Hi, I'm Mrs. Smith. I am so excited to meet all of you. We are going to have an awesome year. There are a few changes. Please remember to wear your mask, to wave to your friends and spread kindness everywhere.
Meals: Breakfast will be a grab-and-go and eaten in our classroom, room 312. Lunch will also be grab-and-go and our class will eat lunch in the music room to maintain social distancing.
Physical Education: On Monday, Thursday and Friday the students will have PE so dress accordingly. On days we don't have PE my plan is to have recess outside, weather permitting.
Supplies: Please send wipes, hand sanitizer and ziplock bags if you were able to purchase these but keep all other supplies at home for now. Each student has enough supplies to start the year and I will notify you when they need more.
Homework: I will not be sending homework home. Students at Greenway already spend an extra hour a day at school to improve our reading scores. The best way too continue the learning at home in reading is to read! Reading comprension improves with fluency - have your child select a book and read a page. If your child misses 5 or more words, the book is too hard. For Math - children can learn multiplication tables at home.
I have signed the students up for Readworks and Kahn academy - two excellent at home learning platforms. I will suggest passages and activities from these sites but they are optional.
I am in the process of connecting with parents on Class Dojo which is probably the best way to communicate with me.
We will be using Kahn Academy and I-Ready math.
Our class code is JNTVD395
I have entered your names, when you visit the site you find your name and enter your Marion County password
Activities have been assigned to you on the website - we will be reviewing addition and subtraction.
The videos on Kahn are excellent.
This website will bump you up in levels as you show proficiency.
For I-Ready Math:
Remember I want to see passed lessons - not just minutes
When you have passed 3 lessons you may logon to Prodigy.
Enter Class Code: SQUFSK
Enter the default password: 1234
You have the option to change to your Marion county password when you login
Choose I- Ready or an article from ReadWorks. Your Goal is to pass 3 reading lessons a week. YOU CAN DO IT!
You may pick any article of the day that I have assigned. Write your assignments on the ReadWorks.org site by clicking on the open book and typing there. I will be able to read your answers.
I have also opened the library on ReadWorks - please read 20 minutes a day