Well we survived our first week of Distant Learning. Thank you for all of your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions just let us know.
Google Classroom will look a little different this week. Instead of everything in one folder, we have listed the materials and assignments under each subject. Start by looking at the weekly plans at the top. Everything you need will be under the subject headings. If you are not able to print the pages, go ahead and write the information on a piece of paper. We are definitely learning as we go! Work will be posted Sunday evenings at 5:00.
We would like you to TRY to return work to us via Google Classroom, if possible. Watch for an email with specific directions for posting work on Google Classroom. In the long run, this will be easier for everyone. You can turn in work all at once on Friday or daily if you choose.
For math, we will be using an app called Freckle. Please see below for instructions on signing in. Our hope is that you’ll have to print less, but we can keep moving forward with our Math concepts. We would also like the children to continue focusing on the flashcards sent each week as well.
To sign onto Freckle go to student.freckle.com. It will then ask you to put in your class code.
1A use code 5b7g6w
1B use code kurteb
1D use code ybj3m7
Once you have put in the code find your name and select that pig. Then select Math and either choose Number Facts or Fact Practice. Follow the online directions from there. We are planning for you to d0 1-2 sessions each day
We are also using Flipgrid in our classroom. I would love to see all the students. I try to post a video each morning. I go over the assignments for the day. Then ask a question or ask the students to share something. They can create a video and share it with us. The best part is the students can respond to each others videos. I try to respond to each video, but the students can respond as well. If you have questions, just let me know.
You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are staying healthy and enjoying your time with your kids. I miss them very much!
We hope this finds you all well! We have been working very hard to get distance learning set up for everyone. It’s been quite an adventure for us and we know it has been for you! Thank you for your support and understanding as we endure this together!
If you have not joined your child’s Google classroom or EPIC, please do so by Sunday. The plans for the week will be posted on Google classroom on Monday mornings at 8:15 a.m. The assignment will have a page that is called week 1 plans. This is a guideline for daily assignments. If you are able to print the assignments great, but if not just do the best you can on a piece of paper (but don’t use toilet paper. You may need that). You will see that there are some assignments we ask you to take a picture and email it to your teacher.
These plans should take about an hour each day to complete. We have also included a sheet of extra resources that you can use to fill other times during the day.
We hope you will use this time to connect with your family. Enjoy your time together. Play games, watch movies, talk to each other, create, sleep in. Have fun!
If you have any questions please let us know. We will do our best to help you, or find someone else who can! Also, please know that we are praying for you, our school/parish communities and our country daily.
First Grade Teachers
Bugz was a hit! Do you have the songs from the program stuck in your head?! It only takes one student to hum a song and they all break into song! They did a great job last night. It was a fun week of practicing!
Next week is spring break. I hope you enjoy the week. There is no school March 9th – March 16th. Monday, March 16th is an in-service day. School will resume on Tuesday, March 17th.
Can you believe we are almost to the end of the 3rd Quarter? I don’t know where the time is going? The week we return from spring break we will be working on writing stories about Leprechauns for our portfolios. The words that are in your child’s Word List book are the words I will be testing your child when we return from break. Please take some time to practice them.
In Social Studies, we will begin working on our archdiocese assessment. If you have not already sent your child’s Delightful Destination please send it March 17th.
*Daylight saving begins Sunday, March 8th. Move those clocks ahead!
*K-4 Mass is Wednesday, March 18th.
Have a wonderful spring break!
My name is Shannon Buttell. This is my 23rd year teaching at St. Pius X / St. Leo School. All of those years have been in first grade. I love seeing their personalities and excitement for reading and writing develop during the year. Outside of school I love reading and cheering on my favorite teams, the Creighton Bluejays and the Chicago Cubs!