Our First "REAL" Week
This week we will be following our REMOTE schedule linked below. While we have been teaching fourth-grade content, we'll turn our focus to the district's official curriculums now that routines have been established and essential tech skills have been introduced and practiced.
The students will begin "switching" classes. All the links that they need are available in CLEVER. They will visit my Zoom room for morning meeting, math, writing, their small groups (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff), and afternoon meeting. They will visit Mrs. Cote's Zoom room at 11:15 for reading most mornings (11:00 on Wednesday). They will visit Miss Chiarelli's Zoom room every day (except Wednesday) at 2:00 for either science or social studies. They will visit the appropriate specialist teacher's room for each special.
All links to Zoom rooms are also available in their homeroom Google Classroom.
Our REMOTE Schedule
We worked hard last week to set MANY clock alarms to prompt students to log into their classes. Simply remind your student to turn on his or her alarms in the morning and you shouldn't have to remind him or her to log into any classes for the rest of the day!
What is I.W.T.?
I.W.T. is Independent Work Time. The colored blocks are either HOUSE meeting times or I.W.T. They are no longer breaks. Nonetheless, if your child needs to take a break, a short break (5-10 minutes) could be taken during an I.W.T. block. What should your child be doing during an I.W.T block? There are SHORT assignments assigned after each core class in the corresponding Google Classroom. They shouldn't take the entire 30 minutes. Any spare time should be spent, silent reading, playing games in STMath, using Lexia, making art, or exercising.
Small Group or House Meetings
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