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These are out of order but...
Update: I posted on each students google classroom that there are codes for students to log on to Mr Gauthier's google classroom and Ms Noble's google classroom and Ms Sisler's google document (no classroom set up for Art)
Ms Noble- Music...nubssna
Ms Sisler...firstname.lastname@example.org google document on student's google classroom page.
We are so pleased to have your child in our class this year. As the start of school approaches, and back to school sales have already begun, we wanted to share some exciting news that will be unique about fourth grade in our classrooms. Your child will have both Mrs. Bosowicz and Mrs. Dowd. Two teachers for the price of one!
Mrs. Dowd will specialize in English Language Arts, and Mrs. Bosowicz will focus on Math, Science and Social Studies. Half of your child’s day will be spent with Mrs. Bosowicz, and half with Mrs. Dowd. We’re teaming up to specialize in certain aspects of the curriculum. This approach will allow for each teacher to develop the curriculum on a deeper level, thus giving your child more meaningful instruction and learning opportunities.
We are excited to continue this model and look forward to meeting your child on the first day of school.
****Please read the make-up work/homework policy on our website. We ask that if your student is absent or on vacation that you wait until they return to get any schoolwork. This way lessons that haven't been taught are not going home and students will have extra time to make up any lessons they have missed. Thank you for understanding.
Mrs. Bosowicz and Mrs. Dowd
*******MARCH 16TH -APRIL 6TH
ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH I SENT HOME A PACKET THAT CONTAINS FRACTION WORKSHEETS, A HELPER SHEET, AND SOME SOCIAL STUDIES PACKETS. WE ARE STUDYING THE NORTHEAST REGION SO I PUT TOGETHER SOME INFORMATION ON A FEW OF THE STATES IN THE REGION THAT HAVE INTERESTING INFORMATION, FACTS AND PUZZLES TO COMPLETE.
I HOPE EVERYONE STAYS HEALTHY AND SAFE AND I WILL MISS YOU OVER THE NEXT 3 WEEKS!
FOR CONTINUED MATH LEARNING STUDENTS CAN USE KHANACADEMY.COM. YOU CAN USE YOUR CLEVER ACCT TO ACCESS THIS AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FROM THERE. THIS SITE TEACHES CONCEPTS AND HAS QUIZZES AND TESTS TOO. I WOULD FOCUS ON FRACTIONS ...EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS USING MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION, COMPARING FRACTIONS WITH UNLIKE DENOMINATORS, FRACTIONS AND LINE PLOTS, FRACTIONS RELATED TO DECIMALS, AND DECIMALS (TENTHS, HUNDREDTHS). YOU CAN GOOGLE ANY OF THESE MATH CONCEPTS AND FIND LINKS TO MANY, MANY SITES THAT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH PRACTICE SHEETS FOR THESE CONCEPTS. I HAVE USED WWW.K5LEARNING.COM FOR SOME EXERCISES. VERY USER FRIENDLY. REMEMBER TO KEEP PRACTICING MATH FACTS TO BECOME FLUENT WITH THEM. THEY ARE KEY TO BEING SUCCESSFUL IN ALL AREAS OF MATH. FLASHCARDS, COMPUTER GAMES AND FAMILY MEMBERS QUIZZING YOU IS HELPFUL.
NOTE: MR GOODHIND HAS OFFERED TO HELP ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THEIR CLEVER ACCT TO CONTACT HIM. email@example.com
I WILL CONTINUE TO POST UPDATES HERE. AROUND APRIL 6TH IF WE ARE NOT BACK IN SCHOOL I WILL GIVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FINAL MATH UNIT (8) AND THE GEOMETRY LESSONS FROM THAT UNIT.
***(USE THIS CRITERIA FOR EACH REGION) AS FAR AS SOCIAL STUDIES I WOULD CONTINUE TO LEARN ABOUT THE STATES IN THE NORTHEAST REGION OVER THE NEXT 2 WEEKS. KNOW THE STATES AND CAPITALS, CROPS, CLIMATE, INDUSTRIES, LANDFORMS, LANDMARKS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM EACH REGION AND ANY INTERESTING/FUN FACTS.
MY OUTLINE (HAD WE BEEN IN SCHOOL) WAS TO START THE SOUTHEAST REGION THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL; MIDWEST REGION FIRST WEEK IN MAY; AND THE SOUTHWEST REGION (VERY SHORT) LAST WEEK IN MAY; FINALLY THE WEST REGION DURING THE FIRST COUPLE WEEKS OF JUNE.
