Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Home Learning Day 6 (April 1)


Home Learning Day 6 (April 1st)                     
Must do work for today (detailed instructions found further below)


  • 20 minutes of reading (books or iPad)
  • Front cover and Page 6 in All About Me book
  • Topic 7 Math Worksheet and pages 7-1 reteaching, 7-1 practice
Send me a picture of your child's work when it's done!




Morning Meeting ( https://padlet.com/lmclaughlin17/4i260p3fub2v ) - 5 minutes
Today is for the parents! I would like to hear your thoughts about home learning so far. Please be honest and know that the posts will be anonymous (except for the Scharenbroch's for some reason). Feel free to comment on other posts if you agree/disagree or have any suggestions for those families.


Literacy (independent) - 60 minutes

  • 20 minutes of reading books 
    • During this time, your child is expected to practice their reading skills and strategies for 20 minutes. This might include them reading to someone or independently. Use either the books from school in their home learning packet or books from home.
  • 20 minutes of writing
    • Using their writing notebook, the student can practice their writing. You may want to challenge your student to do 2 or 3 sentences depending on their writing ability. A full sentence includes a capital letter at the beginning, neat handwriting, spaces, and punctuation. Students should avoid writing 'I like...' and 'I love...' Encourage them to come up with a creative sentence. All writing should be done with a pencil!!! The picture can of course be drawn with colors.
  • 20 minutes of reading online
    • Your child may choose either Razkids or Epic. If you are having trouble finding or downloading Razkids, it is also called Reading A-Z. The password is your child's name. For Epic, the class code is cai4374.


Music- 30 minutes


  • Write down a rhythm using ta, ti-ti, and rest (sh).  Say and tap the rhythm.
  • Find an object from around the house (with an adult’s permission) to play your rhythm from yesterday.




_____________________________ suggested break time _______________________________



Writing (guidance may be needed) - 30 minutes
With letters in the mail and impending dates being set for field trips, our class will now take a step back from the large city of Sheboygan. Remember that a community is a group of any size. The communities we will be exploring in this unit are all composed of people. Before we get too much into what makes communities different, your child needs to understand what makes themselves unique and special and that every person in a community is unique and special too.
In your home learning packet, you will find your child's All About Me book. Currently, the cover is empty except for your child's name on the bottom. You will find the first 2 pages already completed. For every student, the first 2 pages are about the same topics: where I live and my family. The next 4 pages will all be chosen by the child as far as what they want the page to be about. 1 page will be done a day. Here is a list of ideas my class came up with last year:


  • favorite sport
  • favorite animal
  • favorite food
  • favorite place
  • favorite color
  • favorite ice cream flavor
  • favorite room
  • favorite toy
  • favorite park
  • favorite movie
  • favorite book
  • favorite video game
  • favorite pet
  • favorite shirt
  • favorite sock
  • favorite team

  • For today, complete page 6 in your All About Me book. Choose a topic from above or come up with a different one! It should be one you don't have in your book yet. Remember to write your sentence neatly and in pencil! Write more than 1 sentence to add more detail! After the sentences are done, make a colored picture to go with it.
  • You should also complete the front cover of your All About Me book. The top line should say "All About Me" and the bottom line should have your name on it. In the middle, you can draw whatever you want! You could even take a photo and glue it on the cover.
  • You are also welcome to go back and work on pages 1,2, or 3, 4 or 5 if you didn't finish them at school!
  • Ask a parent about your name. Why did they decide on the name they gave you? What does your name mean? Everyone's name is special and usually has a reason!
  • How much did you weigh when you were born? How much do you weigh now? How tall are you now?




Math - 30 to 45 minutes


The pages in the workbook should be review today. The goal is for the student to understand the pattern of 10 plus another number. These pages will build up to a new concept later this week.

