Hello 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade families,
Thanks again to all the families who returned their work last Thursday, and to all who joined our new virtual Google Classroom. Paper packets are still going out (and getting picked up) each Thursday (with a variety of work and topics that we would normally cover in school, including social studies and art for you to choose from), with essential coursework that I am assessing and needs to be returned highlighted in yellow. Index School and our classroom are continually adapting with the evolving situation with more online learning. Online lessons have the benefit of video lessons and instruction to go with the lessons, as well as having access to resource documents, links, classroom chats, and a variety of assignments for all subjects, all from one place.
If you are one of the families that hasn’t joined our online virtual classroom yet, please do so by:
- logging into your child’s school email account
- Clicking on the google apps icon in the top right hand corner, which looks like 9 little dots in a tic-tac-toe grid
- Clicking on google classroom
- Click on: Join the class
Assignments are now posted within google classroom. There is an updated thread on the homepage of google classroom where you will see all new assignments and announcements from your teacher. Please look through these posts and participate, and let me know if you have any questions. Students can respond to their classmates and interact with each other on this platform. Assigned online lessons such as the math Khan/Eureka, Mystery Science, and Newsela are all linked through google classroom. (Please follow the instructions in your packet to sign into Newsela if you haven’t already done so).
If you have any questions with the homework packets or on-line programs, please don’t hesitate to ask or to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our class website is continually updated, and I will continue calling each family to speak with you in person every week.
I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!