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    Tara van den Akker
    ELA- Grade 8

    SAMUEL E. SHULL

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

     
     
     
    Room 224, 2022-23 School Year News!
     
    Week of November 28, 2022
     
     
     
     
     

     

     
    Week of November 28, 2022
     
    Please Remember:
    No Hoodies, No Cellphones in class.
     
    Reading Workshop:
    We are working on Characterization and Character Traits.
     
    Writer's Workshop:
     
    We are working on Memoirs. We are trying different ways to write about moments and things that show our identity.
     
     
    Week of November 14, 2022
     
    Under Construction
     
    Week of October 31, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 8! I will be sending home extra practice materials that you can work on with them when you can. Read to them 20 minutes daily.
     
    This week's Sight Words: see, go, so
    Previous sight words: red, green, orange, purple, blue,like, in, it, the, up, eat , we, three, do
     
    Reading: Unit 2, week 3, Letter review M,A,P,S,T
    Math: Eureka squared Module 1, Topic G
    Social Studies: SEL, Fall
    Writing: Writing about ourselves, handwriting.
       
     
     
     
    Week of October 24, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 8! I will be sending home extra practice materials that you can work on with them when you can. Read to them 20 minutes daily.
     
    This week's Sight Words: see, go, so
    Previous sight words: red, green, orange, purple, blue,like, in, it, the, up, eat , we, three, do
     
    Reading: Unit 2, week 2, Letter t
    Math: Eureka squared Module 1, Topic  F, G
    Science: Weather- Sun heats things up.
    Writing: Writing about ourselves, handwriting.
       
     
    Week of October 17, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 7! I will be sending home extra practice materials that you can work on with them when you can. Read to them 20 minutes daily.
     
    This week's Sight Words: we, three, do
    Previous sight words: red, green, orange, purple, blue,like, in, it, the, up, eat  
     
    Reading: Unit 2, week 1, Letter P
    Math: Eureka squared Module 1, Topic  E, F
    Science: Weather- Sun heats things up.
    Writing: Brainstorming favorite things and things we love, handwriting.
     
    Week of October 11, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 6! I will be sending home extra practice materials that you can work on with them when you can. Read to them 20 minutes daily.
     
    This week's Sight Words: the, up, eat
    Previous sight words: red, green, orange, purple, blue,like, in, it  
     
    Reading: Unit 1, week 3, Letter S
    Math: Eureka squared Module 1, Topic   D, E
    Social Studies: SEL, Hispanic Heritage
    Writing: Brainstorming favorite things and things we love, handwriting.
     
     
    Week of October 3, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 5! I will be sending home extra practice materials that you can work on with them when you can. Read to them 20 minutes daily.
     
    This week's Sight Words: like, in, it
    Previous sight words: red, green, orange, purple, blue
     
    Reading: Unit 1, week 2, Letter a
    Math: Eureka squared Module 1, Topic  C,
    Social Studies: SEL
    Writing: Brainstorming favorite things and things we love, handwriting.
     
    Some important notes:
     
    • We go from 11:50 to 3:00 with no scheduled food break. You can pack a small, no mess snack that they can use until their tummies get used to our schedule.
    • No hoodies are allowed to be worn in the building as per the district. You can pack a sweater or extra shirt for them to wear for if the room gets chilly. If they wear a hoodie to school that is fine, it just can't be worn in the building.
    • Homework is to read for about 20 minutes a day, and talk with you about their day. Encourage them for details!
    • Please, let me know anything and everything I can do to help them. If they are having a hard time, let me know and we will figure it out!
     
    Important links:
    www.paps.net<http://www.paps.net/> - District webpage
    https://www.paps.net/richardson - Richardson School Webpage
    https://www.paps.net/Domain/1309 - My teacher webpage
    Id Portal:  https://idportal.paps.net/  - here for Razzkids, IReady, ConnectED, Dreambox, Middlebury
    Google Classroom Homepage: https://classroom.google.com/ must be signed in with student username/password to view!
     
     
    With ALL my teacher love-
     
    Tara van den Akker
    Kindergarten Room 104
    Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School
     
    Week of September 26, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 4! Screenings are done, and we are on our way! I will be sending home extra practice materials that you can work on with them when you can. Read to them 20 minutes daily.
     
    This week's Sight Words: I, am, at
    Previous sight words: red, green, orange, purple, blue
     
    Reading: Unit 1, week 1, Letter M
    Math: Eureka squared Module 1, Topic B and start C
    Science: Weather
    Writing: Brainstorming favorite things and things we love, handwriting.
     
    Some important notes:
     
    • We go from 11:50 to 3:00 with no scheduled food break. You can pack a small, no mess snack that they can use until their tummies get used to our schedule.
    • No hoodies are allowed to be worn in the building as per the district. You can pack a sweater or extra shirt for them to wear for if the room gets chilly. If they wear a hoodie to school that is fine, it just can't be worn in the building.
    • Homework is to read for about 20 minutes a day, and talk with you about their day. Encourage them for details!
    • Please, let me know anything and everything I can do to help them. If they are having a hard time, let me know and we will figure it out!
     
