Dear Parents: I am hoping all of you are well. Thank you for your continued support in the Remote Learning Process. Remember, the school district has given a guideline for students at the Second Grade Level to participate in approximately 20 minutes of learning per subject each day. I will continue to contact you through text, phone, or email, as I have before. You may also contact me by call, text, or email if you have any questions, or even to update me on any work your child has finished. I am available Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-3:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM-2:00PM. I will also be keeping a log of student participation that Mr. Short will review weekly. Thus far, all students have been actively participating in their assignments, and I am very thankful for your help with their at home learning. You may also send pictures to me through text or email of any work your child has completed.
READING: continue to use the Common Core Ready book that I gave you. Students can read and highlight the passages, and answer all questions, fill in charts, etc. This week I will send a recording of the lesson “Kate Skates,” on pages 287-291.
MATH: Please continue to do about 2 lessons a week in the Math book. Many of you are in different places in the book, so just continue from where you left off. Also, more great skills for at home are: helping them to identify and count coins, and learning how to tell time. Students always need extra practice with these concepts. Review of basic addition/subtraction Math Facts is always helpful too. Please also continue to do double digit addition/subtraction with regrouping (borrowing/carrying). This week I will be sending a recorded lesson of Module 7, Lesson 6 on pages 169-173.
SPELLING: I am continuing to have sight words on the list for Spelling. The idea for this is to have students practice correct spelling of words they use in their writing. The words for this week are: invitation, paint, practice, together, started, purple, people. These words are from the story “Kate Skates” mentioned above. You can have students practice these by writing them in sentences and/or stories. When students did Tic Tac Toe activities for Spelling in school, they did such activities as “Hide the words in a picture,” “Do jumping jacks while you spell the word,” “Write the words outside with chalk.” You may also give them a test.
SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: students were given online access to Readworks articles. These articles are all related to Science and Social Studies. As a reminder, students can go to www.readworks.org/student. The code is GTE2CJ. The password is 1234. They can read the articles, and answer the questions. Brainpop and Brainpop Junior are also excellent resources for all subject areas. I added 2 new Social Studies selections to the Readworks articles this week about Memorial Day, Patriotism, and The Pledge of Allegiance. Remember, these may be printed out or answered online.
WRITING: students may keep a journal that they can write in daily, and illustrate their writing. This week I would like students to complete a writing piece about Memorial Day. In school, I usually have students write a letter to the Veterans who have protected our Country, thanking them for their service. They can do this if they would like, and they can give it to a Veteran that is in your family, or someone you know. Students could also do a writing piece about The Pledge of Allegiance, and what the words of The Pledge mean. They could even write what the vocabulary words mean, such as Allegiance means: Republic Means: Indivisible means:, etc.
Thank you for your continued help and support. As I have mentioned before, I am available for contact through my cellphone, or email. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT. I am more than happy to help .You may also feel free to send me pictures of any completed work if you would like to share it with me.
MUSIC: Mrs. Conrad wanted me to remind you to go to her blog for all of her assignments. iblogdearbornschools.org/conradt/
TECHNOLOGY: students are already familiar with using I-Ready, RazKids, and Zearn. These can be used daily, as before. Again, Brainpop is excellent for every subject: Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The username is: haighelem and the password is: bpop. I am now able to track student participation, and progress on these websites. Brainpop also has a feature that allows you to print student work, or send it to my email.
General information: 313-827-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org Social emotional hotline – 313-827-8500 or email@example.comTech support – 313-827-8400Student Services – 313-827-3068Special Education – 313-827-7050
Here are the links to this week’s content for our DSHINES program:
This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in English: https://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsEnglish
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