First, I want to thank you for being patient as I learn new technologies and a new way of teaching your wonderful kids. There will be bumps in the road but the kids probably won’t notice. Ms. Baese and I have been working every day to set up Google Classroom and figure out logistics, student work, etc. She and I will continue to meet every Monday morning to trouble-shoot and develop lessons for each week.
From now on, I will be posting on Google Classroom. If there is something important you should know, I will email all of you.
PACKETS -Math and Storyworks
I gave some math in a packet to get students started. This math is optional and you can decide whether your child completes it. The fractions work is good review and your child may want to do a few problems.
Storyworks: I put some hard copy worksheets on Storyworks in a packet – please discard as all Storyworks will be on-line. DO NOT DISCARD THE MAGAZINES – the worksheets.
Here are some things you need to know (as well as your child).
• Zoom meetings will take place on Mondays at 9 a.m. Please have your child set up on their account. Some of you have already done this – thank you! I will ‘invite your child’ to the meeting via Google Classroom with a URL code that they simply ‘press’ to join.
Strider Book Report: Due Friday, April 17th (this includes summary, questions)
Midwest state project: Due Friday, April 17th
Civil War project: Due Friday, April 10th
Circle Book: Due Friday, April 3
Personal Narrative – Rough Draft – Due Friday, April 3
Letter to a family member: no due date – please have your child complete and mail. Send a picture to me.
At this point, I simply ask that students send a pic of their completed work. During our Zoom meetings (fingers crossed Zoom will work) I will have them show me their work, too.
This has been set up in categories by subject. I will post new work under the categories. Please have your child check enrichments, also.
I will be posting new work for the week on a Monday with due dates. Students complete the assignment via Google Classroom and submit to me.
I will check in with a ‘hello’ and small activity every day at 9:00 a.m. – it could be answering a riddle, completing an analogy, doing a household chore, or fixing errors in a sentence. This is to make sure students are up for school.
Students should still be reading every day for 30 minutes and noting it on the form I attached in the Reading Log category. Strider can count as part of their 30 minutes.
Students are expected to complete their spelling pages as per usual. I will be posting the lesson to be completed each week.
Students are expected to do a spelling test every Friday.
I will be recording the words for your child to write down OR you may give the words to your child. We are going on the honor system here!
A form has been provided under Spelling for your child to use.
I have attached some fun, educational links in Google Classroom. Have your child explore away!
Freckle math is always an option – the kids love it. I am assigning Freckle math for Friday math but they can go into it anytime.
READ ALOUD – Tucked in With Mrs. T.
I will continue to do our read aloud and read other smaller books to the students. They will be posted under the heading Tucked in with Mrs. T. These could be video or just audio.
Finally, I believe once we all get into the groove of this new ‘homeschool’ paradigm, things will get easier. Also, if your child is having difficulty completing work assigned for daily completion, have them do what they can and submit. It’s OKAY. I just want to make sure they are doing school every day.
Email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. T. 🙂