It is hard to believe that we are already into the second quarter and the holidays are right in front of us! The year is going by so quickly! Yesterday’s first snowfall will only add to the pace of our days.
As you know, report cards were posted on the Portal last week. For many of you, this may be your first online report card. It is our hope that you are accessing the Parent Portal on a regular basis; we are also asking the students to access it with regularity as well. As the year progresses we will continue to maintain these expectations with your child as we slowly continue to guide them to the independence they will need in 7th grade.
One of the expectations that we have with the students is to keep a thorough agenda. Please utilize this tool to engage your child in conversation about their day. It should never be blank and when there is no homework it should be labeled as such. You will find your child has a mix of homework every night; there will be nightly math homework and week long assignments-such as Scholastic News, in addition to ELA, Science, and SS homework on a near nightly basis. As we work on instilling the necessary foundations of solid academic success we look to you as our partner.
Grades are only one part of the way we gauge success at school, yet it is the most recognizable. As you continue to monitor your child’s progress, please never hesitate to reach out to us for clarity or with any questions you may have. As we shared earlier this year and we share continually with the students, we are available most days before school, during all lunch periods and study halls, and a handful of days after school.
As a team, we have put a lot of emphasis on Habits of Mind. To date, all students have been taught how to be persistent, how to manage their impulsivity, and how to strive for accuracy. When supporting your child in doing homework, studying or even cleaning their rooms, please remind him or her to focus on these Habits. These are life skills that should continuously be practiced both at home and at school.
As we venture into a very hectic time of the year for all, please continue to check our website (jpgreenteam.blog.fairport.org) and our calendars. Here you can find valuable resources for all of our classes! We thank you for your help so far this year, look forward to our continual partnership, and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
Mrs. Dambra, Mrs. King, and Mr. Olinski
Hello and welcome to the Green Team! This is our team website and where you should go for all pertinent information regarding everythingGREEN! Your core teachers for the year are Mr. Olinski, Mrs. King, andMrs. Dambra. We hope that you are having a wonderful summer and are confident you will find JP an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
This year will be structured a bit differently than elementary school. You will have a block of ELA, reading and writing combined, taught to you by your homeroom teacher. Then throughout the course of your day you will rotate to Mr. Olinski for math, Mrs. King for science, and Mrs. Dambra for social studies.
Your child is about to embark one of their final tasks for us, and it will be unlike any that they have attempted before. We are asking them to chronicle “A Day in the Life” of them. They are the director, editor, producer, and actor all in one.
They will be using a variety of technology to create this task. Cameras, both still and video, voice recorders, music, and a variety of software will be accessible to them. We have asked the class to use whatever hardware they have, however, we too will provide them with what they will need if they do not have something of their own.
They will be taking pictures of their day-both past and present, recording their events, and then creating a movie or slideshow of a snapshot of their life. Soon, on our website you can view the slideshow that we created and shared with them. In it you are able to catch a glimpse of all of the details we are looking for them to aspire to find.
If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be working on this for about 2 weeks and then we will see what we can create!
Thank you for a great year. We hope summer treats you all well and 7th grade is another great adventure for you and your child.
As you may know, Monday the 27th marks the end of the second quarter. It is hard to believe that in less than 2 weeks your child will be closer to becoming a 7th grader than they are starting as a 6th grader.
As we continue to prepare your child for 7th grade we will remind them less than usual about their opportunities for corrections and bringing their materials to class. Next year they will be traveling all throughout the building and will be unable to “run to their locker.”
It’s hard to believe but 10 weeks has already gone by! Today marks
the end of the quarter and we have wrapped up our grades. Students
received paper copies of all their grades in our classes today,
therefore there will be no surprises when report cards are posted
online. We stressed with the students the importance of studying,
doing their schoolwork, making corrections when possible, and being an
advocate for themselves when they need help. When you are looking over
these sheets tonight with them please reinforce our message.
Today students will receive a five week grade sheet in each core class. If your child’s grade is not where you believe they are capable of achieving, please review the grade sheet to set some goals for the second half of the quarter. 5 weeks is a good time to reiterate good study skills that help raise/maintain one’s grade. It is also a good time to remind your child that if their grade is currently high, it takes work to stay there. Read more…