May 5th (Porch Drop Day)
It is great seeing all the pictures. Look for yours at the end of each days post. I am adding a little extra inspiration for the students to want to complete and share their work with me. We miss everyone very much. Please keep up the hard work at home.
Make sure you are on the lookout for my driving by your house to drop off some supplies and a special treat. The treat is in your bag and the story today is a hint as to what it is. Watch the story! Watch the window! And watch your bag for what is inside. (pictured below)
From now on when you take your pictures to share with the class make sure you include the teacher in the picture. I have made you each a “Flat Mr. Liepe” and put it in your bag. Be careful because I am fragile and need to be taken care of to last until graduation. Yes, High School graduation! 🙂 Yes, the surprise is:
In addition, to sending me the daily pictures, you post your pictures on your social media using the hashtag #FlatTeacher #FlatStanleySocialDistancing for everyone to see! Use both hashtags so you can find all the pictures later! It will be so much fun to see all the activities you guys do with me throughout the week! I can’t wait!
The story today is longer and the materials drop off will take a while so the main math activity is to count the materials I distrubuted and work on HappyNumbers. Today try to get a picture of Mr. Liepe at your house or your child with all of their new materials and send it to me at Liepeb@dearbornschools.org
We have added a new online individualized learning piece for the students to work on numeracy. Our class code is 911 561 to access it. There is also a link in our Google Classroom to the site. Every child has an account that I setup for them and I sent their password with the student login information yesterday. https://happynumbers.com/ . This site is awesome because it adjusts to the child’s knowledge of numbers. They will all start with a quick assessment to guide the lessons that are individualized for them. We already have seven(7) students that completed the initial assessment and are on their personalized learning path into Kindergarten. Please make sure you are logging in and working toward your weekly goal of 40 minutes a week. (10minutes/4days)
Thank you for continuing to help your kids while schools are closed. The new district remote learning plan is out and every student is required to work on assigned schoolwork for 2-3 hours daily and have contacts with the teacher every week. I am required to hear from every student also, this can be as simple as sending me a picture of one of the assignment from the day or commenting below in the comments. https://dearbornschools.org/services/dearborn-public-schools-continuity-of-learning-plan/
The children’s daily routine will be just like at school and have all the pieces that I did with them at school. So they will have a reading/listening activity, a writing activity, a mathematics activity, imaginative play (Plan, Do, Review), creative arts and gross motor. The fine motor activities are built into some of the other activities but may also be the activity.
The imaginative play and Plan, Do, Review are as easy as a couple times a day when the children are going to play start by asking them what their plan is, some examples are; What they will play with? What they are going to do with it? Who they might play with? How hey are going to use it? Then when they are done ask them to recall. Have them tell you details of the play activity they did.
The daily writing, reading and gross motor is always addressed in these 3 simple daily homework assignments since the beginning of the year. 1.Practice Writing. 2.Practice Reading. 3.Playing outside (social distanced) (ABC fit kids using 2 family members names or Cosmic Kids Yoga, CosmicKids.com ).
If you need to get a hold of me I can still be reached by email Liepeb@dearbornschools.org or you can call my classroom number (-827-7238) and leave a message, they go to my email. If I call back it will come from an unknown or unavailable number. I will only call Monday-Thursday between 9am-3pm. Be on the lookout for a call this week.