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  • Submitting assignments will be much easier this week!

    Your language arts and math assignments are now posted as Google Forms. You will complete the questions whether they are multiple choice or written answers and submit the form once you have completed the assignment. 

    This is new for all of us, so I look forward to our online learning experience getting better and better!

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  • Assignments Overview Week of May 26

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 5/23/2020

     

     Hello friends!

    How was your weekend? Did you have a cookout or play outside?  Monday is Memorial Day, a day to remember those people who fought for our country and lost their lives. It is an unofficial day that begins summer, but it is important to think of people who fought for our country.

     

    Let me know how your weekend was by responding in the comments after reviewing the weekly overview.

    Here is our weekly overview for the week of May 26th!

     

    We will NOT have a zoom meeting Tuesday. Remember, that day has been designated for families to pick up belongings between 8:30 – 11:30 or noon – 2:00.

     

    For specials this week you have Art class. Remember, to go to Ms. Tate’s website for directions.

     

    As a reminder, for those using the Google Classroom go to the Week 8 Assignments link for your work. If you are using a paper packet, you’ll continue to send me pictures of your work.

    In Math, you will complete the fluency and word problems assignment along with your I-Ready lessons.

     

    If you are behind on completing any assigned I-Ready lessons work on those. If you are caught up, continue the next lesson in your individual path.

     
    -For additional resources, you can play I-Ready learning games once you've completed your assignments or the Prodigy website.

    In English Language Arts, you will have a story titled, “The Boat” and match the subject to the predicate of several sentences. There is a video to watch about sentences called subjects and predicates. This will help you learn about the parts of a sentence.

    In Science, you are going on a field trip to the San Diego Zoo! You will get to watch LIVE videos of the animals and respond to the videos by comparing and contrasting two animals.


    In Social Studies, you will go on a field trip to New York City! You will complete an assignment to tell me about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

    Have fun on your virtual field trips and finish STRONG!

    Reminders: Zoom class meeting will be Friday 3:00 – 3:30.

    FINAL meeting is Monday, June 1st time to be determined. You will NOT want to miss this last meeting!

    I’m taking you on a virtual field trip to end the year and it is going to be SO fun! We’ll see what other surprises I have to close out our year.

     

    I will miss you.

     

    Love,

    Mrs. Besser

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  • Assignments Overview Week of May 18 - 22

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 5/18/2020

     

    Hello students!

     

    What did you do this weekend? Did you play outside and run around or ride a bike? Have you read a good book? Respond in the comments after reviewing the weekly overview.

     

    Here is our weekly overview for the week of May 18th!

    I will teach a lesson via Zoom Tuesday at 9:30. I would love for your student to join, but it is not mandatory. The lesson will be posted in Google Classroom after the Zoom meeting. Please have your child watch the video if they are unable to be present during the meeting.

     

    For specials this week you have PE class. Remember, to go to Coach Cherry’s website for the activity log sheet.

     

    As a reminder, for those using the Google Classroom go to the Week 7 May 18 - 22 Assignments link for your work. If you are using a paper packet, you’ll continue to send me pictures of your work.

    In Math, you will learn about picture graphs and bar graphs. Both types of graphs are visual tools to show something and indicate the number. They are similar to a line plot. For example, with a bar graph, the vertical side may have numbers and the line at the bottom of the graph going across may list an item like different types of fruit. If someone asks several people what their favorite fruit is they can complete a graph. You will watch two videos explaining more about graphs and complete an activity to check your understanding of this. We’ll talk about this in our Tuesday zoom meeting also.

     

    If you are behind on completing any assigned I-Ready lessons work on those. If you are caught up, continue the next lesson in your individual path.

      

    You will have math fluency and word problem practice. You just might want to use some notebook paper to work out your answers and then you will use the online form to submit them.


    -For additional resources, you can play I-Ready learning games once you've completed your assignments or the Prodigy website.

    In English Language Arts, you will have a story title, “Fire” and questions to answer. There is also a video to watch about sentences called subjects and predicates. This will help you learn about the parts of a sentence.

    In Science, we will learn about properties of soil. You will visit StepScopes for your assigned reading and questions that go with it.  You’ll continue to learn about the properties of soil. As an extra activity, a Generation Genius video is also posted.


