Make up work for COVID exclusions:
Since February 16th 2021 all assignments have been posted on Teams. I will continue to post assignments on Teams whenever practicle.
Dear Parents and Students:
I’d like to welcome you back to Fort McCoy School and wish everyone a great school year.
Through the myriad readings of fiction and non-fiction texts, we will spotlight different units of
study each marking period. The units will be: narrative, argumentative, response to literature,
and the informational which will focus on various problem-based learning tasks. The readings
will expose you to different values and ways of life. This will hopefully lead you to question
things you have never questioned before, and ultimately lead you to see the world and yourself in
a new way.
You will hear a couple of important acronyms thought out the year. The first is AEIOU, these are
our classroom norms. That is to say the expectations of what the students will do to increase their
A – Ask Questions
E – Engage Fully
I - Integrate new information
O – Open your mind to diverse views
U – Utilize what you learn
The second is WICOR. These are learning strategies that will be used throughout the year. Every
lesson will utilize at least one of these.
W – Writing
I – Inquiry
C – Collaboration
O – Organization
R - Reading
You will need the following supplies for class:
1) A 100 page composition book to be used as the students Interactive Notebook (INB)
2) A book that you are currently reading must be brought to class every day
3) Pencils --- a lot of pencils
5) Glue Sticks
Parents are an important part of their children’s education. It can be difficult with teenagers to get
them to open up. I will be posting information on my teacher webpage for topics to discuss with
your kids. Hopefully they will be able to teach you something and this will help them to grow in
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