Welcome to the third week of distance learning!

This week's required digital learning at-a-glances can be found in the files tab for each class. Please make sure you are selecting the correct class/course. Also, please look at the attached document for additional information on Physical Strategies to Support Online Learning! It comes directly from the Academic Success Center at Oregon State University.

All assignments are due by end of the week on Sunday, May 10th. However, Mrs. Brookens and I are flexible considering the circumstances. If you have additional barriers at home that are not allowing you to complete work (or your child to complete his/her work), please let us know and we will work with you to determine how to best support your child during this time. Also, if any classwork assigned is taking longer than the expected 30 minutes of work, please let us know. We can help further modify plans to support all learners during this new learning era.

Writing Lab (1st) and 6th Grade ELA (2nd) : As previously shared, Mrs. Brookens and I created an account on Edmodo to match your other classes and their systems for 6th graders. Hopefully, this makes it easier for our students to be independent in completing the assignments, since they are already familiar with navigating Edmodo. If you have any questions about logins we have access to all students's Usernames and Passwords.

Learning Strategies (4th): Learning Strategies will continue to be accessed via Office 365 OneNote and will use Microsoft Forms to deliver mini lessons that target executive functioning skills. Please use the at-a-glance to determine what tasks are due each day, as well as accessing the Microsoft Forms lessons. If you are having difficulties with accessing any materials provided in OneNote or the link in the "at-a-glance" is not working, please reach out so we can remedy this.
Office Hours-
Mrs. Brookens: Monday 10-11 and Wednesday 1-2
Mrs. Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:15-12:45
General Tips for  Distance Learning:
  • Keep a daily routine for getting up, eating, and going to bed that is similar to your normal school day
  • Create a study place that will not be distracting
  • Create a daily study schedule (e.g., 8:00-9:00 ELA, 9:10-10:10 math, 10:20- 11:10 science, etc.)
  • Create a daily routine for checking teacher websites including Edmodo
  • Make sure to take scheduled breaks from studying (and staring at electronic screens) and to eat healthy snacks
  • Make sure to take movement breaks from studying and sitting in front of a screen (e.g., do some stretches, jumping jacks, walk the dog while practicing social distancing, etc.)
  • Stay positive, have fun, and always ask for help!

Lastly, May the Fourth Be With You!

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