"Education is the Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use to Change the World." - Nelson Mandela
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Welcome to all the 6TH GRADERS and parents for the 2022 - 2023 school year !
*Masks are optional, however...if your child shows any symptoms of being sick, please seek medical attention and do NOT send them to school until cleared by your healthcare provider.
My Background Intro:
I am Ms. Thomas and I have been an educator for over two decades!
I presently teach ELA ( English ) and Social Studies to Classes 6T and 6D.
I am confident that we will continue to have a very successful and productive school year ! We will continue to implement the MICROSOFT TEAMS for homework submission.
MICROSOFT TEAMS can be accessed through CLEVER and then click on OFFICE 365.
CLEVER LOG IN for STUDENTS...
USERNAME: 6 DIGIT STUDENT IDfirstname.lastname@example.org
PW: 8 digit DATE OF BIRTH
ELA CURRICULUM: BENCHMARK
BENCHMARK also has an online component accessed through CLEVER as well as 10 consumables for each unit ( workbooks that students can write in and keep).
BENCHMARK has countless educational tools and resources, such as INTERVENTION, QUICK CHECKS, WHOLE & SMALL GROUP RESOURCES, DISTANCE LEARNING, WRITING, FLUENCY, GRAMMAR, SPELLING & VOCABULARY and much more!
There are a total of 10 units that cover various themes and skills, such as annotating, Quick Checks which are similar to "Do Nows" for ELA SKILLS REVIEW, figurative language, citing evidence, referring to the text, making inferences and claims, cause & effect, central idea to start.
Each unit begins with an "ESSENTIAL QUESTION" which sets the tone and theme for the entire UNIT.
There are WEEKLY, UNIT AND INTERIM ASSESSMENTS as well.
ELA & Social Studies
D.E.A.R. ( Drop Everything And Read ) Time = Independent reading and chapter questions and graphic organizers and more!
D.E.A.R. GOAL: To read, analyze, complete student-guided questions of reading at least 25 BOOKS within the school year!
Special thank you to DONORS CHOOSE and the sponsors for their generous novel donations for our students.
SOCIAL STUDIES : PNW BOCES, World History Text, COMMON LIT ( CLEVER ) and other resources
CLEVER: BENCHMARK, NEARPOD, PBS, QUIZLET.com for vocabulary enhancement, , EDMODO, COMMON LIT, READ WORKS are amongst other educational resources that will be implemented in our curriculum as well.
PAIDEIA SEMINARS: Students engage in lessons such as analyzing a text, poetry, a photo, song lyrics, a video, a speech, an excerpt, or art !
Children participate in seminars by conveying active listening, annotations, referring to the text, and depth comprehension and conversations providing
3 MODES of PAIDEIA Instruction...
1.) DIDACTIC ( The Acquisition of Knowledge )
2.) COACHING ( Development of Intellectual Skills )
3.) SEMINAR ( Increased Understanding of Ideas and Values )
STUDENTS: EDMODO ( Clever) and MICROSOFT TEAMS ( ASSIGNMENTS )
On EDMODO, STUDENTS can check daily posts / announcements , homework assignments and PDF attachments as well as send me a message if there are any questions or concerns about their class/homework. Students were given the code.
PARENTS: CLASS DOJO
Parents please make sure you download the CLASS DOJO APP so you can be connected to my class.
CLASS DOJO is strictly for PARENT and TEACHER communication within the Paideia 24 community ONLY and is NOT to be shared outside of the CLASS DOJO and PAIDEIA SCHOOL 24 platform.
Parents, kindly check CLASS DOJO daily for updates about your child's education, progress and behavior.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support. It is most appreciated!