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Jasper's Update 5-11-2020

posted May 11, 2020, 11:18 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Hi Class,

First off, remember to send me any ideas you have for Wednesday meetings. We heard some at the meeting but I'd love to hear from more people.

For this week's work, check out Seesaw. There are some new lessons and activities to do this week. Make sure to read the instructions on all the lessons before doing them. The instructions may have changed.

We will be doing the same schedule for Zoom meetings this week. We will have a Zoom meeting on Mondays at 1:00 PM. This meeting is more for questions about the assignments so make sure to take a look at them before the meeting. 
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meeting for Mondays at 1:00 PM

We will also be having our social meeting on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM. 

Both of these meetings should be on your Google Calendar.

Nice job on the Zoom names last week. I recognized everyone!

See everyone then!

Thanks,

Jasper

Jasper's Update 5-4-2020

posted May 4, 2020, 1:01 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Hi Class,

First off, the most amazingly awesome person Rachael Young A.K.A. Ira's mom is volunteering to run mini-groups for Room 10 students. These Mini-groups will be fun activities and games. Come with an open mind and you will have tons of fun. Please fill out the questionnaire on what times work for you as soon as possible.

For this week's work, check out Seesaw. There are some new instructions within the lessons and new activities for you all to do. Make sure to read the instructions on all the lessons before doing them. The instructions may have changed.

We will be doing the same schedule for Zoom meetings this week. We will have a Zoom meeting on Mondays at 1:00 PM. This meeting is more for questions about the assignments so make sure to take a look at them before the meeting.

Jasper's Update 4-27-2020

posted Apr 27, 2020, 12:52 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Class,

This week the assignments will be posted on Seesaw. Some may even show up later in the week. All the assignments are weekly assignments except the daily journal. We will be having a quick Zoom meeting today at 1 to go over everything.

We will also have a meeting on Wednesday to check in about how things are going.

I will also invite all students using google calendar.

Remember to please join the meeting with a name that I recognize. If you join with an unrecognizable name, you may not be admitted.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or need help with anything.

Thank you,
Jasper

Jasper's Update 4-20-2020

posted Apr 20, 2020, 10:46 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Class,


This week we will be all joining Seesaw. The office will be sending a code to all your parents so that everyone can sign up. Seesaw will be the online platform that we will be using to turn in work. This week, there are math activities assigned to you. Please play around with these activities to start to learn the platform. You will also be submitting your current even through Seesaw. Please type up your current event and submit it using the instructions.


Here is the list of work for the week.


Week 4 (4/20-4/24) -

Math - Seesaw Assigned Activities

Reading - 30 minutes a day

Writing - Daily Journal / Current Event

Cultural - Finish Project then start work on new Ancient Civilization


We will be having a class meeting on Monday at 1:00 PM to ask any questions about Seesaw. Please be signed up and have looked at Seesaw before 1:00 pm.

Jasper's Update 4-13-2020

posted Apr 14, 2020, 9:05 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Week 3 (4/6-4/10) - 

Math - Khan Academy Lesson / Prodigy

Reading - Recommended 30 minutes a day and either write a summary or make a video about what you read.

Geometry - 4th Grade - Find angles and shapes in your house and send me pictures with the names of the shape of the angle.

5th Grade - Find the area and perimeter of objects in your house and send me pictures of the objects with the answers.

6th Grade - Find the volume of objects in your house and send me pictures of the objects with the answers.

If you don't remember the equations for these, you can ask your parents or use the internet to look up the equation.

Current Event - Find an article either Dogo News (https://www.dogonews.com/) or Time For Kids for current (https://www.timeforkids.com/g56/)

Writing - Daily Journal - if you need a prompt, write about something you have learned during this strange time in our lives.

Practical Life: Learn a new skill or practical life task to teach the class. Make a presentation or video and send it to me. Some examples could be: Memorize a poem and video yourself reciting it.  Learn a new magic trick, cook a new dish that you have never cooked before, learn how to crochet, knit, paint...

Just for fun: Cheetah Safari! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-Rxw8OhKQ


Please let me know if I can help you with anything.


