Half of our school year is already over?

Half of our school year is already over at St. Joseph’s!  It seems like it has really

Linea teaches reading at St. Joseph’s Indian School
Linea, St. Joseph’s reading teacher for seventh and eighth grades.

gone by fast.  In the last quarter leading up to Christmas break, the Lakota students were working with a program entitled “Blueprint for Intervention:  Comprehension” by 95% Group.  We focused on Determining Importance and Synthesizing in Nonfiction and Fiction Text.  Now we are ready to apply our new comprehension skills as we move on to Unit 3 in our text.

In this unit, we will study the different types of nonfiction including autobiographies, biographies and different types of essays.  We will also be doing some activities that will help the students in answering essay questions.

In just a few weeks, we’ll have the next round of our spelling bee. The students worked really hard and the contest proved to be very competitive!  We have our winners and they will be moving on to the regional contest held in Mitchell, South Dakota, in February.

St. Joseph’s Indian School participates in a spelling bee each year.
The Lakota students worked hard to prepare for the spelling bee.

Before that, however, the seventh and eighth grade classes will have their class trip to Pierre – South Dakota’s capital. We will tour the capital building and the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center.

Thank you for your support!

Linea – 7th & 8th Grade Reading Teacher

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “Half of our school year is already over?”

  1. Hi Linea.. Thank you for the post. I am sure your students are looking forward to their trip to Pierre/ Enjoy the weekend.

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