Please have your child check Google Classroom (classroom.google.com) for the week's assignments at the beginning of each week. Please make sure they are doing their work with effort and on time. Thank you for your support at home during this difficult time.
In addition to checking Google Classroom and doing those assignments, here are some additional resources you may wish to have your child use. (They were mostly compiled by Ms. Kelfer, but I've modified it.)
Finally, if you need to contact me you can do so via Remind (during normal school hours), since sending a note with your child or calling the office is not really practical right now. However, please only contact me if you have a question. If it's about how to do the assigned work, encourage your child to ask me via Google Classroom instead. If it's a complaint or something negative, please keep it to yourself. I know most of you would never even think of being disrespectful to your child's teacher, but unfortunately there are always parents out there that don't seem to grasp the basics of courtesy.
Thank you for your support, and for understanding that my colleagues and I have never done this before either and we're really just doing our best to make sure the kids are still learning while they're off school grounds.
When we return to school next year:
Board game is due. Any math pages or other written work we've done during Zoom sessions are due, too.
Last day of distance learning for the school year.
SBAC testing has been cancelled for the school year.
While we don't know what the next school year is really going to look like yet, if it is at all "normal," there will be three fifth grade classes. Fourth grade teachers are required to divide their current students up three ways, with a third going to each fifth grade class. There is no "good" or "bad" class. All fifth grade teachers will have a cluster of students who have been identified as gifted, and will be teaching the same standards. Fourth grade teachers have to consider multiple elements (besides maintaining an equal amount of identified gifted students in each class) in their decisions of where to place students for fifth grade, including behavior issues, gender balance, and other factors. No matter what, rest assured that all fifth grade teachers will be highly capable and knowledgeable to teach your child.
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