Tag: support

  • Parent Guide: Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good

    Parent Guide: Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good

    This week in class, we’re reading “Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good — according to science” by Jo Cutler, Robin Banerjee. In the informational text, “Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good — according to science” Jo Cutler and Robin Banerjee discuss why being kind to others can improve your mood. […]

  • Parent Guide: A Lifeline for Lions

    Parent Guide: A Lifeline for Lions

    This week in class, we’re reading “A Lifeline for Lions ” by Pamela S. Turner. In the informational text “A Lifeline for Lions,” Pamela S. Turner discusses an outbreak of a disease that negatively impacted Serengeti National Park’s lion population in 1994. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Community, Man vs. Nature, and Social Change […]

  • Parent Guide: Coping Mechanisms

    Parent Guide: Coping Mechanisms

    This week in class, we’re reading “Coping Mechanisms” by CommonLit Staff. In “Coping Mechanisms,” the author explains the difference between adaptive and maladaptive coping mechanisms. As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Resilience & Success as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question : “How does a person […]

  • Parent Guide: Readtheory KP Goal (50)

    Students will be assigned a Readtheory goal in Google Classroom that depends on their accumulated “Knowledge Point” score or KP. You can help support your child’s learning by asking them to show you their “Readtheory Dashboard” and recording their “Knowledge Point” total at the beginning of the week.  Periodically check that that number is increasing […]

  • Parent Guide: College students with disabilities are too often excluded

    Parent Guide: College students with disabilities are too often excluded

    This week in class, we’re reading “College students with disabilities are too often excluded” by Christa Bialka. In the informational text, “College students with disabilities are too often excluded,” Christa Bialka discusses how students with disabilities are not included in many on-campus activities. As your child reads, they will be considering the themes of Community and Prejudice […]

  • Prepare for English Language Arts Finals

    For those in the midst, or looking ahead at finals in my LA classes(9, 10-1, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2). Consider the outcomes we’ve tried to achieve. Enhancing the artistry of communication has been a strong technical focus. Skills mastered include using online blogging tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, even graphical enhancements using Photoshop or audio/video podcasting […]