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...two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by
and that has made all the difference...
List of school supplies for 2018-2019
ELA: 2 red folders (if you haven't been in my class previously, you'll need 1 composition notebook, a 1" binder, and 5 dividers as well)
Math: 2 yellow folders
Science/Social Studies: 2 green folders and 2 blue folders
Freshmen/New Students: $5 for school lock
Everyone: 1 lock for gym locker (or $5 for an additional school lock), 2 boxes of tissues, disinfectant wipes, 1 bottle of hand soap or antibacterial hand sanitizer, several pens/pencils for personal use
2018-2019 Academic Lifeskills - English Language Arts
This class will focus primarily on basic reading and writing skills. Students will be reviewing important grammar for functional writing and learning comprehension strategies for a better understanding of not only reading tasks but also verbal and written directions. A large focus will be placed on increasing vocabulary to work students towards greater independence in their lives. Technology will be infused into the curriculum and students will use the Internet, Google, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher to enhance their knowledge. Different classes will be reading different novels during the second half of the year and various writing assignments will be completed for different purposes throughout - job applications, stating and supporting opinions, persuading others, giving directions, and stating and supporting factual information.
2018-2019 Academic Lifeskills - Math
Please note: this is not your typical math class! According to the requirements for your child's final graduation credential, and to meet IEP goals, I am responsible for providing functional math skills for greater financial independence. Because of this, your child will be working mostly with creating budgets, bank account management skills, credit cards vs. debit cards, job interviewing skills, qualities of positive workers, elapsed time for tracking work hours, reading and understanding paychecks, making change, and learning the financial responsibilities of renting an apartment, owning a home, and/or owning an automobile. Naturally, we will continue to refine the automatic and relevant functional mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We will work with realistic word problems driving successful problem solving of future mathematical-related issues (ex: how big of an area rug do you need to fit the size of the room? Will your bed fit in this size room? What time does the movie start and how long does it go for? Do you have time to meet your parents for dinner after?). Calculators will be used often and timed tests will be given to reinforce and strengthen automatic skills every other day.
2018-2019 Academic Lifeskills - Science/Social Studies
This combined class will alternate science and social studies units throughout the school year. For the science units, students will be learning about natural disasters, basic Earth science involving weather patterns, daily temperature and weather trends, and outer space activity. In social studies, students will be learning about various world cultures to gain an understanding of global dynamics and worldly issues but to also gain compassion and different perspectives on cultures and people living in countries such as Iraq and Ukraine. Additionally, students will be researching a realistic career suited to their personality and interests to explore options before engaging in vocational opportunities in future school years.
Mrs. Ashley Digati
4111 Legion Dr.
Hamburg, NY 14075