May 17

We really enjoyed seeing you on our ZOOM meetings!  It was great to see your smiling faces!  We have missed you so much.  It has certainly not been the Spring that we expected, but we are proud of all of you for being flexible and adjusting so well to digital learning.  It is certainly a time that we will never forget.

TARGET REPORT CARDS

You will receive your Target Report Card between May 18 and May 20. 

*PRIMARY report cards will be sent by e-mail.

*INTERMEDIATE report cards will be sent on Class Dojo.

​​If for some reason you do NOT receive a report card by the evening of Wednesday, May 20, please send a message to your target teacher. 

Have a fabulous summer! Enjoy your break, and we look forward to seeing you when we get back to school. 

Love,

Mrs. Fogel, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Danner

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May 10

Welcome to our last week of digital learning with Target. We have enjoyed seeing your projects and are very impressed with all the logical and reasoning activities you have been doing.

Wednesday is our Zoom meeting. You should get an invite from your Target teacher with times. They will be between 8:45 and 11 and will last about 30-40 minutes each. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces.

I hope you have enjoyed learning about bees and will continue to learn about them. They are very interesting creatures that help our environment. 

 Bee Activities

Try to make a bee or design a pollination system. 

Here are some links that might help. There are several online you can explore with your parents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2wYBbpd1N4

http://littlekinderwarriors.com/2011/04/pollination-science-lesson.html#comment-2633

Problem Solving Activity

We are escaping from Digital Learning very soon, so we thought you might want to try this Harry Potter Escape Room to sharpen your logic skills.

Follow these directions to enter this challenging escape room.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform

What kind of cake do policemen like? 

Cop cakes

Have a great week and see you on Wednesday!!!

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May 3

Welcome to Digital Learning Week 7! We have enjoyed seeing videos, outside drawings, puzzles and other work you have shared with us!

We are so proud of all your work and learning you are doing at home.

We really miss seeing you. On Wednesday, May 13th we are planning a Zoom Meeting with your Target class. It will happen in the morning between 9:00-12:00. We will send times specific to teachers next week. Plan on sharing something you have loved about Target, a project we have done or even something you have enjoyed during our digital learning time. We can’t wait to see your faces.

Hope you enjoy our activities this week while continuing to learn new things.

What is an Idiom?

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVHlVbIgUH0  (You can just push skip ad).

See if you can figure these out…

I’m as Busy as a Bee!

I have a Bee in my bonnet!

A hive of activity in our Target class!

Draw a picture of what it means. If you have chalk go outside and draw on your driveway. Pick some idioms from the video and also illustrate. You can even make one up of your own.

What Exactly does a Beehive Look Like?

Let’s make one together. First, please print the beehive template below before you watch the video. We will be doing a project together. Feel free to stop the video as needed. Can’t wait to see the finished product

Bee Hive Template

It’s GAME TIME! 

The second link gives you a calculator diagram to draw with chalk, so you can solve equations outside. (even multiplication and division)  🙂 

So “hop” to it and start solving equations to improve math fluency.

Choose at least 2 games from to following sites:

https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/5-fun-math-games-play-math-class/

https://www.parents.com/fun/games/educational/calculator-hopscotch/

 

Knock knock…. Who’s there?
Honey bee.
Honey bee who?
Honey bee a sweetie and get me some chips.

 

Have a great week!!! Keep up the good work!

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April 26

Great to hear from so many of you this week. We are so glad you are enjoying learning about bees. Small but mighty! Extra shout out to the people who sent in videos of songs about bees.

Welcome to Week 6 of Digital Learning!  Can you believe that it is already the end of April?  Wow, time is certainly flying!  We have had lots of April showers, so hopefully, we will see many May flowers pop up in the upcoming month!  After this week, we just have a few weeks of May to go before summertime arrives.

We are really proud of you for all of the hard work that you are putting into learning and completing your digital assignments, while at home.  In addition to growing your brain, make sure to get outside, enjoy the beautiful spring weather that we are having, and grow those muscles, too!  Exercise actually helps your brain when you are learning, so make sure that your day is balanced with learning for your brain and plenty of physical activity.

