Cheri's Update 4-27-2020

posted Apr 27, 2020, 12:43 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Welcome to Week Five of home learning. April 27-May 1 (No Zoom Meetings on Fridays)

Greetings! To begin with we’d like to pass along information shared at our staff meeting last Friday. Some students and families have expressed concern that they may be ‘held back’ and not allowed to progress to the next grade. Ridgeline Administration reassured us that students will advance (move-up) to the next grade at the end of this school year. If skills from the current grade level are lacking, that material will be covered by next year’s teacher.

Thank you for all that you’re doing to help your children choose and complete home learning activities. Since ours is a multi-age classroom and students are working at different levels, we’re providing many choices & alternatives to scheduled activities. Encourage your student to choose activities that interest them and can be completed at their level. (Try to complete Seesaw Activities)

This week we’ve sent the Week 5 Learning Schedule along with resources including several choice activities so students can choose work that is of interest and sufficiently challenging. We encourage you to modify the schedule/activities to meet your family’s needs.

New this week is an opportunity for students to share items or information with their classmates during our Zoom meetings. Sharing gives the students an opportunity to teach others while practicing oral presentation skills. Your child should be able to tell three facts and answer questions about their ‘sharing’. Monday-Gr. 3, Tuesday-Gr. 2, Wednesday-Gr. 1, Thursday-If you forgot

🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️We suggest students take a break for physical activity after 20 minutes of focused, quiet work. 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

Outdoor activities done with family are the best! We encourage parents/students to use their imagination/creativity to integrate Language Arts, Math and Cultural (science/social science /arts) learning while enjoying time together.

**Please share feedback about how home-learning is working for your family? Email:

· Tell us about activities that worked well and those that didn’t…

· Give us suggestions for alternate activities.

· Let us know how we can better support you and your students.

· Ask us about expectations/standards for student work

We miss you and can hardly wait until we can all be together again, as a classroom and as a school community.

Take care and stay safe❣️
Cynthia Friedman,
Apr 27, 2020, 12:43 PM