    Important links:
    www.paps.net<http://www.paps.net/> - District webpage
    https://www.paps.net/richardson - Richardson School Webpage
    https://www.paps.net/Domain/1309 - My teacher webpage
    Id Portal:  https://idportal.paps.net/  - here for Razzkids, IReady, ConnectED, Dreambox, Middlebury
    Google Classroom Homepage: https://classroom.google.com/ must be signed in with student username/password to view!
     
     
    With ALL my teacher love-
     
    Tara van den Akker
    Kindergarten Room 104
    Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School
    Week of September 19, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 3! Now that we all know eachother a little better, we will be assessing what they already know about their letters, numbers, sounds, and where they are on the reading staircase of learning! These assessments will allows us to group them better and work on exactly what they need to grow. They will also be practicing their ability to work a little bit independently.
     
    Some important notes:
     
    • We go from 11:50 to 3:00 with no scheduled food break. You can pack a small, no mess snack that they can use until their tummies get used to our schedule.
    • No hoodies are allowed to be worn in the building as per the district. You can pack a sweater or extra shirt for them to wear for if the room gets chilly. If they wear a hoodie to school that is fine, it just can't be worn in the building.
    • The first several weeks is mostly teaching them how to function in the classroom and assess skills. You will hear the academics phase in as we go. This week, we will be doing fun things to learn how to use supplies, behave on the rug, respond to drills,  and talk with our peers.
    • Homework is to read for about 20 minutes a day, and talk with you about their day. Encourage them for details!
    • Please, let me know anything and everything I can do to help them. If they are having a hard time, let me know and we will figure it out!
     
    Important links:
    www.paps.net<http://www.paps.net/> - District webpage
    https://www.paps.net/richardson - Richardson School Webpage
    https://www.paps.net/Domain/1309 - My teacher webpage
    Id Portal:  https://idportal.paps.net/  - here for Razzkids, IReady, ConnectED, Dreambox, Middlebury
    Google Classroom Homepage: https://classroom.google.com/ must be signed in with student username/password to view!
     
     
    With ALL my teacher love-
     
    Tara van den Akker
    Kindergarten Room 104
    Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School
     
     
    Week of September 12, 2022
     
    Welcome to week 2! Now that we all know eachother a little better, we will be assessing what they already know about their letters, numbers, sounds, and where they are on the reading staircase of learning! These assessments will allows us to group them better and work on exactly what they need to grow. They will also be practicing their ability to work a little bit independently.
     
    Some important notes:
     
    • We go from 11:50 to 3:00 with no scheduled food break. You can pack a small, no mess snack that they can use until their tummies get used to our schedule.
    • No hoodies are allowed to be worn in the building as per the district. You can pack a sweater or extra shirt for them to wear for if the room gets chilly. If they wear a hoodie to school that is fine, it just can't be worn in the building.
    • The first week two is mostly teaching them how to function in the classroom and assess skills. You will hear the academics phase in as we go. This week, we will be doing fun things to learn how to use supplies, behave on the rug, respond to drills,  and talk with our peers.
    • Homework is to read for about 20 minutes a day, and talk with you about their day. Encourage them for details!
    • Please, let me know anything and everything I can do to help them. If they are having a hard time, let me know and we will figure it out!
     
    Important links:
    www.paps.net<http://www.paps.net/> - District webpage
    https://www.paps.net/richardson - Richardson School Webpage
    https://www.paps.net/Domain/1309 - My teacher webpage
    Id Portal:  https://idportal.paps.net/  - here for Razzkids, IReady, ConnectED, Dreambox, Middlebury
    Google Classroom Homepage: https://classroom.google.com/ must be signed in with student username/password to view!
     
     
    With ALL my teacher love-
     
    Tara van den Akker
    Kindergarten Room 104
    Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School
     
     
     
    Week of September 6, 2022
     
    WELCOME! :)
     
    I am so glad to get the school year started!
     
    Some important notes:
     
    • We go from 11:50 to 3:00 with no scheduled food break. You can pack a small, no mess snack that they can use until their tummies get used to our schedule.
    • No hoodies are allowed to be worn in the building as per the district. You can pack a sweater or extra shirt for them to wear for if the room gets chilly. 
    • The first week or two is mostly teaching them how to function in the classroom. You will hear the academics phase in as we go. This week, we will be doing fun things to learn how to use supplies, behave on the rug, respond to drills,  and talk with our peers.
    • Homework is to read for about 20 minutes a day, and talk with you about their day. Encourage them for details!
    • Please, let me know anything and everything I can do to help them. If they are having a hard time, let me know and we will figure it out!
    Important links:
    www.paps.net<http://www.paps.net/> - District webpage
    https://www.paps.net/richardson - Richardson School Webpage
    https://www.paps.net/Domain/1309 - My teacher webpage
    Id Portal:  https://idportal.paps.net/  - here for Razzkids, IReady, ConnectED, Dreambox, Middlebury
    Google Classroom Homepage: https://classroom.google.com/ must be signed in with student username/password to view!
     
     
    With ALL my teacher love-
     
    Tara van den Akker
    Kindergarten Room 104
    Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School