• Monday 3/30: Day 1 Remote Learning

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/29/2020

    We are ready to roll for Day 1 of Remote Learning! 

    Start here to go to the Russell Remote Learning page

    • Select "Kindergarten" along the left side
    • Select the date for the lessons you need (the template will be the same but each day will have new lessons).
    • Here are directions for your child to join online meetings with me.  Check your email attachments for the CODES to join the online meetings.

    We will be loading a day at a time for this week, but as we get in a groove, we hope to be posting a week at a time.  You will follow the same path to get started each day and there will be a new link as close to 5:00 pm each night.  

    If you should find a link that is not working, please email me and we will have it fixed for Tuesday.  We are learning about so many pieces of digital learning and we will have some glitches as we navigate!

    Although instruction is coming from all 4 kindergarten teachers, each teacher will have their own personalized timeline for communications as well as some unique resources from your child’s teacher, exclusively.  Thank you for your part in this--you are the teachers now!  Reach out to me so I can support YOU!

    I look forward to 'seeing' the kiddos for online lunch meetings and online share outs at the end of their day!  I've even set Wednesday nights for parents to meet me online too!

    Enjoy the process and time with your learner--let them show you what they can do!

    Have fun,

    Mrs. Schraeder bdschraeder@mcps.k12.mt.us

    PS...I am also attaching a Blooper video from the making of my read aloud, that I sent you last Friday.  It's validation that we are all in this together and we won't get it right or perfect the first time--but we are going to have fun in the process!  Miss you all!

    Houses

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  • Looking Forward to Week 2

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/28/2020

    A video from the Kindergarten Teachers!

    We are looking forward to our Remote Learning with you next week (3/30-4/3)!  Watch your emails, on Sunday, to tell you where to start on Monday!  Please check your junkmail folders too.

    Email me if you haven't checked in yet!
    Mrs. Schraeder 

    bdschraeder@mcps.k12.mt.us

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  • Let's Have a Birthday Party!

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/27/2020

    Let's Have a Birthday Party!

    Time: Mar 27, 2020 02:00 PM 

    Bring your blank paper, crayons and markers so we can make a birthday card for our friend!

    Join Zoom Meeting (meeting is now closed)

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  • Monkeys: Day 5

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/26/2020

    You made it!  Week 1 is almost in the books!  Good luck today and enjoy your hard-earned weekend and we'll see you on Monday for some new learning--brought to you by the kindergarten teachers at Russell!  Keep watching your emails for information and be checking this page daily.  Proud of everyone--it takes a village!

    Email with questions, concerns, ideas, needs or just to send me a picture or funny meme!  Miss you all!

    Mrs. Schraeder -- bdschraeder@mcps.k12.mt.us

     

    Day 5

     

    Literacy:

    • Reading: Read 20 minutes. Students can read:
      • To yourself; or to someone else, even a stuffed animal or fluffy friend, etc.  
      • Then, retell the story to someone
        • What did you notice? What do you predict will happen next? What do you wonder?
    • Writing: Write down two new words you learned today. Share them with a family member and talk about what they mean. Can you use them in a conversation?
    • Speaking & Listening:
      • Choose 2 of your favorite toys.
      • Tell someone how they are the same and how they are different.
      • Then, write about them.
     

    Math:

    • Solve this problem: Isaac had 5 books. His mom gave him 4 more books. How many books does Isaac have all together? Change the numbers as needed to fit your child’s learning needs.
    • Try a problem from Which One Doesn’t Belong- This website provides thought-provoking puzzles for all ages. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong.
     

    Science:

     

    Social Studies:

    • Build a town from old boxes or pots and pans. Be sure to include houses, a park and other buildings in a town.
     

    Art:

    • Mo Willems: Follow along with Mo Willems, who shows us how to draw some famous characters from our books and shares the process as a writer and illustrator.
    • Art for Kids Hub: Follow these how to draw videos on so many amazing things!
     

    PE:

    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 
    • Think of as many  animals that you can and move around your house like those animals would! (crab walk, bear crawl, snake slither, frog hop, duck walk, kangaroo jump) 
     

    Wellness/Self Care

    • Take a Laughter Recess
      • By taking a laughter recess during your day, you give yourself a mental escape that transports you to a higher place where you can enjoy your day from a more relaxed, positive, and joyful perspective.
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  • Let's Do Lunch

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/26/2020

    Let's do lunch!