  • Guided Math (may need guidance)
    • First, complete the Topic 7 worksheet. On the backside of the sheet, there is an activity to play. The game required cards numbered 4-12. You can either create these yourself, use a deck of cards, or even roll dice instead.
    • Then, work on pages 7-1 (reteaching) and 7-1 (practice).
  • Math Online (independent)
    • Your child may completing math activities on the app Splashlearn. To get into our classroom, you may need to enter BOTWVJ. The password for your student to log in is their name with a capital letter at the beginning.




All done?
Take a picture of your child's:
  • All About Me book page 6 and front cover
  • Math worksheet (topic 7)
  • Math workbook 7-1 reteaching, 7-1 practice
Simply email me the picture after you take it!


My 'office hours' are 8 - 3:30 so feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Home Learning Day 5 (March 31)

I loved the pictures and comments that all of you left on the padlet yesterday! Today you will be able to comment on other student's posts so feel free to add a thought!
The next few days will be similar to the last. Once your All About Me book is finished, we will move on to different Community-based activities and discussions.

If you are not taking advantage of free meals daily, you should be! There are several school pickup points around the city with Pigeon River being the closest to our school. You simply drive by and will receive a bag for every school age kid! No kids or ID required.
For families that feel they need more support, there are also emergency meal boxes at the same pickup locations. Inside each box is about a week's worth of food in the form of fruit, veggies, meat, pasta, and cereal. Each family is allowed 1 box per week. They are being given out by the Sheboygan County Food Bank so take advantage of this opportunity if your family needs it!


Home Learning Day 5 (March 31st)                     
Must do work for today (detailed instructions found further below)

  • 20 minutes of reading (books or iPad)
  • Page 5 in All About Me book
  • Pages 6-7 (reteaching) and 6-7 (practice)
Send me a picture of your child's work when it's done!




Morning Meeting ( https://padlet.com/lmclaughlin17/4i260p3fub2v ) 5 minutes
Share some thoughts on our classroom wall. Fill your classmates in with what is going on! Have you lost a tooth recently? Share a picture! Did you make a cool game with your siblings? Tell us about it! This is a time of the school day that we get the thoughts off of our chest so that learning can take place successfully. Check in throughout the day to see what your classmates say!

Literacy (independent) - 60 minutes
  • 20 minutes of reading books 
    • During this time, your child is expected to practice their reading skills and strategies for 20 minutes. This might include them reading to someone or independently. Use either the books from school in their home learning packet or books from home.
  • 20 minutes of writing
    • Using their writing notebook, the student is expected to write one page a day. For all 20 minutes, the student is expected to have at least 1 full sentence with a picture about the sentence. You may want to challenge your student to do 2 or 3 sentences depending on their writing ability. A full sentence includes a capital letter at the beginning, neat handwriting, spaces, and punctuation. Students should avoid writing 'I like...' and 'I love...' Encourage them to come up with a creative sentence. All writing should be done with a pencil!!! The picture can of course be drawn with colors.
  • 20 minutes of reading online
    • Your child may choose either Razkids or Epic. If you are having trouble finding or downloading Razkids, it is also called Reading A-Z. The password is your child's name. For Epic, the class code is cai4374.


Drama- 30 minutes

  • Practice the drama warm-up with the person you taught it to, or teach it to someone else.
  • Play a game of Charades. This is a guessing game that uses silent acting. You have to look at someone’s posture and gesture and guess what they are pretending. When it’s your turn, think of an animal, an activity you like to do, or a character from a book or movie.
    • Give the guessers 3 chances to get the answer. If they don’t get it right, explain what you were trying to do with your movement to show your character.
    • Take turns 
  • With the help of your family members, find 3 ways you can help out around the house. After you do those things, use posture and gesture to act them out like you did with Charades.



