Per Florida DOE directive, all MCPS schools are closed March 16-April 15.
My office hours are Monday-Friday from 11-1pm. I will do my best to respond as soon as I am able to ensure great lines of communication during this time. All class-specific updates are on Class Dojo and My Class Webpage. 100% of my class is connected on Class Dojo but I can also reach out in other ways to check-in and show I care. :) Remember you can message me and I will reply as soon as I am able.
We will continue to use Class Dojo for communication and My Class Webpage to share materials and assignments. Other platforms such as iReady, MyOn, iXL, AR, ABCMouse, Brainpop Jr., Studies Weekly, Zoom, & more will be used for instruction, practice, & task completion. My goal is to make navigation as easy as possible for the first graders. If you bookmark this webpage for your child, they can access the MCPS Desktop directly at the top of this page.
Most platforms require signing in to the student's Marion County Public School Desktop or MCPS Desktop.
Password: Their regular school log-in password
Please let me know if you need log-in assistance. Passwords differ slightly for AR and iXL.
Per the Marion County Public Schools Distance Learning Handbook, tasks for the week will be publicized consistently on the first day of the student instructional week. During distance learning, the student instructional week is defined as Monday through Friday. During the current COVID-19 crisis, the first student instructional week will be defined as Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3. The task expectations during this modified week will be:
- 1 ELA (English Language Arts) task
- 1 Math task
- 1 Science or Social Studies task
- 45 I-Ready minutes
- 20 minutes of reading
Please remember, printed copies & additional paper games/supplemental materials are available upon request. I want to be flexible in ensuring all students have access to the opportunity to learn during this time.
The handbook also states that, "Taking attendance is still a legal obligation, even in an online setting, and is a record that is frequently monitored for compliance. It is important that records are maintained and accurate. Teachers will continue to take student attendance in Skyward...Students can demonstrate attendance in a number of ways, including but not limited to the examples listed below."
• Logging into an online platform (I can check this by seeing minutes on iReady, IXL, MyOn, AR)
• Sending a message via Class Dojo
• Engaging in a phone or Zoom call with a teacher or other school employee
• Participating in an online forum or web thread conversation (I can check comments/use your Morning Check-In)
I understand this is a lot, even for me as the teacher. This is new to all of us and I intend to be patient & understanding as we work through this time. As always, please reach out on Class Dojo or email me with any questions or concerns!