Dear Families of Room 1,
The second half of the week has been uploaded onto the website.
A few adjustments moving forward that we hope help in your school closure journeys:
First, Michele Lowe and I are trying our best to upload the lesson plans PRIOR to Sunday at 9pm for the entire week moving forward. We hope this helps you plan and adjust accordingly. Next, we are finding that students are having difficulty accessing worksheets under the McGraw Hill Portal, so moving forward we will just be uploading them directly onto our websites now. If you prefer, your child can just do these grammar and spelling exercises directly in their composition notebooks (that may be most eco-friendly and efficient). Also, I am trying to incorporate more interactions from teacher to student. For example, you will see that in Thursday and Friday’s lesson plans I ask that students send me an email (a couple are mandatory, one is optional). Finally, I will try to upload a mid-week video every week (Wednesday afternoon) saying “hello”, checking in, and maybe giving a strategy or tip for the week. I was also thinking of starting to do a read aloud daily, so stay tuned.
I hope all of this is helpful to you on your school closure journey. I know it has been very difficult, but I am here for you in any capacity possible.
Dear Families of Room 1,
Greetings! I hope this finds you well and in good health. This message is the same as the one sent to your emails last night. Please read if you have not done so already.
As most of you may have already heard: school is being cancelled until April 6th. I am glad that the safety and the health of the students and families is a top priority!
It is still crucial that during this time, we afford our students with the best possible education and enriching experiences under these circumstances.
I would encourage all families to go and pick up materials from the classroom TODAY from 10am-12pm. The students will need the following materials: the two orange literature textbooks (found under the counter- kids will know where they are), the math textbook, the math workbook, the writer’s notebooks, the composition notebooks, and their school supplies (pencil, pen, glue stick, eraser, scissors, markers, colored pencils, dry erase whiteboard and marker). Students can check out a chrome book from Room 2 if they do not have a device at home. The chrome books/personal devices are crucial seeing as they will serve as my main form of communication and assignment posting through Edlio. Students also need access to their portals (portal.pvpusd.net).
Edlio is where I will daily post work that students are to complete in order to keep up with the normal third grade progression. The portal is where students will often find their assignments, especially for our ELA component.
As much as possible we will try to follow the normal routine of a school day. If there are any questions or need for clarification on lessons or assignments I will be available via email from 8:30-2:00.
Today is when I will start my postings. It will be later in the morning after students have picked up aforementioned materials. I will soon post a sample schedule (a week to week snapshot) and an optional activity or two for tomorrow. Getting settled into this new routine is a top priority!
I know you, as the parents, will take on a new level of responsibility ensuring that the material is understood, delivered, and explained by an adult. I deeply appreciate it.
Please continue to have conversations with your child about how special they are. Let them know I care for each one of them and think they are so important! I know I will miss the students, but I’m so looking forward to seeing them on April 6th.
Stay healthy! Please feel free to email me at any time.