Hello! I am REALLY missing my 4th graders. It was truly an amazing year as a teacher. I am so upset we cannot finish out the year together. I hope each of you are staying healthy and happy.
What I have been told is “less is more.” I am going to do my very best to make sure we do this as simple as possible.
I have made a little packet of the spelling words that we would have been practicing each week and a “Choice Board” with different activities (let your child choose 2 or 3 boxes a week to complete) to practice their spelling words. I also included a “Home Learning Menu” that has some creative ways to practice reading and writing (again let your child choose 2 or 3 boxes a week is plenty). Hopefully these will be fun and creative ways to practice reading and writing. I have also included an April and May calendar that has daily writing prompts that your child can use so they are writing everyday!
I am also sending home the Readers Notebook and a Close Reader workbook. You and your child may work through the books at your own pace and complete some or all of the pages. Some of the pages will require reading a story. I cannot copy the story due to copywrite laws, but I can send a link through Google Classroom that your child may use to access the story. If you do not have internet then please don’t worry about those pages.
Due to the current crisis we are able to provide the link to take AR test from home. I hope that many of you will take this opportunity to continue to work to reach your AR goal or the personal goal that you set for yourself. Please follow the link and then enter your username and password.
While libraries are closed there are several websites that your child may access online for free books to read to conitnue working toward their AR goal.
https://www.getepic.com/sign-in (click on : student & educators, enter class code: vbe9383)
https://www.myon.com/school/readathome (School Name: Read at Home Username: readnow Password: myon)
Parents I know this is a very stressful time and I don not want to add stress with a heavy workload. I have tried to provide some fun activities to help your child continue to learn. Please know that the most important things you can do is spend quality time with your child and make sure that your child reads everyday all summer long, not just during these 5 weeks. Also, if you have internet access your child may also continue to work on IXL and Mony Max all summer. Learning can come in many forms. It may be learning to cook by reading a cookbook, gardening by reading the planting directions on the packages, or even learning how to fix something that is broken by reading the manual.
Please message me if you need anything. You can reach me on remind or through e-mail. I will respond quickly through remind.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I miss you all SO much. Please keep in touch with me.