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Going Greek!

Apologies for this going up late: We have officially transitioned to our study of Ancient Greece. Please see this introductory parent letter to get a feel for our unit. Students have already dived into Greek history, and begun facing Greek Gods’ fates. After...

Literature Circles, Round 2

In ELA, we are entering our second week reading about a dystopian society in our Literature Circle books. The assigned reading is due Wednesday this week. Along with completing the reading, students are to add short notes into their Word Study Notebook about the main...

Resources and Upcoming Events

Be on the look out for report cards and conference sign-ups! Report cards are coming home with students today. Conference sign-up will be online. Check your email around 4:00 pm for a message containing the link.   Linked below is a computer-based word study...

Powerschool

The Powerschool Parent Portal is linked here: Powerschool Portal. If you use the log-in information in your child’s assignment book, you will be able to periodically check their grades. Please let me know if there are any issues, or if you have any...

Understanding Common Core

Attached here is a file with 3 simple tips for parents, regarding the Common Core. As you may know, Common Core Standards are what Illinois and several other states around the country use as educational standards. This sheet has some simple explanations as well as...

Next Up, in Math: Volume

Attached here you will find an introductory letter on what students in my math class will be starting next week. Our unit is on volume and I anticipate it taking us approximately 4 weeks to complete.

Assessment is in the Air

At this point in the trimester, many of our units are coming to a close. With that said, here are some notes about the upcoming assessment taking place: ELA-With literature circle books finished, students are working on creating a Character Bag. Attached is the...

NWEA Testing Schedule, Chromebook Expectations, & Spelling

Here are some quick notes: NWEA testing will be next week. Students in my math class will take their math test with me, Monday (8/31) at 9:20. Students in Ms. Stefans’ math class will take their math test with her, Tuesday (9/1) at 9:20. My homeroom will take...

Ms. Stefans’ Math/Science Homework Calendar

To simplify navigating the website, I have linked Ms. Stefans’ homework calendar for your convenience. She is your student’s science teacher, and possibly your student’s math teacher. If you encounter any issues utilizing the link, you may also get...