It was a week of Google Meet for our entire family. I loved seeing my students and I can’t wait to do it again next week! Watching my boys smile when they saw their teachers and friends online was awesome. They also had fun building living room forts and spending time outside.
I’ve enjoyed reading updates, watching videos, and seeing photos from my students. In our home we’ve been settling into a new routine with our own children. We are trying to figure this out one day at a time too, and it’s definitely not easy. The boys like to wrestle, argue, and leave LEGOs on the floor. They miss their friends, sports, and teachers. But we are enjoying each other’s company and their smiles brighten the day!
My class size got smaller and every day is pajama day! My kindergartener and second grader are keeping me busy, but I miss my third graders and our school routine. I’m thankful that Google Classroom has helped us to stay connected this week and for all of the wonderful parents who are supporting at home.
GoNoodle is offering the following, “Good Energy at Home, a free online resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, and kids. Good Energy at Home offers free movement, yoga, mindfulness videos, downloadable curricular activities, and off-screen home activities. These resources span a variety of abilities, interests, ages, and subjects.”
You can create your own account and get started here.
Below you will find information about how to continue your learning while you are at home. I hope everyone stays healthy! I miss you and I cannot wait until we are all back together again.
How to log into Google Classroom from home:
- Go to www.google.com
- Enter email: email@example.com (Your child knows his/her 9-digit number that begins with 111.)
- Enter password: 111________* (9-digit number followed by shift 8)
- Once you log in, you will see little squares in the top right of the screen. If you click them, you will see different options. Click on GOOGLE CLASSROOM (green blackboard icon).
- Click on “Mrs. Tremonte 2019-2020.” You will then see assignments and links to websites.
Some online options (linked through Google Classroom) are listed below:
- Keyboarding Without Tears
*Unfortunately I do not think this program is available at this time. The purchase order is taking a while to be processed.
Educator Pin: 6CE461
Each child has their own unique secret code.
This program can be used to practice typing at home.
- Khan Academy
Click “Login With Google” and it should automatically sign in.
There are math assignments posted. Note: Students may need to work on “past” assignments if the due date has already passed. Please disregard the due dates.
- Typing Pal
The website is linked through our Google Classroom. Students know how to log in to practice typing skills.
I have the ability to assign work through this site. The assignment will show up in our Google Classroom stream if I post an assignment. We tested it out this week and I assigned a text and comprehension questions about Pluto.
- Epic Books
This online digital library is free when the students log in at school. You can pay a monthly fee if you would like your child to use it at home. This is NOT required. I am hoping this site will become free during this health emergency.
Other options for continuing learning:
- Keep a journal about your reading.
- Write a story.
- Practice your multiplication facts.
- Have some fun! Play games with your family. Craft. Draw. Color. Practice your yoga.
Ms. Stein visited our class for Read Across America and we also read “The Lorax”. Since we met two classroom goals we were able to watch the movie in our pajamas! In writing we met with peers to review and edit our short responses.
Our students did so much writing and typing this week! They worked really hard on their assessment and they were also able to relax with some good books.
We began our study of fractions and we created fraction houses. The children also completed an independent writing assignment about a poem they read. Plus The Beautiful Stuff Project dropped off our completed bookworm pillow and book of books!
The Beautiful Stuff Project came back again this week! We finished our artwork about our favorite books and the art will be bound into a classroom book. The children also completed sewing and stuffing the book worm pillow. They even tested it out! We can’t wait to see the finished product when it’s all assembled!
The Beautiful Stuff Project joined our classroom this week and we began sewing our class “bookworm” pillow. Each student is also creating a picture representing their favorite book (or books).