• Hello! We made it to June! That in itself is a celebration!  I hope that everyone is safe and in good spirits!  Please see the lesson plans for this coming week.  The only expectation is to read The Underneath and take the i-ready reading diagnostic. When the diagnostic for reading is complete please work on i-ready reading lessons for the remainder of the time. Of course, feel free to work on the multitude of other assignments if you wish. I really want the focus to be on reading carefully and completing the iready diagnostic and practicing reading in iready.  Please do not start the math diagnostic until next week. The whole point is they are focused on these two main lessons for reading. 😊

    As always email me anytime!

    Take good care, Becky Milles

     

     Hello June | Hello june

    June 1-5, 2020 Lesson Plans  

    ZOOM Wednesday June 3 at 10:00 AM   The link was sent in an email. 

     

    1. Read pages 184-232 (chapters 75-92) in The Underneath
    2. Do your iready reading diagnostic. Sign into iready, click on reading and begin. I want you to do your very best job on the diagnostic. You need to read the questions carefully and answer them after thinking about them carefully. You also need to remember to take your time and not rush. Remember this is a very important rule! You have this entire week to complete your i-ready reading diagnostic. You can sign in work on it for however long your focus is and then sign out and go back in the next time you are ready. I cannot stress the importance of taking your time, doing your best, not rushing, and taking your time! When you are done with the diagnostic you should be doing the iready reading lessons.

     

    1. Extras if you need more to do:

     

    1. Cursive- Finish your book
    2. Take an AR test
    3. I-ready grade 3 math packet
    4. Maps and Globe- Finish
    5. Practice “Mastering Multiplication Facts” X7, X8 X9
    6. Typing practice
    7. Read a scholastic news and compete the back. You have 4 new ones!
    8. RAZ Kids
    9. Pebble-go
    10. Complete Mrs. Richard’s lesson in google classroom
    11. Complete Ms. Paisley’s and Mrs. Cotton’s lessons on google classroom
    12. Complete Mrs. Thompson’s lesson in google classroom
    13. PE, Music, Library Activity
    14. Help your parent with chores
    15. Do something kind for someone at your house without being asked!
    16. Write a hand written letter and send it to me at

    Ms. Milles

    3700 Federal Ave.

    Everett, WA 98201   Thank you Maezie and Ricky!!!!!

     

    **If parents can take pictures of work and email it to me, I would love to see it! And, you can earn points for Mrs. Richard’s virtual prizes. She is open to new ideas for rewards if you can think of any email them to myself or to her.

     

    Have a fantastic week! Ms. Milles 😊

     

     

     

     

    PAST WORK:

    Hello! I hope everyone had a nice four-day weekend!  I also hope that everyone is safe and in good spirits!  Please see the lesson plans for this coming week.  Heads up: For June students will be reading The Underneath, but they will not be doing anything else. No google classroom, no written work, just reading and doing the diagnostic test on their chromebook. Of course, if you have time work on your written work. The reason being that each student needs to complete the iready diagnostic, and it takes a long time. Fortunately, they can start and stop the test to pace themselves. They will need to do a test for reading and math. I will share more in June…that would be next time! Just know they will only be reading The Underneath and doing two diagnostic tests.

    As always email me anytime!

    Take good care, Becky Milles

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    May 26-29, 2020 Lesson Plans  

    ZOOM Wednesday May 27 at 10:00 AM

    The link and password was sent in an email to parents. 

    *Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM on zoom we will have our book study of The Underneath. Make sure you have your book with you and you have read through page 232 (Chapter 92) by 5/27 for this week.

     

    This weeks priority: Read pages 184-232 (chapters 75-92.) in The Underneath!

    1.Google Classroom

    • On Tuesday do the vocabulary lesson for chapters 75-92, before we meet on zoom.
    • On Wednesday after our zoom do the check for chapter 75-92.

    Search Google Classroom on Google

    Sign in/Add another account Sign in with "email" student number@apps.everettsd.org

    This will then take you to Everett School Districts log in for Google Classroom

    Log in with just the student number, password is most likely the same

     

    1. Check on your seed When your seed has grown 5 inches you will need to replant it in a bigger container or find a place outside to plant it. Mine is now outside in a bigger pot. I water it depending on the dryness of the soil. The dryer it is the more water you will need. But, don’t overwater!! Fill out the paper that is in google classroom under science.
    • Complete the “Plants pages,” where kids will be reading the sentence and filling in the correct science vocabulary word. Then, go onto the “plants” page. You will be writing an informational article. Remember this is when you write about your plant and tell all the facts that you can. Then, draw a detailed picture of your plant. Remember you are informing your readers about your plant.  Tell them how it all began with a sandwich bag of soil, 2 dixie cups and unknow seeds.  Finally, complete the page “Why should people take care of plants?” You can choose crayon, marker, or colored pencil. I made the packet single pages, so you can use marker. 😊 Kids that are following this direction are getting extra points.

     

    1. Iready reading for 45 minutes this week
    2. Iready math for 45 minutes this week

     

    1. I-ready grade 3 math packet: Complete pages 16, 17, 18, and 19.  

     

    1. In your “Maps and Globes.” Complete the next page using the key to find what animals live on what continents. Then, go onto the weather map, complete the island map if you choose, but then you need to go onto the “continents and oceans” page. On the next page cut out and glue the continents.  

