Good Morning Students/Families. I hope you had a great weekend!
I will miss working with my students in our classroom each day. However, I am confident and pleased that my students will be receiving a quality education through eLearning and will be well prepared for Third Grade. I would like to outline some expectations for weekly assignments as we will now be continuing eLearning though the end of the school year.
Assignment Submission Options – You can take pictures or scan assignments to me via email for grading. Students can write their answers on a piece of paper if you can’t print them. However, make sure that they number the questions and always write a basic title of the assignment a the top of the page (ex. science, math, social studies, etc.) because I am receiving multiple assignments and this process will help keep the students organized with their work. My preference would be for you to scan or send pictures of all daily homework documents at one time. This will make it easier for me to keep track of the assignments, provide feedback, and will streamline the submission process for you. I will then send back one email with all comments on assignments. I am flexible – whatever is most convenient for the families.
Select Assignments Are To Be Submitted – If the entire assignment description is in bold, is indicated for a grade, and has an ** next to it, I would like for students to turn it in for a grade.
I am expecting students to complete all assigned work, however, you don’t need send pictures of the assignments that is NOT being graded. Some assignments are online work that can be monitored through generated reports to the teacher (ex. iReady, splash learn, xtramath.org, learn zillion), so you don’t have to turn anything in. Students will receive participation grades for completion of these assignments. I have posted the log on codes for learn zillion, splash learn, xtra math in previous assignments but will provide the codes for subsequent assignments. It would be advantageous for your student to keep the codes on an index card, piece of paper, or saved on your computer for students to log in independently as we do at school on chromebooks.
iReady – Students are expected to complete 45 minutes of iReady Reading and 45 minutes of iReady Math each week by Friday at 5:00 PM. Students will receive a participation grade in Reading or Math for these assignments. The data will be used to monitor student progress and for online reading and math differentiation opportunities.
Reading Logs – Students are also expected to read 20 minutes per day (Monday – Thursday) and complete a reading log each week for a reading participation grade. Take a picture and email it to me by Friday at 5:00 PM each week. If printing is not an option, just have the students write their names, date, title of book, author, and amount of time spent reading the book for each entry. There is a sample reading log below.
Handwriting – I plan to send handwriting pages each week going forward. The students did not bring their handwriting books home (we were almost finished with the book before eLearning), but I still plan to assign work to assist with their manuscript writing. I may provide a specific handwriting paper, or they can just write on a piece of lined paper if you don’t have a printer. I am attaching some guidelines/checklist for students to use when writing.
Testing – I still may assign tests to students for grades as parents may need to oversee the testing process particularly for spelling, math, and english (ex. make sure they are working independently and to email the test to me).
Fridays – Fridays will be reserved for “catch up/make up” work. Starting on May 1st, I plan to post additional resources or optional student enrichment opportunities on my website for Fridays. This optional work does not need to be turned into me. However, all of the assigned classwork from the week will be due by 5:00 PM on Fridays.
Specials – I will post the specials teachers’ assignments on my website each Monday. However, you will need to reach out to that particular teacher directly if you have questions or need to turn in student work to them. Although I enjoy seeing my student’s work – I do not need to see the specials teacher’s homework.
I realize this is a lot of information at this time, but feel that the eLearning process will go smoothly if expectations are outlined up front.
I greatly appreciate all parental support at home. Please let me know if you have questions as you are my “eye and ears at home” and “we are all in this together!”
The Specials Assignments for the week are listed on this link.
Monday, April 27, 2020 –
Writing/Handwriting – Please write about your weekend and draw a picture. You can use any lined paper. You can write it on a piece of paper or use the handwriting paper below. You can look at the writing checklist to make sure you are doing all these things in your writing. Put the date at the top. Take a picture and email your work to me for a handwriting grade.**
Spelling – Write you spelling words in ABC Order.** For a Spelling Grade
Math – Take the quiz and send it to me for a grade – print it or write the answers (ex. 1. c)**FOR A MATH GRADE
English – Complete the sentences using proper punctuations. You can print it or write the answers.
Reading – Complete 45 minutes of iReady Reading today or due Friday at 5:00 PM.**
Reading log due Friday at 5:00 PM. Students are expected to read 20 minutes per day (Monday – Thursday) and complete the reading log. Please email it to me by Friday at 5:00 PM each week.
Science – Science project due Friday at 5:00 PM. You are going to invent/create a new plant or animal – this is not about a known plant or animal! You can decide which topic you want to do your project on – animals or plants? Click on the link below and answer the questions for your plant or animal topic. It is your choice whether you want to make a poster and/or use the diorama for your project. Your project can include text features such as labels, captions, maps, bold words, etc. Please see the Glossary for Learning Text Features link as a reference only for examples of different text features. There is also an example of a plant project using a diorama. You can send me a picture of your creation. Turn in the assignment for a 30 point Science grade.**
See example of a plant project on link below:
The Science project is worth 30 points. The grading rubric is below:
plant/animals name – 5 points
plant/animal needs and how needs are met – 10 points
where the plant/animal lives – 5 points
illustration of your plant/animal in its natural habitat – 10 points
Please send a picture of your project by Friday at 5:00 PM for a Science grade for the week.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Good Morning Second Graders:
You can say the “Glory Be” for our prayer this morning.
English – You can print it or write it from DOL# 1 link below. Turn it in for a grade. **
Math – Complete 45 minutes of iReady today – or due by this Friday at 5:00 PM.**
Reading – Read and complete the questions about Animal Voices. You don’t need to print just write answers (ex. 1. c,).**FOR A READING GRADE
Handwriting – Complete the handwriting page on below link – print or write it on a piece of paper.** EMAIL THIS FOR A GRADE
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I will not be assigning work to student today. Teacher are attending eLearning professional development.
Thursday April 29, 2020
Religion – Watch the Catholic Brain video about St. Francis of Assisi (will need codes), write about it, and do the optional coloring page (won’t need code). Write about how you can follow the examples of St. Francis Assisi in your own lives. The Catholic Brain codes are below. For Religion Grade this week**
Spelling – Write the word and draw a picture for each spelling word. You can print or write on a piece of paper.** FOR A SPELLING GRADE
Math – We are starting Chapter 11 learning about measurement. Complete pages 637 and 638 and read through the vocabulary cards. You can cut them out and keep them in a folder or ziplock bag for Chapter 11 resources. You can also do the optional foldable! You will be comparing objects at home not in the classroom as listed in this assignment.
English – Take the Grammar Quiz and email it to me for a grade.**
Friday, May 1, 2020
Today is a catch-up day for weekly homework or online assignments. Haha get it!!??
I am putting this optional activity for you to do today if you have time to do some cooking? It combines reading/math/science/writing. This is not for a grade – just for fun!
Let’s Get Cooking!
Today I would like for you to bake or cook something with an adult that has you follow a recipe. This could be a simple recipe you find online like a peanut butter and banana sandwich or something not as simple like cookies.
- Please send me a picture of your recipe.
- Please send me a picture of the food your make!
- Please write at least 3 sentences telling me about your cooking experiences. You can write your answers on a piece of paper or use the lined paper on the link above to the cookie picture. Below are some ideas for writing.
-What did you make?
-How did you like cooking this snack or treat?
-Who did you make it with?
-What was the hardest part?
-What was the most fun part?