Dear 4A Families,
The last week of April is here. Time is so strange right now. Hopefully May will bring some positive changes for our world. I am so appreciative of all you are doing—your patience and adaptability. We are all learning as we go. The individual meetings with the students last week were wonderful. It was so nice to connect. If your child has not yet signed up for a time to meet you will have received an email from me. I would like to meet with each student before Friday this week. Going forward, if students would like to meet with me individually they can request a meeting via email.
It seems like the first week with Google Classroom went smoothy overall. We will continue to work to make it helpful and user friendly. I have placed a 4A Recurring Zoom Schedule in the top section in Classwork on Google Classroom. Mondays and Tuesdays we always meet at 1:00–the whole class. Thursdays I am splitting the class meetings. The first group at 11:30 and the second group at 12:10. Students should sign in 5 minutes early for all Zoom meetings so we can start on time. I will be having optional small group Zoom meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30. These meetings will focus on math review. Students who have questions, or want extra support on the skills are welcome to join. I will also be individually inviting some students to these meetings based on what I am seeing from the classwork I correct.
Happy Numbers: If your child has not yet signed in to Happy Numbers, they should do that right away. I sent out an email on Friday with your child’s login information. All student need to have the placement test completed by the end of the day on Tuesday. Please do not assist your child with this test, as the program needs to see where each child is to individualize the assignments.
During our whole class Monday Zoom meeting I will be going over a creative writing project the students will be working on for the next two weeks. We ask that the final draft of the project is hand written, not typed. Cursive is optional.
The Oral Biography Quote Project on Seesaw is due by end of day on Monday. All students need to recite the Memorare from memory by Friday, May 8th. They should record themselves reciting the prayer on Seesaw. Thank you to those students that have already turned in their prayer videos! I love seeing them.
For religion this week the students will need to print out the PDF’s linked here and on Google Classroom. Just a reminder, when you print from Google Docs you need to use the print icon in the document, not print from your browser.
The spelling list for the week is linked on Google Classroom. All Spelling City activities for these words should be completed by Friday. Students will take their spelling/vocabulary tests on Friday on Spelling City as well. Thank you for monitoring that the students to not have any “helper sheets” during the tests.
Last week Mrs. Weythman joined our Tuesday Zoom meeting to talk about Battle of the Books. Please read below.
Battle of the Books – Coming to you soon!
Yes, you heard that right! Battle of the Books will still take place this May using Zoom as our online platform. At this time, I’d like to find out which teams would still like to participate so that I can organize our competition rounds and prizes. If your team would still like to participate please choose a team captain to send one email to me, Mrs. Weythman, with your team name and group member names. I know we left school before you could finish reading all of the books, but just know we are all in the same boat and it will still be a fun experience for everyone. We still have fun prizes for each round and there will still be a remote district final where our top HRS team will compete against the other top teams around the Archdiocese of Seattle.
I can’t wait to see who is up for the challenge and let the battle begin!
That is about all for this last Monday of April. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns or suggestions! We are better together!
Please give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel forsaken, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I feel foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I feel rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil.