Good Morning! (or evening if you are reading this as I post Sunday evening) This week will be a little different. I think I’ve worked out most of the kinks in this whole online learning situation we are becoming (not so) accustomed to. lol. (I sure miss school and my kiddos!!!)

On google classroom, there is now a to do list slide. I am hoping this will be helpful in keeping the kids organized. I will post this every Monday with the week’s activities. There is also a suggested schedule for you (parents) to use for daily work.

There is only one readworks assignment this week because the kids are asked to read 3 articles for their writing assignment. They need to be closely read so they can be used for evidence in their writing.

For math – most kids finished their Zearn Lessons last week, which is fabulous. There is an Exit Ticket posted on classroom, however, before they do the Exit Ticket assignment, I ask that they please watch the videos I made as a review. This is as similar to reviews in class that I could get. If you have a printer, I also included a copy of the review sheets I go over in the video.

As far as science and social studies go – we have been talking about it as a building, and as of now, we will be posting readings that have to do with science and social studies. This week, the articles in the writing assignment are science related. I’ll be posting videos I think the kids should watch in BrainPOP as well.


Ok – we are back from Spring Break! Yesterday I had a lot of action and activity on Classroom, that was great!

I want to try to incorporate MobyMax into our learning. It has really great resources for all subjects. Please ask your child to log in. They will be prompted to do a quick pre-assessment for math and reading, I believe. They just need to do their best. 🙂

Math: We will work on volume, which is module 5 on Zearn. I have everyone set up for Module 5 and the goal is to complete lessons 1 – 7 this week.

Reading: We will do 3 ReadWorks assignments each week from now on. One informational, fiction, and poetry. Please continue to read your DEAR books for enjoyment as well!

Writing: There is an opinion assignment on classroom about if kids should get paid to do chores. They need to complete their blueprint (this is where they organize their thoughts) and put it into a 5 paragraph essay, using information from the article(s) as evidence. This is due Friday.

Science: We will continue talking about life science, focusing on ecosystems.

Social studies: Revolution (Ms Wilson with more info)

Amazon Audible

Amazon today canceled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.

Google Classroom

Most of our remote learning will take place on google classroom. Unfortunately, Class Dojo seems to be overloaded and isn’t consistently allowing me to go on to check messages.

Please continue to check google classroom for assignments and updates. I will also be posting video explanations of what do expect.

week at a glance

Math: We will be dividing decimals this week! This is the last section of Module 1! The Module Exam will be next week.

Reading: We will take our inferencing pre-assessment today and start our unit on inferences.

Writing: Last week, we started out blue prints for our informational essay about matter. This week we will finish the blue prints and begin the five paragraph essays.

Science: We will work on our projects in class, both the essay and the model portion.

Cold weather reminders

Haigh Elementary
Winter Reminders

Winter Line up and recess: Please make sure that your students are coming to school with winter coats, hats, and gloves for morning line up and for lunch recess. We follow the protocol below for our students with outdoor lunch recess and morning student lineup:
Important Information
Haigh students go outside 3 times a day for recess. It is extremely important to follow the guidelines listed below.
Helpful items
An extra pair of shoes is suggested for “rainy or muddy” days.
Boots are suggested for the winter months. Students are not allowed in the snow without boots.
Snow and ice are to remain on the ground.


Students may wear a t-shirt outside. Long sleeve shirt or jacket is suggested.

students must have a coat, fleece, or hoodie with an undershirt to go outside.

students must have a winter coat or a fleece to go outside.
Boots must be worn in order to go into the snow areas.

students must have a winter coat, hat, and gloves to go outside.
Boots must be worn in order to go into the snow areas.

20 and Below
Indoor line up (District Policy-this is followed by each school in the district)
No class or lunch recess outdoors

Thank you for your help with keeping our students safe and warm during these cold winter months 🙂 Mr. Short
ابتدائية هيج
ملاحظات شتوية

الاصطفاف و فترات اللعب و الاستراحة خلال فصل الشتاء يرجى التأكد من حضور الطلاب إلى المدرسة مرتدين المعاطف الشتوية والقبعات والقفازات لارتدائها خلال الاصطفاف الصباحي وفترات الاستراحة بعد الغداء. نحن نتبع البروتوكول أدناه لطلابنا أثناء فترات اللعب في الخارج بعد فترة الغداء واصطفاف الطلاب:
معلومات هامة
يخرج الطلاب للعب في الخارج ثلاث مرات يومياً. من المهم جداً اتباع التعليمات الواردة أدناه:
أشياء مساعدة:
● نقترح عليكم إحضار حذاء إضافيا للأيام الماطرة و الموحلة.
● نقترح أيضاً ارتداء الطلاب الجزمات طوال فترة الشتاء. لن يسمح للطلاب بالتواجد في الثلج دون جزمات.
● يمنع اللعب بالثلج والجليد و يجب ان يبقوا على الأرض.
درجات الحرارة

● يمكن للطلاب ارتداء قميص في الخارج نقترح أن يكون قميص أو رداء طويل الأكمام أو معطف( جاكيت)
● يجب أن يرتدي الطلاب معطف، أو ملابس صوفية، أو رداء بقبعة مع قميص داخلي للخروج و اللعب خارجاً.
● يجب أن يرتدي الطلاب معطف، أو ملابس صوفية، أو رداء بقبعة مع قميص داخلي للخروج و اللعب خارجاً.
● يجب ارتداء الجزمات للعلب في أماكن تواجد الثلوج.
● يجب أن يرتدي الطلاب معطف، أو ملابس صوفية، أو رداء بقبعة مع قميص داخلي للذهاب للخارج.
● يجب ارتداء الجزمات للعلب في أماكن تواجد الثلوج.
أقل من 20 درجة
● الاصطفاف داخلي ( سياسية القطاع التعليمي المتبعة في جميع أمدارس القطاع)
● لا صفوف و لا فترات لعب أو استراحة خارجية.
أشكركم على مساعدتكم في الحفاظ على سلامة طلابنا ودفئهم خلال أشهر الشتاء الباردة.

السيد شورت

Week at a glance:

Math – we are adding/subtracting and multiplying decimals. Today it came to my attention that a lot of the class needs extra practice with multiplication facts. As stated in a previous post, please have your kids do xtramath.org as practice for fluency, they will also be getting worksheets coming home to help practice doing their facts “flash fast.” This will be extremely helpful as we get into more complicated math problems.

Reading – we are finishing up our main idea and details unit. They will take their post test this week. Next we will summarize and make inferences.

Social studies – they will take their quiz this week for government.

Science – we will finish up our unit on matter and particles. I was a week ahead in my mind, and our pennies experiment will be *next* week, not this week!

week at a glance

Math: We will start adding and subtracting decimals.

Reading: We will continue main idea and details, but also summarize.

Writing/Social Studies: The kids have been working on their blueprint for social studies about which is the most important branch of gov’t. They will work on those essays this week.