     

    1. Early Bird Packet: Complete pages 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. The page number are at the TOP of the page.
    2. Cursive book pages 66, 67, 68, and 69. Reminders: sharp pencil, sit up straight, erase and rewrite mistakes, and bump the lines so you do not have floating letters.
    3. Extras if you need more to do:
      1. Practice “Mastering Multiplication Facts” X7, X8 X9
      2. Take an AR test
      3. Typing practice
      4. Read a scholastic news and compete the back. You have 4 new ones!
      5. RAZ Kids
      6. Pebble-go
      7. Complete Mrs. Richard’s lesson in google classroom
      8. Complete Ms. Paisley’s and Mrs. Cotton’s lessons on google classroom
      9. Complete Mrs. Thompson’s lesson in google classroom
      10. PE, Music, Library Activity
      11. Help your parent with chores
      12. Do something kind for someone at your house without being asked!
      13. Write a hand written letter and send it to me at

    Ms. Milles

    3700 Federal Ave.

    Everett, WA 98201

     

    **If parents can take pictures of work and email it to me, I would love to see it! And, you can earn points for Mrs. Richard’s virtual prizes. She is open to new ideas for rewards if you can think of any email them to myself or to her.

    *Be on the lookout for an email from the district explaining how you can administer the math and reading diagnostics test at home on the chrome book. Please see note at the top of the page.

     

    Have a fantastic week! Ms. Milles 😊

     

     

     

    April showers bring May flowers! I have been planting flowers in my garden along with my unknown seed, which I am predicting might be a sunflower or a bean plant.  I hope that everyone is safe and in good spirits!  Please see the lesson plans for this coming week. :) 

    As always email me anytime!

    Take good care, Becky Milles

    NO SCHOOL: Friday May 22nd and Monday, May 25th

     

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    May 18-21, 2020 Lesson Plans  

    Friday, May 22 and Monday May 25th are no school days for kids and teachers! 

    Work is due Thursday May 21st! 

    ZOOM Wednesday May 20 at 10:00 AM

    The link and password sent through email. 

     

    *Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM on zoom we will have our book study of The Underneath. Make sure you have your book with you and you have read through page 126 (Chapter 56) by 5/20 for this week.

     

    This weeks priority: Read pages 87-126 (chapters 39-56.) in The Underneath!

    Broken down: Monday Chapters 39-42, Tuesday 43-45, Wed. 46-49, Thursday 50-53 Friday 54-56.

    1.Google Classroom

    • On Tuesday do the vocabulary lesson for chapters 39-56, before we meet on zoom.
    • On Wednesday after our zoom do the check for chapter 39-56.

    Search Google Classroom on Google

    Sign in/Add another account Sign in with "email" student number@apps.everettsd.org

    This will then take you to Everett School Districts log in for Google Classroom

    Log in with just the student number, password is most likely the same

     

    1. Check on your seed and add 1-2 spoonsful of water. When your seed has grown 5 inches you will need to replant it in a bigger container or find a place outside to plant it. Mine is now outside in a bigger pot. I water it depending on the dryness of the soil.  The dryer it is the more water you will need. But, don’t overwater!! Fill out the paper that is in google classroom under science.
    • Complete the “Pollination pages,” which goes on for 2 pages. Then, go onto the “plants” page and fill out…” What plants need…”What parts plants have and what are plants? What makes a plant a plant? Finally, to the “plant vocabulary” page. Color the pictures neatly when done. You can choose a crayon, marker, or colored pencil. I made the packet single pages, so you can use a marker. 😊 Kids that are following this direction are getting extra points.

     

    1. Iready reading for 45 minutes this week
    2. Iready math for 45 minutes this week

     

    1. I-ready grade 3 math packet: Complete pages 12, 13, 14 and 15.

     

    1. In your “Maps and Globes.” Complete the next page. Use the US map to answer the questions on “Find the state.” Then on the US map color Florida Blue, Ohio Red, and Oklahoma brown. Bonus: Look up the state capital for all three states. Then type it up in office 365 and share it with me. Also, tell me what state you were born in or any other states in the US you have visited or lived.  

     

    1. Early Bird Packet: Complete pages 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20. The page number is at the TOP of the page.
    2. Cursive book pages 62, 63, 64, 65. Reminders: sharp pencil, sit up straight, erase and rewrite mistakes, and bump the lines so you do not have floating letters.
    3. On Thursday 5/21 at 2:30 go to Mrs. Paisley’s and Mrs. Cotton’s zoom lesson that is posted in google classroom. This is only for 2nd and 3rd graders! 
    4. Extras if you need more to do:
      1. Practice “Mastering Multiplication Facts” X7, X8 X9
      2. Typing practice
      3. Read scholastic news and compete the back. You have 4 new ones!
      4. RAZ Kids
      5. Pebble-go
      6. Complete Mrs. Richard’s lesson in google classroom
      7. Complete Ms. Paisley’s and Mrs. Cotton’s lessons on google classroom
      8. Complete Mrs. Thompson’s lesson in google classroom
      9. PE, Music, Library Activity
      10. Help your parent with chores
      11. Do something kind for someone at your house without being asked!
      12. Write a handwritten letter and send it to me at

    Ms. Milles

    3700 Federal Ave.

    Everett, WA 98201

     

    **If parents can take pictures of work and email it to me, I would love to see it! And, you can earn points for Mrs. Richard’s virtual prizes. She is open to new ideas for rewards if you can think of any email them to myself or to her.

    *Be on the lookout for an email from the district explaining how you can administer the math and reading diagnostics test at home on the chrome book.

     

    Have a fantastic week! Ms. Milles 😊

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a good week and was able to enjoy the sunshine!  Please see the lesson plans for this coming week. 

    As always email me anytime!

    Take good care, Becky Milles

     

     

    May 11-15, 2020 Lesson Plans    

    ZOOM Wednesday May 13 at 10:00 AM ~I emailed parents the link and password. 

     

    *Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM on zoom we will have our book study of The Underneath. Make sure you have your book with you and you have read through page 86 (Chapter 38) by 5/13 for this week.

     

    This weeks priority: Read pages 44-86 (chapters 20-38.) in The Underneath!, iready 45 minutes for math and 45 minutes for reading, read every day and take an AR test this week.