_____________________________ suggested break time _______________________________





Writing (guidance may be needed) - 30 minutes
With letters in the mail and impending dates being set for field trips, our class will now take a step back from the large city of Sheboygan. Remember that a community is a group of any size. The communities we will be exploring in this unit are all composed of people. Before we get too much into what makes communities different, your child needs to understand what makes themselves unique and special and that every person in a community is unique and special too.
In your home learning packet, you will find your child's All About Me book. Currently, the cover is empty except for your child's name on the bottom. You will find the first 2 pages already completed. For every student, the first 2 pages are about the same topics: where I live and my family. The next 4 pages will all be chosen by the child as far as what they want the page to be about. 1 page will be done a day over the next 4 home learning days. Here is a list of ideas my class came up with last year:


  • favorite sport
  • favorite animal
  • favorite food
  • favorite place
  • favorite color
  • favorite ice cream flavor
  • favorite room
  • favorite toy
  • favorite park
  • favorite movie
  • favorite book
  • favorite video game
  • favorite pet
  • favorite shirt
  • favorite sock
  • favorite team

  • For today, complete just page 5 in your All About Me book. Choose a topic from above or come up with a different one! It should be one you don't have in your book yet. Remember to write your sentence neatly and in pencil! Write more than 1 sentence to add more detail! After the sentences are done, make a colored picture to go with it.
  • You are also welcome to go back and work on pages 1,2, or 3 if you didn't finish them at school!



Math - 30 to 45 minutes


Your child should now be equipped with many addition and subtraction strategies (doubles facts, near doubles, making a 10, number line, using addition to solve subtraction). The goal of teaching this many strategies is not for them to know how to do them all but rather find the one that works best for them. Math is now being taught in a way that embraces all ideas as long as the end answer is correct.
These math pages today will be tricky. The concept of creating an equation based on a story is very hard for 1st graders. It will be helpful to point out and highlight key words that tell you whether you will be adding or subtracting.
For example, you will be adding if you see the words:

  • in all
  • together
  • total
You will be subtracting if you see the words:
  • left
  • take away
  • fewer
  • more
  • remaining
Just saying 'Think about it' will not inspire them or help them solve it. Instead, encourage them to try what they think (yes even if you know it will not end up correct). Mistakes are what we learn from and guidance can happen when they wonder how to get the correct answer.




  • Guided Math (may need guidance)
    • First, your child will need to complete 2 pages in their math workbook today (6-7 practice, and 6-7 reteaching). 
  • Math Online (independent)
    • For the rest of the time, about 30 minutes, your child will be completing math activities on the app Splashlearn. To get into our classroom, you may need to enter BOTWVJ. The password for your student to log in is their name with a capital letter at the beginning.



All done?
Take a picture of your child's:
  • All About Me book page 5
  • Math workbook 
Simply email me the picture after you take it!


My 'office hours' are 8 - 3:30 so feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Home Learning Day 4 (March 30)

I hope this post finds you relaxed and refreshed from Spring Break and ready for continued home learning this week! I'm sure your Spring Break wasn't anything you had planned and hoped for but I hope you are making the most of this time by spending quality time with your family. Make new traditions and try new things to pass the time! Hopefully your family will look back on this time 10 years from now and remember it as a happy memory.
I know that a big concern I hear from students is that they miss their friends. I may have a solution! Padlet is simply a wall on which you can help your child share their thoughts! During the school day, our class participates in sharing celebrations and well wishes in the morning along with concerns and appreciations at the end of the school day. Padlet will give your child a chance to share their thoughts just like at school as well as see their classmates thoughts! Feel free to add pictures so classmates can see each other! Here is the link for it! https://padlet.com/lmclaughlin17/4i260p3fub2v


Home Learning Day 4 (March 30th)
Starting today there will be just 1 to 2 hours of mandatory school work. This mandatory 'must do' work will be highlighted in red. I will also provide you with other activities that your child 'may do' to improve their academic skills or keep them occupied while you work from home. These optional activities will be highlighted in blue.

Must do work for March 30th (detailed instructions found further below)

  • 20 minutes of reading (books or iPad)
  • Page 4 in All About Me book
  • Pages 6-6 (reteaching) and 6-6 (practice)
Send me a picture of your child's work when it's done!




