To my awesome 4th graders (and your parents), I know you are smart and very knowledgeable about using online tools. This new way of learning is going to be an adjustment for all of us, but I have no doubt that you will all do a terrific job with this new way of doing things for a little while. Ms. Trammell, Mrs. Borchert, Mr. Markezinis and I have all been working together to bring you activities that will be fun, interesting, and keep you on track with what you need to know.
To answer a question that many people have asked me, YES, we DO have to have grades for your work. I will be checking in with you to see if you need any help or if you are having any trouble.
I have organized your work by subject for the week. You can find all of your assignments and the links to the websites in one place on the ONLINE LEARNING LESSON PLAN tab. There is also an optional SUGGESTED DAILY LESSON PLAN and a WEEKLY CHECK OFF SHEET at the bottom of the lesson plan to help keep you organized and make it easier to figure out what to do each day.
Lessons are set up to start on Monday, March 23rd. Some activities will not let you log in until that assignment date starts.
Video Chat Coming Soon:
After we get this first week under way, I will be trying out the app ZOOM to see if we can do a video class meeting possibly once a week. This might be in smaller groups depending on when everyone is available to meet. I will have more information about this in the coming week.
Questions and Concerns:
I know that this is going to be quite an adjustment for all of us. Parents, I absolutely WANT to hear from you. If you have any suggestions or questions, I want to encourage you to share them with me. I know many of you are juggling work and lack of work, children of different ages, and other family related challenges at this time. My goal is to continue to educate our kids, help to support you and our students' learning needs, and provide ways to make the home learning experience easier. Please email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through schoolstatus.com. I will be available for immediate responses from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, but I will also be checking my email and School Status throughout the day, so don't hesitate to reach out with anything at all.
TOGETHER WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!