    Broken down: Monday Chapters 20-23, Tuesday 24-26, Wed. 27-32, Thursday 33-35 Friday 36-38.

    1.Google Classroom

    • On Tuesday do the vocabulary lesson for chapters 20-38, before we meet on zoom.
    • On Wednesday after our zoom do the check for chapters 20-38.

    Search Google Classroom on Google

    Sign in/Add another account Sign in with "email" student number@apps.everettsd.org

    This will then take you to Everett School Districts log in for Google Classroom

    Log in with just the student number, password is most likely the same

     

    1. Check on your seed and add 1-2 spoonsful of water. When your seed has grown 4-5 inches you will need to replant it in a bigger container or find a place outside to plant it.
    • Complete the “Plant Parts pages,” which goes on for 3 pages. Then, go onto the 2 pages on “plant needs.”  Color the pictures neatly when done. You can choose a crayon, marker, or colored pencil. I made the packet single pages, so you can use a marker. 😊

     

    1. Iready reading for 45 minutes this week
    2. Iready math for 45 minutes this week

     

    1. I-ready grade 3 math packet: Complete pages 9,10 and 11.

     

    1. In your “Maps and Globes.” Complete the next four pages on using a grid and map key. On the United States map color Texas red with a crayon and Louisiana blue with a crayon.  This is part of the setting in The Underneath. 

     

    1. Early Bird Packet: Complete pages 10,11,12,13, and 14.  The page number is at the TOP of the page.
    2. Cursive book pages 58,59,60, and 61.  Reminders: sharp pencil, sit up straight, erase and rewrite mistakes, and bump the lines so you do not have floating letters.
    3. Extras if you need more to do:
      1. Practice “Mastering Multiplication Facts” X7, X8, X9
      2. Typing practice
      3. Read scholastic news and compete the back. You have 4 new ones!
      4. RAZ Kids
      5. Pebble-go
      6. Complete Mrs. Richard’s lesson in google classroom
      7. Complete Ms. Paisley’s and Mrs. Cotton’s lessons on google classroom
      8. Complete Mrs. Thompson’s lesson in google classroom
      9. PE, Music, Library Activity Do the zoom lesson on Monday in google classroom with Mrs. Paisley and Mrs. Cotton
      10. Help your parent with chores
      11. Write a handwritten letter and send it to me at

    Ms. Milles

    3700 Federal Ave.

    Everett, WA 98201

     

    **If parents can take pictures of work and email it to me, I would love to see it! And, you can earn points for Mrs. Richard’s virtual prizes. She is open to new ideas for rewards if you can think of any email them to myself or to her.

     

    Have a fantastic week! Ms. Milles 😊

     

     

    May 4-8, 2020 Lesson Plans     ZOOM Wednesday May 6 10:00 AM

     

    The link was sent in an email and I will send it again the day before. 

    *Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM on zoom we will have our book study of The Underneath. Make sure you have your book with you and you have read through page 43 (Chapter 20) by 5/6 for this week.

     

    This weeks priority: Read pages 44-86 (chapters 20-38.) in The Underneath!

    Broken down: Monday Chapters 20-22, Tuesday 23-25, Wed. 26-30, Thursday 31-34 Friday 35-38.

    1. Please try google classroom this week and answer the questions…

    In google classroom go to the “check from reading” titled “The Underneath chapters 1-19.” And “The Underneath Vocabulary chapter 1-19.”  This is new to me and maybe to you as well.  So, we will learn together. Here are the steps to get to the google classroom assignments. Let’s all try and see if it works! I will be waiting to see your work on my computer!

    Search Google Classroom on Google

    Sign in/Add another account Sign in with "email" student number@apps.everettsd.org

    This will then take you to Everett School Districts log in for Google Classroom

    Log in with just the student number, password is most likely the same

     

    Then click on classwork and you should be able to work there! Another something new!

    1. Check on your seed and add 1-2 spoonsful of water. One of my seed has broken ground and there is life above the soil. Record your findings in your science journal.
    2. Complete the “Plant Life Cycle,” which goes on for 3 pages. Stop at “Plant Parts” or go on if you wish. Color the pictures neatly when done. You can choose a crayon, marker, or colored pencil. I made the packet single pages, so you can use a marker. 😊

     

    **No iready reading unless you need more to do. ** Focus on reading your novel this week as priority #1. **

     

    1. I-ready grade 3 math packet: Complete pages 6,7, and 8 Iready math is only if you need more math work this week. Everyone else let’s take a break from iready this week!

     

    1. In your “Maps and Globes.” Complete the map scale page, the compass rose page (find a compass rose on your Chromebook to help you…beachball…click on the search bar, go to kiddle.co and search “compass rose.” Use this to guide you as you cut and glue on the directions. Then go onto the “symbols” page. Think about them carefully. For example the first one is a knife and a fork. I know that means when I’m driving if I want to find somewhere to eat I would look for these signs with the knife and fork. Any you cannot figure out ask your parents! Complete both symbol pages.  This is a fun activity!

     

     

    1. Early Bird Packet: Complete pages 5,6,7,8, and 9. The page number is at the TOP of the page.
    2. Cursive book pages 54, 55, 56, and 57. Reminders: sharp pencil, sit up straight, erase and rewrite mistakes, and bump the lines so you do not have floating letters.
    3. Extras if you need more to do:
      1. Practice “Mastering Multiplication Facts” X7
      2. Iready reading and math
      3. Typing practice
      4. Read scholastic news and compete the back. You have 4 new ones!
      5. RAZ Kids
      6. Pebble-go
      7. Complete Mrs. Richard’s lesson in google classroom
      8. Complete Mrs. Thompson’s lesson in google classroom
      9. PE, Music, Library Activity
      10. Help your parent with chores
      11. Write a handwritten letter and send it to me at

    Ms. Milles

    3700 Federal Ave.

    Everett, WA 98201

     

    **If parents can take pictures of work and email it to me, I would love to see it! And, you can earn points for Mrs. Richard’s virtual prizes. She is open to new ideas for rewards if you can think of any email them to myself or to her.