Thanks,


Jasper


Japser's Update 4-7-2020

posted Apr 14, 2020, 9:04 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Here is this weeks work schedule:


Week 2 - 

Math - Khan Academy Lesson  / Prodigy (30 min of each recommended)

Reading - Recommended 30 minutes a day and either write a summary or make a video about what you read.

Writing - Daily Journal

Cultural - Finish Projects the best you can at home and email me a picture showing me what you did. Remember to keep this project safe for when we come back.

Typing Practice - 20 min / week

Just for fun - Hippo Safari - Watch the video.  Practice your note-taking skills.  Come up with 3 questions and 10 facts about hippos.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEKhSO4WiX0

Feel free to email me if you have questions or issues with anything.

Thank you,

Jasper Weinrib

Jasper's Update 4-2-2020

posted Apr 3, 2020, 1:39 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Hello Room 10 Parents,


I hope the past two weeks have treated you and your family well. As we dive head first into this crazy new way of life, I would like to remind you of our classroom’s routine before we went into spring break. We would start school at 8:30 am with a check in and greeting. By 9:00 am students were usually settled in their seats and starting to focus on work. 


The good news is, the kids know how to focus, work independently, and choose their own work! What they need to be successful is a quiet space, a work surface and a list of activities. As time goes on, we will all become Zoom experts and maybe they can even collaborate via computer screens. If you haven’t already, talk with your child and design a work schedule that works for both of you. Good things to include in the plan are snacks, exercise and breaks for fresh air! 


I will be available M-F from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for emails, chats, individual Zoom meetings, etc. if you or your child have any questions for me. I will also be checking my email periodically throughout the day and will try my best to respond within 24 hours.  


  Below is a suggested schedule of activities for this week. I will send a new list of ideas every Monday. We recommend two hours of work a day. As per the Oregon Department of Education I cannot grade students’ work, but I would be happy to see what they are doing and leave comments where applicable.  


Please have your child sign up for Khan Academy and Prodigy which are both math sites. I know many students already have logins with Khan, but I would still like them to sign up through the classroom so they can receive the suggested lessons. I will email the students with these directions and schedules too. Have them check their email every day!


Week 1 (April 1- April 3)

Math - Khan Academy Lesson (I’ll send each student a weekly lesson directly through Khan).  They should also practice on Prodigy (daily - 30 min of each recommended)

Reading - Recommended at least 30 minutes a day. Either write a summary or make a video about what you read.

Writing - Start a Daily Journal. Write about how weird this time is. What you like and don’t like about it. Write about how you feel or how things change from day to day (or maybe they stay the same?) Aim to write for 5-10 minutes. Sometimes it’s better to just write without thinking. Try it! The sentences don’t have to make sense or have punctuation or capitals. This is your journal, no one will read it! 

Cultural - Work on your Ancient Egypt project. Share any writing you have done through Google Drive. Don’t forget the art/visual part! When you finish that, email me a picture showing me what you did. Remember to keep this project safe for when we come back.

Typing Practice - 20 min / week at typing.com. If you forget your login or password, let me know and I can retrieve it for you.


Khan Academy Sign Up Links - click the link for your grade

4th Grade - https://www.khanacademy.org/join/3UZ7383K 

5th Grade - https://www.khanacademy.org/join/GFXRQ5C7

6th Grade - https://www.khanacademy.org/join/4ZD3EPSF


Prodigy Link -  Go to the link and insert the code for your grade.

prodigygame.com/play

4th Grade 797B01

5th Grade 0A7797

6th Grade CCAE92

 

Here is the Zoom link for your child’s first meeting on Wednesday at 12:00pm: https://zoom.us/j/917349701


Thank you for your patience as we figure this all out. I’m sure things will be tweaked as we learn and try new things. Thank you for supporting your child’s learning through this difficult time. Please let me know if you have any concerns, questions, or difficulty accessing these ideas.