    In Social Studies, you will have a review lesson. You will complete the Social Studies Weekly 24 and assessment. You will work in Social Studies Weekly just as you did last week.

    Have fun learning this week!

     

    Reminders: Zoom class meetings are on Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:00 and Fridays 3:00 – 3:30

     

     

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  • Assignments Overview May 11 - 15

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 5/11/2020

     Hello students!

    How was your weekend? I hope you did something for mom to help her feel special on Mother’s Day. Here’s a tip: you can always surprise mom any time by writing a note or drawing a picture for her. We love things like that! 

    Here is our weekly overview for the week of May 11th!

     

    For specials this week you have Music class. Remember to go to Mrs. Dee’s Google Classroom for the weekly assignment. Last week was Art, if you forgot to complete the art assignment go to Mrs. Tate’s website. It is easy to forget about our specials classes, but these teachers are also working hard to continue learning and you are earning a grades in specials.

    As a reminder, for those using the Google Classroom go to the Week 6 May 11-15 Assignments link for your work. If you are using a paper packet, you’ll continue to send me pictures of your work.

    In Math, you will learn about line plots. A line plot is a visual tool to use to label a line going across. Some examples could be the number of a measurement or different pictures. Then, going up and down in a column above the label, you write an “x” to mean the number of times an item is a specific measurement or the number of times you see a specific picture, like an animal. You will watch two videos talking about line plots and complete an activity to check your understanding of this.

     

    If you are behind on completing any assigned I-Ready lessons work on those. If you are caught up, continue the next lesson in your individual path.

      

    You will have math fluency and word problem practice. You just might want to use some notebook paper to work out your answers and then you will use the online form to submit them.


    -For additional resources, you can play I-Ready learning games once you've completed your assignments or the Prodigy website.

    In English Language Arts, you will learn about the “schwa” sound. This sound spelling uses a vowel.  

     

    When you complete I-Ready, you will see an assigned lesson about author’s purpose or a related skill. The assigned lesson will be dependent on your own mastery of previous lessons for this. Again, if your assigned lessons are complete you can then work on lessons in your personal path.


    I will teach an ELA lesson via Zoom Tuesday at 9:30 about the “schwa” sound spelling. I would love for your student to join, but it is not mandatory. The lesson will be posted in Google Classroom after the Zoom meeting. I am requiring students to watch the video as it directly relates to an assigned task and will mimic (to the best of my ability) what we would do in the classroom for this lesson. I will send a reminder for the meeting with a new link.


    In Science, we will learn about properties of soil. You will visit StepScopes for your assigned reading and questions that go with it.  You’ll learn about how soil is formed and how to classify types of soil by color, texture, the ability to retain water, and the ability to support the growth of plants.If you are using the paper packet, please send a picture of what you wrote or write it in an email.


    In Social Studies, you will learn about rights and responsibilities. You will complete the Social Studies Weekly 27 and assessment. You will work in Social Studies Weekly just as you did last week. As Americans, it is very important to understand the rights and responsibilities we have. There are countries in the world that do not give their citizens the same rights that we have.

    I hope you enjoy the information in Social Studies!

    Have fun learning this week!

    Reminders: Zoom class meetings are on Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:00 and Fridays 3:00 – 3:30

     

    Reminders: Zoom class meetings are on Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:00 and Fridays 3:00 – 3:30

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  • Assignments Overview May 4th - May 8th

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 5/4/2020

    Hello students! 

    I hope you had a great weekend! We had such beautiful weather! Did you get to play outside? I plan to make the catcher mitt jug Coach Alberty shared in the PE Google Classroom to play catch. If you haven’t seen the video, be sure to join the PE class.

    Here is our weekly overview for the week of April 27th!

     

    First, I need to let you know that I’ve reorganized our Google Classroom. Instead of being organized by subject, it is now organized by week with the dates of the week. From here on out you will simply click on the week and see all of the assignments in that section. I hope you find this to be a helpful change as we continue learning from a distance.


    For specials, you will have Art class. Be sure to visit Mrs. Tate’s webpage for your assignment.