Morning Meeting ( https://padlet.com/lmclaughlin17/4i260p3fub2v ) 5 minutes
Share some thoughts on our classroom wall. Fill your classmates in with what is going on! Have you lost a tooth recently? Share a picture! Did you make a cool game with your siblings? Tell us about it! This is a time of the school day that we get the thoughts off of our chest so that learning can take place successfully. Check in throughout the day to see what your classmates say!

Literacy (independent) - 60 minutes
  • 20 minutes of reading books 
    • During this time, your child is expected to practice their reading skills and strategies for 20 minutes. This might include them reading to someone or independently. Use either the books from school in their home learning packet or books from home.
  • 20 minutes of writing
    • Using their writing notebook, the student is expected to write one page a day. For all 20 minutes, the student is expected to have at least 1 full sentence with a picture about the sentence. You may want to challenge your student to do 2 or 3 sentences depending on their writing ability. A full sentence includes a capital letter at the beginning, neat handwriting, spaces, and punctuation. Students should avoid writing 'I like...' and 'I love...' Encourage them to come up with a creative sentence. All writing should be done with a pencil!!! The picture can of course be drawn with colors.
  • 20 minutes of reading online
    • Your child may choose either Razkids or Epic. If you are having trouble finding or downloading Razkids, it is also called Reading A-Z. The password is your child's name. For Epic, the class code is cai4374.

Gym - 30 minutes

  • Create your own game! Write down rules and/or draw what it would look like.


_____________________________ suggested break time _______________________________





Writing (guidance may be needed) - 30 minutes
With letters in the mail and impending dates being set for field trips, our class will now take a step back from the large city of Sheboygan. Remember that a community is a group of any size. The communities we will be exploring in this unit are all composed of people. Before we get too much into what makes communities different, your child needs to understand what makes themselves unique and special and that every person in a community is unique and special too.
In your home learning packet, you will find your child's All About Me book. Currently, the cover is empty except for your child's name on the bottom. You will find the first 2 pages already completed. For every student, the first 2 pages are about the same topics: where I live and my family. The next 4 pages will all be chosen by the child as far as what they want the page to be about. 1 page will be done a day over the next 4 home learning days. Here is a list of ideas my class came up with last year:

  • favorite sport
  • favorite animal
  • favorite food
  • favorite place
  • favorite color
  • favorite ice cream flavor
  • favorite room
  • favorite toy
  • favorite park
  • favorite movie
  • favorite book
  • favorite video game
  • favorite pet
  • favorite shirt
  • favorite sock
  • favorite team

  • For today, complete just page 4 in your All About Me book. Choose a topic from above or come up with a different one! It should be one you don't have in your book yet. Remember to write your sentence neatly and in pencil! Write more than 1 sentence to add more detail! After the sentences are done, make a colored picture to go with it.
  • You are also welcome to go back and work on pages 1,2, or 3 if you didn't finish them at school!



Math - 30 to 45 minutes


Our class is currently going through subtraction strategies and visuals. One strategy for finding the answer to a problem quickly is by using a fact you already know. We have previously worked with flipping numbers around. For example if you know that 2 + 4 = 6, you can use that to find 6 - 4 = ?. Simply look at the equation of 2 + 4 = 6 and notice that you haven't used the 2 yet. The answer to 6 - 4 must equal 2! While working on these pages, encourage your child to look at the numbers used and plug in what's missing. This should be review from the last few pages your child did and will be a good transition back into home learning.




  • Guided Math (may need guidance)
    • First, your child will need to complete 2 pages in their math workbook today (6-6 practice, and 6-6 reteaching). 
  • Math Online (independent)
    • For the rest of the time, about 20 to 30 minutes, your child will be completing math activities on the app Splashmath. To get into our classroom, you may need to enter BOTWVJ. The password for your student to log in is their name with a capital letter at the beginning.



All done?
Take a picture of your child's:
  • All About Me book page 4
  • Math workbook 
Simply email me the picture after you take it!


My 'office hours' are 8 - 3:30 so feel free to email me if you have any questions!
I will be unavailable until 12:30 today so I will respond to any missed emails in the afternoon.