     

    **Look for a card in the mail from me if you have been working hard! **

     

    For Families: From Mrs. Richard out behavior interventionalist

     Behavior Tip #7 Feeling Overwhelmed and Behavioral Setbacks

    For Intermediate Teachers: Emotions Iceberg 

    I have posted a new material in my google classroom titled "Emotions Iceberg." This analogy is used to talk about behavior and the connected underlying emotions with older students. This tool is meant to help students build connections and awareness around their emotions and their actions. It is also a model for thinking about what other people see (behavior) and why good communication about emotions is important. This would be a great template to use to start a class discussion.

     

    For Parents: 

    *Please don't forget to add the attachment to the parent letter if you forward it to your families!*

     

    Ideas for Dealing with Behavioral Setbacks

    There are certain times during the school year when unexpected, undesirable behaviors increase. We can confidently predict that when there is some kind of transition at school, many students will react by being less capable of emotional regulation. Before and after breaks, special events, and changes in routine are all examples of triggers that can impact a student's ability to deal with their feelings appropriately. It is not uncommon to see students return to behaviors that have been completely absent for some time. It can feel frustrating when this happens as an adult for many reasons. At the top of the list is that it is difficult to witness a gap between what you know a child is capable of compared to behaviors you thought were long gone. 

    Right now we are moving through a giant event that is undoubtedly bringing behaviors out in every person that would not occur under better circumstances. Below you will find some ideas that have helped me during these times in the school setting that I have adapted to hopefully fit your home "classrooms." If and when your child experiences behavioral set-backs these ideas could help.

     

    Talk About It...But Provide a Distraction

    When I need to talk to a child about their behavior or what is going on below the surface of those behaviors, I often do so while engaging in an activity with them. This could mean coloring side by side, working on a puzzle, using play-doh; anything that they can do while still focusing their thoughts on our discussion. Using this disarming approach, students communicate in a different way than if they were concentrating only on the conversation. Try this little trick and I bet you will be pleased with the insight your child provides. 

     

    Sneak Learning into Play

    The more interested a student is in the activity, the greater their takeaway will be. When learning is embedded in play everyone is set up to win. Not only is playing a game with your child great quality time, but you are also helping them build important social skills like being fair, losing graciously, turn-taking, waiting, communication, concentration...all while having fun. Please see the attached game list and the skills you can practice using each one.

     

    Use Examples

    In the classroom teachers draw on examples constantly to make concepts more clear to learners. This same strategy can be applied to social skills and behavior. We use books most often in the classroom to provide these examples at school, and you can certainly do that at home (I set a book list last week). Carefully selected movies can also start a meaningful conversation with your child. Before or during the movie, ask questions that prompt your child to think about how the characters might be feeling, how that same situation might make them feel, how they think the characters will solve their problems, etc. Please see the attached movie list for social skills themes connect to some great movies!

     

    Focus on the Return of Better Behaviors

    It can be tempting to lecture or give consequences for behavioral setbacks because the child has shown us they can do better. Keep calm, focus on helping your child find solutions, and give one of these tips a try. Remember, setbacks are temporary for all of us, and encouragement and calm demeanor will help to get things back on track. 

     

    As always if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out. Have a great weekend.

     

    Ms. Richard

    Jackson Elementary

    Behavior Intervention Specialist

    NRichard@everettsd.org

     

    Games and Movies with Social Emotional and Behavioral Connections

    Families have different values. Please explore these titles beyond this document if you are concerned about language or content.

    Movie Title

    Rating

    Genre

    Overview

    Themes

    Inside Out

     

    PG

    Action, adventure, comedy, drama

    This movie is about a girl named Riley who has to move to a new city. Her emotions change as she tries to handle her new reality.

    Change, Emotions, Stress, Loneliness,

    Anger, Worry

    Finding Nemo

    G

    Action, adventure, comedy, drama

    A young clownfish is separated from his father and has to be brave to survive the dangers of the ocean and find his way home again.

    Courage, Grief, Parent-child relationship, fear, loneliness

    Dolphin Tale

    PG

    Drama

    A 12-year-old boy is spending his summer making up for failed school work when he comes across a wounded dolphin on the beach. He and his family take part in helping to rehabilitate the animal.

    Helping, Overcoming adversity, relationships, making mistakes

    Babe

    G

    Drama, action, adventure

    Finding out that most pigs end up as a meal, Babe makes a plan to be useful in a different way; becoming a “sheep-pig.”

     

    Determination, sadness, being different, friendship, loss

    Tangled

    PG

    Comedy, musical

    Tangled is an updated version of the fairy tale Rapunzel.

    Self-discovery, bravery, respect

    Zootopia

    PG

    Action, adventure, comedy, mystery, suspense

    A bunny is the first one of her kind on the police force in Zootopia. She teams up with her partner to try to solve a mystery.

     

    Determination, grit, friendship, inclusiveness, right and wrong

    Sing

    PG

    Comedy, musical

    Buster Moon stages a singing competition to save his theater. Many unlikely contestants find the courage to help and even enter the competition.

    Overcoming obstacles, confidence, determination, honesty

    Ratatouille

    G

    Comedy, Drama

    A rat named Remy has a dream of becoming a chef. His adventures in Paris and new friends help him to become who he really is.

    Learning new things, confidence, loneliness, being misunderstood

    Akeelah and the Bee

    PG

    Drama

    An 11-year-old girl with a gift for words is encouraged to enter into spelling bees by her principal despite her mother’s disapproval and potential judgment from her neighborhood.

