• Hello 6th graders! Welcome to distance learning with Ms. Howard! I miss each and every one of you and hope that you are staying safe and healthy. Please read the information below to learn more about our distance learning plan for Earth/space science.

     

    Weekly assignments:

    Every Wednesday morning, I will post your work for the week on Google Classroom. Your work will consist of 2-3 assignments. You will have until Tuesday night at midnight to turn in the assignments. You may work at your own pace, but I highly recommend that you don’t wait until the last minute to get assignments done. These assignments will be graded and entered into the gradebook on Skyward.

     

    Turning work in:

    You have options for turning your work in. 

    • If you have internet access, you will attach your work to the Google Classroom assignment for the week (like we did for Science Fair documents). Note that there is a Google Classroom app for mobile devices and tablets. Choose one of the three options below.
      • You can type your answers in a Word document or Google Doc and attach it to the Google Classroom assignment for the week.
      • You can write your answers on a separate sheet of paper, take a picture of or scan each page of your work, and attach the picture(s) to the Google Classroom assignment for the week.
      • You can print out the assignment and write your answers on it, take a picture of or scan each page of your work, and attach the picture(s) to the Google Classroom assignment for the week.

    Please do not email or share assignments to me directly. If you are having trouble attaching assignments to Google Classroom, please make contact with me, and I will talk you through the process.

    • If you do not have internet access and none of the options above are doable, please let me know, and I will discuss an alternative grading process with you and your parent/guardian.

     

    If you have questions or technical problems (or just want to say hi):

    • I will be available via Zoom from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm daily. Zoom is a web program/application that will allow us to virtually connect face-to-face. This means that you will have the chance to speak with me face-to-face and ask questions or get help on an assigned topic. If you would like to speak with me during my virtual office hours, please send me an email at amber.howard@marion.k12.fl.us or a text at 352-462-3391. We will set up an appointment, and I will provide you with a link so that we can meet on Zoom.
      • If you do join a Zoom session, please make sure that you adhere to OMS expectations: act responsibly, initiate respect, and model positive behavior.
    • You or your parent/guardian can send me an email at any time, and I will respond as quickly as possible. My email address is amber.howard@marion.k12.fl.us
    • You or your parent/guardian can call me at any time, and if I do not immediately answer, please leave voicemail, and I will return your call as soon as I can. My phone number is 352-462-3391

     

    Supplemental Instruction:

    • To those interested, I will be available on Zoom twice a week to provide instruction related to your assignments for the week. I will include the meeting times for each week within the work assignment for the week, and I will post the Zoom invitation link for supplemental instruction on Google Classroom on the mornings that I am providing supplemental instruction. This is optional and NOT required for anyone, but hopefully you can join us! 
      • If you do join a Zoom session, please make sure that you adhere to OMS expectations: act responsibly, initiate respect, and model positive behavior.