    Optional online chat if you can make it...bring your lunch!

    Bonnie Schraeder is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mrs. Schraeder's Class Chat
    Time: Mar 26, 2020 12:00 PM 

    Join Zoom Meeting (meeting has been closed)

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  • Monkeys: Day 4

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/25/2020

    Email me to let me know if you are getting my emails/texts.  I'm trying to make sure everyone gets invited to the online meets and is aware of educational resources I am providing.  It has been heartwarming to hear from families that have reached out!            bdschraeder@mcps.k12.mt.us

    Keep watching your emails for information from MCPS and your classroom teacher! 

    Not getting emails? 

    1. Follow this guide to be allowed to turn delivery to each contact number or preference on/off.
    2. You will not be able to edit your contact numbers or emails. 

    You must contact Russell’s school secretary if you need to make edits to your contacts.

    Day 4

     

    Literacy:

    • Reading: Read 20 minutes. Students can read:
      • To yourself; or to someone else, even a stuffed animal or fluffy friend, etc.  
      • Then, retell the story to someone
        • What is this story mostly about? Are there any words you don’t know or haven’t heard before? How do we figure new words out?
    • Writing:  List at least five big words you know. Can you find small words within them?  (ex. Call has “all” hiding in it, or going as “go” hiding in it). Write them down and see how many you can find.
    • Speaking & Listening: 
      • Describe objects around you using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
     

    Math:

    • Do a puzzle for 15 - 20 min
    • Practice counting by 1’s using dots on a dice, dominos, or objects. Count by 10’s. 
    • Try a new problem from Which One Doesn’t Belong - This website provides thought-provoking puzzles for all ages. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong.
     

    Science:

     

    Social Studies:

    • Make something (build it, draw it, paint it, etc.) and give it to someone with a special message.
     

    Art:

    • Mo Willems: Follow along with Mo Willems, who shows us how to draw some famous characters from our books and shares the process as a writer and illustrator.
    • Art for Kids Hub: Follow these how to draw videos on so many amazing things!
     

    PE:

    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 
    • How many ways can balance? How many different combinations of body parts and how long can you hold the balance? 
    • Try a Cosmic Kid Yoga video
     

    Wellness/Self Care

    • Take a digital break
      • Mindfully step away from your digital devices for short periods of time during your day today.  It allows you to feel more focused and centered when you do plug back in. Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each. Start with just one if that’s all you feel comfortable doing.
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  • Monkeys: Day 3

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/24/2020

    While you are working on your learning, I am working on a way for us all to "see" each other online!  Stay tuned...

    Email me to let me know if you are getting my emails/texts.  I'm trying to make sure everyone gets invited to the online meets and is aware of educational resources I am providing.  It has been heartwarming to hear from families that have reached out!            bdschraeder@mcps.k12.mt.us

     

    Day 3

     

    Literacy:

    • Reading: Read 20 minutes. Students can read:
      • To yourself; or to someone else, even a stuffed animal or fluffy friend, etc.  
      • Then, retell the story to someone
        • What did you read that you would like to share with a friend? Who would you share it with and why?
    • Writing: 
      • Draw your favorite animal. 
      • Write a few sentences to describe how your favorite animal looks.
        • My favorite animal is a _______. It looks like_______

    • Speaking & Listening:
      • Share your animal writing with someone, explaining what the animal looks like using details.  
     

    Math:

    • Solve this problem: Raelynn had 5 cookies. She gave 2 cookies to Delilah. How many cookies does Raelynn have left? Draw a picture to prove your thinking.Change the numbers as needed to fit your child’s learning needs.
    • Try a problem from Which One Doesn’t Belong- This website provides thought-provoking puzzles for all ages. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong.
     

    Science:

     

    Social Studies:

    • Add some dish soap to a bowl and fill with water. Find a straw and blow bubbles outside. 
      • How big are your bubbles? How many bubbles can you blow at one time?
    • Continue: Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days.
     

    Art:

    • Mo Willems: Follow along with Mo Willems, who shows us how to draw some famous characters from our books and shares the process as a writer and illustrator.
    • Art for Kids Hub: Follow these how to draw videos on so many amazing things!
     

    PE:

    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 
    • Go on a nature walk!  Do you see any signs of spring or change outside? 
     

