February 11th, 2020
Research Binders are due this week!
This is a friendly reminder that completed research project binders are due Thursday!
Students will be given time to pass out Valentines, if they choose, after Fantastic Friday classes on Friday, February 14th. They should bring a bag for collecting valentines and whatever they plan to pass out in the morning when they arrive at school. To make the process go smoothly, please have students sign that the Valentine is from them, but do not address them to individual students. If they choose to give out valentines they must either give to everyone in their skills groups or everyone Intermediate. Intermediate has a total of 65 students. Dubitsky- 24 students, Gonzalez- 20 students, Albertoni-21 students
We need Silent Auction Volunteers!
Have you heard about our amazing spring event, the Silent Auction? This will be our 10th year of bringing you a night of fun and merriment which includes a silent auction, raffle prizes, food, and of course, fundraising! The Silent Auction is a special event loved by many ACA II families and staff members that has helped to bring in over $5,000 each year for our program.
We are looking for a team of volunteers to help with planning the Silent Auction, which includes gathering donations and helping volunteer the day of the event. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer. We really need your help putting it on this year and we will have to cancel this event if we are unable to get more volunteers! If you are interested in helping out please email Miss Dubitsky right away at mdubitsky@
Spring Scholastic Book Orders
Does your student need new books for SSR? Our spring scholastic book order form will be going home in student mailboxes this week with exciting new reads. Please remember that we are doing online orders only. Orders are due by Friday February 28th.
You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!
First Time Ordering Online?
Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: PTZ2W
Shop and submit your child’s book order.
Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.
Trimester 3 electives teachers needed!
We need volunteers to supervise/teach electives for our 4th-8th grade students. This is a vital part of our program allowing students to enjoy and be introduced to varied experiences. Some past popular electives and new ideas include: outdoor sports, board games, photography, recycle art, drama, woodworking, gardening, ultimate Frisbee, cooking, special effects makeup, filmmaking/editing, costume design, theater, zumba, foreign language, fun with science, fundraising, and video game design. We encourage new ideas too!
If you have a special talent you are willing to share or can supervise an activity on one of our elective days, please let us know ASAP. Electives are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00. 3rd trimester electives will run from March 16th through May 21st.
All Intermediate Students
Research: Finishing Touches/Binder Due
Social Studies: Government
Writing: Present Rough Draft 2
Science: Matter & Math
STEM: Light Up Your World
LA #1: The Struggle for Equality
LA #2: Relative Adverbs
LA #3: 1- Revolutionary War on Wed
2/3 – Because of Winn Dixie
LA MobyMax: None
Math #1: 1 -Adding Decimals
2/3 – Decimal Word Problems
Math #2: 1 – Fraction Concepts
2/3 – Intro to Decimals
Math #3: 1 – Unit 3 Review/Test
2 – Unit 4-1
3 – Unit 4-3
Math MobyMax: 5 Minute Fact Fluency
LA 1: none
LA 2: Readworks.com “Peer Pressure” Q & A
LA 3: Bud, Not Buddy Ch 17 & 18
LA MobyMax: none
Grammar: Duolingo 50XL
Math 1: none
Math 2: Fraction, Decimals and Money + Dec./Frac. Equivalents Chart
Math 3: Round, Add and Subtract Decimals
Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency. 20 min. total
Other: Math quiz
Language Arts #1: Free Write
Language Arts #2: Vocabulary 19-23
Language Arts #3: The Giver Ch. 19-23
LA MobyMax: None
Math #1: Evaluating Expressions
Math #2: Writing Expressions
Math #3: Quiz
Other: TOWRE Test
Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency (20 minutes for the week)
Spelling: Typing.com (On Advanced: only need to do 1 lesson per week)
Dates to Remember:
Feb 17th-21st – February Break
The Intermediate Teachers
Miss Dubitsky, Mrs. Gonzalez, and Miss Albertoni