Bee Unit

This week we have more activites listed below to challenge your dance moves, your mind and your creativity!

  1. Watch this video below to learn about the anatomy of the bees. The password is Buzz if needed.

Private video

     2.  Be amazed as scientist are trying to create bees!

Insect-sized robot takes flight: RoboBee X-Wing – YouTube

      3. Watch The Waggle Dance 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU_KD1enR3Q

Make up your own waggle dance. You can send us a video to share or just perform for your family.

Sudoku Logic Puzzles

Krazydad.com and Kakuro.com have a variety of printable and interactive Sudoku puzzles to challenge your brain. Select a few puzzles that are a good fit for you and take a crack at them! You might not be able to STOP.

Di you know? Sudoku likely has its roots in the mathematical concept of Latin Squares. While the name comes from Japanese origins, the puzzles are an American invention.

Knock knock…Who’s there?…Gruesome…Gruesome who…Gruesome tomatoes in my garden!!

We still miss you bunches and are as disappointed as you are that we will not see each other back in the Mt. Bethel classrooms this spring.  Hang in there and look forward to new beginnings in the fall!

 

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April 19

Hope you enjoyed the video and are on your way to learn more about bees! ‌ ‌

Welcome to Week 5 of Digital Learning! Hope that everybody was able to get right back in the swing of our Digital Learning lessons last week, following a fun spring break.

Your Target teachers had a blast creating the “Video Hug” that we shared, as part of last week’s post. We hope that you enjoyed seeing our faces and learning how we are spending our time at home. The most fun, for us, was hearing from so many of YOU! We are amazed at how you are filling your time with so many creative games, outdoor activities, gardening, exercise, playing with your pets, researching topics of interest to you, helping your parents around the house, cooking & baking, and so much more! Wow! We knew that our Mt. Bethel Target students were amazing, but you are truly shining stars within our community! Keep up the fantastic work, kids! We are super proud of you and all of your efforts!

This week, we have a Brain Builder activity for you to practice your divergent thinking skills! Click on the link below to activate your creativity!

Brain Builders #1

Weekly Activities

Watch the video listed below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXRQ9vLwuv4

Write your own song. Change the words to “I’m A Little Teapot” to  “I’m a Little Bee.”

I’m a little teapot,

Short and stout,

Here is my handle.

Here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up,

Hear me shout,

Tip me over and 

Pour me out!

Sing it to your family!

GregTangMath.com

Challenging Games such as Ten Frame Mania, Coin Bubble or Math Limbo will  sharpen your math skills! Be sure to “level -up” on these games as you master the lower levels.

Check out the Spring Math Challenge for those who prefer to print some math activities.

Read “Mathter-pieces” in the Book Section to explore the ART of problem-solving.

What did the bee say to the flower?

Hello, honey!!!

Have a great week and we will be in touch next Monday!

 

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April 13

Hello Target Students and Parents! ‌ ‌

Welcome back from Spring Break! Here is a little surprise for you to know what your Target teachers have been up to lately. Hope you enjoy watching and are smiling big!!!  https://app.vidhug.com/ry7P4f-u8/hug

We hope that you all had a chance to relax, recharge and have some fun, while taking a break from school work! We are now entering Week 4 of our Digital Learning adventure! Before we jump into academics for this week, let’s take a few minutes to review some thoughts about Digital Learning for our Target program…

We want your primary focus to be on your regular classroom assignments, as these cover overall grade-level standards for the year.
We are offering Target Assignments each week that are above and beyond your regular classroom curriculum. Some of our assignments continue our spring units and others give you enrichment and extension opportunities. These are all optional and will not affect your Target grades negatively.

Target weekly assignments are not meant to cause students or parents additional anxiety or stress…they are for those who would like to attempt them. We understand that, for some, these assignments may be too much right now and for others they may be not enough. Our goal is to offer some options each week, related to our gifted standards. Parents are encouraged to determine what is an appropriate amount of digital learning for their children to complete at this time.

