All posts by Marge Mackanos

Legacy in the News! Friday, March 15th, 2019

Greetings Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Completing Chapter 7 – we will begin state test prep after spring break. We will also be creating and analyzing box and whisker plots and statistical data.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Group Graffiti Boards for Hatchet.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Completing study of China – test on Tuesday.

SCIENCE: Creating Cell Game boards with a partner – due Thursday – working on this in class.

OTHER: 3rd grading period – Report cards go home Friday, March 22.

Spring Break – March 25th – 29th

3rd grading period party – Friday, March 22 – Movie Theatre Trip – perm slips and $8.00 need to be turned in before trip. Ask your child if they earned the trip? No grades lower than a “C”, and no more than 6 Legacy Marks for the grading period. Also, no suspensions from the office can occur. Your child has to earn the trip. If your child does not attend the trip, they will be supervised here at school or your option to keep them home.

State Testing Dates: ELA – April 2nd and 3rd – start promptly at 8:00
MATH – April 10th and 11th – start at 8:00
Please make sure your child is in attendance and well rested.

Have a great weekend!

The Legacy Teachers

Legacy in the News! Friday, March 8th, 2019

Greetings Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Chapter 7 Test – Tuesday – Distributive Property

LANGUAGE ARTS: Test over Hatchet – Tuesday – packet is due also. Figurative Language packet due March 18th.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Studying Ancient China.

SCIENCE: – Miss Romigh – KSU student teacher – has taken over the teaching lessons with Mrs. Mackanos guidance for Science.
Students are learning about the stages of Mitosis, cell division.
Quiz over the phases is Tuesday. Students have notes and foldable to study from.

OTHER: Thurs – March 14th – Early Release Day – 12:15 – Grading period ends
Fri – March 15th – No School for students – Teacher In-service.

Permission Slips – Movie Theatre trip – Legacy Leader Grading period party – will go home with your child next week. Students who earned the trip may attend. Send back slip and $8.00 to your child’s homeroom teacher ASAP. Trip – Friday, March 22nd.

Spring Break – March 25th – 29th – No School
State Testing – April 2nd and 3rd – ELA testing – begins promptly at 8:00 am.

Have a good weekend
Spring clocks ahead!!

The Legacy Teachers

Legacy in the News! Friday, March 1st, 2019

Greetings Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Miss Romigh completed her student teaching experience in Math today and will be teaching Science starting next week. Students are learning to write equations and independent and dependent variables.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Hatchet – novel. Literary Elements. The students have Figurative Language Packet to work on during T.I.E periods and will be due in two weeks.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Finishing up religions and there will be a test on Monday.

SCIENCE: Studying Bacteria Cells and creating fictional cell stories.

OTHER:

Legacy Leader Program – Ask your child how they are doing with their Legacy marks and grades?

March 14th – Last Day 3rd grading period, Early Release Day – students dismiss at 12:15

March 15th – No School – Teacher In-service

March 25th – 29th – Spring Break

Have a good weekend

The Legacy Team

Legacy in the News! Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Greeting Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Three ways to divide fractions

LANGUAGE ARTS: Started the novel: Hatchet – students are to bring their Hatchet book and packet with them every day to class.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Studying Hinduism and Buddism – test end of next week.

SCIENCE: Cell organelles and their role.

OTHER: Ask you child how they are doing with Legacy marks and grades? Continue to check Progress Book for current grades. Students are trying to earn their 3rd grading period party to the “Movies”. Students who earn grades of “C” or higher and less than 6 Legacy marks, and no office referrals will be invited to the party.

Grading Period ends – March 15th.

Have a good weekend,

The Legacy Team

Legacy in the News! Monday, February 11th, 2019

Greetings Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH” Chapter 6 Test is this Thursday. Working on unit rates, graphs, tables and descriptions. Miss Romigh is continuing her student teaching experience in Math.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Argument Essay – due Tues Feb 19th.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Ancient India and Hinduism.

SCIENCE: Study of Cells and their structure – Vocab Quiz – Thursday.

OTHER:

Interims were sent home today.
No School – Monday – Feb 18th – Presidents Day.
Legacy Leader Program – Ask your child how they are doing with their behavior marks and grades? Limit of 6 marks, no grades lower then a “C” and no suspensions from the office – qualifies for the grading period party.

Stay Warm!