    Courage, confidence, economic status, hard work, grit

    Toy Story

    G

    Action, Adventure, Comedy

    Woody is a favorite toy of 6-year-old Andy. As new toys arrive, Woody’s worry about being replaced leads to trouble, adventure, and new friendships.

    Teamwork, change, anxiety, friendship

    Beauty and the Beast

    G

    Drama, Musical

    Belle, a curious and brave young lady is taken prisoner by a beast. During her stay at his castle her perspective of him changes.

    Compassion, Bravery, Sacrifice, Point of View,

    Anger

    UP

    PG

    Drama, Adventure

    An elderly man decides to fulfill a life-long dream to travel to South America and a young adventure scout tags along for the ride.

    Empathy, gratitude, unlikely friendships

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you are selecting a game as a strategy to help your child improve one of these skills I would strongly suggest outlining expectations ahead of time. For example, if you are playing Candy Land because your child has a hard time with losing, tell them ahead of time what an acceptable response to losing would be before you play the game.

     

    Skill

    Game

    Creative Access if you don’t own the game

    Interpreting Body Language and Facial Expressions

    Guess Who

    Charades

    Clue Jr.

    https://psycatgames.com/app/charades/

     

    Practicing focus and Tuning out Distractions

    Operation

    Jenga

    Puzzle

    BINGO

    Memory

    Sequence

    Kerplunk

    Cup Stacking

    https://www.digipuzzle.net/main/kids/

     

    https://www.helpfulgames.com/subjects/brain-training/memory.html

    Following Directions

    Simon Says

    Red Light Green Light

    Twister

    You can make a chalk Twister board outside and use this resource or make a spinner!

    https://wheeldecide.com/wheels/board-games/twister-spinner/

    Turn-Taking and Cooperation

    Connect 4

    Go Fish

    https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/connect4.html

    Being a Good Loser/Winner

     

     

     

    Candyland

    Sorry

    Old Maid

     

     

     

     

     

     

     PAST WORK: 

     Hello everyone!  Welcome to another virtual week!  THANK YOU for everyone who picked up their bags from Jackson! Let’s take a virtual break this week for a good old’ hands-on pencil to paper time! Let’s dig in the dirt, read a PAPER book, and work on our small motor skill in the forms of WRITING…not typing! I know I am ready for this type of week! Take care of yourself and one another! Here’s to the last week of April! As always email me anytime!

    Ms. Milles

     

     

    April 27-May 1 Lesson Plans     ZOOM Tuesday April 28th at 10:30-11:30

    Here is the link https://everettsd.zoom.us/j/91156344578

    Password: Jackson

    *The first part of our zoom will be myself, Mrs. Dolan and Ms. Maxwell talking about zoom expectations and our new novel The Underneath. The second part will be myself, Mr. McNeal, Mr. Coble, and Ms. Paisley talking about specialist time. At the end if you have a pet to share, I would LOVE to see them at the very end of our zoom meeting. I can’t guarantee which cat will show, but you have a one out of 4 chance of seeing one. Ask your parents what that means.

     

    This weeks priority: Read pages 1-43 in The Underneath!

    1. Plant your unknown seed. Make a prediction of what you think it may be.  The possible seed options are: pea, sunflower, or bean.  To do this take out both dixie cups, fill each one with dirt ¾ of the way. How much is that?  0     ½         ¾       1    Have an adult help you if needed.

    Place 3 seeds into each dixie cup then cover with the remaining dirt. Water lightly…do not drown your seed! Draw a picture of your dixie cups on the front cover of your science journal. Scientists are detailed, careful, and specific. Label how much dirt you put in, how many seeds and approximately how much water (start with 2 spoonful’s of water. Add more if needed. You can always add more, but you can’t take it away!)  Label the day you planted them on the cover too. Then, do the journal page that says “plants.”  Write down using bullets “What I know about plants,” “What I want to know about plants” and leave the “What I learned column unit until the end of this science unit. Next, compete for the page in order called “plants.” Read it out loud three times carefully. Then answer the questions below…”What are plants?,” and “Why are plants important to Earth?” Complete the “living or nonliving” paper by cutting out the pictures and putting them in the correct column. Color the pictures neatly when done. You can choose a crayon, marker, or colored pencil. I made the packet single pages, so you can use a marker. 😊

     

    1. Read chapters 1-19 or pages 1-43 in The Underneath.  Some kids will/can read straight through and others need it broken down. Some kids may need more help than others and a parent reading aloud is also an option. Broken down: Monday Chapters 1-4, Tuesday 5-9, Wed. 10-13, Thursday 14-16 Friday 17-19.

    **No iready reading unless you need more to do. ** Focus on reading your novel this week as priority #1. **

    1. I-ready grade 3 math packet: Complete pages 4, and 5. Iready math is only if you need more math work this week. Everyone else let’s take a break from iready this week!
    2. In your “Maps and Globes.” Read the first page THREE times out loud and then answer the questions at the bottom. Circle the correct answers. Then, cut out all the map/globe paper pieces, sort, and then glue it into the correct column.
    3. Early Bird Packet: Complete pages 1,2, 3, and 4. The page number is at the TOP of the page.
    4. Cursive book pages 51, 52, and 53. Reminders: sharp pencil, sit up straight, erase and rewrite mistakes, and bump the lines so you do not have floating letters.

    **If parents can take pictures of work and email it to me, I would love to see it! And, you can earn points for Mrs. Richard’s virtual prizes. She is open to new ideas for rewards if you can think of any email them to myself or to her.

     

    For Families: From Mrs. Richard out behavior interventionalist

    Behavior Tip #6: Teaching & Practicing Empathy

    When we think of empathy, sometimes it is labeled as a character trait that a person has naturally. While some people might be more innately drawn to acting with empathy, it is also a skill; and we can teach it. If you think back to how you learned to be empathetic, someone likely took advantage of "teachable moments" with you, and your understanding and emotional skills improved. 

