Skyline HS LRCII teacher
Hello students and families!
This has been one crazy ride thus far, but I am so happy that I am still able to see your faces and talk to you every Friday on our Zoom social meetings. We will continue to do these every Friday at 11am. Remember--this Friday we will converse for 15 minutes and then Ms. Natalia will be doing brain gym with all of us that want to participate! We need to focus our brains to learn even more so while at home!
This week I will continue to post EELR's on the Online Resources page. A survey also will be sent out to families asking general questions about support and access at home. We are working our way towards online instruction starting on April 20th (after Spring break). We (teachers) are still collaborating as to what this looks like for each of you. Thank you for your patience and open communication so we can provide ongoing learning opportunities during the closure.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for any questions/concerns or even just to say hi! I encourage every student to have his/her own e-mail (or one that can be accessed through a parent e-mail). Write to me about how you are doing or how you are spending your time (besides playing video games and/or sleeping)! Next week is Spring break; write to me about your plans or if your plans changed (and what they changed to).
Take care, stay safe and "see" you Friday at 11am! :)
Here we are, our second (or third)??? full week at home learning. I feel like it has been FOR EVER since seeing all of you in person! Although I miss our daily routines greatly, we must all remember that we are being safe so everyone can stay healthy.
This week I plan to provide more resources that will help families make a learning schedule at home. Everything should be printable from home (if you are able to). Under "ONLINE RESOURCES" you will find EELR's, Emergency Educational Learning Resources, specific to vocations, self-care, and independent living. At LEAST one will be posted per week. If you have a favorite vocational or something specific you would like to learn about, then please e-mail me about it! firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, you will find a list of authors from all levels (elementary, middle, and high school) that are sharing writing, poetry, drawing, and read aloud's on the attached websites. I encourage everyone to check out at least one new author a week and do an activity.
It was SO great to see Max, Rose, Rabab, Tanisha, and Michael on our Zoom meeting last week, along with Ms. Sarah and Ms. Suni! :) Another invite will be sent out to everyone via e-mail for this Friday at 11am. The e-mail about the meeting also will include guidelines and expectations while in our "social" Zoom meetings.
If you are looking for a little movement in your life (inside your home of course), the PE department, including Ms. Wincewicz (Wince) has a webpage filled with resources and things to do! https://sites.google.com/site/mswincewicz/
Until next time, stay safe and healthy!
Mrs. H :)
Hello students and families! It is so nice to "see" you! This is a crazy, unpredictable time that we are in right now. I hope the resources that I provide will enable your student to continue learning, as well as focus on personal growth through this challenging time. These resources are ONLY suggestions, not requirements, and if you have any that you would like to share, please post a message after this entry or send me an e-mail. :)
I have added another "tab" to the menu "Online Resources". For today, I added Virtual Field Trips (mainly zoo's), Reading--read aloud's by authors (elementary level for today; I will post more levels throughout the week), and Other--science, art, general, and social skills. PLEASE feel free to share any experiences your student has with any of these resources, either by commenting on here or e-mailing me.
In addition to these resources (which I will add to throughout the week), I also want to make sure that every student knows that he/she can access Typing.com and ixl Math.
Both links are here: https://www.typing.com/
Every student has his/her own login and password. If you need the information, please contact me via e-mail and I will send it to you.
I also (*finally*) added pictures from our Holiday party and field trip to Microsoft. It was nice "seeing" the students when I posted pictures, but I still miss seeing them every weekday! Check them out under the "Pictures" tab.
Enjoy! Have FUN! and Take care!!!
Mrs. H :)
I hope all of you had a wonderful, restful, and relaxing break! Now to get back to work and learning. :)
*In the process of posting pictures from our cookie decorating the last few days prior to Winter break. More importantly, the pictures from our amazing head custodian, Wes Buchanan, and his gift giving!
*WA-AIM testing will begin in January. 10th graders will be given the Math and ELA portions and our one 11th grader will participate in the Science portion. Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions about the state alternative assessment.
*Field trip in the works! We are planning a SPECIAL field trip to Microsoft to learn and experiment with some AWESOME technology. Stay tuned for more details!
*Academics--stay tuned for another post about what we will be focusing on for January and February. Think along the lines of community helper vocations and *cold* places!
All my best!
Mrs. H :)
I DO NOT know where October and November went! Did you see them fly by? I am glad that we are starting to get into some set routines and growing as a class. It will be 2nd semester before we know it! Below are a few things we have been doing as a class. :)
*Spartanbucks started in November! Our class makes and delivers coffee on Wednesday afternoons during 6th period (Vocational class). Students are in a rotation and should have a turn at least once a month. We also have a few students that are doing some special jobs on Friday's to help prepare for the upcoming week. This is a very influential program that helps students with social skills (conversation) and on-the-job skills (following directions). Our wonderful SLP, Julie Sadoff, and OT, Courtney Waugh, co-lead the program.
*Academics--we have reading groups! Each student is a part of a group that reads one book (approximately each week, some a little longer). We focus on vocabulary and finding information from the text to answer questions. Come January/February, the department will be rolling out a new reading curriculum! Math--besides IEP goals, which several of them focus on functional math skills with money, we have started
WHAT is it?
L.E.A.P. Club stands for Leadership. Empathy. Acceptance. Pride. The club was created by a previous teacher and its purpose was to provide opportunities for students without disabilities to do special events for students with disabilities. This year, the club is switching over to a Unified Club. This means that the club will have students with and without disabilities working together to plan fun, meaningful experiences for all!
WHEN do we meet?
