I hope you all had a great weekend. The Vogel family had a very exciting Friday night as we watched our son, Louie, #66, (far left in photo) and his teammates beat Saline in game two of the state playoff tournament. The boys are staying strong through all of the adversity life has thrown their way this season. They play with a much stronger purpose than most. They play for Colton. Please join us this Friday, Nov. 15th at 7:00 PM for the next game against Detroit Catholic Central. The community has been truly wonderful and the boys greatly appreciate the support. Hope to see you there! GO MULES!!
Social Studies - Chapter 4, The World's People will not conclude with a test. Students will construct and deliver a multimedia presentation highlighting five culture traits which are unique to one of the culture groups they belong. Students may choose a partner to work with as they learn not only social studies content but new technology skills while using Google presentations. Sixth graders are expected to work collaboratively as part of the Core Curriculum Standards.
AR Goals (Vogel students only)- I conferenced with each student last week to go over STAR reading score updates. New goals were discussed and an AR report was sent home to be signed. This form will tell you your child's 2nd quarter goal, reading zone (based on 30 min. each day), and current reading level. Goals are lower this quarter due to the fact we will be reading Esperanza Rising as a class, so students will be expected to read independently for AR points 30 min. each night to acheive a goal. The first five AR goal acheivers will be treated to a McDonald's lunch with me.
Congrats to the 1st Quarter Goal Makers!!!
Double congrats to Sam B. and Josette P. for making their goals and being selected (random drawing) to go to the movie Catching Fire with Mrs. Scheffer, Mrs. Melnyk, four other students and myself. 22 out of 30 students made their goals in my homeroom. I am hoping for 100% 2nd quarter, so students were urged to get a jump this weekend. The following genres are required during the next nine weeks: historical fiction, science fiction, and mythology. Once those genres are complete, students may read any fiction they like. Second semester begins informational reading.