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Two quick things:
First, thank you for the Amazon Gift card. I really appreciate it. You have all been so wonderful!
 
Second, since we didn't get the opportunity to have a puppet show, I have invited Mrs. Dair and Mrs. Castillo's class to join us on our on Flipgrid.  This is voluntary, but if your child would like to add one last Flipgrid; I think it would be fun for everyone to see.  Have fun!
 
Mrs. Brown

Spring Pictures

For some reason, our class' Spring Pictures were lost at Life Touch.  They may come in the Fall, but no one really knows. 

Room 8 Update

Dear Parent and Students,
 
Parents, I want to thank you for all the support your have showed to me and our class during this year.  Thank you to our room moms, Stacy and Sarah and all our classroom volunteers.  I especially want to say thank you to every parent for your help during the time you had to help teach your child at home.  I know this was a hard task, but we did it!  It's sad to think we will end this year like this, but I am hopeful that we will get to see each other soon!  I look forward to seeing your child when they drop off books next week. 
 
Students, can you believe we made it to the last day of class?  I am hoping I get a chance to say good bye on Tuesday or Wednesday, but if case I don't, I want you to know that I will cherish all the great times we had together.   We may not have finished the way we wanted, but we overcame an amazing challenge and learning experience.  I will miss you next year, but I hope to see you around school.  Every student in room 8 has  proven themselves strong; you've got third grade.
 
Best wishes, 
Mrs. Brown

Room 8 UPdate

I made a typo on the last post, the dates to turn in textbooks are June 9 and 10.
 
Also, I can't get the Math test to load on think central.  It will need to be completed paper/pencil.  Sorry
 
Mrs. Brown

Zoom Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
Wow!  It is already June.  I can't believe it.  You should have received a few emails from Mr. Bernal by now about the next two weeks.  To recap, this is our last week of Zoom classes. Monday - Thursday we will have the same schedule as we usually have, but I would like all of us to meet as one group on Friday at 10:30.  I hope this works for everyone, it would just be nice to see all our classmates, say good bye for the summer, and just chat and have fun.  
 
There are three items that are required to be turned in this week.  First, students are to make their final oral report, on "What I Liked Best in Second Grade".  Students also need to complete the McGraw Hill Unit 6 Assessment and the Year End Math test.  Both test are long and should be completed over multiple days.  I tried to put the math test on line (Think Central, to do), but just in case, there is a digital copy posted.  I will need the entire test sent to me if the online version does not work.  Another option is to open the test as a pdf and use the draw tool.  I use edge on my laptop and acrobat on my iPad.
 
On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 9 and 10, I will be at school to collect text books and give students items left in the class.  Please refer to the schedule Mr. Bernal sent out for times, safety protocols and social distancing.    Students will follow our traffic pattern while in the classroom.  
 
Mrs. Brown

Zoom Room 8

Dear Parents,
 
A couple of reminders, there is no school on Monday.  Please celebrate safely and remember those who gave their lives so we can have the freedom we have today.  Thank you to all who have served and to those who continue to serve in our military  today.
 
The second reminder is to please submit the required student work.  If you aren't sure, the information can be found by reading previous post, or log on to my office hour, Wednesday @ 9:30 via Zoom (same meeting ID and students)  I will begin working on progress reports next week, and I want to see the assignments and know that students have been keeping up with their studies.  So, next week is going to be a lighter work week so those who need a little more time to complete assignments can get them completed.  For those of you who are caught up , you can have a much lighter load this week, but I did put all the material to continue with our regular schedule of work.  
 
Have a wonderful three day weekend,
Mrs. Brown

Zoom Room 8 Update

Dear Parents and Students,
I have added a video on how to use Flip Grid.  If you have questions let me know.  I would like the students to create a short little clip about themselves.  I will give more details on the "Teach the Class" oral report later this week.  It will be due the by June 1.  
 
Also, a few fun web sites to go with this week's lesson on Teamwork / Astronaut Handbook
 
 
 
Have fun,
Mrs. Brown

Zoom Room 8 Update

Dear Parents, 
 
Just a quick note, I will be uploading a video tomorrow evening on how to make a Flipgrid video.  It is surprisingly (for me) that it was not as difficult as it sounds.  Students will need to use this method, if you haven't already submitted, for their "Teach the Class Something" oral report.  I will include everything you need to know, well, of course, I will try to include everything.
 
Have a great week,
Mrs. Brown

i-Ready Math

Dear Parents and Students,
If you do not see the lesson assigned on the daily schedule, just do the lesson that pops up.  The program is loading them in a different order than I assigned them.  Since it is review, it doesn't matter.  You can check your child's progress by clicking on the "My Progress" tab at the bottom of the page.  It will give you your child's score and which of the lesson he/she has completed.
 
Mrs. Brown

Zoom Room 8

Dear Parents,
 
Once again, thank you for pictures of flowers and homemade cards.  They were all so special.  
 
