Month: March 2020

Digital Learning and Zoom Class Meeting Expectations

DigitalLearningExpectations

Please share with your students the expectations for Digital Learning and Zoom Class Meetings in 2nd grade. I am looking forward to feeling like we are in a routine on week three.

The next Zoom Class Meeting will be Wednesday. I will post the time on Tuesday evening and the link Wednesday morning.

Seesaw Technical Difficulties

This afternoon, we noticed some technical difficulties on both student and teacher accounts on Seesaw. Do not worry about submitting today’s activities while Seesaw is not working. Students can pick back up tomorrow when Seesaw is (hopefully) working again.

Until Seesaw is working again, I will post class/student updates on the blog and Class Dojo.

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, March 30

Happy Monday and Disney Day!

This week in Reading: Students will continue to practice identifying the main idea of an informational text this week. There is a reading response Monday-Thursday this week. On Friday, students will unpack the central idea of our final IB unit of 2nd grade and share in the Friday activity.

This week in Writing: Students are switching gears to narrative! Students will tell a story about the feelings of a butterfly through its life cycle. Ms. Shepherd has instructional videos for every day this week. Students should remember they are story tellers in the writing this week, not giving information or opinions. I can’t wait to see their final narratives on Friday!

This week in Math: Students will learn about partitioning shapes into equal shares. There is a math response Monday-Friday this week.

Student Materials Pick Up: If you were absent on the Friday before Digital Learning began and/or did not pick up your bag of materials, they will be placed outside school tomorrow morning.

Sunday, March 29

Zoom Class Meeting: Our class had some great Zoom Class Meetings last week! There was a technical difficulty with the form I sent out Friday asking for feedback for a best time for all families to meet within 9-11:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We will have a Zoom Class Meeting tomorrow at 11:30 am. I will send a link to the meeting tomorrow morning in the daily class announcement on Seesaw.

Revised link to meeting time form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLd8A6Kj_iJ9BvVKA94NnGSZURUVGMVU2U1c2VVFRVTlUWTZSNFE3NjdNWC4u

Spirit Day: Tomorrow is Disney Day! I look forward to seeing your Disney outfits in our class meeting tomorrow! Feel free to send me pictures of your outfits as well.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Update

If you still want to participate and earn tickets to Six Flags, here are the directions for parents to do at home:

  • Register child at sixflags.com/books using code J5DTC
  • By April 17, complete the online reading log for your child.
  • We will email parents their Six Flags Over Georgia directly in May.

Teasley Digital Spirit Week

Next week, students have the opportunity to participate in Teasley Digital Spirit Week!

Monday- Disney Day

Tuesday- Pajama Day

Wednesday- Super Hero Day

Thursday- Best Accessory Day

Friday- Teasley Spirit Day

Teasley Digital Spirit Week

 

Monday, March 23

Quarter 3 Report Cards: On Friday, Quarter 3 Report Cards were posted on ParentVue and StudentVue through the Cobb County School District website. If you do not yet have your ParentVUE Activation Key (which was handed out at conferences in October), the parent/guardian on file must complete the attached form and submit a copy of their photo ID to me via email. We can provide ParentVUE Activation Keys to the parent/guardian on file.  We appreciate your cooperation and assistance with this process.

IB Learner Profile Report: On Seesaw, we posted a IB Learner Profile Report. If any box is blank in any quarter, that means we did not cover that learner profile yet.

Read-Alouds on Seesaw

This evening, I posted the first videos reading aloud the book, Out of Left Field. We began chapter 1 of this read-aloud last week.

Since Seesaw only allows 5 minute videos, I am posting each chapter in two parts/activities. These are optional activities. The students are welcome to listen and not respond to the activity. I wanted to share some community and normalcy from our classroom.

I hope your students enjoy the read-alouds!

Geometry

Hi, Families! For those of you who need a little extra support with our geometry lessons, I have put together a few things I think might help.

 

Vocabulary – These are the words we want students to know, understand, and use when talking about shapes. Here are a couple of YouYube videos to share with your child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgWKM-e9fWQ learning shapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Uv8Cl5hvI Jack Hartman – Shapes Sides and Vertices

 

You can help by making up riddles like, “I am a quadrilateral. I have four sides of equal length. What shape am I?” (a square) For extra challenge, have your child make up riddles for you to solve! They can post on Seesaw, if they want to share with me!

 

Also, if you kept the math workbook, I think chapter 12 has activities with shapes. Just have fun with it!

 

Happy learning!

Schedules for Digital Learning at Home

Good morning! If you are interested in adding some structure/schedule to your days at home with Digital Learning, here are some sample schedules. Keep in mind, 2nd graders are given daily work through Digital Learning that should take about one hour total. Some students will finish early and some students may work longer.

Our class schedule at school:

*Morning Work Choices (LEGOS, drawing, computer time, games, etc.)

*Specials (The Specialists are posting daily activities on Seesaw)

*Morning Meeting

*Inquiry Provocation (Inquiry, Science, Social Studies)

*Reading Workshop (snack)

*Recess

*Writing Workshop

*Lunch

*Math Workshop

Other schedule ideas for digital learning at home/homeschool:

*Creativity time (LEGOS, drawing, crafts)

*Brain Breaks with GoNoodle or Just Dance! (every 20-60 minutes)

*Quiet time (resting, reading, or another quiet/calm activity)

*Outside play time

*Technology time

*Extensions with choice boards on Seesaw

*Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

*Read-Alouds online via Scholastic, Tumble Books

Very soon, I will read-aloud a chapter from our read-aloud, Out of Left Field.

Reach out to me if there is anything else I can do to support students and families during this time. I love seeing all the student work, videos, and responses on Seesaw!

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