Monday May 11th
Happy Monday! This weekend was cold and SNOWY? We celebrated a special day yesterday. I hope you did too. What did you you do for your MOM yesterday? For today, please listen to a story of your choice from Epic books through our classroom account. The link is https://www.getepic.com/ for books. The other story I want everyone to listen to is below. It is an animated video of the story and fun to watch.
Today is Monday so we will be writing a story. Please make your story ALL the things that your mom does and that you love about her. Make sure your picture matches what you are saying you miss. Remember you are the Author and Illustrator of your story. So you are doing the picture and “writing the ABC words” for your story. When finished, please write down what your child said about their picture, take a pic of their picture and send it to me at Liepeb@dearbornschools.org
We have Happy Numbers online individualized learning for the students to work on numeracy. Just over half the class is already completing work. Our class code is 911 561 is used 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, if you forget their password let me know. If you have not signed up yet I reset the password to 105. 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 have nine(9) 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.