    At school, we use curriculum and materials to isolate those kinds of teachable moments into lessons and practice. Explicit teaching about empathy, practicing the prerequisite skills, reading-related stories, playing games, and having discussions are the kinds of strategies teachers employ to improve empathy and related behaviors. Here are some of the teaching points we target to help our students with empathy skills in primary grades:

    • What does being a good listener look like? How do I show another person I care and I am thinking when they talk to me?
    • What are emotions, how do I identify them, and how do I  communicate my emotion to another person appropriately?
    • How do I identify emotions in other people? What is body language and what do facial expressions mean?

    All of this groundwork sets the scene to teach empathy in the future. As students get older and they have repeated practice with primary skills, we tap into those skills to help students navigate disagreements, build relationships, negotiate successfully, and so on. 

    When I find myself in a situation with a student where they have failed to display empathy, I try to ask myself: Are they missing information? Is there something that is common sense to me as an adult that might be new information to them as a child? I scan the skills they would need to make a better choice, and if a gap exists, we teach again. Ask your child questions about their actions. If you can find the missing skill, you can help them to grow their social skills like empathy. Below you will find an article about things you can do at home to practice skills related to empathy and some books to start a conversation with your child. A little understanding is something all of us could use more of right now! As always if you have any questions feel free to reach out! Have a great weekend.

     

    Nicole Richard 

    Behavior Intervention Specialist

    Jackson Elementary 

    NRichard@everettsd.org

     

    https://www.socialthinking.com/Articles?name=help-your-kids-become-whole-body-listeners

     

    Socialthinking - Free Articles & Strategies

    Watching my boys interact with their grandmother made me realize their need for better communication and listening skills, so I thought it might be time to refresh some at-home strategies. Here’s some background on whole body listening and a list of activities to try at home!

    www.socialthinking.com

     

    Books Connected to Emotions, Self-Regulation, 

    Social Skills and Empathy

    Reading these books together could start some great conversations!

     

    Picture Books:

    The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

    The Color Monster by: Anna Llenas

    The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

    Don't Think About Purple Elephants by: Susanne Merritt

    My Many Colored Days by Dr Seuss

    Listening to My Body by: Gabi Garcia

    The Wolf who Learned Self-Control by: Orianne Lallemend & Eleanor Thuller

    I Can Handle It by: Laurie Wright

    What Should Danny Do? By: Ganit and Adir Levy

     

    Chapter Books:

    The Wild Robot by: Peter Brown

    The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Patterson

    Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life by: Bryan R. Johnson

    Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing By: Judy Blume

    The Lemonade War By: Jaqueline Davies (this is the first book in a series)

    Merci Suarez Changes Gears By: Meg Medina

    Shouting at the Rain By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt 

     

     PAST WORK: 

     

    Here is a new sample schedule to follow this week if you would like that the district sent out: 

    *Remember everyone has their own learning pace and therefore I have provided enough lessons for kids who finish early and need more work to do.

     

    Week of April 20-24


    8:00 - Breakfast and getting ready for the day

    9:00-11:30Learning Zones- Complete work in the lesson plan schedule from Ms. Milles in office 365.

     There are three lessons: (M)a poetry lesson, (Tues.) division lesson, and (Wed.)  multiplication lesson. 

    Thursday and Friday time to finish the three lessons for kids that need more time. 

    Learning zones also include typed work and zoom meetings.

    If you finish these early throughout the week you need to be doing the following when you are done:

    ~Read at least 2 stories on Raz-Kids and take the comprehension quizzes.   Read a Scholastic News or Science Spin magazine and complete the back page. In addition, write 5 facts you learned from reading the magazine and share it with me.   Work on some pages in your April Extra Practice packet this week, writing from the packet, play the array game, practice your multiples and be sure to smile and be kind to your parents. 

    11:30-1:00 Lunch and Physical Activity : Elementary specialists Times (look at the schedule sent out) or Time to explore something students have always wanted to learn about; you could also do a go noodle


    2:00  Independent reading for 30 minutes and take an AR test and i-Ready 20 minutes ( AR is available during school hours only. If you have already met your goal, you can keep reading and "smash " your goal!) 

    3:00  Math practice packet work and i-Ready 20 minutes  When finished visit a Website posted on my webpage if you have time. Check out the art link!

     



    I would like us to follow this schedule if possible so no one is overwhelmed.  I'm sorry if I was giving too much work before. This should be a better balance for you at home.  

     

     Our first zoom meeting last week went great, and it as so good to see everyone that attended.  We will have another one soon!  Beginning next week (4/28)  every Tuesday from 10:30-11:00 the 3rd-grade team will hold a 3rd-grade student zoom.  Each student will be getting a novel that we will read and study together.  Since my other 3rd grade teammates use google classroom I told them I will give it a shot. The only things I need each student to do right now is to:

     Kids can log on to Google Classroom by following these steps:

     Search Google Classroom on Google

     Sign in/Add another account

     Sign in with "email"  student number@apps.everettsd.org

     This will then take you to Everett School Districts log in for Google Classroom

      Log in with just the student number, password is the same.

     

    Again, I thank you for your patience and grace while we are implementing some structure for online learning for the remainder of the school year. Thank you to all of the parents who are engaging their child in learning at home. It is crucial. 

     

     

     NOTE: I am working on putting together another packet of printed materials.  You will get this when we figure out a book pick-up plan. (SOON!) I also plan on sending home: cursive books to practice, seeds/soil for science, and some supplies. Each student will have a brown paper bag with their name on it (6 feet apart) to grab.  I will continue to post a sample of things to do each week on my website. It is only for a "guide" and you may use these materials when and how you feel is best for your child When your child is done with an office 365 lesson remind them to "share it" with me.  I have been checking iready reading and math minutes each week, and progress on Raz-Kids and AR. I am so proud of the student work I have seen on iready!   Please do not hesitate to email me with questions or supports that you may need.