Updates to Home Learning

Before another week of home learning, I would like to notify you of some decisions that have been made by the district and our school that will impact you and your family.

  • First, our school has decided that another home learning pickup is needed for 1st graders to learn through April and possibly beyond. This packet will include daily activities as well as the student's school iPads. This will help alleviate any troubles with logging in to helpful reading and math apps. This pickup will only be happening on Monday, April 6th at Étude Elementary. Make sure that you will be able to pick this up at some point during the day.
  • Secondly, required learning time from home will be reduced to ease the level of stress. Originally, the district decided on 2 to 3 hours of daily home learning for your students. This has been reduced down to a required 1 to 2 hours every day.
  • Because of this, I have decided to slightly change the instruction being given each day. My daily posts will now include must do's and may do's. 
    • This means that the required 1 to 2 hours of learning that I post will be highlighted in red. This work must be done every day in order to keep up with your child's learning. Any 'must do' work should be sent to me when finished so I can track your child's progress.
    • Any extra work will be highlighted in blue. If you have the time and want to give your child more learning experiences, feel free to complete as many of these activities as you want. These 'may do' activities will not be required but will help boost your child's academics and prepare them further for their future! As your teacher, I recommend making the most of this tough time if possible!

If your child has missed any work from the first 3 days of home learning, here is what they 'must do' in order to catch up for day 4.
  • pages 6-2 through 6-5 in the math workbook
  • pick a place in Sheboygan that your child would like our class to visit (hopefully)
  • write a letter to this location, fill in mailing address on envelope, and mail the letter
  • complete page 3 in All About Me book
Send me a picture of this once your child has completed it.



Friday, March 20, 2020

Alexa's Birthday Party

To Alexa’s Friends,

For your well-being, we must reschedule Alexa’s birthday party at Mini Mocha previously scheduled 4/4. Once things return to normal, we will send new invitations. We can’t wait to celebrate! Thank you for understanding!

Stay safe!
The Daniels

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Home Learning Day 3 (March 20)

This is the last day before Spring Break! If you are behind on anything, take the long break to catch up and send me a picture when you are done.
So far I am impressed with the student's continued success away from school! Seeing more than just 1 sentence on a page makes me a happy teacher. You deserve credit for challenging your child and helping them learn through this tough time. It is important for them to see consistency through this home learning process.

Expected learning for Friday, March 20
Literacy (independent) - 60 minutes
  • 20 minutes of reading books 
    • During this time, your child is expected to practice their reading skills and strategies for 20 minutes. This might include them reading to someone or independently. Use either the books from school in their home learning packet or books from home.
  • 20 minutes of writing
    • Using their writing notebook, the student is expected to write one page a day. For all 20 minutes, the student is expected to have at least 1 full sentence with a picture about the sentence. You may want to challenge your student to do 2 or 3 sentences depending on their writing ability. A full sentence includes a capital letter at the beginning, neat handwriting, spaces, and punctuation. Students should avoid writing 'I like...' and 'I love...' Encourage them to come up with a creative sentence. All writing should be done with a pencil!!! The picture can of course be drawn with colors.
  • 20 minutes of reading online
    • Your child may choose either Razkids or Epic. If you are having trouble finding or downloading Razkids, it is also called Reading A-Z. The password is your child's name. For Epic, the class code is cai4374.

Music - 30 minutes

  • Create your own kitchen band (with an adult’s permission, of course!) and find a way to play on pots and pans and other (safe) materials found in your kitchen.  Can you play loud and soft? Can you play fast and slow? Can you find high sounds and low sounds?



