About the Teacher
School Closure due to the Coronavirus - Distance Learning Continues
- The packets provided to students by the second grade teachers are essential in helping your child move forward and to continue to learn new materials.
-Each day I hold a Student Zoom Class Meeting. Meeting ID and password are sent on Dojo. Each week, I have a parent question and answer session on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm.
-We have now started Saturday Math a 1 hour Zoom for students to work on math with me. This is to ensure that we finish the entire math curriculum by the last day of school on May 27, 2020.
-These last 3 weeks will be review in Reading with review packets and two online Benchmark tests.
-Be sure your child does the 30 minutes of i-ready reading and 30 minutes of i-ready math on the computer daily. Current information is that the student computers will be collected during the week of May 18th so please work on them as hard as you can before the computer schedule is posted.
- I will leave the link of some good information on "How to Talk to your Kids about the Coronavirus" here https://blog.reallygoodstuff.com/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus
Sample Schedule for Learning at Home - Revised
Here is a sample schedule for you to use in part or whole.
9:00 -9:20 Reading - Can be AR books that were taken home, library books, fluency passages, stories from previous unit texts(taken home), word lists or cards, or any other reading materials
9:20-9:50 - Computer time - i-ready math path
9:50 - 10:00 - Break - Bathroom and/or snack
10:00-11:00 - Online Zoom Class
11:00-12:00 - Lunch/bathroom/Activity break https://app.gonoodle.com/ Some activities students enjoy are Dinosaur Stomp, Pop See Ko, Purple Stew..explore some new ones!
12:00-12:10- XtraMath (on the computer)math fact practice program
12:10-12:30 - Learning packet activities
12:30-1:00- Computer - i-ready reading path
12:45-1:00 - Check for Benchmark tests to do. If complete, then, writing/journal.
1:00-1:15 - Break - Bathroom/Snack
1:15-2:00 - Math Textbook
2:00-2:20 P.E. - Anything that gets your child moving and have fun. Use https://app.gonoodle.com/ for some fun activities. Since students are not allowed to play tag at school, here is a fun website with all kinds of tag games they can play at home. https://kidactivities.net/fun-tag-games-for-pe/ If you have a jump rope, that is great exercise as well as dancing. Also, if you have sports equipment be creative.
2:20-2:30 Bathroom break and/or snack
2:20-2:50 Art, music, or a time for them to do free choice. Also PBS has "At Home Learning" on their website. https://www.pbssocal.org/education/at-home-learning/ Try the links listed for drawing.
End of the day!
On to 3rd Grade
All students will be going on to 3rd grade due to the Corona virus. Once there, teachers will decide if any student should be adjusted back to the 2nd grade. Please be sure to have your child read everyday this summer. It is vital to prevent the loss of reading skills and to continue building vocabulary and reading fluency. Also, continue to practice math facts with addition and subtraction flash cards. You can find these at the Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target, Office Depot/OfficeMax and I am sure many other places. You also can find them online. Here is one site that offers them Online flashcards .
Continue to communicate with me through Class Dojo as I will with you. There are several parents that have requested email communication instead and that is fine. You can also submit the requested work by photo by Class Dojo either through the portfolio tab or the message line has a camera too. Emailing or texting the photos works well too.
Contacting the Teacher
If you need to contact me, you may use Class Dojo or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.