Do you have access to the internet at your home?
Is that access strictly by phone or is it also by computer or other device?
COMPUTER JUST PHONE
Does your child have access to use the computer or phone during the day for contact with the class via Zoom?
It would help me to have answers for everyone by Monday or Tuesday. If I don't get an email from you soon, I will be calling you! Again, thank you for helping me stay in touch!
Here's a video from Mr. G.
I'm in the process of adding videos to support our next science units. Have fun!
Scholastic is giving this free access to families and educators. It is basically bookflix with some lessons and activities attached for each day.
Choose "sign up".
Once you do you'll create an account and get access to the books.
Oxford Owl is another e-book site where you sign up for free. It has a better selection of books for older students.
Here are this week's words, for those who want to use them.
Freedom flix is available on Scholastic too.
TYPING (LIBRARY SKILLS)
Mrs. Upton wants to remind you that you can be practicing your keyboarding skills at home with Typing Club!
When you come to the home page click on the “log in” link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
On the next screen choose: Log in with Office 365
To log in with Office 365 please use:
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to use your full 09 number like you do when you log in to computers)
Password: _ _.nk2019 (your regular password you use to get on the computers at school)
You can continue to use IXL, of course. Plus, when you sign in, you will have access to IXL science and IXL social studies from now until June 30!
Also, try youcubed at Stanford University:
I just wanted to reach out, and say hello, so that we stay connected during this uncertain time. This is the first of a few emails which will share ideas for you, that could be helpful if you are at home with children. I hope you are all well and making creative use of this time and space :)
To start it off here are a few tasks I have selected for you, as I think they would be fun to do at home.
A few games for learning multiplication & addition facts, conceptually & visually:
How Close to 100 and Tic-Tac-Toe Products
And some always great for everyone tasks:
Ice Cream Scoop and Four 4's
This may be a good time to take one of our online courses which have all been recently released on new platforms. We have the free course for students in English and Spanish - How to Learn Math. Many districts have sent this to parents to take, so they are on board with the latest research and thinking on maths learning - and now might be a good time for that. Parents and students could take it together at home. This is the course that significantly increases student achievement (see link below). We also have our two teacher courses: How to Learn Math for Teachers and Mathematical Mindsets. I am busy now writing a new course for this summer. It is for all teachers (maths and others) and is called "21st century teaching and learning". It is sharing new ideas for teaching with a special focus on the exciting ideas from data science.
To learn more about our data science initiative, this is a Stanford press-release which includes a video to watch that outlines the new plans in under 3 minutes.
How to Learn Math for Students
How to Learn Math for Teachers
Here are some details about the online courses for those who registered in the previous platforms.
If you have previously registered for the course and wanting to access it now on the new platform you should have received an email offering you a complementary enrollment for the course on the new platform. If you did not receive that message send an email to: email@example.com. Please note that if you transfer your enrollment the course will be reset and you will lose all of your previous work.
If you do not want to start over you need to finish the course on the original platform by noon PT on March 26. Your record of completion will be available when you finish and will remain so through your "myStanfordconnection" account.