Thursday May 21st
To complete our Fire Station Visit series we will look even closer at the Ladder truck. But first listen to this read aloud about Curious George and the Firefighters. After that, there is the final virtual tour from the fire station with Mr. Liepe and Mr. Butler. There is something special in this last video we would never be able to do on an actual field trip. The activities today will be art based but develop the students fine motor, critical thinking and socioemotional to name just a few. There are 2 pages below that can be printed to use or just make your own.(map your home and lab the items) We should be able to have a video chat soon. I have enrolled all the students into another platform that offers video chat, but you must be logged into the students account to see it. If you want to try and log into iLearn you should see our class and be enrolled. https://moodle.dearbornschools.org/login/index.php If you get in you will go to my classes and see our GSRP class. Once you are in the course there are 2 items Class Meeting and Public Chat. I will try to figure it out but we will definitely be have a kindergarten parent meeting in June and a conference with each of you.
The virtual visit this time is of the actual fire station were the firefighter stay when they are not fighting fires. Please watch and enjoy as you learn from a real firemen.
I can’t wait to see the students drawings of their homes. Remember that this is their activity so it is more about the practice for them, then the final product. Then take a picture of it and send it to me at Liepeb@dearbornschools.org. Don’t forget “Flat Mr. Liepe” in your photos.
Don’t forget to use your Epic books account to read books. We have completed 100 books as a class so far. Keep up the work. The site link is https://www.getepic.com/ 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.
Congrats to the students that started 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. 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 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, 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.
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/