 

Social Studies: We are working in Unit 4 of the Social Studies text, learning about the settlement of the Northeast Region.  We will be looking at the way the Northeast Region has changed over time.  Students received their log-in information if you would like to explore our Social Studies books online.

Science: Our students produced some beautiful projects and learned very much from their research.  the project was the culmination of our Life Science Unit.  We have begun a new unit on Earth's Changing Surface.  We will cover topics such as: erosion, weathering, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms, and the water cycle.  Please note that these topics are also accessible on Connect ED.

If you happen to be in search of websites to use as additional practice, feel free to browse the "LINKS" on the District 150 "HOME" page.  For answers to any questions you may have , I can be reached at lwest@sd150.org