_____________________________ suggested break time _______________________________





Writing (guidance may be needed) - 30 minutes
With letters in the mail and impending dates being set for field trips, our class will now take a step back from the large city of Sheboygan. Remember that a community is a group of any size. The communities we will be exploring in this unit are all composed of people. Before we get too much into what makes communities different, your child needs to understand what makes themselves unique and special and that every person in a community is unique and special too.
In your home learning packet, you will find your child's All About Me book. Currently, the cover is empty except for your child's name on the bottom. You will find the first 2 pages already completed. For every student, the first 2 pages are about the same topics: where I live and my family. The next 4 pages will all be chosen by the child as far as what they want the page to be about. 1 page will be done a day over the next 4 home learning days. Here is a list of ideas my class came up with last year:


  • favorite sport
  • favorite animal
  • favorite food
  • favorite place
  • favorite color
  • favorite ice cream flavor
  • favorite room
  • favorite toy
  • favorite park
  • favorite movie
  • favorite book
  • favorite video game
  • favorite pet
  • favorite shirt
  • favorite sock
  • favorite team

  • For today, complete just page 3 in your All About Me book. Choose a topic from above or come up with a different one! Remember to write your sentence neatly and in pencil! Write more than 1 sentence to add more detail! After the sentences are done, make a colored picture to go with it.
  • You are also welcome to go back and work on pages 1 and 2 if you didn't finish them at school!


Math - 30 to 45 minutes


Our class is currently going through subtraction strategies and visuals. One strategy for finding the answer to a problem quickly is by using a fact you already know. We have previously worked with flipping numbers around. For example if you know that 2 + 4 = 6, you can use that to find 6 - 4 = ?. Simply look at the equation of 2 + 4 = 6 and notice that you haven't used the 2 yet. The answer to 6 - 4 must equal 2! While working on these pages, encourage your child to look at the numbers used and plug in what's missing.





  • Guided Math (may need guidance)
    • First, your child will need to complete 3 pages in their math workbook today (6-4 reteaching, 6-5 practice, and 6-5 reteaching). 
  • Math Online (independent)
    • For the rest of the time, about 20 to 30 minutes, your child will be completing math activities on the app Splashmath. To get into our classroom, you may need to enter BOTWVJ. The password for your student to log in is their name with a capital letter at the beginning.



All done?
Take a picture of your child's:

  • Writing journal
  • All About Me book page 3
  • Math workbook 
Simply email me the picture after you take it! Enjoy your Spring Break!


My 'office hours' are 8 - 3:30 so feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Home Learning Day 2 (March 19th)

You survived the 1st day! Give yourself a pat on the back, a celebratory bubble bath, or whatever you need to treat yourself. You should be proud of yourself for holding your child accountable and showing them the importance of learning outside of school.
I really enjoyed the pictures you sent of your child's work and the ideas they came up. I'm looking forward to what the next day brings!


Expected learning for Thursday, March 19
Literacy (independent) - 60 minutes
This will be consistent every day. Keep reading interesting by choosing different books that you have at home or books you didn't get to the day before.  Writing can be very different from day to day because your child has the freedom to write about whatever they want.


  • 20 minutes of reading books 
    • During this time, your child is expected to practice their reading skills and strategies for 20 minutes. This might include them reading to someone or independently. Use either the books from school in their home learning packet or books from home.
  • 20 minutes of writing
    • Using their writing notebook, the student is expected to write one page a day. For all 20 minutes, the student is expected to have at least 1 full sentence with a picture about the sentence. You may want to challenge your student to do 2 or 3 sentences depending on their writing ability. A full sentence includes a capital letter at the beginning, neat handwriting, spaces, and punctuation. Students should avoid writing 'I like...' and 'I love...' Encourage them to come up with a creative sentence. All writing should be done with a pencil!!! The picture can of course be drawn with colors.
  • 20 minutes of reading online
    • Your child may choose either Razkids or Epic. If you are having trouble finding or downloading Razkids, it is also called Reading A-Z. The password is your child's name. For Epic, the class code is cai4374.