    In Math, you will continue learning about measurement! I've assigned an I-Ready lesson for you to complete on Solving Problems About Length. The I-Ready lesson is really fun. It talks about baking and solving problems about the foods they are making. You will see how number lines are like a ruler and can be used to solve problems about length. Remember to think about how you start at one number and move forward or backward by “jumping” a specific number of times to reach the total (addition) or the difference (subtraction).

     

    Again, I will be teach a math lesson via Zoom Tuesday. I would love for your student to join, but it is not mandatory. The lesson will be posted in Google Classroom after the Zoom meeting.

     

    You will have math fluency and word problem practice. You just might want to use some notebook paper to work out your answers and then you will use the online form to submit them.


    -For additional resources, you can play I-Ready learning games once you've completed your assignments or the Prodigy website.

    In Language Arts, you will have new spelling words and you will practice alphabetizing. You will also get to reread The Hungry Troll and pick find words for the different parts of speech such as nouns or adjectives.

    When you complete I-Ready, you will see an assigned lesson about answering questions about stories. Remember, understanding key details help us understand the main topic and purpose of the text. Then we are able to understand what we are reading.


    You can also use Smarty Ants daily as noted in a message below in place of our normal PAWS groups.

    In Science, we continue learning about classifying matter. You will visit StepScopes for your assigned reading and questions that go with it.  If you are using the paper packet, please send a picture of what you wrote or write it in an email. There is a Mystery Science video about butterflies as an additional, fun activity.


    In Social Studies, you will learn about scientists and inventors. You will complete the Social Studies Weekly 22 and assessment. You will work in Social Studies Weekly just as you did last week. I hope you enjoy the information in Social Studies! These are famous people that had a BIG impact on how we live today.

     

    Have fun learning this week!

    Reminders: Zoom class meetings are on Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:00 and Fridays 3:00 – 3:30

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  • Assignments Overview April 27th - May 1st

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 4/26/2020 6:00:00 AM

     

     Hello students!

     I hope you had a great weekend! Perhaps you played a game or read a book. The Marion County Public Library is now providing curbside pick up to check out books. I look forward to visiting the library when they fully reopen. I’m reading a book called “The Loveliest Little Chocolate Shop”. What is a book you’ve read lately? Remember, you can read books on Myon also!

     

    Here is our weekly overview for the week of April 27th!


    For specials, you will have PE class. Be sure to visit Coach Cherry’s webpage. (Thomas Cherry) Visit the Assignments link for directions to keep an activity log. This could include things like riding a bike, walking, and other physical activity. Coach Alberty was our special guest in our Friday zoom meeting and she shared that she is doing a marathon challenge to walk a mile each day and students will receive a certificate at the end of the year. She also shared how to make a scoop to catch a ball using gallon jug. Check out this video and more in the PE Google Classroom.

    In Math, you will continue learning about measurement! I've assigned an I-Ready lesson for you to complete on Comparing Length. Comparing is an important skill.

    I will be teaching a math lesson via Zoom Tuesday. I would love for your student to join, but it is not mandatory. The lesson will be posted in Google Classroom after the Zoom meeting.

     

    You will have math fluency and word problem practice. You just might want to use some notebook paper to work out your answers and then you will use the online form to submit them.


    -For additional resources, you can play I-Ready learning games once you've completed your assignments or the Prodigy website.

    In Language Arts, you will have an online spelling test. Yes, with the magic of technology you will hear my voice and you will get to type the word in the correct spelling. You will sort sound spellings in another activity and you will read “The Hungry Troll” and answer the comprehension question.

    When you complete I-Ready, you will see an assigned lesson about Key Details. Remember, Key Details help us understand the main topic and purpose of the text.


    You can also use Smarty Ants daily as noted in a message below in place of our normal PAWS groups.

    In Science, we continue learning about classifying matter. You will visit StepScopes for your assigned video, Science Rock “Matter”. You will get to write about what you learned in a form in the google classroom. If you are using the paper packet, please send a picture of what you wrote or write it in an email.


    In Social Studies, you will review important facts about Presidents and Patriots. You will complete the Social Studies Weekly 18 and assessment. You will work in Social Studies Weekly just as you did last week.

     

    Have fun learning this week!

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  • Assignments Overview - April 20th - 24th

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 4/18/2020 7:00:00 AM

     

      Here is our weekly overview for the week of April 20th!

