Click on the More... tab to access the daily cursive assignment.
If you would like to see the stories in color, click on Wonders in the GSD Portal and then click on My Binder.
March 30, 2020 Letter
Dear Students and Parents,
This week more things are going to be online for students to practice and complete. Please see the pictures below for additional guidance. The website URL for our interactive math lessons is https://www.thinkcentral.com:
In addition to the math lessons, Mega Math is an app that the students enjoy. They can choose their own challenge areas to practice. The other tools on this My Library page are also open for exploration.
Soft School Dismissal Info
March 15, 2020 Letter
Dear Student and Parents,
With the two-week soft closure of our schools, I will be preparing packets that can be picked up on Wednesday March 18th that will help keep your child engaged and progressing academically from home.
Because our class has worked on an accelerated schedule, we are fortunate to be at the point where we will be transitioning into special projects over the next two weeks. As a result, the work that your child takes home for the next two weeks will be review packets only.
My students WILL NOT be issued Chromebooks because we do not use them in our classroom. There are a few applications that will be important to use and they are listed below. Most can be accessed through a smartphone or an electronic device from your home (including a Chromebook that is checked out by a sibling at Arcadia Elementary):
Please ensure that your student is spending at least 25 minutes a day in ST Math AND 25 minutes a day in Lexia Core 5 beginning immediately.
ST Math found under the Learning Resources tab of your student's portal (your student will use his/ her '9' number login and password to access the portal):
It is not necessary to enter a code for ST Math, just click on JiJi the Penguin where it says 'Homework'.
Lexia Core 5
This free app is available in the App Store and Google Store. Students will use their ID number that starts with a '2' to log in.
If the dismissal extends beyond Spring Break and the two-week soft closure:
I will be contacting each family individually to see if I can set up a specific time to Skype or FaceTime with your student (ideally when you are home as well) once or twice a week. I would like to do a short video-conference check-in every few days so that I can answer your student's questions and be of help to you.
Each student will be doing some classwork based on our Go Math and Wonders lessons and some individual projects as well.
In the meantime, have a wonderful spring break. I know that this Coronavirus outbreak has changed our way of life for the short term, but I am hopeful that we will all be together again soon.
All the best to each of you,