STUDENTS CAN FOLLOW THE SAME DIRECTIONS AS ABOVE FOR EACH REGION. LEARNING THE STATES/CAPITALS FOR EACH PARTICULAR REGION. THEY CAN WRITE A SHORT REPORT (LIMIT 1 PAGE) FOR EACH REGION (PICK ONE STATE - YOUR CHOICE) USE THE GUIDELINES ABOVE. THE REPORT CAN INCLUDE THE STATE YOU CHOOSE, CAPITAL, CLIMATE ETC. (SEE ABOVE)
I WOULD HAVE STUDENTS KEEP THEIR REPORTS IN A FOLDER AT HOME THAT CAN BE TURNED IN AT A LATER DATE.
I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO EVERYONE'S EMAIL SO HOPEFULLY THIS WEBPAGE THAT I SHARE WITH MRS. DOWD PROVIDES YOU WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION.
FREE.....SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME HAS PROVIDED A FREE WEBSITE FOR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES WHILE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. 20 DAYS WORTH OF LEARNING. PROJECTS, ARTICLES, VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS, GEOGRAPHY AND MORE. NO PASSWORD IS NEEDED AND IT SAYS IT WORKS ON ALL DEVICES. STUDENTS CAN LEARN INDEPENDENTLY OR ALONG SIDE FAMILY MEMBERS. IT CLAIMS IT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE UP TO 3 HOURS OF LEARNING PER DAY. THIS INFO WAS SENT TO OUR SCHOOL EMAIL FROM SCHOLASTIC.
www.scholastic.com/coronavirus informative site for students?
I HOPE THIS UPDATE FINDS EVERYONE HEALTHY AND SAFE!
Update on 4/1/20
Mrs. Dowd and I got our Google Classrooms up and running today..yippee! We will post all assignments on there instead of attaching things here on the website. We will post any general information on here and you can always refer to this site for a list of resources shared early on.
We have been asking students to use Imagine Math, Prodigy and Khan Academy as additional places to practice math. Mr. Goodhind shared today at our grade level meeting that he believes those using a Mac/Ipad can't access Imagine Math. He was not able to so I'm putting it out there just in case this has been giving anyone trouble.
Thanks so much for all the support...we truly appreciate it!
Mrs. Boz and Mrs Dowd
Mr Goodhind shared today at our grade level meeting that
UPDATE..WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020
WE HOPE EVERYONE IS SAFE, HEALTHY AND ENJOYING FAMILY TIME WHILE ADJUSTING TO THESE "NEW" DAYS. THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS ASKED THAT WE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION HAS SUGGESTED. POSTING RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES WHEN POSSIBLE. OF COURSE THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE RESOURCES THAT YOU MAY COME UPON AND YOUR CHILDREN ENJOY. WE SHARE THIS WEBSITE AND THE PLAN IS TO UPDATE IT EACH WEDNESDAY. AS YOU KNOW OUR DISTRICT DOES NOT HAVE AN ONLINE REMOTE LEARNING SITE SO WE AS TEACHERS ARE LEARNING RIGHT ALONG WITH YOU AS PARENTS AND STUDENTS TRYING TO FIND USEFUL SOURCES FOR ALL. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN ALL OF THIS. NOTHING IS MANDATED AND NOTHING WILL BE GRADED. ALSO, STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO SUMBIT THEIR WORK TO TEACHERS.
REPORT CARDS MAY BE ISSUED AT A LATER DATE AROUND APRIL 17TH..MORE CONVERSATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE ABOUT THIS. ONLY GRADES UP THROUGH MARCH 13TH WILL BE CONSIDERED. REMEMBER TO CONTINUE TO USE YOUR CLEVER ACCOUNT AND GO ON TO IMAGINE MATH (JUST LIKE WE DID EACH FRIDAY IN CLASS) AND ALSO USE PRODIGY OR ANY OTHER FAVORITES TO CONTINUE YOUR LEARNING.
ALSO, 4TH GRADE TEACHERS HAVE STARTED GOOGLE DOCUMENTS THAT WE ARE ALL CONTRIBUTING TO THAT HAVE SITES THAT CAN BE UTILIZED BY YOU IF YOU WISH. THESE DOCS HAVE BEEN ATTACHED TO THE EMAIL THAT WENT OUT TODAY.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR AN EMAIL OR UPDATES POSTED HERE ON WEDNESDAYS.
STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE FRIENDS...WE MISS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!
MRS. BOSOWICZ AND MRS. DOWD
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