Take Care,

Jasper


Jasper's Update 2-28-2020

posted Feb 28, 2020, 12:58 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Room 10 Parents,


Classroom Happenings - We are full swing learning about geometry and graphing. The fifth and sixth-grade students have been drawing using graphing. Fifth graders are graphic in the positive quadrant and sixth graders are graphing in all four quadrants. Here are some examples of drawings that students are doing:


Our fourth-grade students are learning their shapes and finding them around our classroom. These students found scalene and isosceles right triangles all over.


Last week students tested Newton’s third law of motion and made “Hero Engines”. These engines were made with aluminum cans. They then tested their hypothesizes about the most effective way to spin the can using hole size and number of holes.


Students are also working hard on their Egypt research projects. They are finishing up their information gathering and moving on to developing their ideas into presentable information.

Stripes & Polka Dots on Monday - We will be celebrating "Read Across America" focusing on books students can see themselves reflected in, as well as books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different than them. On March 2nd, Ridgeline will be wearing stripes and polka dots to kick off this day of literacy, and Principal Michelle will visit some classrooms to read short stories.


Thanks,


Jasper Weinrib


Jasper's Update 1-20-2020

posted Jan 21, 2020, 10:33 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Parents,


Welcome back to school. I hope everyone had an amazing break and spent a lot of time with family and friends.


Classroom Happenings - We are back to work and are hitting the ground running. We are beginning our ancient Egypt unit. We are starting by watching a documentary and the students are tasked with tracking a timeline of Ancient Egypt and taking notes. For the next steps for this project, each student will be coming up with questions they have about Ancient Egypt. They will attempt to answer these questions by researching in books and on the computer. They will then develop new questions from the information the Classroom Happenings - We are back to work and are hitting the ground running. We are beginning our ancient Egypt unit. We are starting by watching a documentary and the students are tasked with tracking a timeline of Ancient Egypt and taking notes. For the next steps for this project, each student will be coming up with questions they have about Ancient Egypt. They will attempt to answer these questions by researching in books and on the computer. They will then develop new questions from the information they just learned. Eventually, students will develop a research question and project that will help the class answer our overarching research  which is: “What makes Ancient Egypt great?” There may be a celebration day where students share their project in the future where parents will be invited!


Ridgeline's charter renewed! - Last night the 4J Board voted to renew Ridgeline's charter for the next 10 years. Thank you to all of you who shared your Ridgeline stories with 4J as part of the renewal process. Thank you to the District staff and administration for their continued support. And, most of all, thank you to our amazing staff. Their everyday work with and for our children and their commitment to the idea of public Montessori are what make our success possible.


PULL-OVER HOODIES ARE COMING!!! - LAST CHANCE to order your purple and blue Ridgeline T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS plus, here’s your chance to order a PULL OVER HOODIE!  Did you miss the fall order for t-shirts and hoodies? Don’t fret, you get another chance! Orders are due by February 3rd. We will not be making exceptions for late orders, so if you want a t-shirt or sweatshirt, please get your order in to the office by February 3rd. Order forms will be sent home tomorrow and extra forms can be picked up in the office. We do have a very limited selection of sizes to browse in the office, so stop by and see what size you should order.  Women’s t-shirt sizes run small. Questions? Email Michelle at michelle.lodwig@ridgeline.org


Biking Survey - As part of Safe Routes to School program we need to evaluate student transportation. We ask that you take a few minutes to fill out our Parent Survey for Ridgeline to help us as we work to improve the safety for students to walk, bike and roll to school. This link is specific for your school. If you have more than one student at this school please fill out one for the older student only. If you have students at more than one school please fill out one for each school you receive a link for. Thank you for your time!

 

Thank you,

 

Jasper Weinrib


Jasper's Update 12-20-19

posted Dec 20, 2019, 1:06 PM by Cynthia Friedman

We had an awesome week this week. We did work on reviewing all the math that we learned this half year. We worked on Israel brochures and built buildings on cliffs. Students were hard at work all week finishing up everything that they needed to. We are celebrating this Friday engineering forts to celebrate our achievements. 


I hope everyone has a peaceful and restful break!


Thanks,

Jasper


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