This week I have changed a few things.  First, we have completed our math workbook (except a few cumulative sections).  So we are going to review each section from the beginning of the school year.  So don't throw away your workbooks and if you still have volume one that went home Feb/March sometime we will be working in them each week.  I have also posted the pages.  Please let me know of any questions your child struggles with so I can address them in a Zoom meeting, small group, or an individual session.  Students will also need to complete 30 minutes of i-Ready math each day.
 
Also, there are now a few required items on the Choice Board.  As always, please send me a note or a snapshot of the Choice Board cover sheet and the 1st page of the math test. 
 
I want your child to begin thinking about his/her final oral report.  This is a "Teach the Class" something.  It can be educational or fun.  I would like it to be a video that we can all watch.  The video should be no longer than 5 minutes. I don't know the best way to video, I have played with just using a phone and uploading it to your child's one drive and sharing with me, record yourself having a Zoom meeting, or using flipgrid.  
 
Mrs. Brown
 
 

Zoom Room 8 Update

Dear Parents and Students,
 
Thank you so much for all the pictures of the students giving me flowers!  It brought tears of joy to my eyes.  I miss them all so much!  I also want to thank you for the Amazon gift card.  Not sure yet how to use it for the class, but I will try to think of something.  Normally I would buy books, but I just can't think of the "I might not see you until you are third graders" yet.  I think I jut might need an elbow bump! 
 
Stay safe, 
Mrs. Brown

Zoom Room 8

Dear Parents,
 
I always love this time of year!  Flowers are bloom, shrubs are growing, life just seems to be singing.  I just love spring and the signs that summer is just around the corner.  What I am not loving this year, is to not be teaching about plants.  If you are interested in the lesson worksheets and power point that I would be teaching let me know.  Our Science and  Hands on Learning would be predicting what kind of seeds a fruit/vegetable comes from (I have been know to go to the grocery store and buying very exotic fruit  to share with the class just to discover what type of seed/pit it has), learning about the life cycle of plants, dissecting seeds, growing plants, learning about leaves, and a STEM activity based on Jack in the Beanstalk.  The packets are copyrighted and can't be posted on a shared website, but I can use it for my individual class so sending it you or sharing in TEAMS is ok.  (It is a really big document/powerpoint.)  
 
Speaking of TEAMS, I will be attending (virtually of course) a few Microsoft workshops this week.  Unfortunately, they are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00.  So I am hoping the 11:10 group on Tuesday and Thursday can move up to 10:30 and the Friday 11:10 group join the 10:30 group.  I know this is messing with schedules, but I would like to attend these workshops.  If these times don't work for you, feel free to join any group that does work. The first workshop I am attending is on making videos to present lessons, the second is on TEAMS and the third is adding apps that work with TEAMS.  All three will help me help your children.
 
Last week, I attended a workshop on Flipgrid.  I am hoping to figure out how students can use Flipgrid and TEAMS (I have been working on getting us all signed up) to create a 3 - 5 minute video for their final oral report - teach the class something.  I have been missing oral reports, and I  think this would be so fun for everyone.  
 
I have also added a box on the choice board for children to be kind to their parents this week in honor of Mother's Day.  We aren't in school on Father's Day, so we are going to celebrate Parent's Day this week.  I know being a parent during this time has more than the usual challenges,  but know that I am here to support you in any way I can.  
 
Stay healthy, keep learning and Happy Parent's Day,
Mrs. Brown

Math Pattern

Last week we had a pattern puzzle.  Several students wanted to challenge their parents with it.  I posted it under this week's work.  Have fun.

Zoom Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
 
At the end of each month, I have the students write a "monthly essay" telling what they have done at school that month.  This month, we are doing things a bit different.  Please have your child complete several pages of the "Time Capsule" assignment this week and save them for me.  We will add them to the collection of essays at the end of the year.
 
Assignment Turn in:  Don't forget to take a snap shot on your phone or scan the first page of the math review and the choice board cover sheet with your initials and email them to me.  This is how I am keeping track of work.  A quick email stating they did their work will work too.
 
Math: We are headed to Chapter 15 in the math book.  Multiplication is not a second grade standard, but I feel it is a plus going into third grade.  Some students may have already completed the workbook pages.  If not, this is where they need to be working.  If your child has completed them, check for understanding and have them work on mastery of addition and subtraction fact on Reflex so I can move them up to multiplication and division.  
 
Have a great week, stay healthy, 
Mrs. Brown
 
 

Zoom Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
 
I hope you all had a great weekend. This week we celebrate Earth Day.  We will be focusing on the earth and it's resources for the next two weeks.  I have also only added items to the choice board that can be completed on line, in already printed workbooks, or scrap paper. So, talk about ways to care and protect our world.  
 
The students and I have decided that Zoom Room 8 should have a Spirit day.  So on Friday, we are going to have Pajama Day.  If your Child does not have a Zoom session on Friday, they are welcome to pop in, or I will stay in the Zoom Room from12:00 to 12:30 if your Child wants to have "lunch with the teacher" in our pajamas. All students are invited to the lunch zoom.  It will be just fun and a time to visit each other. 
 
Have a very grand week,
Mrs. Brown