Target standards are meant to push students outside of their comfort zone and stretch their critical thinking abilities, and our assignments will continue to reflect these standards.
Target teachers will not be participating in Zoom or any video-chat type of communication at this time; however, we do have some fun plans that will allow us to connect with our students in the weeks after spring break…stay tuned!

Target teachers expect you to do the best that you can with home Digital Learning…your best is OKAY and is ENOUGH! Some weeks might be better than others. Sometimes technology doesn’t work as it should. Some weeks you may feel frustrated. We understand because we’re all in this together, and your Target Teachers are probably experiencing some of the same difficulties as you are while at home.

Be KIND to yourself and allow yourself understanding and compassion. Know that you are LOVED, above and beyond all else!
Hope that you have a great first week back from Spring Break and that you are feeling positive about Digital Learning this week! Please see below for suggested Target assignments and enrichment opportunities…

 We are going to begin a new exciting unit. Let’s explore the World of Bees. You are going to be amazed!! This small insect is very important to our environment. Each week there will be activities to help you learn about bees. There will also be activities to focused on different thinking skills each week for you to explore.

  1. Before you begin any activities, tell your parents 3 things that you know about bees.
  2. Watch “The Magic School Bus Inside the Bee Hive”.               https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6skqj6
  3. Decide if you would rather be a queen or a worker bee. Explain why by writing or just telling someone.
  4. Go outside and see if you can find a bee to observe.
  5. Tell your parents 3 new things you learned about bees.

               LOGICAL REASONING ENRICHMENT

              Choose 2-3 logic puzzles from either of these these sites:

              You don’t need to limit yourself to 2-3 puzzles if you are enjoying them.

               Logic.puzzlebaron.com 

              Printable Logic Puzzles for Kids

              Woojr.com

 

                                             What do you call a bee that can’t stop eating?

                                                                       Chub-bee. (Ha! Ha!)

                                                                      Have a great week!! 

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March 30

Hello Target Students and Parents!

Welcome to Week 3 of our Digital Learning adventure! First, we want to let you know that your teachers are missing you like crazy! We hope that you have settled into a Digital Learning routine at home and really hope that you are managing to get some FUN, CREATIVITY and EXERCISE into your daily schedule…these are all just as important for your brain as your online assignments!

Remember, we are here for you, should you need anything or have questions. We are online from 9:00-10:00 AM during weekdays and check our email/Edmodo/Class Dojo messages throughout the day.

Hang in there, because next week is Spring Break! We truly want you to take a break from Digital Learning and screen time during Spring Break, and find some fun things to do with your family…enjoy each other’s company, play games, go for walks, get some exercise, help your parents cook or work in the yard! Enjoy the lovely spring weather that has arrived in Georgia!

Be on the lookout for your next Digital Assignments to be posted after Spring Break, on the morning of Monday, April 13, 2020. This post will outline the Target lessons for the week. Remember, students may work on these lessons anytime throughout the week; it is not restricted to their official Target day. Following Spring Break, Target teachers will continue to be online from 9:00-10:00 AM each weekday to answer questions and offer support to anyone who may need it. We will also check email/Edmodo/Class Dojo messages during the afternoon hours for those who need assistance. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you need help with the weekly assignments.

Note: Target progress reports are sent home twice per year…once in January (documenting progress for the first semester) and once in May (documenting progress for the second semester). Currently, our plan is to send progress reports home with homeroom report cards in May. We will communicate any changes to normal progress report distribution, due to our current home digital learning situation, if this should occur.

2nd grade assignments this week….. Logic and Dance!!!

Ms. Appleyard has posted a dance video found at Mt. Bethel’s Digital Learning site: smore.com/kj56. This is Mrs. Fogel’s daughter Allie, so we want you to get up and dance! Learn the dance this week. Ms. Appleyard is putting out a Flipgrid link later this week so make sure and send her yourself dancing, Dancing uses many parts of your brain such as balance, coordination, hearing, movement and so much more. Great for everyone to get up and dance!!!!