    Wellness/Self Care

    • Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds.
      • Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body, and it releases endorphins that counteract and diminish stress hormones. It also has been shown to increase productivity while a person performs tasks.  

     

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  • Monkeys: Day 2

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/23/2020

    Phew!  How did Day 1 go!?  Here is Day 2 to start your planning.  Activities should be easy and fun!  Please consider using a schedule to pace yourselves and allow for brain breaks...you can start a GoNoodle account.  These are great brain breaks that I use in the classroom!

    Email me to check-in and let me know how it's going and what you need from me!  I'm checking email often... bdschraeder@mcps.k12.mt.us

    Have fun with this--my boys enjoyed their first day of remote learning!

    I look forward to hearing from you all! 

    Day 2

     

    Literacy:

    • Reading: Read 20 minutes. Students can read:
      • To yourself; or to someone else, even a stuffed animal or fluffy friend, etc.  
      • Then, retell the story to someone
        • What is going on in this story so far? What do you predict will happen next? What do you wonder?
    • Writing: Write/ Draw the answer to the following question:
      • Fiction: Tell me about a character in a story that you read.
      • Nonfiction: Share one new learning from today’s book or article.
    • Speaking & Listening:
      • Take a walk or look outside your window. Draw what you see. Label the drawing and tell someone a story that goes with your drawing.
     

    Math:

    • Do a puzzle for 15 - 20 min
    • Gather and count a collection of objects in your house, sort the objects by different attributes (examples: big vs. small, red vs. blue, rolls doesn’t roll, soft vs. hard)
     

    Science:

     

    Social Studies:

    • Draw and label a map of your neighborhood.Who are all the people? What are all the places? How can you show someone how to get from one place on your map to another? 
      •  Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days.
     

    Art:

    • Mo Willems: Follow along with Mo Willems, who shows us how to draw some famous characters from our books and shares the process as a writer and illustrator.
    • Art for Kids Hub: Follow these how to draw videos on so many amazing things!
     

    PE:

    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 
    • Play the Silly Dance Contest (a fun take on Freeze Dancing)
    • Try a Go Noodle video
     

    Wellness/Self Care

    • Drink a large cool glass of water after you wake.  
      • It fires up your metabolism by 24% for ninety minutes and increases mental and physical performance during the day. When you’re dehydrated, you can feel tired and drained, and you may experience headaches and mood fluctuations.
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  • Monkeys: Day 1

    Posted by Bonnie Schraeder on 3/23/2020

    Hello Monkeys!!  Ready for school?!  Here is Day 1...make it fun and easy!  I'm working on a way for us to check in face-to-face so watch for info to come.  Email me with any questions, concerns or even notes from the kids...I will be checking email regularly!  I will update for Day 2 soon!  Keep watching this 'blog' as I will use it for communication until I am directed otherwise...Miss you all! ~Mrs. Schraeder -- bdschraeder@mcps.k12.mt.us

    Day 1

     

    Daily Schedule:

     

    Literacy:

    • Reading: Read 20 minutes. Students can read:
      • To yourself; or to someone else, even a stuffed animal or fluffy friend, etc.  
      • Then, retell the story to someone
        • What is going on in this story so far? What do you predict will happen next? What do you wonder?
    • Writing: Write/ Draw the answer to the following question:
      • Ask a question about the story/stories you read today. Examples: Who are the characters in this story? What is the story mostly about? What three facts did this story teach you? 
    • Speaking & Listening:
      • Build a tower with objects at home. Explain to 1 or more people the steps you took to build a tower. 
      • Next time, try using the following words to help tell the steps - First, Then, … Next
     

    Math:

    • Hunt for shapes in your home. What shapes are hiding all around us? (Example: the TV is a rectangle, a basketball is a sphere, a pillow is a square) Focus on finding squares, triangles, circles, rectangles, and hexagons. 
     

    Science:

     

    Social Studies:

    • Think about three rules or expectations that will best help you be a learner at home and draw a picture.
     

    Art:

    • Mo Willems: Follow along daily with Mo Willems, who shows us how to draw some famous characters from our books and shares the process as a writer and illustrator.
    • Art for Kids Hub: Follow these how to draw videos on so many amazing things!
     

    PE:

    • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 
    • Play some music and have a dance party in your living room!
     

    Wellness/Self Care

    • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. - You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friends.
      • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.
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