     

    Take good care, Becky Milles 

     

     

    Attention!   I have set up a zoom meeting for my class scheduled for Thursday, April 16th at 10:30 am. Mrs. Allen will be there as well to talk about reading! This will be a class check-in.  I will also send a link through email. I hope you will join us. It will be great to see everyone!

     

    Week of April 13-17

     

    Hello! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Spring Break. It sure was nice to have some sunny weather to enjoy. As most of us already know, schools have been closed for the remainder of the school year. Although this was sad news, I believe that they are doing what is right to help keep everyone healthy and safe. This week, teachers will be finding out what remote teaching and learning will look like for the remainder of this school year. As soon as I have more information about teaching and learning expectations I will let you know. We will need to work on a plan when we receive details of how the rest of the year will look. Thank you so much for your patience while we navigate through this new teaching and learning style. The following are some things you can work on to help structure your week of learning. 

     

    1) Complete the "3 Ts lesson" that I shared with you in office 365. Make sure to share it with me when you are done. Remember start typing "milles" and my name will come up for you to click on and select. I will be giving you suggestions when I share it back and you may need to share with me more than a few times, depending on the skills of the lesson. 

     

    2) Work on iready for 20 minutes each day. (Alternate between reading and math) You need 45 minutes in reading and math each week. 

     

    3)  Complete the "cause and effect" reading lesson I shared with you in office 365. 

     

    4) Read a book and take an AR test. When you are done type up a summary in 365 and share it with me. 

     

    4) Read two stories on Raz-Kids this week and take the comprehension quizzes. 

     

    5) Complete the math "rounding to the nearest 10 and 100." Share with me when complete.

     

    6) Complete the math "multiplication X1 and X2" and share with me when done. 

     

    5) Work on a few pages of your April Extra Practice Packet. 

     

    6) Complete the social studies lesson "Map of the US" and share it with me when complete. 

     

    7) Try out the math fraction cookies recipe if you get your parent's permission. The only hot equipment you need is the microwave! 

     

    8) Make time to go outside and get some exercise!  Do a go noodle! 

     

    9) Be sure to check out the links for my website!  

     

    As we continue to learn at home, I encourage students to send/share any of their work with me through office 365. If this is not possible, an email would work just fine.  I would love to see what you are working on and I would be happy to give feedback or answer questions about the current assignments. I will also be checking your iready reading and math minutes each week, and your progress on Raz-Kids and AR. Remember, AR is available to take quizzes during school hours. Congratulations to all the students who have been working on reading, sharing their completed assignments  and taking AR tests. Your efforts are noticed and appreciated. Please do not hesitate to email me with questions or supports that you may need.  Rmilles@everettsd.org 

    Sincerely,

     Ms. Milles  (Check out the tip below from Ms. Richard) 

    Behavior Tip #4 Everyone has a "Currency"

     

    Motivating students to engage in learning and interact appropriately with others is something teachers work to do every day in the classroom. Now that we are working in a different environment, much of the motivation to do these things is coming from home. One of the strategies we use at Jackson are "I Got Caught" tickets and Friday school store. In exchange for following our school rules and working hard in the classroom, students are given tickets that they can spend on Friday's in our store. We have a variety of items and experiences because every child is motivated differently. 

    Every student has a currency; whether that is time with someone, special items, access to an activity or something else. There is a difference between the things we like, and the things we would work to earn. I call this a person's "currency." If you can find your child's currency at home, it can help to motivate them to engage in learning and decrease any resistance you might be experiencing when you make requests. Sometimes adults are resistant to rewarding kids for things that "they should be doing anyway", like chores or homework or listening, etc. I like to think about rewards in a certain way to  help me through that moment where I get stuck in thinking "just do it because I'm telling you to and I am the adult!" 

     

    Rewards Don't Need to Break the Bank 

    Sometimes when we picture rewards we thing about buying kids things in exchange for them completing tasks or directions. This does not need to be the case. In fact, I would encourage you to eliminate that as an option and let your child help you create rewards that are zero cost. Being in charge of decisions, special time with someone, getting to be a helper, access to activities...all of these things can be motivating and low or no cost.

     

    There is No Long-Term Contract

    Rewarding your child now for working or listening does not mean you are going to be stuck in that exchange forever. My rule is this: once I see that a student is following my directions with no resistance three times in a row, I change the terms. Be subtle! This might mean they need to do 5 more problems for the same reward. It might mean they do the same amount of work, but for a longer time period before getting rewarded. It could mean you keep the work the same but the reward is shorter. Adjust that volume slowly so it doesn't feel like a drastic change to your child. 

     

    Lecture and Argue, or Get it Done and Have Some Fun?

    In my experience, it is a much better use of my instructional time to reward students for the behaviors we want to see and slowly back away from rewards than it is to wait for compliance, argue about why they should work, or punish students for not listening. There is a good reason for that! All of the most recent behavioral research supports that promoting positive behavior is much more effective than punishing unwanted behavior.  That is why Jackson is committed to being a PBIS school (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) and why the same principals can work for you at home. 

     

    If you are going to try rewarding your child for chores or work at home please remember these tips:

    • Always make your expectations crystal clear. Instead of "finish your work" say "Do every number with handwriting that other people can read and complete sentences." You will find unless you are explicit, your version of "finished" is going to be different than your child. 🙂
    • Focus on 3 or fewer things you want them to improve at one time. 
    • Keep your promises; when your child meets expectations and when they don't.
    • Have fun.

    As always if you have any questions please feel free to reach out. I am happy to help you make a plan for home.