     
    For specials, you will have Music class. If you havaen't joined her Google Classroom yet, be sure to join her class and use the code: ydldqxe.

    In Math, you will continue learning about measurement! I've assigned an I-Ready lesson for you to complete on Understanding Estimating Length. Estimating is guessing the measurement as close as you can. It might not be exactly right, but it can be close based on what you know about measuring.

    You will have math fluency and word problem practice. You just might want to use some notebook paper to work out your answers and then you will use the online form to submit them.


    -For additional resources, you can play I-Ready learning games once you've completed your assignments or the Prodigy website.

    In Language Arts, you will be learning about adjectives. Oops! I said this was last week, but it is for this week! I hope you all enjoyed the story about “The Theif” last week.

    Adjectives are words that describe nouns. Remember, a noun is a person, place, or thing. So, an adjective tells us more information about the noun such as the color, smell, or shape. An example would be, "The book was blue." Blue is the adjective because it is describing the noun, book. You'll watch a video to learn more.


    You can also use Smarty Ants daily as noted in a message below in place of our normal PAWS groups.

    In Science, we continue learning about classifying matter. You will visit StepScopes for your assigned reading, titled 100th Day of School. You will read and answer the questions about classifying matter based on the story. There is also a link to a Mystery Doug Video this week as an extra activity.

     
    In Social Studies, you will learn about how children around the world do things the same or differently from! People in different countries may eat different foods and play different games, these are parts of a country’s culture. You will complete the Social Studies Weekly 21 and assessment. You will work in Social Studies Weekly just as you did last week.

     

    Have fun learning this week!

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  • Assignments Overview April 13 - 17

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 4/12/2020 8:00:00 PM

       

    Hello students!

    I'm going to share with you a little bit about what you will be learning this week!

    For specials, you will have Art class. Visit Ms. Tate's website for assignment details.

    In Math, you will continue learning about measurement! I've assigned two I-Ready lessons for you to complete and you will have math fluency and word problem practice. All of this will be completed right here in our online classroom. They are the same tasks in the paper packet.

    You just might want to use some notebook paper to work out your answers and then you will use the online form to submit them.


    -For additional resources, you can play I-Ready learning games once you've completed your assignments or the Prodigy website.

    In Language Arts, you will be learning about adjectives. Adjectives are words that describe nouns. Remember, a noun is a person, place, or thing. So, an adjective tells us more information about the noun such as the color, smell, or shape.

    An example would be, "The book was blue." Blue is the adjective because it is describing the noun, book. You'll watch a video to learn more.
    You can also use Smarty Ants daily as noted in a message below in place of our normal PAWS groups.

    In Science, we continue learning about classifying matter. There is a link to Generation Genius to watch a video!

    In Social Studies, you will learn more about American symbols and honorable people that fought for equal rights. You will work in Social Studies Weekly just as you did last week.

     

    Have a great week of learning! See you online!

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  • Welcome to the First Day of Virtual School! Assignment Overview April 1st - 10th

    Posted by Kelly Besser on 4/1/2020

    Welcome everyone to the First Day of Virtual School!

    I have been busy hard at work making sure all of the course work is ready for you to access just as if we were in the real classroom.

    The first week of assignments are now posted on the Google Classroom.  These assignments are work at your own pace.  Some require pencil and paper, so please write clearly.  All of the instructions on how to turn your work in is posted.

    ELA - posted on Google Classsroom, assignment can be accessed from there directly

    Remember, complete 15 minutes of I-Ready Reading daily (45 - 50 minutes total for the week) with at least 1 lesson passed.

    Math - posted on Google Classroom, assignment can be accessed from there directly

    Remember, complete 15 minutes of I-Ready Math daily (45 - 50 minutes total for the week) with at least 1 lesson passed.

    Social Studies - directions in Google Classroom, log into Studies Weekly

    Science - directions in Google Classroom, log into STEMscopes

    Specials - directions in Google Classroom for Ms. Dees

    Since this is our first time doing virtual school, you get more time to work on these assignments.  All of the assignments are due by Friday, April 10th.

    If you need any help, please contact me via ClassDojo, text, or email.

     

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