Newsletter Feb. 28, 2021

Ms. Hahn’s Newsletter 

Feb. 28, 2021

 

Hybrid Information

 

The new hybrid schedule began Monday, Feb. 8th. Hybrid Schedule  If your child is in the A group, he/she follows the A schedule when at home and in person. The students who are in the B group follow the B schedule. All students will be on the same schedule whether remote or in person. As we adjust to the new schedule, we may have bumps in the road. We will all figure out the new schedule together.

 

In person students should arrive between 7:40 and 8:00. Remember that drop off in the morning is very long. It can be from the Carson (5-8) building to in front of the gym. There is no morning recess. Please have your child head to the door nearest the playground. Carpool begins at 3:00. Carpool will be in front of the gym like typical years.

 

Whether you are working at school or remotely, a list of daily supplies can be found at this link. Daily Material List In-person students will need to bring a lunch, a water bottle, winter gear, and 2 masks daily. There will be no microwaves available for students and no snack time. 

 

Students who are remote should log into zoom at 8:00. The students in the classroom will have zoom projected on the screen when it is needed. There may be times students use their computers to log into zoom at school to work with small groups. In-person students will also use their computer for some assignments. 

 

There may be times that the classroom needs to be cleaned. The in-person students will be relocated while the cleaning happens. The students on Zoom may have a slight disruption in instructional time as we move locations.

 

Spelling

 

Next week we will be doing sort 30. Students will have assignments on Google Classroom to do with their spelling words. Please remind your child to study the words for the test on Friday.

 

Reading

 

When students are in a reading group, they improve their reading skills including vocabulary and comprehension. There are now 4 reading groups. The yellow group will finish their book this week and move on to a book project this week. Other groups will continue reading their books or short stories. 

 

Writing

 

This past week the students were able to plan out their fractured fairy tales and begin writing. Next week they will write the first draft of the fairy tale. The stories take place in the forest, pond, or prairie. Ask your child to read his/her story to you.

 

Math

 

In math, the students are continuing to learn more about multiplication and division. We discussed how you can use fact families to solve problems. They also drew pictures that matched the problem. Next week students will learn more about the area of rectangles.  Students will need one-inch paper squares for math at home this week. 

 

Science

 

The students learned about fossils with Naomi. They also reviewed rocks, minerals, and fossils with a Google slideshow and packet. Next week our focus will be quiet spots and a review of minerals. We will use some of our science time to prepare for student-led conferences.

Wednesday 2:20

This week we will use this time for a teacher-supported study hall. Please have your child log into zoom for support.

Naomi Lesson This Week

Naomi will be taking students outside for quiet spots this week. If your child is in person, he/she will go on Monday or Thursday. Either Mrs. Steinbeck or I will be zooming on our phones for those at home. Your child has been assigned to do quiet spots one day and one day does asynchronous learning about minerals.

Upcoming Dates

 

  • Friday, March 5, 2021-Materials Pick Up 
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Early Release-Conferences 2-7 pm
  • Friday, March 12, 2021 – Early Release-Conferences 2-4 pm
  • March 22nd, 2021 – March 26th Spring Break
  • April 2nd, 2021- Materials Pick-Up (Track B/Remote) & April 5th (Track A)

 

Important Links

 

Hybrid Schedule

 

Zoom Links

 

Daily Material List

 

Wish List

 

Wide Ruled Notebook Paper

Gallon Size Ziplock Bags

Low Odor Black Expo Markers for students