Rachel's Update 5-11-2020

posted May 11, 2020, 10:55 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Greetings Room 3 families and welcome to week 7 of distance learning!  This week we will continue to learn about all things bird.  Back by popular demand I have included a bird research project.  These kids love their research!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there!  Parents, you are the glue that is holding our classroom together.  Thank you so much for doing what you do each and every day.  It's not an easy road to be on, but we are on it together and that makes me feel pretty good.  :)


Cultural ActivitiesThis week I am trying something a bit different.  On Monday each student will find the entire week’s cultural activities assigned in Seesaw.  My intention is that each day your child can choose a cultural activity that they are interested in.


3rd graders: We are now on week 2 of our compare/contrast essay project.  Last week students filled out a venn diagram and started writing their rough draft.  This week is a big week!  Students are asked to complete their rough draft and go through the editing process.  Once complete and teachers have approved the rough draft, students are ready to create their masterpiece.  A final draft ready for sharing!


Morning Class Meetings

Thank you for continuing to participate in our class meetings.  The changes we made to our meeting structure was a huge success last week!  I used some time to review activities in Seesaw as well as give mini-lessons on our cultural topic.  As a reminder, please keep the video on during meetings if possible so that we can interact with and see each student.

Wednesday - This week’s sharing day will also be wear a hat day for our class!  Wednesday will start with music with Amelia followed by sharing.  Read below for other sharing options.

What about sharing on other days?  There will be plenty of opportunities for students to interact during our meetings but we ask that students plan to share on Wednesdays so that we have more time for instruction.  Another option for sharing is on our Seesaw classroom blog.  This is a centralized location for student sharing and allows students to comment and communicate with each other.  Check it out if you haven’t already!


Work Plans

Please encourage your kids to use the work plan in Seesaw to document their daily learning activities.  This is our way of knowing what each child is working on during this time of distance learning.


As always, take care of yourself and your families.  Please do what makes sense for your family, substitute when needed, and reach out to Jacob or myself if you need any help or support.


Rachel and Jacob