Dear Parents and Students,
Exploring remote learning can be quite exciting. The Everett School District has an abundance of familiar and fresh internet sites available in their Student Support and Learning Engagement Resource Center linked here on the right. Discover additional sites I have suggested for you here on the left. You may benefit from creating/posting a daily school-schedule that matches your family routines. Jefferson has emailed one to you. Students, you can create a chart/list to check-off each time a task is completed. To keep academic time simple, one hour of math and one hour of reading and writing are minimum goals. Students, you must log in using your EPS GOOGLE APPS account (click here on the right) with your student ID number followed by @apps.everettsd.org and your school computer password to access your Google Docs, Khan Academy, Discovery Education, or your Pearson Math book.
As always, you are responsible for reading an AR book daily. Both printed books and books to listen to are listed on the right. Continue investing 45 minutes in i-Ready Reading, and another 45 in i-Ready Math weekly. Jefferson is holding a Rhino Challenge to earn air miles for our Thunder Mascot to travel to Kenya and learn more about living rhinos. Logging into i-Ready Reading and i-Ready Math weekly will earn air miles for Thunder. If each student at Jefferson will do this we may get Thunder to Kenya in a month! Remember, you can AR test from home at this time, like you can during the summer. You can still earn books for points. Unsure if your book is AR? Check at the www.arbookfind.com
Take responsibility for your learning. State SBA testing has been canceled for you, but fourth grade has not been canceled for you. You know yourself better than anyone, so challenge yourself to improve where you feel it's most important. This is a time to ramp-up your progress on XtraMath (on the left) for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact recall. I have reset the answer time to 6 seconds per problem, from the original 3 seconds per answer. When you finish an area I will mail your Completion Certificate to you. Keep at it! Typing Club class average is 19 words per minute. Can you beat that? Accurate typing skills will always serve you well.
Check Google Classroom to find daily assignments and check Google Stream for weekly Creative Challenges and announcements. A variety of new lessons are waiting for you. We have assignments, due dates, and instructions to move you forward toward grade 4. I can't wait to see your work so I can give you feedback. There is a link in Google Stream each Tuesday and Friday for you to join a ZOOM Meeting that runs from 11:00 - 12:00. Click on the Tuesday web address if it's Tuesday. Click on the Friday web address if it's Friday. You will be connected to me and your classmates face-to-face. Weekly Challenges, as listed in the Stream, will be used as Show-and-Tells each Friday. If you didn't create one . . . join us anyway. We miss you.
Feel free to email me with any questions or comments. I have emailed my cell phone number to each student's home. You or your parents may call me or text me any questions or comments. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for all you're doing to smoothly navigate through this challenging time.