Hello Parents! We finished another week!! Wahooo!!
Since the district has said we are not allowed to use google hangouts I will be experimenting with a couple different options we can begin next week. My goal is to make this the EASIEST I can for you!!! I’m looking into a couple of programs that would be as simple as clicking on a link in a text or email just like google did. This way it takes less time for you to maneuver. Although we have lots of time in quarantine learning a completely new complicated program isn’t something I want you all to have to deal with. For this week I am available to do Facetime calls while I am working things out. Just email me and I will send you my phone number.
This is our last week with our April goal sheet. Later in the week I will be sending out a three week goal sheet for May. Our participation is high and parents have expressed that this system is easy to use. So I am not going to change anything 🙂 You can expect a May goal sheet and then in a couple weeks an End of May/June goal sheet! It will come with all papers and documents that you need! Just remember to do what you can. Reading, writing, and some math problems daily are the keys to keeping their brain active!
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Hello All! I hope you are all doing well! Thanks to everyone who has sent work this week. If you haven’t you have until Sunday. I just need a picture of a writing assignment and a math page- addition or subtraction. If you want to send me an art or gym picture I can forward those to the specials teachers to make it easier for you.
A couple things to let you know about:
Next Thursday I will be able to get into my classroom! I have a very small window of time. My plan is to grab Eureka math modules 5 and 6 and some of the paper files that I normally use. Since it is a small window I will not have enough time to copy everyone packets. If you NEED packets copied from me please email me and let me know. If you can already print at home I would appreciate that. I will deliver these things to your porches as soon as I can after Friday 🙂
As of today, Friday, April 24th all google hangouts have been cancelled by the district until they tell us we are allowed. Unfortunately, some things have happened and they need to figure it out before we will be allowed to hold meetings 🙁 As soon as I get the green light I will begin again with small group and one on one sessions.
Google classroom for music seems to be causing everyone headaches. I’m getting lots of emails that you can not access and gmail and passwords are not working. I understand that its frustrating. i’m sorry. Since just music is on there please do not worry right now. I have a ticket in for the technology department to reset passwords. If we can not get in after that then I will discuss with Ms. Harden.
Happy earth day! Today you will notice they have no goals!! I did that on purpose. At school we wouldn’t have done work either. Today would be about learning about recycling and helping our earth!
Normally we would work in the morning on sorting items in the correct piles. Unfortunately that is a paper that I don’t have electronically. Pinterest has ideas for things to do today. I would recommend some earth day art projects this morning — hand painting earth, they have a tear construction paper earth, and just drawing and coloring an earth. Go to Pinterest and type in earth day activities. You will get many examples and can choose something that you have the supplies for. The scavenger hunts in your backyards would also be fun!
In the afternoon each year I always take my class outside and we collect trash. I have gloves at school but if you don’t have any at home you could wear winter gloves and wash after. Picking up trash is a way we can help our earth stay clean.
So I found out today I can’t mute or stop video from my end. So next week we will switch to small group hangout sessions. I will read a book and we will talk about it together. I have the following times scheduled so let me know which you prefer.
Tuesday- 10 am or 2 pm
Wednesday 4 pm
Thursday 11 am or 7 pm.
If you can’t make any of the sessions no big deal just let me know 🙂
Thanks for coming on and having them showing the lapbooks! It was good to see the final projects.
Invitation will be coming soon! If you havent already search “google meet grid view” before you click on my email link. This will prompt you to download the “grid view app”. Then your child can see more then one person during the call!
Google hangout meeting link will come in your email at 3:45 tomorrow! I will log in and then send the information. The hangout will be named– KinderHangout. Hope to see some of you there! Have your animal lapbook handy if you can so we can show each other! 🙂 Check your email at 3:45 for the link.
Ms. Puchala has created a padlet. This is a website where you can post pictures! It is a great way to connect and share fun ideas with our Howe community.
I have heard from many of you that you received emails from the specials teachers with assignments. Continue with your normal routine and if you have time to fit them in then do so. If not it is not something to worry about. Just email me and let me know how I can help.