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Attention Students and Families: Click on classroom.google.com to access your e-learning activities for ALL E-LEARNING days. If you have any questions as you work through the activities, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (or anytime, I will do my best to get back to you ASAP).
Parents: Once your student has completed the designated activities, make sure to fill out and submit the E-Learning Attendance Form/Formulario de asistencia del día de aprendizaje electrónico.
Monday, March 30, 2020 - Hi everyone! Welcome back from spring break. We have a lot of exciting things planned (remotely of course!) for the next few weeks. Check out the attached agenda.
1. Look for an email invitation to a Google Hangout session tomorrow!
2. Students should be finishing their activism writing projects. This project is to be completed using Adobe Spark. All students have their log-ins and passwords and have successfully logged into this project. We have been working on this project for over a month now, so they should know what to do! If you (or your student) has questions, feel free to email me anytime!
3. Log into EPIC. We will begin a class novel and students will need to access it through Epic. If you cannot access Epic, let me know ASAP!
4. Log into Seesaw and complete the Pandemic activity.
Thursday, March 19 - Students should continue to work on their rough drafts of their Activism Projects for Writer's Workshop. The focus for today is on the conclusion. All of their body paragraphs should have been completed in class the last two weeks. Rough drafts should be completed no later than March 30, so that they can begin to finalize their Adobe Spark projects. Keep reading! 30 minutes of independent reading time. If studnets finish their books, and do not have a physical copy of another one, they can access a variety of resources online to read.
Wednesday, March 18 - Students should continue to work on their rough drafts of their Activism Projects for Writer's Workshop. I will be checking on all of their rough drafts, making comments on their wrting, throughout the day today. We have been working on these for three weeks and are starting to type out our flash drafts. The focus for today is the introduction. They have already written their hooks. Students started to work on their Adobe Spark final presentations last week. Make sure they continue to independently read (for at least 30 minutes a day). They have activities to complete for these books (there are a few to choose from-ask your student about their book!)
The school year is moving along! Please check PowerSchool often to keep track of your student's assignments and grades.
Also, please join SeeSaw to keep up-to-date on class activities,
student work, and reflections. If you need your parent log-in information, please let me know and I can send a new sign-up sheet home with your child.
Research proves that students who read just 20 minutes outside of class a day are exposed to over 1.5 million more words than their non-reading peers!