The Legacy Team

Legacy in the News! Friday, January 18, 2019

Greetings Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Miss Romigh (KSU student teacher), will be starting her lessons on Order of Operations next week.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Unit 3 – small group lessons.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We continue our study of the major Religions of the World. Students will take a Christianity Religion Quiz on Wednesday and we will study the religion of Islam next.

SCIENCE: We are exploring the physical and chemical properties and changes of Matter.

OTHER:

Monday, Jan 21 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ask your kids how they are doing with their Legacy Leader grades and marks??

Please remind your kids to do their work daily and stay organized; we tend to see a decrease in motivation and accountability during this quarter :/ Thank you for your continued support 🙂

Have a nice long weekend!
Enjoy the snow!

The Legacy Team

Legacy in the News! Friday, January 11th, 2019

Happy New Year Legacy Families!

We are off to a fresh start this new grading period,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Chapter 6 and welcome to Miss Tori Romigh – KSU student teacher will be joining our team and begin her experience in Math for 8 weeks then with Mrs. Mackanos for Science for 8 weeks. Welcome Miss Romigh!

LANGUAGE ARTS: Argumentative Writing and begin small groups.

SCIENCE: We completed our unit on Atoms and Elements with a open book/open note test today. We will explore physical and chemical properties next week.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Studying the religions of the world: Currently studying Judaism. The students will create storyboards next week.

LEGACY LEADER PROGRAM: Students on Legacy team “earn leader parties”.
This 3rd grading period students who earn grades of “C” or higher, earn less than 6 legacy marks, and earn NO suspensions from the office will earn the grading period party. New Contracts were signed by your child and sent home for parents to sign and return.

OTHER: Grade cards for 2nd quarter were sent home with your child today. Progress book is your best resource to check your child’s grades through out the year.

No School – Monday, Jan 11th – No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Absences: Due to cold and flu season – if your child will be out for extended period of time due to illness, please remind them to see their teachers for make-up work or feel free to call the school to have work picked up for your child; so he or she does not get too far behind. Thank you.

Have a great weekend!

The Legacy Team

Legacy in the News! Friday, December 7th, 2018

Greetings Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Multiplying Fractions and Decimals. Also solving for Area of Shapes.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Unit 3 – Technology – There will be an assessment after every story.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Completing Egypt Unit. Test next Friday.

SCIENCE: Studying the Periodic Table of Elements.

OTHER:

Thursday, Dec 20th – Bowling Trip – Students who earned it. Ask your child how they are doing with grades and Legacy marks. Permission slips will come home next week. Students not attending will be supervised here at school.

Friday, Dec 21st – Early Release Day – Students dismissed at 12:20.
Friday, Dec 21st – Second Grading Period Ends.

Holiday Break – Dec 24th – Jan 7th – No School

Happy Holidays to all!

The Legacy Teachers

Legacy in the News! Friday, November 30th, 2018

Greetings Legacy Families:

We are working on the following:

MATH: Chapter 4 Solving Ratios – Wednesday will be the test. Your child has a study guide – due Monday; which they can use on the test.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Study of Egypt – Reading Guides

LANGUAGE ARTS: Unit on Modern Technology – whole class instruction.

SCIENCE: Study of Matter and Atoms.

OTHER: Ask your child how they are doing with their Legacy marks?

Bowling Trip – Thursday – Dec 20th – Legacy Leaders who earned the trip. Details coming!

Have a good weekend!

The Legacy Teachers

Legacy in the News! Friday, November 16th, 2018

Greetings Legacy Families,

We are working on the following:

MATH: Chapter 4 – Ways to solve Ratio problems.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Tiered Vocabulary

SCIENCE: We took a open note Weathering and Soil Test. We will study the process of drilling for water – to relate it Salva’s Story – A Long Walk to Water. We will start a unit on Matter – Atoms after Thanksgiving break.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Thank you to all who donated food for our Culture Fest, much appreciated and the kids loved it! We will start a unit on Egypt after break.

Interims: Grades loaded on Progress Book today 11-16-18.
Ask your child how they are doing with their Legacy marks?
2nd Grading period party for Legacy Leaders will be a Bowling Trip – more information coming soon.

Monday, November 19th – All School Reads – A Long Walk to Water.
Tuesday, November 20th – Parent /Teacher Conferences – For those that signed up.
Tuesday – Friday – No School – Thanksgiving Break.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!
We are thankful for our students and staff here at Stanton Middle School 🙂

The Legacy Teachers