Every other Tuesday afternoon, 3:00pm, in the Career Center/Counseling office (NOTE: last meeting was Tuesday, 10/8/19)
WHO is invited?
EVERYONE and ANYONE that likes to plan events and have fun together!
WHAT things do we do?
*pumpkin patch (weekend field trip)
*All Star Basketball Tournament (there will be 2 this year!)
*and many other service projects!
LEAP Club contact information:
Advisors: Mrs. Hummell: email@example.com and Mrs. Hendrickson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-presidents: Gabrielle (Gabi) Kadish email@example.com and Alka Narayana firstname.lastname@example.org
Homecoming Spirit Week and Festivities 2019!
**This year's Homecoming football game is Friday, September 27th against Newport, and the Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 28th. If you're interested in chaperoning, please contact Jake at email@example.com!
Homecoming Theme--"A Night of Good Fortune"
Monday, Sept. 23--“One Thousand and One Nights”--wear pajamas!
Tuesday, Sept. 24--“Aladdin's Whole New World”--wear blue and purple!
Wednesday, Sept. 25--“Cave of Wonders”-- wear all neon!
Thursday, Sept. 26--“Magic Day”--wear your craziest patterns!
Friday, Sept. 27--competition between the classes to see who has the most spirit! Freshman wear green, sophomores silver or gray, juniors wear white, and seniors all black.
Pre-party 6:00-8:00PM (dance starts at 8:00 PM) Rm. 2306
*Students (their families and dates) from LRCII classrooms are invited to have a pre-party in Mrs. Hummell's classroom. The room will be decorated and a place to socialize before the party; it is reserved until 9:30pm so students will be able to leave belongings in the room until 9:20pm.
*Please complete the form sent via e-mail if you would like to contribute (time, food, decorations) to our Homecoming celebration!!!
Looking forward to another great Homecoming week, football game, and dance this school year! :)
Whew! We completed the first full week of school! I hope your student had a productive first week and is getting back into the swing of the school routine. Below are a few things for this week:
Tomorrow is our third day with block schedule (times listed under the "calendar" tab) and FLEX time. During FLEX time tomorrow students will learn what it is, what the NEW Spartan voted name will be (crossing fingers for "SPAR"), and how to log into the system to "request" teachers. FLEX time is: a time for students to get the support in classes that they need help in, for teachers to offer interventions and help for kids. Students that typically remain in the LRCII classroom throughout the school day will be "requested" by me to stay in Room 2306 during FLEX time. If the student is NOT requested by me, then the student's schedule will automatically place the student in his/her 1st period class on Tuesday's and 6th period class on Wednesday's. If you have more questions regarding FLEX time and how it impacts your student, please feel free to contact me (contact information under "get in touch" tab).
NOTE: Curriculum Night starts at 6pm with the Keynote Speaker in the theater. There will be a Club Fair (time to learn about the different clubs at Skyline) from 5:30-6:00 pm. You are welcome to come early to learn about different clubs (like LEAP club).
Hope to see you at Curriculum Night!
Have a great week!
Mrs. H :)
P.S. Look out for an e-mail and post later this week regarding Homecoming NEXT WEEK!
We are off and running with the 2019-2020 school year! The first 3 days were a tad bit crazy with getting back into the routine of things and grasping the new 7 period schedule. Next week will bring some more new things--block schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday with FLEX time and finalizing student schedules. For a complete run-down of daily schedule times, please refer to the "Calendar" tab on the top of this page.
Some important events to know about:
Curriculum Night--September 19, 2019 5:30pm to 8:45pm
Keynote speaker, information about Skyline clubs, and meet your student's teachers! During 'teacher time' I share my vision for the school year and the opportunities we hope to provide for your student to grow and succeed. You don't want to miss this!
Homecoming! Sept. 27, 2019 (football game); Sept. 28, 2019 (dance)
The LRCII program and LEAP club (more on this later...) usually host an extended evening in Rm. 2306 to include dinner, pictures, and socialization prior to the dance starting. If you would like to help during this event, please contact me. (Contact information is provided under the "Get In Touch" tab at the top of this page.) This is one of the most exciting events for our students and they get some exercise from dancing too!
I want to thank you for sharing your student with me. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be at Skyline for my 2nd year teaching high school and look forward to sharing a FABULOUS, Spartan-rific year with all of you!!!
All my best,
Mrs. H (aka Mrs. Hummell or Ms. Renee)
P.S. STAY TUNED for another post about vocational opportunities that are in store for our class this school year.
NO "GO" yet!!! We still have about 3 more weeks of Summer!
I hope all of you had (and are still having) a wonderful Summer vacation! Although mine has been mainly filled with healing from foot surgery on July 11th, I have still managed to do a few fun things with my family; including celebrating birthdays and my husband and my 10 year wedding anniversary! I am looking forward to hearing about everyone's Summer vacation and I also am so very excited to see my students!
But...first I wanted to post some dates while I have them fresh in my mind....
AUGUST 21~Mrs. H is available to contact (via e-mail)
**Tentative: SEPTEMBER 3~Meet and greet in Rm. 2306, time TBD***
SEPTEMBER 4~First Day of School (10:10am -- 3:45pm)
SEPTEMBER 5~Picture Day
SEPTEMBER 19~Curriculum Night
That is it for now. PLEASE enjoy the last few weeks of Summer vacation and if Washington weather is "normal", I am sure we will continue to have Summer weather come September! :)
Mrs. H :)
Welcome and hello! This is my 2nd year teaching LRCII at Skyline High School. Go Spartans!!! :)