“In spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”
― Margaret Atwood
Homework on Monday through Thursday includes focused practice of the day's math work. READ something amazing each night - just enjoy! Log-in to ST Math and Typing Agent. Three nights a week for each is the expectation.
Tuesday: Physical Education
Friday: Guidance (alternate weeks)
Chorus (each week)
Until we are back in Room 116 at Fisk School, our "home" for learning will be Google Classroom. Check here for announcements, assignments, discussions & more.
You can use your school district Gmail account to get in touch with me. To get started, click on the Gmail icon or the "waffle" that appear when you open a New Tab in Chrome.
FUN FACT: Thursday March 19 (at 11:49 pm) is the Northern Hemisphere's vernal equinox - a day with equal lengths of darkness and daylight. This year's "first day of spring" is the earliest in 124 years! Go outside and enjoy...
Looking for some fun sites to explore? Try these:
A Typical Day
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. - Announcements/Pledge/Mindful Moment
9:00 - 10:00 - Math
10:00 - 10:45 - Writing Workshop
10:45 - 11:40 - Content Block (Social Studies, STEM, ST Math)
11:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - recess and lunch
12:30 - 12:50 - Word Study
12:50- 1:20 - Intervention Block & Reading Support
1:25 - 2:10 - Reading Workshop
2:15 - 2:55 - Weekly "Specials": Art, Music, P.E. ...)
3:00 p.m. - Dismissal
How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo - Wow! The authors of this valuable guide have given parents (and teachers, librarians, grandparents, children's care-givers - all who value literacy) a priceless gift. This wise, accessible, and reassuring book is packed with terrific advice, inspiring tips, and highly appealing, current book suggestions. The authors' knowledge and enthusiasm make this a true pleasure to read. HTRAR delivers on its promise to help foster a "a lifelong love of books”. Spread the word, this is a gem! (Workman Publishing Co., September 2019)
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan C. Gurdon - Reading aloud to children, both as a teacher and a parent, has provided me with some of the most enjoyable time that I have ever experienced. Gurdon’s book describes, with passion and the authority, the seemingly endless benefits of this simple practice. “For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures”. Convincing research and practical advice are presented in a readable, encouraging way. (Harper, January 2019)