• In-Person Schedule for Phase 2

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 1/21/2021 10:05:00 AM

    Please click here to view the in-person schedule for phase 2, starting Jan. 25 for grades K-2 and February 2 for grades 3-8. 

    Please note that online assignments are optional for January 25 and Februrary 1. We appreciate your patience as we figure out systems, procedures, and homework during this transition. 

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  • Remote Work due 1/25

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 1/21/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 1/25 (A-K) or 1/27 (L-Z). While this week's online activies are optional, please complete the offline/paper activities and spend some time on MyPath.

     

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home." 

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  • Remote Work and Spelling due 1/5 and 1/7

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 12/18/2020

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 1/5 (A-K) or 1/7 (L-Z).

    Suggested at home school days: A-K: December 17, 18 and January 4. L-Z: January 4, 5, 6

     

    Click here to view this week's spelling words (plurals). 

     

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home." 

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  • 12/15-12/18 is SPIRIT WEEK

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 12/14/2020

    This week is SPIRIT WEEK! 

     

    Tuesday and Thursday: Pajama and Ugly Sweater Day

    Wednesday and Friday: Hat and Button Day

     

    Students can also look forward to our annual school sing-a-long and a special treat from me. 

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  • MyPath, Spelling and Dictionaries

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 12/11/2020 3:00:00 AM

     

    MyPath: Your student has been hard at work on iReady My Path lessons. Did you know that the MyPath lessons:
    • are tailored specifically to the needs of your child?
    • re-teach and reinforce prerequisite concepts, as needed by your child, to help build success in 3rd grade?
    • will grow with your child, even past grade level?

    Research has shown that when students spend 35 to 50 minutes a week on MyPath lessons, they demonstrate 38% more growth in math than students who don't do MyPath. Wow! That is particularly important in this unusual year. These lessons are designed to be done independently, so they are perfect for remote learning. I have been assigning 1-2 MyPath lessons for remote learning every week, but your student can always do more. I recommend setting a timer for MyPath practice time, working towards the goal of 35-50 minutes each week at home. After break, I’ll be setting up a challenge for students to keep track of their minutes. If you'd like your student to spend more time on iReady once they've hit their 50 minute goal, the Learning Games on the iReady platform are awesome!

    Spelling: We are starting our new spelling program this week. Students will bring home a list of words each week and a yellow Spelling Menu of activities. Students should do 1 activity from the menu each of their at home learning days (3 total). One curse of our short day is that we don't have enough time to practice each activity at school before doing it at home. I appreciate your support these next few weeks helping your student select and make sense of the different spelling activities at home. Eventually students will be able to complete these spelling activities independently. Students will keep the Spelling Menu in the back of their green remote folder
     
    Dictionaries: Finally, the Sunrise Rotary Club generously donated dictionaries to every 3rd grader! The dictionaries will be coming home this week along with a dictionary skills packet. We'll be starting the skills packet in class, to get acquainted with our dictionaries, but we definitely won't have time to finish it. This is a great packet to work on any time your student needs more remote work to do at home! You may keep the dictionary and the skills packet at home. Thank you Sunrise Rotary Club! 
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  • Remote Work due 12/15 and 12/17

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 12/11/2020

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 12/15 (A-K) or 12/17 (L-Z). 

    Click here to view this week's spelling words (short vowel VCCV words). 

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • Remote Work due 12/8 and 12/10

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 12/2/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 12/8 (A-K) or 12/10 (L-Z). 

    On a personal note, I'm working on helping students make a stronger connection between our classroom learning and the offline remote assignments. All of the assignments are an extension or review of what we're doing in the classroom. This week, for example, we're creating multiplication arrays to reinforce our growing collection of multiplication facts, and we're reading about an important animal adaptation, hibernation. My hope is that students begin to think, "We're doing this because in class we're learning about..." 

    The online assignments for the 12/7 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, 12/3 and are organized under the heading "December 7" on the Classwork page. 

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • What we're learning in December

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 12/2/2020

    Here's what we're doing in December!

    Math

    • Multiplication and Division
      • Model and memorize multiplication facts from 0-10 

    Assessments: Lesson 5 quiz (week of Dec. 1); Lesson 6 quiz (week of Dec. 14) 

    English Language Arts

    • Reading: Main Idea and Supporting Details
      • We'll be starting a chapter book called The Year of Miss Agnes to:
        • Determine the main idea of nonfiction and fiction texts.
        • Find details to support the main idea. 
    • Writing: Drafting, revising and publishing an informational essay about an animal
    • Spelling: Beginning our spelling procedure
    • Daily 3: Building our stamina for independent reading and independent writing

    Assessments: Animal rough draft due 12/15; Animal final draft due 12/18)

    Science

    • Animals
      • Animal adaptations
      • Inherited Traits

    Assessments: None planned

     

    Upcoming Events:

    Mondays: Remote Learning Days

    December 21-January 4: NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

     snowman

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  • Winter Family Resources

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 11/20/2020 2:00:00 AM

    Our counselor, Ms. Scholle, just compiled a huge list of family resources, videos and digital books you may want to check out this winter. These resources cover everything from getting a turkey for your holiday meal, to energy and housing assistance, to great winter read alouds to share as a family. Check it out!

    snowflakes

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  • Remote Work due 12/1 and 12/3

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 11/19/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 12/1 (A-K) or 12/3 (L-Z).

    Students do not need to work over Thanksgiving Break EXCEPT for their daily moon journal. 

    The online assignments for the November 30 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, November 19. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading November 3- on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday. 

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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