Drama (partner needed) - 30 minutes
  • Teach someone the different parts of the drama warm-up
    • 5 points position
    • Silent “Shoo fly” and “Come on little tiger”, then add words
    • Lion face and lemon face
    • Imaginary marshmallow
    • Raisin, grape, and silent slow motion grape juice explosion
    • “Give me the gift of a grip top sock” with hand motions. Make sure to start slow so the person you’re teaching can understand.
  • Read a story (or have someone read you a story). When you finish each page, choose a character who was on that page. Say how you think they feel. Then use your facial expression, posture (the way your whole body is standing, sitting, or lying down), and gesture (hand movements) to show how that person is feeling and what they are doing.



_____________________________ suggested break time _______________________________





PBL (guidance will be needed) - 30 minutes
On Monday, we came up with a list of places we knew in our community of Sheboygan. More places have been added to the list from the ideas that all students came up with from home yesterday. Go over this list with your child and notice the new places listed in green.



Indoor Entertainment
  • Above and Beyond Children’s Museum (costs money)
  • Blue Harbor
  • Mead Public Library
  • Toy Factory Apartment
  • Gameboard
  • Coast Guard
  • Yacht Club
  • Acuity
  • Police Department
  • Mini Mocha
  • Weill Center
  • Movie Theater
  • Mead Public Library
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Outdoor Entertainment

  • Maywood
  • Mini Golf (costs money)
  • Dog Park
  • Kohler Andrae State Park
  • Bookmobile

Parks
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Deland Park (beach)
  • Shaw Family Playground
  • City Green
  • End Park
  • Vollrath Park (bowl)
  • Cleveland Park

Stores
  • Victorian Chocolate Shop (costs money to buy)
  • Freaktoyz
  • South Pier Ice Cream Parlor

Restaurants

  • Umi’s
  • McDonald's
  • Chili’s
  • Culver’s
  • Pizza Ranch


Your child will be writing a letter to a place in Sheboygan today. First, they will need to pick a location from the list as a place that they would like our class to visit (hopefully). Before picking, keep in mind that we will not be going to any restaurants. There is also no need to write to any parks since we simply take the bus to those places. That leaves the indoor entertainment section. In the paper clipped sheets, you will find a letter and an envelope.
  • Choose a place from the indoor entertainment section to write to. The first blank will be filled with the name of the place your child selected. Next, they will need to write their name. In the large space, you will need to provide a reason for wanting to visit that location. Really try to convince this place to let us come there! Some reasons might include: I want to learn about what you do, I have never been there are want to see your building, I think it will be fun! Finally, your child will need to write or sign their name at the bottom.
  • Once the letter is written, you will need to add the address of the location you chose. Using Google, find the address and write the address in the middle of the envelope. I usually encourage the student to write the address in their neatest handwriting. If it isn't neat, then it might not make it to the location!
  • Before putting the letter in the envelope, take a picture of it so I can see it!
  • Stamps!
    • I forgot to include a stamp in your packet. If you are willing to use a stamp from your own supply, feel free to teach your child where it goes on the envelope and send it out! If you need a stamp, let me know and I am willing to come and give you one myself!





Math - 30 to 45 minutes

Our class is currently going through subtraction strategies and visuals. One strategy for finding the answer to a problem quickly is by using a fact you already know. We have previously worked with flipping numbers around. For example if you know that 2 + 4 = 6, you can use that to find 6 - 4 = ?. Simply look at the equation of 2 + 4 = 6 and notice that you haven't used the 2 yet. The answer to 6 - 4 must equal 2! While working on these pages, encourage your child to look at the numbers used and plug in what's missing.




  • Guided Math (may need guidance)
    • First, your child will need to complete 3 pages in their math workbook today (6-3 practice, 6-3 reteaching, and 6-4 practice). 
  • Math Online (independent)
    • For the rest of the time, about 20 to 30 minutes, your child will be completing math activities on the app Splashmath. To get into our classroom, you may need to enter BOTWVJ. The password for your student to log in is their name with a capital letter at the beginning.



All done?
When finished, set out all of your child's work (writing journal, letter and envelope, math workbook) making sure that it is done with the work visible. Simply email me the picture after you take it!


My 'office hours' are 8 - 3:30 so feel free to email me if you have any questions!