Emily's Update 4-13-2020

posted Apr 13, 2020, 12:41 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Greetings, families!


Get ready for some exciting changes this week.  We will be learning to use Seesaw, an amazing app that will facilitate teaching and learning while we’re apart.  Kids will be able to access their assignments and share their work. Carmen and I can see finished work, hear kids' thinking, and provide feedback. Families like you will have one easy place to see their child's activities and teacher comments, plus you'll easily be able to add comments and send me messages.


Our intrepid classroom is the first to roll out Seesaw, and our experiences will inform how Seesaw gets introduced to the rest of the Ridgeline community. Please be patient as we all - students, families and staff - gain expertise on this new platform.


Instructions for how to log in to Seesaw will be coming in a Monday email from our tech team.  Please send login, tech, and installation questions their way. Carmen and I will be on call to answer questions about using the app.  


This week’s schedule starts off with offline activities, just like you are used to.  Tuesday is a bridge day - offline activities are available, and the same activities will be posted on Seesaw.  By Wednesday my hope is that we can be fully online, and we'll end the week as seasoned Seesaw veterans. Join me in the exploration - adventure awaits!



Emily’s Lower El Week 3 - Seesaw Roll Out Edition

Monday - Offline Work, Seesaw Login

Tuesday - Transitioning to Seesaw

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:15 Zoom meeting 

8:15 Zoom meeting 

8:15 Zoom 

8:15 Zoom 

8:15 Zoom 

Language Arts:    

Read for at least 20 minutes

 

Create a comic based on your family with you as the main character.  Think about how you will draw each person and how you

can show their personality in your comic.  Share your comic book with your family.  


Seesaw: If you are signed into Seesaw, share your comic there!

Language Arts: 

Read for at least 20 minutes

 

Choose a story prompt image to write about. If you don’t like the pictures choose your own!

Write an original story or scene based on the picture.  Remember to have a beginning, middle, and end to your story.


Seesaw: Prompts are in Seesaw and in the email attachment. 

Language Arts: 


Read for at least 20 minutes


Check Seesaw for your activity.


Language Arts: 


Read for at least 20 minutes

 

Check Seesaw for your activity.


Language Arts: 


Read for at least 20 minutes

 

Check Seesaw for your activity. 

Math:


Create a poll (see a sample poll and tally chart below).  Write down questions with yes or no answers. Ask your family your questions and document their answers on a tally chart.  Then make a bar graph of their answers. 


Bonus:  Express your answers in fractions.  What For example, ⅓ of your family might like hot sauce and ⅔ don’t like hot sauce.) 

Math:


Using characters from a story you have read, create a math story problem.  

Level 1 - Make an addition problem with an answer of 100 or less. 

Level 2 - Try it with subtraction.

Level 3 - Try multiplication or division.

Level 4 - Put several steps into your problem. 


SOLVE your problem and show your work.   You can have a family member solve it too. 

Math:



Check Seesaw for your activity.



Math:



Check Seesaw for your activity.



Math:



Check Seesaw for your activity.


More:

Get out into nature and go on a textures scavenger hunt!  Use the attached charts or make your own.   


More:

We are diving into Seesaw today.  Sometimes when we try new things we can get a little stressed.  Try the breathing star exercise if you need a break. The file is attached… or check it out in Seesaw!

More:


Check Seesaw for your activity. 


More:


Check Seesaw for your activity. 


More:


Check Seesaw for your activity. 


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