Thursday May 14th

Today we are going to listen to a cute story about working together and courage. The story is from Epic books through our classroom account. The site link is for books. Sign your child up to see the stories I am linking for them to listen too. They will also be able to listen to many other books and stories of their choosing. The class code is mhe8655. The story is below being read to us. The epic version highlights the words as they are read, so listen to this story for free with the account you create.

Also we have a special virtual Fire Station visit thanks to one of our parents, who is a Garden City Firefighter. There will be 4 different visits when we are done. For now the first video is of a Firefighter dressing in their protective gear. Please watch and enjoy as you learn from a real firemen.

I need you to make a thank you picture for the Garden City Fire Fighter Gismondi and Butler. I would like to send as many as possible on Friday to the Firefighters. Take a picture of it and send it to me at Don’t forget “Flat Mr. Liepe” in your photos.

We only had 5 students start their weekly work on Happy Numbers our online individualized learning for the students to work on numeracy. They are working on end of PreK and beginning of Kindergarten numeracy activities. Our class code is 911 561 to access it to see how you child is doing. 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. . 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)

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, ).

If you need to get a hold of me I can still be reached by email 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.

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.

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