Dear Parents and/or Guardians, With the closure of schools for an indeterminable amount of days, the Governor and Granite School District Administration have asked teachers to "go online" and provide packets of work in order that student learning may continue while the Corona Virus is being contained. That being said, things are a little "tricky" with students in the K-2 grades. The majority of these students are not yet able to read and understand written instructions on their own and haven't yet had the opportunity to learn with such tools as Google Classroom, Canvas, and other internet sites that the upper grades are using. The object of K-2 is to teach children to read, write, and calculate so they can learn via other methods as they get older. Most of my students will be "raring to go".... by the end of this school year, but for now, most will need a little assistance. As part of my learning program for the next few weeks, I am providing links on this website for the online activities that we have already been using in our classroom and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CHECKING OUT YOUR CHILD'S CHROMEBOOK for this purpose. However, the majority of student work will be done with paper/pencil assignments, which may need a parent or older brother or sister to assist in the reading of directions and also with some of the learning. We do A LOT of our daily work together in the classroom using picture cards, vocabulary cards, story cards and anthologies, and individual whiteboards with markers and erasers. Also, quite a bit of our math is projected onto "the big screen" for us to do together. Minimal work in math has been done on an individual basis, other that quick checks at the end of each lesson, and, of course, assessments. Most of these learning processes won't be available for the work that is to be done at home over the few weeks. Half of my class will still need quite a bit of assistance with their packets.
The online portion of student learning will be to continue on with 30 minutes of ST Math each day,(*** IMPORTANT: Please log-in to ST Math using the link on the Math tab on this site... the GSD quick link won't work if you are not using your Chromebook inside the school.) as well as 30 minutes of Lexia.For Lexia, students below level 13 should complete at least 6 units each day. Students who are on level 13 or above should complete at least 3 units. (Lexia is a district provided online program that gives students extra practice on differentiated language arts levels.) It will be very beneficial for you to stop by the school and pick up a Chromebook for your child to use if you have internet access. Please use the information sheet provided at SEP conference or in your child's learning packet for help logging in. I will be monitoring both of these programs on my computer at school on a daily basis to see that students keep up with these programs. Xtra Math is another online math fact practice program that is available for your child to use. If your child is still on "colored math facts" (pink, yellow, or blue), please have them do one session of Xtra Math each day.This should only last 10 minutes or so if the student focuses on the task provided.
The packets that I provide are for two and three-week periods of time. I will require that packets be returned on each of the drop-off / pick-up days scheduled by the school. I need the work returned so that I can input grades. If your child doesn't do the work, they won't get a grade! I will also require that that the scissors and Chromebooks be returned. The supplies provided in the tool kits are either items that I ordered for the remaining school year or items that students use over and over again throughout this year and the years following. There will be a large fee assessed for broken or non-returned Chromebooks (see the check-out form) and a small fee of two dollars charged for lost scissors.
The daily outline for the week of March 30th - April 3rd can be found here: Click here The daily outline for the week of April 6th - 10th can be found here: Click here The daily outline for the week of April 13th - 17th can be found here: Click here The daily outline for the week of April 20th - 27th can be found here: Click here The daily outline for the week of April 28th - May 1st can be found here: Click here The daily outline for the week of May 4th - May 8th can be found here: Click here The daily outline for the week of May 11th - May 15th can be found here: Click here I will check my email twice each day on school contract days, at 10:00 and 2:00, should you have any questions or concerns. My school email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. I wish you the best in the weeks to come. May you stay happy and healthy. I look forward to the time when my class can be assembled without fear of illness! -Mrs. Petersen