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    Ms Mary's Class

    4-26-2011

    **ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    -THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY,APRIL 29TH.THEY ARE STILL GOING TO BE HELD AT BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL.OPENING CEREMONIES WILL START AT 9:00 A.M. AND THE EVENTS WILL END AT APPROX. 1:30 P.M.

    -WE WILL BE GOING TO PUTT PUTT GOLF AND GAMES ON THURSDAY,MAY 12, 2011.

    *LANGUAGE ARTS:

    -THE STUDENTS HAVE A WEEKLY SPELLING TEST BASED ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL LEVELS.THEY DO VARIOUS ACTIVITIES WITH THEIR SPELLING LIST:FILL-IN-THE-BLANK,CHECKPOINT,STORY COMPLETION,MATCHING,ABC ORDER,CAPITALIZATION,PUNCTUATION,DRILLS ETC...THEY COPY THEIR SPELLING LIST IN THEIR AGENDA AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH WEEK.THE STUDENTS ALSO WORK ON OTHER LANGUAGE SKILLS.



    *READING:

    -WE USE THE ACCELERATED READING PROGRAM.IN THIS PROGRAM,EACH STUDENT CHECKS OUT VARIOUS BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY BASED ON THEIR READING LEVEL. AFTER EACH BOOK IS READ, THE STUDENT TAKES A COMPREHENSION TEST WHICH IS SET UP ON THE SCHOOL COMPUTER. WE ALSO COMPLETE VARIOUS SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES ON COMPREHENSION SKILLS,VOCABULARY BUILDING,DRAWING CONCLUSIONS,CAUSE AND EFFECT,PREDICTING OUTCOMES,INFERENCES ETC...IN MY READING CENTER I USE A PROGRAM CALLED SRA READING LABORATORY. THIS PROGRAM IS SET UP ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.THE READING MATERIALS IN THE SRA LAB ARE ORGANIZED INTO A SERIES OF GRADUATED DIFFICULTY LEVELS.

    *MATH:

    -WE WILL BE WORKING ON TIME AND MONEY

    *SCIENCE

    -WE WILL BE READING FACTUAL ARTICLES ON VARIOUS TOPICS OF INTEREST:

    DO INSECTS HAVE MEMORIES? WHAT IS A TORNADO? WHAT ARE CALORIES? DO ANIMALS SEE COLORS? WHY DO FLOWERS HAVE A SCENT? WHAT CAUSES COLDS?WHY DO YOU SNEEZE? WHAT IS AN ECHO? ETC...

    -VOCATIONAL: JOB BOX

    -THE STUDENTS WILL DISCUSS VARIOUS JOBS AND COMPLETE WORKSHEETS WHICH ENGAGE THEM IN ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO EXPAND THEIR KNOWLEDGE,REINFORCE VOCABULARY,AND ENCOURAGE SELF-AWARENESS.

    *HOMEWORK

    -MOST ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED IN CLASS UNLESS A STUDENT HAS TO DO MAKE-UP WORK AFTER BEING ABSENT.PLEASE CHECK AGENDA DAILY FOR ASSIGNMENTS OR IMPORTANT MESSAGES.




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