Hello Families, 

I hope you all had a great week! Attached to this email is our schedule for next weeks lessons/activities. I also have sent out progress reports, so please let me know if you have any questions! 

Additionally, I wanted give a reminder about writing. This week we started our Fairy Tale writing unit. This unit will continue over the next month and students should continue to apply the skills they are learning in the lessons to their writing. I noticed this week that some students skipped the brainstorming process (which was the lesson) and just wrote a Fairy Tale. Please remind your students that the writing process can still be followed at home!

Lastly, I wanted to let you all know of a new reward system that I started implementing this week. In our daily lessons, I included multiple "code words". The words are not in every video and are not in the same spot in every video. My hope with this is to encourage students to watch the full lesson videos. I have noticed many questions come up on Seesaw that are addressed in the videos. This week 11/21 students found at least one code word, but only 2 found all of them! I will be reaching out to those students to share their prize. From here on out, any time a student finds a code word they will be entered into a raffle and I will pull winners for prizes every Friday. 

Here is the link to what I shared with students on Seesaw about this new reward system. 

https://app.seesaw.me/pages/shared_item?item_id=item.0348dc93-11c0-4c83-bcb9-3f91a37ba3c3&share_token=EcmiuTxnQxKdvSBUeC6pYg&mode=share

Thank you for all you do to support your students at home during this time. Please feel free to reach out with questions, feedback or concerns! 

Best,

 

Karissa Bachman

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