    Nicole Richard

    Behavior Intervention Specialist

    NRichard@everettsd.org

     

     

    Past Work

     

    Week of March 23-27

    Hello 3rd-grade families,

    I hope everyone is staying safe, well, and have been able to enjoy some time in the beautiful weather we have been having this past week! The following is an example of things you can work on to help structure your learning this week:

    1) Type a paragraph(s) about: What are you doing each day? , Have you had to use your math skills when baking or making something to eat?, Have you used any fractions? What have you done outside?  Do you have a "Go Noodle" recommendation that you just loved doing?  I also would like a paragraph telling me anything you want about yourself, family, pets, or friends.  Remember: Open office 365 under managed bookmarks, Sign in, open a word document, it saves automatically, share with me in the upper right.  Play around with the size and make the font different and insert a picture if you can figure out how! 

     2) Work on iready for 20 minutes each day. (Alternate between reading and math)

     3) Read a book(s) and take an AR test(s).

     4) Read at least 2 stories on Raz-kids this week and take the comprehension quizzes.

     5) Complete 2-3 math pages in your math packet this week.

     6) Read a Scholastic News or Science Spin magazine and complete the back page.  If you want type up a summary about what your read in a word document and share it with me. 

     7) Read a book and complete one book summary or work on some pages from your March Extra Practice packet.

     8) Make sure to check out the links I added under web resources on this page to help you continue learning at home. Don't forget typing master is available. 

     9) Take time to get some fresh air outside and spend time doing activities with your family. Have you tried the math array game?  Type up a paragraph in office 365 and tell me what you thought about it. Remember to share it with me. 

    10) Read two non-fiction topics on pebble go. Summarize one in a paragraph in office 365. Share with me. 

    11) Complete 4-5 pages in the packet of your choice. 

    I'm looking forward to having you all back in class! I miss everyone and if you would like to email me with questions or just to say hi, please don't hesitate. My email address is  Rmilles@everettsd.org. Stay well, Ms. Milles

     

    Week of March 30-April 3

    Hello Everyone,

    Happy Monday!! I'm so glad that I was able to connect with so many families last week! I truly appreciate all the support that parents have been providing at home. I am also very proud of my students for making huge efforts to continue their learning while we are away from school. This is a challenging time for everyone, but we will get through this together. The following is an example of things you can work on to help you structure your week of learning. 

    1) In Office365 please type the following assignment and share with me; Remember that a homophone is a word that sounds the same, but means completely different things. For example: fly-an insects with wings and fly-to become airborne. Another example is: light-not heavy, light-to set fire, light-a lamp. Come up with as many as you can. Remember thinking takes time and effort to come to an answer.  This would be a fun activity to involve your family in...especially if they are competitive. See who can come up with the most homophones! Remember to go over each one to make sure they are correct. Whoever comes up with the most correct homophones wins! Make sure and let me know who the winner was! 

    2) Noun Review: Walk around your house and outside (if it's ok) and write down as many nouns as you can. Remember a noun is a person, place, or thing. Example: Ms. Milles, Florida, ocean. Then, type them up in 365. Then do the same thing with verbs: show action or a state of being: run, jump, is, do, be, has. Finally see if you can come up with super silly sentences using your nouns and verbs to make silly sentences. For example: Ms. Milles ran and jumped her way to Florida wearing her purple sneakers. 

      Remember: Open office 365 under managed bookmarks, Sign in, If it asks you to type a password type in: your lunch number@apps.everettsd.org.,open a word document( it saves automatically) share with me in the upper right.  Play around with the size and make the font different and insert a picture if you can figure out how! This is a great way for me to give your child feedback on their work. I can type in their 365 document and share it back. It can be shared back and forth as many times as needed, and parents can type their questions if any at the bottom and then I can reply. 

    2) Work on iready for 20 minutes each day, (Alternate between reading and math) Try to get 45 minutes for reading AND math each week. 

    3) Read a book(s) and take an AR test(s). AR is available during school hours only. You should be reading 40-55min/day to keep up with your skills. 

    4) Read at least 2 stories on Raz-Kids and take the comprehension quizzes.

    5) Complete 2-3 pages in your math packet this week.

    Practice your multiples 1-5:

    1:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

    2: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24

    3: 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,36

    4: 4,8,12,16,20,24,28,32,26,40,44,48

    5: 5,10,15,20,25,20,25,40,45,50,55,60

    Then write, or type equations. For example: 1x1=1, 2x2=4, 3x2=6 etc. 

     7) Read a Scholastic News or Science Spin magazine and complete the back page. In addition, write 5 facts you learned from reading the magazine and type them up in an office 365 document and share it with me. 

    8) Work on some pages in your March Extra Practice packet this week. If you have already finished, feel free to begin working on your April Extra Practice Packet.

    9) Read two non-fiction topics on pebble go. Summarize one in a paragraph in office 365. Share with me. 

    10) Be sure to check out the new links I've added under "Interesting Web Resources" on this page. Please explore ate least one this week that is new or of interest to you. 

    11) Be sure and take the time to get out and get some fresh air and exercise each day. 

    As we continue to learn at home, I would welcome students to send/share any of their work with me through office 365. IF this is not possible, an email would work just fine.  I would love to see what you are working on and I would be happy to give feedback or answer questions about the current assignments. I will also be checking your iready reading and math minutes each week, and your progress on Raz-Kids and AR. Remember, AR is available to take quizzes during school hours. Congratulations to all the students who have been working on reading, their assignments  and taking AR tests. Your efforts are noticed and appreciated.  I will be checking in with families either by phone or email this week to see how things are going. Please note that when I call you to stay within district policy I will need to block the number I am calling from.  Please do not hesitate to email me with questions or supports that you may need.  Rmilles@everettsd.org 

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Milles 

     

     

     

     

    Rebecca Milles