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    Posted by MEGAN BAKER on 3/26/2020

    Kindergarten: 

    Karry Harbert kharbert@bethelsd.org

    Amy Wellman awellman@bethelsd.org

    • Sent a demonstration videos on how to use number bonds
    • sent a plan for writing prompts and number stories for each day of the week
    • Sent collection for epic, sent a extra printable packet for each day this week
    • Set up and gave access to Zearn

     


    1st Grade:

    Julie Nash jnash@bethelsd.org

    Stephanie Ellison sellison@bethelsd.org

    Gina Epperson gabbottepp@bethelsd.org

    • Set up home accounts for access to Seesaw, Brainpop, EPIC, Prodigy, lunch doodles w/Mo Willems, technology survey, provided learning resources to take home 3/16
    • Families work on supplements sent out by the first grade team on Friday of the previous week and add in review work from Learning packets as needed.

     

    Week One March 23-27 FIRST GRADE FAMILY RESOURCES

     

    • ELA Adjective video Brainpop
    • EPIC book collection for ELA & Math goals this week
    • Adjective game/writing activity
    • Compound word video
    • Seesaw activity-compound words
    • EPIC family text collection
    • Writing topic "Family Interview"
    • Math: greater, less, equal with related Brainpop video, game, Prodigy & Seesaw activity
    • Science (Mrs, Park) - Moon Activity, reading & Epic Collection
     

    2nd Grade:

    Fran Cierley fcierley@bethelsd.org

    Marjorie Colyer mcolyer@bethelsd.org

    C2 set up EPIC accts for students for reading; offered suggestions for writing such as writing in response to reading; writing an alternate ending to a story read; in math encourage kids to memorize math facts; computation practice; sent home all addition math timings to practice; also encouraged families to access Eureka online for practice problems

    C2--continue reading different genres on Epic; use the site https://www.ducksters.com/ (we used this site in class); choose a favorite animal and write a report telling about unique features, habitats, food, etc. writing--write a letter to Grandma, Grandpa, or friend--edit carefully and use all the convention rules they know; math--while practicing, include money problems, both addition and subtraction; copy problems vertically on notebook paper, use standard algorithms; go to Freckle math (https://www.freckle.com/)--we used this in class, too; social studies--review continents, countries, states; https://www.education.com/worksheets/second-grade/social-studies/; additional art projects at crayola.com


    3rd Grade

    Bettencourt

    mbettencou@bethelsd.org 

    Math: multiplication practice, math games with playing cards (sent home a deck with each student), math worksheets posted for parents to either print up or just do the problems (google drive link), prodigy math, splashlearn, rocket spelling, mathplayground, coolmathgames. Social Studies: virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo and activities that they can complete.

    Math: continue multiplication practice (prodigy, attached worksheets, sprints, deck of cards), fractions (module 5). Social Studies: "Nothing Can Stop Her" Other: Rocket Spelling

     

    Christianson

    jchristian@bethelsd.org

    Reading - Read 30 minutes with one question a day based on a reading standard. Writing - Daily journal prompts for writing one paragraph. Other - Provided students with access to EPIC online, ReadWorks, and ReadyGEN

    Reading - Read 30 minutes with one question a day based on a reading standard. Writing - Daily journal prompts for writing one paragraph. Other - Plant journal checkin, Provided students with access to EPIC online, ReadWorks, and ReadyGEN

     

    McIver

    kmciver@bethelsd.org

     

    https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

    New Prodigy Logins (Haven't used all Year, sts have been using Zearn but engaged more with Prodigy.

    EPIC logins

    ZEARN (CCSS) Logins

    Math and ELA workbooks

    TEACH TCI

    Brain Pop

    GenertationGenius.com

    Rocket Spelling

    Adventure Academy

    Assigning (optional) Kahoot quizzes homework from home. More of a resource for teachers first. Then to instruct families.

    https://youtu.be/M4FSHrRU83Y


    4th Grade

    Brenda Pattee   bpattee@bethelsd.org

    Bryan Case  bcase@bethelsd.org

    English/Language Arts 

    ELA: sent home packet with instructions. Set up reading and reading log for chapter book (30 min per day). Sent home spelling practice for two weeks.

    ELA: will continue with packets; start "character Story" writing assignment; week 2 spelling; continue with daily reading. Email will go home today (with follow ups throughout the week).

     

    Math 

    Sent home Module 5 problem set as well as various review pages. Emailed families with the weekly learning activities.

    1) Catch up on Zearn M5 L15.

    2) Practice math facts

    Created a new Page on Canvas titled "At-Home Learning". On this page, suggested math lessons and resources are posted for the week. We will send a 4th grade Family Email today with learning opportunities for families. We will also send follow-up messages as needed.


     

    5th Grade

    Daily emails following this format: 1. Math – https://www.ixl.com/

    IXL Section O: Mixed Operations

    Continue working on O.7, O.8, O.9, and O.10 (operations with fractions and decimals). I recommend spending no more than 15 minutes on IXL, taking a break and doing something active, then returning. Try to complete one section per day.

                           

    2. Social Studies – Seesaw

    Exploration Vocabulary activity on Seesaw

    Follow the instructions on the activity. Use a Google search to define the words, then write 5 sentences using one word each.

                           

    3. Reading – EasyBridge by ReadyGEN (PearsonRealize)

    George’s Secret Key to the Universe, Lesson 3

    Read chapters 7-9 and complete the Reader’s and Writer’s Journal activities in PearsonRealize.

