Full Day Schedule: Begins 11/8 (Monday of next week)

As of next Monday, we will start our full-day, online schedule, seeing ALL classes everyday. This will eliminate the asynchronous time, but like in traditional school, work not finished in class is still your responsibility!

Traditional “hours” will become 40 minute classes. While math and ELA blocks (for 6th graders only) will have slightly extended time. All will get a “brain break” built in to the schedule, as well as a 30 minute lunch. Please see the schedule posted below:


In-Person Learning Labs

As our in-person learning labs open, we will require this online permission slip for students to meet us in small groups of no more than 3. Students will report to the teacher’s classroom, at the correct afternoon time AFTER we have invited you and previously scheduled a meeting.

I will be starting my labs in 2 weeks, and we will start with studying and retakes for those who struggled with our first story. Do your best to prepare, as only 6 participants can be invited, not by request. The permission slip is below:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScP85V59gM5gXIOFbG8mWrjJZnweDqV0bzoIpnu7m6E08ZiDQ/viewform?gxids=7757

Upcoming school year

While next week is we will gradually start assigning work, Tuesday the 8th is our first day. You will meet in Zoom, according to your schedule, in the morning, “asynchronous”, meaning, working on assignments on your own, in the afternoon. Once your “Schoology” accounts have been created, this is where you will find your upcoming assignments for the upcoming school year.

* If you need to get your schedule: Schedules will NOT be mailed out this year! Log-in to your MiStar account to see your schedules.

Summer Learning Projects Due Soon!

I have already begun to receive many beautiful projects for your summer book talk, as well as several summaries. But just a reminder, in case you have not already done so, you will need to do a project (can be a Google Slides presentation) on one book you have read this summer. The link for the rubric is below, but it will need to have theme and conflict type identified, as well as text evidence to support these claims. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SaKaz5ydao_Lg5adkdz2Ech87_TwbXavr-zFoudP6Pg/edit

The other thing you will need to do is 2-4 one-paragraph summaries, (these can all be done on a different page of a Google Doc), on a total of 3 to 5 books you have read this summer. You are welcome to email these to me for feedback, but they will not be due until September 12th, in your Schoology drop box. If you need access to more books, consider listening to a free audiobook from ESL-Bits (below). The “novellas” section contains short chapter books that can be listened to in a relatively short period of time. “Inside Out, and Back Again” and “Tuck Everlasting” are both excellent choices.http://esl-bits.net/Novellas.for.ESL.Students/Novellas.for.ESL.html

Need a Chromebook?

If you need an additional Chromebook, or your school Chromebook is in need of repair, tomorrow from 10-1, we will pass them out at the school.

(Please bring any broken ones to exchange)

*Keep in mind that we will be fully online through the month of September, so if you are sharing with siblings or family members, it would be useful to get your own!

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Summer Learning Expectations

Please make sure to read 3-5 books, with one book talk (a formal book presentation) for next year. Other books can be one quick summary write ups, but the rubric for the main book talk project is below:

Also, if you’re looking for access to books, you can listen to audio recordings using the following site: http://esl-bits.net/