It’s odd to have to say goodbye digitally & not in person. This year was definitely different than most but I really appreciated getting to know your child and having the privilege of being their teacher. I learned so much from this class! Their resilience, respect for each other, willingness to help, forgive, & engage in difficult, tough topics is something I won’t forget.
While there were challenges & bumps along the way, I hope that every student (& family) will be able to recall the fun we had in class in person & virtually this year.
Although it is still unknown for what school will look like in the fall, please keep in touch over the summer! Also know that students are always welcome to visit when we are back in the building. I’m just across the hall.
Thank you again for this year. Have a wonderful summer!
Please check email for links to pictures & other resources.
All student work on Google Classroom will be returned with feedback if I saw evidence of student work by Friday.
Google Classroom: All student accounts will be reset on August 14th*[New date!] Please go in & download your child’s work or share to another Gmail account before then. Watch a video to show how to transfer student work.
ClassDojo:Please use this as a way to stay in touch over the summer. I will not archive the class until Sept. 1st.
Chromebook Return: While it is still unknown about what school will be like in the fall, the Chromebooks need to be updated over the summer.
Please return them to WHS on:
6/15 -6/17 from 7:30 AM to 4 PM & 6/18 from Noon to 7 PM.
Report cards: Will be mailed home the week of June 15th. They will also include reminder information about Online Registration, including your child’s Snapcode for Registration.
iReady Math:Students will have access to their lessons until August 25th (All other digital resources like Freckle, Prodigy are available until Sept. 1st.)
Student Belongings: Don’t forget to pick up your items at school!
Summer Reading Challenges:
Eugene Public Library has a fun reading bingo challenge with free raffles. Sign up here –> English / Spanish
Download your bingo cards here –> English / Spanish
Barnes & Nobles give one book away per student for completing their 8 book reading challenge! Download the PDF –> English /Spanish
I hope last week went well! I’ve been spending time reading over student work and I’m impressed by the thinking students are doing during this time! Students can see my comments if they open their own document. (check email for video)
You can also send pictures of student work via ClassDojo.
Please note -Students & families’ well-being remain the top priority. Therefore, please do what is best for your student’s and family’s well-being. Let me know how I can help connect you to resources or anything else you need. 541-461-6421 ext. 2506
A few reminders about school at home –
School at home should be a positive experience therefore, take breaks!
Try not to go over 45-60 minutes on iReady math in a week
For a reminder of expectations for students right now –>Read here
Thank you again for all that you are doing at home! I appreciate it and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything!!
We’re diving into another week of distance learning. Students are getting comfortable with the format and I am continuing to include more videos to explain assignments & review skills. Below is more information about:
Assignments in Google Classroom
Please know that students & families’ well-being remain my priority. Therefore, please do what is best for your student’s and family’s well-being. I am available to set up personal conferences & meetings.
Class Meetings:This is one way to mark attendance for your student. Another way I am marking attendance is through the daily check-ins. I am mindful of students’ attention span & screen time therefore meetings at maximum are 30-35 minutes. (Fun Friday may extend to 45 minutes depending on the games.)
Meeting #1 – Literacy centered and tied to the assignments of the week
Meeting #2 – Math centered & tied to the math problems of the week
Fun Fridays – Games & will have guest speakers join us to discuss their careers, students will have opportunity to ask questions.
Drop in Office Hours: *OPTIONAL*A time for students & families to ask questions, clarify assignments, I can also review concepts. If you join us during these, I can count this towards attendance too. Drop in anytime.
Assignments in Google Classroom: Your students have experience in navigating Google Classroom.
Students will need to watch the videos I have recorded before starting an assignment.
Assignments are are under the week’s heading like this:
Check-Ins *Complete daily*
Reading/Writing/Social Studies/Art *Complete @ own pace*
This ONE document for all 5 days. Please have your student keep scrolling to find all 5 days.
Math/Science *Complete @ own pace*
Math and Science each have ONE document for all 5 days. Please have your student keep scrolling to find all 5 days.
Please complete check-ins every day. Other assignments are to be completed at student’s own pace. I am providing comments and feedback on students’ work. There will be new assignments every week. Please also keep time frames in mind.
In all of this, I want to re-emphasized that this current situation can cause a variety of emotions. Therefore, please do what is best for your student & family. I am available to set up personal conferences & meetings.
*NEW*EPIC is a reading site with lots of new books for students to read
ClassDojo message or email me for the code
Student login is first name & cubby number
*NEW* Zoom into a small group class meeting
Zoom MeetingsWe are meeting in small groups next week so that all students can learn how to use the technology and get a little time to chat with friends. Each group has two scheduled times next week. Students & families may choose to attend one or both.
Zoom is free and our district has taken all measures to ensure that students & families will be safe while using it.With that, I ask that families and students please read this before your first meeting.
I will be letting families & students know which group they’re in via ClassDojo or email.
I can be contacted by phone (ext. 2506), email or ClassDojo if you have any questions.
I appreciate your patience as I work this out. I will be sending out more information on what distance learning will look like for elementary & specifically our class when I have more clarification. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me & stay safe!
THANK YOU for being patience as we try to figure how best to support ALL families in distance learning.
Apologies for this long post but there is a lot of information to share! Here’s an overview so you can scroll down.
What is happening April 7-10, 2020 ( & Supplemental activities link)
Ways to contact me
Health Center contact
Malabon update & video to families
Here is what is happening this week – April 6-10, 2020:
The supplemental activities that I called about last week are being mailed home for all elementary & middle families.
If you were needing art materials – those are on the way
I will be calling again this week to:
Clarify your internet access & devices available at home*
Check-in with students
****There are limited Chromebooks available & help with internet service.
Ways to contact me: As of now, email & ClassDojo works best. I am working on connecting my school phone to my personal phone and will update. Please contact me if you have any questions or need anything. I can help navigate through technology too.
Distance Learning: Details are still being worked out but I would like to start with a class meeting next week so students can check in with each other.
It has been wonderful being able to connect with you and students. Thank youfor taking the time to talk. I appreciate it.! If you haven’t gotten a phone call yet -I’ll be calling this afternoon! Please look out for a call from a ID Blocked or Restricted.
Change to Distance Learning: Please read Superintendent Parra’s message here. There is still a lot of unknowns however, please email or message me your questions. I will bring them up to our admin team. I appreciate any parent/guardian perspectives!
In the last couple of weeks, there have been so many changes! Please let me know if you need anything. I am currently gathering up resources to share. My intent is for you and your family to use if you find it helpful. I don’t mean to overstep. I hope that everyone is taking care of each other and themselves! Below is a family self care checklist that another educator shared. I would love to hear some of your ideas for taking care during this time. Thank you and again, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything!!