Welcome Back!

I hope you enjoyed your break. I know it’s HARD to get out of bed and stay focused after a long break, but we’re going to do our best to get right back to work!

Remember to start your day in SeeSaw to see the schedule. Also be sure to be in Google Classroom at 8:30 for Super Sentences.

We’ll be doing our math and reading tasks in our Zoom sessions. Come to either the 9:30 or the 11:00 class. If you miss them both, you’ll need to watch the video of class here. We’ll also spend some time chatting about our break. What kind of things did you do? How was your Christmas?  See you then!

 

 

Christmas Week in Room 15

Lots of holiday activities this week, kids!  We’ll be practicing our Scooge play on Monday and recording on Tuesday. We’ll be listening to another creepy Charles Dickens Christmas story on Wednesday, and we’ll be recording the famous Christmas poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at our virtual Christmas party on Friday at 10 a.m.  This week you also have a quiz on telling time (Friday), your chapter book #3 response activity (Monday), and a reading quiz (Thursday). Aside from that, it’s just the usual Happy Numbers mumbo jumbo and such. In the meantime, check out this video and see if you can’t sing-along with it!

Say Goodbye to November

And say hello to December, every kids favorite month! (Right?)  

If you haven’t yet picked up your math text book, you need to get on it. You’ll need your text book every day this week. We’ll be introducing today’s math assignment in Zoom. You still need to do Happy Numbers, though, because your textbook assignment should only take about fifteen minutes.

We’ll also be starting a new read aloud, The Twits, during Zoom. Be sure to download the PDF in Classroom, and then join us during your Zoom time. If you don’t know you’re time, go to SeeSaw and see today’s schedule.

Still looking for How-to Videos for our YouTuber Challenge. Remember, they can be about anything. Some cheat in Roblox? A music performance or dance? How to fly a kite? All good. Take a second look at Liam’s (below) or Scarlet’s (in Classroom) and then give it a try.

Finally, report cards go home later this week. This video explains ho to make sense of them.

 

A Week of Thankfulness

As we head into our Thanksgiving break, let’s be sure to count our blessings this week. Yes, the pandemic has been challenging. Yes, stress related to the presidential election has been extreme. But stay focused on all the good stuff! I know I’m thankful to have such nice group of students. I’m thankful for your sense of humor. I’m thankful none of us have gotten the virus. I’m thankful for good books like The WItches. And I’m thankful the Dolphins are finally winning again. How about you?

You should be thankful that I’m relaxing some things this week. Find out more when you watch this video.

https://youtu.be/D1_9JMIS9DI

Veterans’ Day is Wednesday

No school on Wednesday due to Veterans’ Day. This is a day we honor those Americans who have served in the military. Please be sure to do Tuesday’s activity called “War Stories” so that you know all about this important holiday.

Thursday is in-person instruction. Please bring scissors, rulers, and colored pencils or markers. It’s Sports Theme Day. Dress in your favorite team colors or uniform. These kids have signed-up to attend: 8 – 10 am: Kylie, Kelsi, Brea, Scarlet, McKinna, Connor, Gabe, Damien, Damon, Liam, Dom, and Jordann; 1-3 pm: Keila, Cash, Isaiah, Max, Maizie, and Shayla. There’s still plenty of room in both sessions if you would like to sign-up.

Some of you kids are falling seriously behind. As of 7 pm Monday night, Max, Maizie, Isaiah, Damon, Jordann, Roxy, Rachael, Kaleb, Kylie, Waylon, Karsyn had not logged ANY minutes in Happy Numbers on Monday.  Meanwhile, Cash, Quinton, Isaiah, Jordann, Scarlet, Kaleb, Kylie, Maizie, Damon, Waylon, Damien, Roxy, Sean, Karsyn still have a lot of catching up to do in Acellus Science. Let me know if you need help logging in or figuring it out.