                           

    4. Writing

    Science Fiction story

    Develop your main character: Add sensory detail. Write one paragraph using the descriptions you wrote yesterday about your character.

                           

    5. Science

    Check your email for instructions for an activity from Mrs. Park.

                           

    6. Physical Activity

    Find a workout on JustDance/workouts. Or just go for a walk outside!

    Monday Activities: 1. Math – https://www.ixl.com/

    IXL Section O: Mixed Operations

    Continue working on O.7, O.8, O.9, and O.10 (operations with fractions and decimals). I recommend spending no more than 15 minutes on IXL, taking a break and doing something active, then returning. Try to complete one section per day.

                           

    If you are ready for the next task Go to Section M and work on M.7, M.8, M.9, M.10 and M.11 (multiplying fractions and whole numbers)

                           

    2. Social Studies – Seesaw

    Explorer Trading Card activity on Seesaw

    Follow the instructions on the activity. Use a Google search to find an early explorer such as Balboa, Da Gama, Magellan, etc. then create a trading card using the template provided with at least 5 details about the explorer.

                           

    3. Reading – EasyBridge by ReadyGEN (PearsonRealize)

    George’s Secret Key to the Universe, Lesson 4

    Read chapters 10-11 and complete the Reader’s and Writer’s Journal activities in PearsonRealize.

                           

    4. Writing

    Science Fiction story

    Choose one of the descriptions of your character from the sensory details activity. Use “like” or “as” to create a description of one of their characteristics. Example: “Her hair cascaded down her back like a waterfall.”

                           

    5. Science

    Continue working on the project from Mrs. Park OR

    Check Seesaw for the “Changes in Matter Diagram” and follow the directions on the activity.

                           

    6. Physical Activity

    Chalk your walk! Google a chalk art activity and create it on your driveway or sidewalk (some people have been doing this on their fences, too). Take a picture and email it to us!


    6th Grade

    Science

    missing work, answering many many emails, and working on, but not done yet with virtual conferences.

    check canvas daily for assignments, announcements and zoom meeting times

     

    English Language Arts 

    Created a Module on Canvas to list weekly activities and a page to answer commonly asked questions. Periods 2&3 working on Nile DBQ assignment. Period 4 working on Walk 2 Moons assignments in SpringBoard.

    Check weekly update from Mrs. D on Canvas. Periods 2&3 continue working on Nile DBQ assignment. Period 4 continue working on Walk 2 Moons assignments in SpringBoard. 


    Math

    Imagine Math, missing work make-up, and virtual conferences with my advisory kids.


    7th Grade 

    Math

    Students are directed to access Ms. Bodnar’s Clever page where they will find a list of resources and suggested activities. As well as the following...

     

    Science and ELA 

    Tangerine Book PDF

    Tangerine Audiobook

     

    Scholastic Magazines: The classroom password for ALL is: gorattlers19-20

    Scholastic Action

    Scholastic Choices

    Scholastic Scope

    Scholastic Science World

     

    Other websites:

    NewsELA code: NQKWRJ

    Readworks code: LG7BGB

    CommonLit code: W5EJ6K


    8th Grade

    English Language Arts 

    Resources on line, check Canvas page: History-Create a storyboard, ELA- Engage your Brain

    Check Canvas Page for Engaging Assignments using Springboard and History

     

    Science 

    Enrichment Activities, experiments

    Focused work on Ch1 of Natural Selection

     

    Math 

    2 video assignments and 1 notability assignment (canvas)

    3 video assignments and 2 notability assignments (canvas, big ideas for alg)

     

    The 8th grade team also publishes a weekly email message

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  • Contact US

    Posted by MEGAN BAKER on 12/7/2018

    ELK PLAIN SCHOOL OF CHOICE K-8
    22015 22nd Avenue East
    Spanaway, WA 98387-7511
    Phone: 253.800.7900
    Fax: 253.800.7998

    Email: ep_office@bethelsd.org

     

     

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

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    Message for Families 4/2/2020

     

    Greetings Elk Plain Families,

     

    Before I go any further in this message there are two important things I want you to know:

     

    Thing 1:  This is just for fun.

     

    Thing 2:  You can, as always, hang up now if you like.

     

    For those of you still on the line, here’s hoping you’re managing during this down time, and particularly that you’re all finding a way to still keep spring break alive in your heart.  Like I said at the start, this is just for fun but I send it out to you during this week in case you’re looking for something different to try.

     

    Beginning tonight, April 2nd,  I’ll be posting recordings of some wonderful books.  I’m choosing stories that I loved very much from the time I was a little boy, all the way through to today.  For books, I’ll be posting a few chapters at a time depending on their length. Now and then I’ll try to add a short story in one full recording.

     

    Having a good story read to me is one of my favorite things.  If you care to try it, you can access these recordings on our own Elk Plain home page.  Once you’re there, go to the ‘Academics’ heading. When you click on that, look for the link called ‘Story Time With Mr. Mitchell’ .

     

    One last word:  The first book I’m attempting is the classic James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.  I got hooked on Roald Dahl by my wonderful 3rd grade teacher Ms. Brittingham who read us this story about a young orphaned boy.  I want to caution parents of very young children that there are some scenes in this story that are a little scary. Every child is different and you know your child best - use your best judgment of if your child is ready for this story or not.  One more thing, I’m still trying to get this process figured out, so be patient with my errors in reading, as well as the low volume on the first 10 chapters. I’ll get these bugs worked out over time.

     

    Until next time, you take care.

     
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