As we set sail on this new learning adventure, I am sure we all have many mixed emotions. I am so sad our in-school learning has ended because I truly love teaching and miss all my fabulous 4th graders! I tell them everyday how awesome they are, because it is true. On the otherhand, I am glad we are able to continue our learning together through this new avenue. As we connect through Zoom, Dojo, texts and emails, please know that I am here to help, support and teach your child the best I can. You and your child are welcome to reach out to me any day with questions, to share work or just to connect!
As your child completes work, feel free to send pictures of it through Dojo (student portfolio page or message), email firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can simply return it on May 11 at the next packet pick-up date. I will also offer a Q & A time on Zoom for any questions or support needed for assignments. In addition, there will be time to share and correct some of our work on Zoom so I can offer feedback. On another note, I have been exploring some really neat online technology I can use with students and am excited to give it a try.
If you or your child needs/wants to connect and chat outside of Zoom meetings, I will be available daily through Dojo, email or text/phone calls @ 281-799-2611. Thank you for your patience and support as we get started on our new learning adventure!!
Zoom Meeting Schedule
- Mon. @ 3:00 pm
- This is an important meeting to attend as it replaces our regular morning meeting and will give everyone a chance to share. I also will be going over the lessons/activities for the week and answering any questions once you've had a chance to look over the packet.
- Wed. @ 11:00 am or 5:30 pm
- This is an optional meeting. I will answer questions and help on assignments if needed by using a whiteboard feature and screen share. Message me if you will want your child to join either session so I know which one to schedule and what to go over (any daily activities). I am also able to schedule small groups (2-4 students) to work on and reinforce skills needed. We can set up any time that works for you on Wednesday. Contact me if you would like this for your child.
- Fri. @ 11:00 am
- We may correct and review a page or two and then play some fun games to interact with our classmates. This day is optional as well, so no need to let me know ahead of time who will be joining.
- Mon. @ 3:00 pm
by Lynne Kelly Year Published:
If you liked The One and Only Ivan, you will love Chained! Set in northern India, Haskin is a ten year old boy who must go to work with a traveling circus to help pay for his sister's medical bills. When he realized how cruelly the elephants are treated, he knows it is his job to protect the sweet new baby elephant. Will they both survive?
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by Sharon Creech Year Published:
This is a story written in free verse poem as a journal written between a student and teacher. The character doesn't understand or like poetry at first, but as the year goes on, this begins to change. An interesting twist at the end reveals the reason for the title.
Link to book
What is Mrs. Marriott reading?
- How to Steal A Dog by Barbara O'Connor
- Patina by Jason Reynolds
- Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
- A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen
- 13th Story Tree House series
- Ms. Bixby's Last Day
- Alfie Onion
- She Dared
- Way Down Deep