Digital Learning Information

Logging into SeeSaw as a STUDENT

  1. I will be sending out  home learning codes to you through your preferred method of communication.
  2. Go to web.seesaw.me on a computer OR install the SeeSaw Class app
  3. Tap “I’m a student”
  4. Type in your Home Learning Code

Cobb Digital Library At Home

*Many Seesaw activities will use resources from this platform

  1. Go to: cobb.mackinvia.com
  2. Login using lunch # and password.
    • If lunch number does not work, try firstname.lastname as the username with the child’s computer login password (should be read)

Clever at Home-(Use to access Dreambox, Math textbook [McGraw Hill], Studies Weekly, Learning A-Z, etc…)

  1. Go to www.clever.com.
  2. Click on “login as a student”
  3. Type in Teasley Elementary School and select
  4.  Click on “Login with Active Directory”
  5. Login using lunch number as both user name and password

If lunch number does not work, try firstname.lastname as the username with the child’s computer login password (should be read)

March 16-20 and Digital Learning

As you all are aware, we have a crazy and unexpected next two weeks. However, I am confident that this will be a wonderful learning opportunity for all of us; teachers, parents, and students alike. I want to make this experience as easy, efficient, and engaging as possible. However, please work with me as best you can while we navigate how to help your student succeed. This is new for all of us!

I am posting below directions that explain our Digital Learning plan. Please read it and refer to it as needed. In addition, your child brought home paper copy instructions on how to access Seesaw and Dreambox (new math program) both located within the Cobb Digital Library (instructions on how to access this platform are also posted below). The Cobb Digital Library houses many programs that  students will be accessing. Think of it as a webpage with many different programs.

As a fun activity I will be recording readings from the last few chapters of our read aloud book and will be posting online for students to listen.  I jokingly told the students we could have a “virtual” lunch together each day at our usual time of 11:30 while they listen to the reading!  Students will get an alert via Seesaw that the recording is there to listen to! Be patient as I have to learn how to record these readings!

I will be available every day from 9-10:30 am via email or DOJO messaging. As always,  I am here for YOUR student and YOU.

Stay happy and healthy

Cobb Digital Library At Home

  1. cobbk12.org
  2. Select Parents.
  3. Select Cobb Digital Library (in middle).
  4. Select Machivia (pink typing).
  5. Login using first name.last name and lunch number for the password.
  6. Go to new internet tab.
  7. You can now go to clever.com.
  8. Login using Active Directory (since you are already logged in).
  9. You will find studiesweekly.com, SeeSaw, DreamBox, etc.

March 2-6

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Math: Students will continue to explore money and the relationships between the values of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar bill. Students will count coins and understand the connection to skip-counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. Students will use strategies to solve word problems with money.

Standards: M2MD8: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

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Reading: Students will continue to work with the points of view of different characters in stories, as well as shades of meaning among closely related verbs and adverbs.

Spelling words for the week include silent letter combinations.  Some students will have list A, some will have list B.  All students are responsible for the “Both” List!  Test is Friday, March 6.

Standards: RL6: Determine the differences in the points of view of characters including different voices for each character; L5b: Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss/throw/hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin/slender/skinny); RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences (silent letter combinations).

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Writing: This week, students will apply learning to write opinion/persuasive letters.

Standards:ELA2W3: Write opinion pieces in which a topic is introduced, an opinion is stated, reasons are supplied to support, linking words are used to connect opinions and reasons, and a conclusion statement or section is provided; ELA2W5: Focuses on a topic and strengthens writing as needed by revising and editing with guidance from adults and peers; ELA2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Science Inquiry: Students will continue to explore the central idea of, “Positions on Earth determine observable sky patterns.” In addition to using text, videos, and other classroom resources, discovery will occur during hands-on activities. Students will have opportunities to predict, observe, conclude, and formulate further wonderings!  Be sure to get outside and check out the moon and the stars (when it isn’t raining)!

Standards: S2E1: Obtain, evaluate & communicate information about stars having different sizes & brightness; S2E2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to develop an understanding of the patterns of the Sun and the moon and the sun’s effect on Earth.

 

Have a GREAT WEEK!!!

Breakfast with Buddies

 K-2 Teasley Students and Parents: 

We are excited to announce our first annual Breakfast with Buddies!  Bring your coffee and enjoy eating donuts with your child.  Friday, March 20 from 7:20-7:50 in our  classroom.

Maximum 2 adults per child.

 

February 24-28

I sure hope everyone enjoyed the break!  It was nice to wake up AFTER 4:45, drink my coffee while it was still hot and complete my workouts, all before 8:00 a.m.!   However, I’m excited to see everyone on Monday.  We only have 6 weeks until Spring break and another 5 and half after that.  We are well on our way to becoming 3rd graders.

