May 29, 2020

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR the last 2 weeks of school.  June 1-5 and June 8-12 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN. 

 

May 22, 2020
I will be emailing weekly plans on Fridays for the remainder of the year to assist you with you family planning. PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR May 26-29 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN. 



May 18, 2020
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR May 17-21 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN.

May 11, 2020
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR May 11-15 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN.
Also, check out the First Grade Photos link to see some pictures of our class!


May 4, 2020
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR May 4-8 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN.

April 26, 2020
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR APRIL 27-May 1 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN.

April 23, 2020
I added some fun brain teasers and more pictures of Mr. Garter Snake under the files and documents tab!  Check them out!  Have Fun!

April 19, 2020
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR APRIL 20-24 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN.
Parents,
Our team changed things a little on our optional weekly plans for our students.  We gave a few more choices for some of the subjects and added a word work section.  You and your child may pick and choose activities you would like to work on and which days you would like to work on them.  We are hopeful that this will help out with those who wanted a little more work, for those who wanted a little more flexibility, and for the occasional glitches that may happen with technology. 
As always, these things are completely optional.    
Stay safe!



April 12, 2020
Dear Amazing Parents,
We have received information on Phase 4 of the PWCS implementation plan.  Elementary teachers are to provide 60 minutes per subject per week for their students.  Our first grade team has put together a simple, easy to follow, one subject per day, weekly plan for all of our first graders.  In addition, each teacher also has "Office Hours" on the schedule.  This one hour block of time will allow for immediate feedback to any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.  My office hour is every Wednesday 9-10.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FILES AND DOCUMENTS LINK FOR APRIL 13-17 OPTIONAL WEEKLY PLAN.



3/31  Please click on the Files and Documents link to see some great activities for your child to use.  THESE ARE OPTIONAL resources for you to use. Some of these are files that I use in the classroom!  Many are things you can print from home.  If you do not have a printer, that is okay!  Your child can write answers on paper at home, or a white board, or chalk board.... or even just read through some of them!


Please use the following link to access the first grade pacing guide for Language Arts, Social Studies and Science.

https://pwcps-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/taylorbi_pwcs_edu/ET2hb-Xbe8tGgsysNAJE4d4BDtdVAEAxqhSqcAf9z2-_eA?rtime=D19uUVDM10g

Use this link to access the first grade math pacing guide.
https://tclaywoodes.pwcs.edu/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=41525718

The following is  a list of suggestions at this time you can use to work with your child.

  1. Read 20 minutes a day. (Students may access Raz Kids to read online.) 

       2.  Keep a Writing Journal (Students should write 4 or more sentences) Some things students may write about can be their day, about the story that they read, or even create their own stories. 

 

      3.  Practice Math and Addition Facts (Students may make flashcards for a fun activity) 

 

   A great website that can also be accessed from home and is free is: www.abcya.com 

 

Thank you for your cooperation during this time. As we find out more information, we will update our website. 

 

Technology Tools that can be used at home:

 

Office 365

ALL students have access to Office 365. They log in with their PWCS email address. Students in 3rd grade and up have access to email. All students can access Word, PowerPoint, Sway, OneDrive, and Teams at home. 5th graders have access to Google Apps as well.

 

Communication Tools

  • The Hub
  • School Messenger Notification System
  • School Messenger website
  • Seesaw
  • Class DoJo
  • Google Classroom – 5th grade

    Collaboration and Creativity
  • VoiceThread - Create presentations, similar to PowerPoint, that students can interact with. Students can reply with videos, audio recordings, or typed messages. Login with your computer username and password
  • https://pwcs.ed.voicethread.com/
  • Flipgrid -Create a grid topic that students can reply to with their own 5-minute video recordings. Choose the option to sign in with your Microsoft Office 365 account. https://flipgrid.com/
  • Wixie – 1st-4th grade login via Clever. Wixie is a publishing and creativity platform that lets students share what they know through their writing, their voice, and their art.
  • Sway – A Microsoft Office app that makes it easy to create and share interactive reports, personal stories, presentations, and more. Students/staff login to Office 365 to access Sway.

 

Research Tools

WorldBook Online

Username: pwcschools

Password: research

PebbloGo

No username or password needed if you access from our student websites page.

 

CultureGrams

Username: princewr

Password: county

 

Discovery Education

Kids login with their computer username and password

 

 

Ready Made Videos

Brain Pop -kids login via Clever. Assign videos, quizzes, and activities

Discovery Education – Kids login with their computer username and password

Khan Academy – you can post a link of a video you want students to watch. They do not have to log in.

Create Your Own Videos

Screencast-O-Matic: Choose the FREE recorder. You can record for 15 minutes. Choose options for recording your desktop screen, yourself, or both.
https://screencast-o-matic.com/

Skills Practice

DreamBox – You may assign specific lessons to students.

MyOn - You can assign books, graphic organizers, etc.

SOL Pass – Password: kinglion (3rd-5th grade)

Typing.com - login via Clever

Quizziz – This is like Kahoot only students go at their own pace. You can open a session in the morning and keep it open all day.  https://quizizz.com/

Kahoot is offering their premium version for free right now!

Breakout EDU is offering free breakouts kids can do from home.

https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

 











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