Welcome Parents! Language Arts: Ms. Doyle and Ms. Hill Math: Mrs. Gannon Social Studies: Ms. Gilmore Science: Mr. Capista. Komodo Dragons. Welcome. We expect our students to: access our websites for missed assignments arrive on time -- prepared for class
access our websites for missed assignments
arrive on time -- prepared for class
participate actively and fully in classroom discussions
complete all assigned work in a timely manner
put forth best effort on assignments
contribute to a positive learning environment for all
studentsKomodo Dragons Expectations
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi
The Man Who Was Poe - Avi
The Adventures of Ulysses - Bernard Evslin
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - Christopher Paul Curtis
The Giver - Lois Lowry
I Am the Cheese - Robert Cormier
Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark TwainLanguage Arts Content
Homework (Websites updated each day)
Wordly Wise Packet/Notecard Due Friday
Class work completion
Warm ups (Comprehension, Grammar, Skills)
Wordly Wise (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies)
Learning Stations (ex: Small groups, Critical Thinking, Writing)
Makeup/Late WorkLanguage Arts
-On This Day in History
TEXTBOOKS & RESOURCES
-Journey Across Time (Glencoe)
-World History (Holt)
-Human Heritage (Glencoe)
-NYT UpFront magazine
CURRICULUM - 1st half of year
(Midterm in January)
-Calendars & Dating Systems
-Mycenaeans & Trojan War
-Greek city-states (Athens & Sparta)
-Persian & Peloponnesian Wars
CURRICULUM - 2nd half of year
(Final in June)
-The Roman Republic
-The Roman Empire
-The Middle AgesSocial Studies
Students will discover history for themselves by using critical thinking, questioning, and cooperative learning skills.
All homework is posted on my website and all worksheets can be downloaded in pdf format.
History is a STORY!Ms. Gilmore’s Class
Please contact me via email if you have any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the year.
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To familiarize students with basic concepts relating to science as identified by PA state state “Core” standards.
To improve science skills through hands-on laboratory investigations, as well as reading/writing activities related to current science topics.
Texts/Readings: McDougall Littell Science Series, (home/in class.)
SEPUP (Science Ed. for Public Understanding Program)
Science World periodicals.
Space Science: astronomy, space exploration
Ecology: ecosystems, energy flow, classification, biomes
Life Over Time: evolution theory, fossils, etc…
Diversity of Living Things: kingdoms surveyScience
Tests: “OSCAR” pre and post assessments per unit. Major tests after most chapter completion.
Quizzes: one or two per chapter
Lab Activities: usually graded as assessments. One or two small research projects, most work to be done in class.
Midterm and Final: Midterm at midyear, based on first two units. Final exam at end of year; cumulative for entire year. Both grades combined to count one-ninth of total grade for the year.
Extra Credit: available before end of quarter, check teacher websites.
How to Help Your Child: Check work nightly, question for understanding, ask to see test and quizzes which have been returned. Check teacher website nightly for Homework and upcoming
Check your child’s grades at least WEEKLY on the Parent Portal.Science
The IEP team places emphasis on the least restrictive environment for student learning through the IEP.
The IEP team ensures the scheduled services of students as indicated in their current IEP’s.Special Education
The Supplemental Learning Support classroom strives to best implement the general education curriculum to mirror the regular education classroom.
When specially designed instruction is needed, the supplemental learning support classroom will modify the curriculum to best support the growth and mastery of concepts and skills to benefit the student.Special Education