Hello Room 11 Families,
Well that was a wild week! I hope you were all able to get your ipads last week and found the assignments on the SeeSaw app. If you were unable to pick up your child's ipad, please let me know and I will help arrange a time for you to pick up, or have it dropped at your home. About 14 kids were able to complete the assignments! I know the access can be a little bit frustrating. Keep in mind that you must jump through the filter every day and know that the technology department is aware of the glitches, and working hard to fix them. You probably didn't know that these ipads were never intended to go home, so using them outside of the regular setting takes some adjustments. I'm learning new techy skills I never knew I could!
The district's technology help desk will be available to all families Monday-Friday from 8AM-3PM at 503-431-4051 to answer any questions about using your ipads . The district has created additional wireless hot spots in areas where families lacked internet access so that all families have wifi.
EPIC...UPDATE!! Super cool! The school disrict has uploaded a RED EPIC icon that looks just like the blue app. Students can now access using our classroom code: ghu2478
Flipgrid...working on logisitics...stay tuned.
Monday, your first grader will receive new assignments through SeeSaw. Beginning Monday, April 13 assignments will go from supporting learning to distance learning. This means that the way your child accesses information might change. Teacher delivery might change. Hopefully this means that we can teach, coach and interact with students as much as possible without being in a classroom. We still do not know what this will look, sound or feel like, but will share what we know as quickly as it is made available to us.
If you have pictures of your first grader working and playing, we will add it to our Room 11 photo page. Send them anytime!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 503-431-4541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm available all week!
Miss you more!
Check out this new TTSD site to support your child's learning. http://AtHome.ttsdschools.org.
The best way to keep up with reading is to practice a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Sites are offering free trials to families during this time. We use these at school:
Students should now be able to access my EPIC on their ipads. The code is ghu2478
In math we began learning about skip counting across the 120 chart, noticing how the ones stayed the same, but the tens changed. We also began learning to add from story problems with three addends.
Students all have an account they can access at home. The codes are on the inside of homework folders and typically follow this pattern...first initial/last name@durham. So if your name is Anna Jones, your user name would be ajones@durham. Everyone's password is go.
Flashcard Monster: https://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards
Other Flashcard Games without a comuter: http://teacherblog.evan-moor.com/2019/04/29/games-to-play-with-math-flashcards/
We have been working on "How-to" writing, or expository. A lot of this is done around science. We have written about how to plant a seed, and all about frogs. Encourage your child to write using a subject they are interested in like, how to build a lego car, this is how my family gets ready for dinner, How I get ready for bed, or other topics that are familiar. They can even write to me through email and I will write them back! Here is a good resource to show what is expected in first grade writing: https://www.time4writing.com/writing-resources/writing-standards/first-grade/
We have done a lot of fun lessons trough Mystery Science. The site has put out a free link to kids as they are staying home from school. Check out some fun and maybe some great writing ideas: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
Brainpop Jr. Science, history and social learning: https://jr.brainpop.com/free-stuff/