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Math: Students will continue to explore money and the relationships between the values of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar bill. Students will count coins and understand the connection to skip-counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. Students will use strategies like “hairy money” and number bonds to count sets of coins. Students will begin to explore creating different sets of coins to represent the same value.

Each “hair” represents 5 cents. Students count hairs to show the value of the coin. Count by 5’s for the silver coins, then STOP and count by 1’s for the pennies.  (examples below)

         

Students will also create number bonds with money as shown in the picture below.

Standards:

M2MD8: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?


Reading: Students will work with the key concept of Perspective through various stories read aloud and independently. Students will consider the points of view of different characters in stories. Students will also distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and adverbs.

Spelling: Our words for the next two weeks include silent letter combinations (kn, wr, gn, mb, lk, lf, mn).  Be sure to check your child’s agenda for List A or List B. All students are responsible for the words on the “both” list!  Remember: we will work with these words for two weeks.

Our test will be Friday, March 6.  

List A

knock, knew, write, wrist, gnarl, gnaw, comb, yolk, hymn, golfing

Both

knife, wrong, gnat, crumb, chalk, half

List B

knowledge, knuckle, wrinkle, wreath, assign, reign, thumb, folks, autumn, engulf

Standards:

RL6: Determine the differences in the points of view of characters including different voices for each character.

L5b: Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss/throw/hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin/slender/skinny).

RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences (silent letter combinations).


Writing: This week, students will combine learning about dental hygiene and persuasive writing. Students will compare/contrast proper and improper dental hygiene care and will write an opinion piece to state an opinion, supply reasons, and provide a conclusion.

Standards:

ELA2W3: Write opinion pieces in which a topic is introduced, an opinion is stated, reasons are supplied to support, linking words are used to connect opinions and reasons, and a conclusion statement or section is provided.

ELA2W5: Focuses on a topic and strengthens writing as needed by revising and editing with guidance from adults and peers.

ELA2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

HE2.1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.


Science Inquiry: This week, students will begin with a provocation into our new Unit of Inquiry: Where We Are in Place and Time. In this unit, students will work with the key concepts of Perspective, Change, and Causation and will explore the central idea of, “Positions on Earth determine observable sky patterns.” We are excited to incorporate into this unit our learning experiences from our visits to the Tellus Museum and the Star Lab.

Standards:

S2E1: Obtain, evaluate & communicate information about stars having different sizes & brightness.

 

See you Monday!!

Valentine’s Day and Pajama Day

Next Friday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day AND pajama day!  We’ll be celebrating by passing out cards for our classmates and eating yummy treats.  We need your help with a few things!

  1.  Bring in your Valentine cards any day next week.  They will be handed out on Friday.
  2.  You MUST bring $1 in order to wear pajamas.  If you come without your $1 donation (for a homeless shelter in Cobb County) you will need to change into standard attire.
  3.  Please send in something for our party!  Here are some suggestions: brownies, cookies, cut up or individually packaged fruit (apples are a good choice), pretzels, Cheetos, any Valentine candy. (we already have water bottles)
  4.  A list of student names will be sent home next week!

February 3-7

Here is what we are learning this week:

MATH: Students will continue to explore addition and subtraction to include two three-digit numbers. Students will use strategies to solve equations with and without regrouping and will continue to practice and apply mental strategies to solve addition and subtraction facts.

Learning Target:

M2NBT7: Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method.

M2OA2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.


READING: Students will continue with fables and folktales and apply their learning by comparing and contrasting two or more versions of the same story by different authors from different cultures.

Learning Targets:

ELA2RL2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine central message, lesson, or moral.

ELA2RL9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors from different cultures.

ELA2L1: Uses and identifies adjectives and adverbs and chooses between them depending on what it to be modified.

ELA2RF3e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences (silent letter combinations).


SPELLING: The spelling patterns this are “ough” and “augh”.  Check with your child to find out if List A or List B should be studied.  Everyone is responsible for the “Both” list.


WRITING: This week, students will continue their opinion writing by publishing a final draft.  We will then begin our study of persuasive writing.

Learning Targets:

ELA2W3: Write opinion pieces in which a topic is introduced, an opinion is stated, reasons are supplied to support, linking words are used to connect opinions and reasons, and a conclusion statement or section is provided.

ELA2W5: Focuses on a topic and strengthens writing as needed by revising and editing with guidance from adults and peers.

ELA2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


SOCIAL STUDIES INQUIRY: Students will continue with the Transdisciplinary Theme, “How We Organize Ourselves” and will shift focus to government leaders in office today. Students will develop the Key Concepts of Function and Responsibility as they identify the elected officials of the executive branch and where they work: President, Governor, Mayor.

Learning Target:

SS2CG2: Identify the following elected official of the executive branch and where they work: President (leader of our nation) and Washington, D.C. – White House;

Governor (leader of our state) and Atlanta, GA – State Capitol Building; and Mayor (leader of a city) and city hall.