There are many free Sudoku puzzles available online. 

Go to  www.mathplayground.com

SOME of this is available for free! Look for some of the free activities. There are some logic puzzles available on this.

Why did the doctor take his eye chart into the classroom?

He wanted to check the pupils! Ha! Ha!

Have a great week, everyone, and enjoy your week off of Digital Learning during Spring Break!

With Love,

Mrs. Fogel, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Danner

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March 23

Welcome to Week 2 of our Digital Learning Adventure!

We hope that everyone was able to get settled into a manageable & enjoyable Digital Learning routine last week, get connected & logged in easily and enjoy the continuation of our Target learning standards from the comfort of your home. Our goal is to provide meaningful learning experiences for the children without overloading them or causing undue stress.
From here on out, expect to see an assignment post every Monday morning that outlines the Target lessons for the week. Students may work on these lessons anytime throughout the week; it is not restricted to their official Target day.
All Target teachers will continue to be online from 9:00-10:00 AM each weekday to answer questions and offer support to anyone who may need it. Know that we also check our email during the afternoon hours for those who need assistance. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you need help with the weekly assignments.

2nd Grade Target:

1. Research a part of the brain and write 2 paragraphs about what functions that particular part controls. Turn your brain part into a cartoon and create a comic strip that explains its functions
(frontal lobe; parietal lobe; occipital lobe;temporal lobe; cerebellum)

There are many free Sudoku puzzles available online.

Mother: Doctor, my baby just swallowed a pen!      Doctor: I’ll come right over!

Mother: But what should I do until you get here?   Doctor: Use a pencil!  (So funny)…

Know, also, that you all are in our thoughts often throughout the day and that we miss you and all the fun we have during our weekly class meetings! Hang in there! We encourage you to make the best of this time you have at home with your family…enjoy each other’s company, play games, go for walks, get some exercise, help your parents cook or work in the yard! Enjoy the lovely spring weather that has arrived in Georgia! “

 

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March 20

IT’S FRIDAY! We made it through the first week! You are all doing a great job as we navigate this together. So, shut down digital learning over the weekend and enjoy a little of  Spring over the weekend. Know that we will be back on Monday and we appreciate all you have done to become digital learners and manage the unexpected. 

Keep using links and resources found at Mt. Bethel’s Digital Learning Site: https://www.smore.com/kj568 . Our recommendation is that Kindergarten through Second Grade students spend about one hour on a school activity and Third through Fifth Grade students spend about two hours working. Try some of the Target websites either during the week or on your Target Day. Also, use the time to sharpen your typing skills. See Mrs. Cooper’s blog for good websites.

We will post specifics for next week’s plan by 9:00 on Monday morning.

We have been asked by Cobb County’s Supervising Nurse to share the following information with you after correspondence with Rachel Franklin, Director or Epidemiology for the Cobb and Douglas Public Health Department.

A sincere reminder that while schools are closed, you need to be social distancing which includes play dates. With the amount of cases we have in the area, everyone should be self-monitoring for symptoms. Please visit the following links: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html

Resources if your family has a need can be found at http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=32140.

You are doing enough and we could not be more proud.

What did the Martian see in his frying pan?  An unidentified frying object!! Ha! Ha! 

Hope you are smiling.

Miss you and appreciate everything you are doing!!  Have an awesome weekend!!!!

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March 19

Hello Target Parents and my Second Graders,

I just wanted to check in with you and make sure that all is well on your end.

“Lunch Doodles” with Mo Willems is a fun activity you might want to try. He is an author of many books for children. He is doing drawing activities.
🙂 https://youtu.be/RmzjCPQv3y8

Please be sure to check our Mt. Bethel Digital Learning Website…https://www.smore.com/kj568 /.

I miss seeing your children each day at school, but know that we will get through this crazy time, and will appreciate our “normal” days even more than ever once they return!

Knock,knock. Who’s there? Stark. Stark who?

Stark in here, turn on the light!!

Take care of you and your families!

 

 

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