Oh how I miss your beautiful children! My favorite part of the day is seeing their faces in our morning Zoom meeting. I hope the last week went as smooth as possible for your family. I know everyone has a lot on their plates, having to make many adjustments to work and home life. Please reach out to me if there is anything I can do to help ease the transition with online learning.
From this point on, students will use the same link to meet me in Zoom. For both our 9:00 morning meeting, and one on one meetings, they can use the same link found on the Stream page of Google Classroom. For an additional layer of security, they will need to add a password to enter the meeting. They can find the password on Google Classroom next to the Zoom meeting link. I have also asked students to only enter the meeting with their first and last names, not nicknames. I will not be allowing students to enter with made-up names.
I would like to remind students that Chromebooks should only be used for school work. Students should not be using devices for personal use.
Spelling (number words)
This week students are working on solving multiplication and division problems, solving multi-step problems, and writing equations using a letter for the unknown number.
Students will be reading and answering questions about transportation and industry in the Midwest. They will also continue to work on their assigned Midwest state booklet. The instructions for this are included in the bag they took home from school.
This week students will be writing a friendly letter to an elderly person in their life. Requirements for this are in Google Classroom, and we will go over it during our morning meeting. Students will also be reading the fiction story ” There Were Giants” from Storyworks, a story about a girl who risks danger to try to rescue her injured grandfather. They will be looking at figurative language within the story, and differentiating between similes and metaphors. Lastly they will be answering comprehension questions and sequencing events from chapters 3 and 4 of our novel study Bunnicula.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful week!