As we enter week 3 of distance learning at home, I want to tell all of you that you are doing an amazing job guiding and encouraging your children. Zoom and Facetime have been incredible tools to be able to see your children, hear their voices and support their learning. It was especially fun to see so many of you as I delivered math books. Beginning tomorrow morning, you will receive an email with the weekly second grade schedule. New subjects and assignments will be added daily. The document will be live throughout the week and your email will take you directly there. I will have videotaped messages each day to welcome the kids and others to explain specific lessons. Our regular zoom times will remain the same; always using Toni’s link. You can decide to share their work through email, text or Facetime. I am always available to clarify any questions you might have or to support you and your children whenever needed. I miss the kids so much!!!! Hang in there!
Below, I have included a scavenger hunt which might be fun to do sometime this week.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
How many kind you find?
a house with a black railing
a blue car
a plant in a window
a recycling bin
someone out for a walk
a camper in a driveway
an electricity box
a license plate that spells a word
a house with a 9 in the number
a fire hydrant
a house with no cars in the driveway
a porch with 2 chairs
a license plate that starts with an a
an outside light turned on
an open garage door
a basketball net
a for sale or sold sign
a black garage door
a welcome sign
a house with 3 cars in the driveway
Please find the answer to the questions below and email the answers to me or post them in your blog. They are due by Friday. Thank you!
If you were playing the game Scrabble, what would be the value of the words below? (you get to use your math skills)
friendly awesome zapped
Mustard, Plum and Peacock are all characters in what board game?
List 2 rooms on this gameboard.
A huge big thank you to all of you for creating fabulous learning environments for your children! Below are other sites and ideas you might find useful and fun.
Browse the MJDS online library catalog and read eBooks from any device!
You can read eBooks from the MJDS online library catalog. There is no need to check them out. Read them on any device. It’s fast and easy!
Here are the steps-
- Start at the MJDS website (www.mjds.org)
- Choose Quick Links, Student Resources, Library Resources, eBooks.
- From the Destiny Discover screen, scroll down to the eBooks header and browse.
- For all students and families the username is library, the password is guest.
- Select a book and read!
I wish I had been able to say goodbye to all of you yesterday as we dismissed. I am going to miss seeing you and spending time with your amazing children. I will be available to help support you in any way I can. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns. (262-352-6927) firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be checking in with you and your kids weekly. The websites below may be helpful as you explore ways to engage your children in academics at home.
We enjoyed a variety of activities celebrating Purim. Listening to the Megillah while graggers sounded, seeing Adon Lippman drink an interesting shake, watching Rabbi Schaller reveal her pink hair, playing bingo with the first and third graders, decorating and filling Mishloach Manot treat bags and delivering them to second grades at Hillel, pranking some of the main offices, having fun at the Carnival and having fun watching Adon Kass perform his magic tricks.. What a fun, tipsy turvy day!
Our housing commissioner, Grady, was busy collecting down payments from the class this morning. The children had to decide if they wanted to buy a Ritzy Ditzy or a Regular house and pay one half of the total amount. Money counting skills were put to the test. Grady filled out housing permits for the students, which are proudly displayed at their table spots . We will continue to earn for the next two weeks.
Friday was an exciting day in our classroom community. We held an election for Mayor, Judge, Housing Commissioner and Supervisor of Maintenance. The children gave fabulous, thoughtful speeches, full of creative ideas. I was so proud of all the candidates for taking the risk to run. After the votes were counted, they proved to be outstanding citizens as they congratulated each other and exhibited good sportsmanship. Our elected community leaders are listed below.
Mayor – Ruby, Judge – Benjamin, Housing Commissioner – Grady, Supervisor of Maintenance – Tali
We were ready to brainstorm names for our community. Before we even started, the kids told me that they had already come up with a name. They said they want to call it Dowling Town because it is my last year. That was such a special surprise for me. I have never had a town named after me. I am one fortunate teacher to be able to learn alongside your amazing children!