Please check all Google Classrooms for the links for today. If your child has ELA, the Zoom Room link is in their ELA classroom. When they have Social Studies or Health the Zoom Room link is located in those classrooms on Google.
The passcode is Fantastic4
Welcome Back to School!
I am very excited to start the 2020-2021 school year at Roosevelt School! Let me introduce myself: I am the 4th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher. This will be my third year teaching 4th grade. Before that, I taught middle school LA for 11 years! How time flies when you are having fun!
I cannot wait to meet my new group of Fantastic Fourth graders this year. I look forward to a year filled with learning and fun.
In order to foster a community of learners, I use Class Dojo in order to keep connected to parents. I will post daily HW, assignments, reminders, and pictures on Class Dojo to keep you updated. I encourage that parents use this platform for communication, so it is very important to sign up when you child brings you home your individual code. You can start by downloading the free app on your phone today.
All students will also be asked to sign up for their Google Classroom account using the district's email that will be sent out to you in the beginning of the school year. Your child will be required to join my ELA and Social Studies classrooms. Most of the HW assignments will be posted through Google Classroom this year. Some Google Classroom extensions that I use in the classroom are: Readworks, Common Lit, NewsELA, and Edpuzzle. These extension are easy to sign up for using the district assigned Google email address and they link right to your child's account. Another great feature that I will be using in the classroom are digital reader's response notebooks and providing the students with a digital classroom experience.
I will also be using Read Theory to track student's reading level throughout the school year.
The Goal this year is to build a strong classroom commUNITY. We will be doing this in the classroom by having morning meetings, through read aloud discussions, community building activities, and learning how to set individual and class goals.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or Class Dojo (preferred).
A lot of parents over the years have asked me questions about how they could best help their child to grow at home. My answer is not to give them more "work" but rather teach them some ways that the content they are taught in school can be applied to everyday life or used to solve real-world issues. Here are some great ways that you can use to help support your child's growth at home.