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Remote Learning Newsletters: 

Week of 9/28

Dear Remote Learning Families,

I hope you all had a great week!

This newsletter will include some updates and information for the coming week.

Please refer to the Week 7- 2nd Grade Remote Learning Plan for assignments for next week. The Swivl system will be back in Ms. Urdahl’s classroom next week.

The second graders will be taking the CogAT assessment next week on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Remote learners will be taking the test from home but they must answer the questions completely independently.

Zoom is now requiring a password to join. The password is 1234 and is the same for both classes.

Pajama/Stuffie Day on Friday:
Both classes filled their Star Jars this week and will celebrate with a Pajama and Stuffie day next Friday. Remote Learners can participate from home as well. The stuffie should be small enough to fit in a backpack and should not distract the students from their learning.

Have a great weekend!


Ms. Scheid and Ms. Urdahl

Week of 9/22

Dear Remote Learning Families,

I hope you had a fabulous week. Happy Friday!

This newsletter will include some updates and important announcements for the following week.

Please note that this weeks times are different because the Swivl will be in Mrs. Scheid's room for the next two weeks.

Literacy Homework:
This week there is a new section on the Remote Learning Plan as well as on Google Classroom for Literacy Homework. Literacy homework will be assigned on Monday and is intended to be completed by Friday. The purpose of this additional homework is to hold students accountable for their reading each night.

Thank you all for your continued support and flexibility. We truly appreciate your commitment to your student's education and the feedback we have received.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Ms. Urdahl and Mrs. Scheid

Week of 9/8

Dear Remote Learning Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful week. Happy Friday!

This newsletter will include some updates and information for the coming week.

Attached to this email you will find the Week 4- 2nd Grade Remote Learning Plan as well as Ms. Urdahl's Zoom Schedule. Please note that Wednesday's schedule has changed slightly due to the needs of our class. The new schedule swapped Wit & Wisdom for Fundations. Going forward, Wit & Wisdom will begin at 10:30 on Wednesdays and Fundations will begin at 1:40 on Wednesdays. All other days and times will stay the same.

MAPS Testing:
This week there will be no meeting for Fundations on Monday, September 14th. This is because in person students will be taking the MAPS assessment during this time. This also means that Wit & Wisdom will start about 30 minutes later on Monday, at 10:40.  Please note that based on the amount of time this assessment takes our class may be running a few minutes late to Wit & Wisdom or we may start a few minutes early. 

Virtual Back To School Night:
We will be having a virtual Back to School night on Wednesday, September 23rd from 5:00- 5:30. This will be a time for parents to meet Ms. Urdahl and Mrs. Scheid, ask any questions that you may have, and get to know the expectations 2nd has in place for students. 

Waiting Room on ZOOM:
This week Ms. Urdahl really struggled with the waiting room on Zoom. We are working on being able to disable the waiting room for our Zoom meetings. We have tried to change the settings but somehow the waiting room still keeps popping up.  We will update you as soon as we resolve this issue. Thank you for your patients.

Thank you again for being so patient with us as we continue to work out these kinks in our system. You are all amazing!

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Have a great weekend!


Ms. Urdahl and Mrs. Scheid

Week of 8/31/2020

Dear Remote Learning Families,

Happy Friday!

This newsletter will include some updates and information for the coming week.

A New Face and New Times:
For the next two weeks the recorded lessons will come from Ms. Urdahl's classroom. This means that the Zoom schedule that you will follow will be different from the schedule this week. Please remember, due to COVID guidelines we have to follow our schedule times for each subject will vary throughout the week.  Please see the Week 3- 2nd Grade Remote Learning Plan as well as Ms. Urdahl's Zoom Schedule for details. Times for each subject are included in both places.


Today we handed out hard copies of all books that will be included in Wit & Wisdom Module 1. Based on feedback we received we know that it will be easier for students to follow along with the text, if they have it in front of them. That being said, if you did not pick up materials today, you can pick up these books on Tuesday during school hours.

Thank you so much for being patient with us as we learn to navigate all the new technology and challenges we are facing this year. We are continuing to take your feedback into consideration as the weeks go on to help us improve this process as much as possible.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a great long weekend!


Ms. Urdahl and Mrs. Scheid

Week of 8/24/2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you so much for your patience while we work through some bumps with zoom! We have been busy troubleshooting and hoping for a smooth week next week! Mrs. Scheid will have the Swivl in her class again next week then we will move it over to Ms. Urdahl’s classroom. Our plan is to switch off every two weeks. Please refer to the Remote Learning Plan for assignments for the week and the Zoom Schedule for times. As always, reach out with questions and we will do our best to find an answer!

Thank you for your support and understanding!


Mrs. Scheid and Ms. Urdahl

First Week of School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are so excited to get to know you and your children! Students will get the opportunity to receive lessons from both second grade teachers, Mrs. Scheid and Ms. Urdahl, throughout the Remote Learning Process. For the first week, students will receive classes via Zoom from Mrs. Scheid.

Google Classroom:
Please see the Remote Learning Plan for your child’s assignments for Week 1 beginning August 24th. This is a snapshot of the week. You will receive a Remote Learning Plan every Friday for the following week. Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom and this is where you will upload all completed work. All assignments for the week will be due the following Monday at 8:00 AM. For example, all assignments for Week 1 are due Monday, August 31st at 8:00 AM. For directions on how to access Google Classroom, please see the attached document. Each child’s teacher will give feedback on assignments through Google Classroom. Please make sure to share the feedback with your child.

Zoom Schedule:
Please see the Zoom Schedule to find out when your child can log into live lessons. You also have the option of watching the recorded zoom lesson at a later time. However, students will not be able to interact directly with the rest of their classmates if you watch the video later. Recorded zoom lessons will be uploaded within 24 hours of teaching them. You will see that the times are not consistent throughout the week or between classes due to Specials scheduling and new COVID guidelines.

The First Week:

We will begin our deep dive into our curriculum during Week 2. This first week we will focus on
helping students feel connected with their classmates, setting expectations, and getting back into the swing of school after such a long summer.

Please reach out to either of us by email with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a great year!


Mrs. Scheid and Ms. Urdahl

Directions for Logging Into Google Classroom

-Go to Google on a web browser
-Click "sign in" on the upper right (if you are already signed into a google account click on the circle on the upper right to choose a different account)
-Click use another account
-Enter your child's email address (first initial, last name, 27, ex:
-Click next
-Enter password
-Your child’s pw is their student ID number 
-You can find your student’s student number in Infinite campus (
-Log in
-Click today in the left hand menu
-You will see the student number listed under your child's name
-The password has to be 8 digits so if your child's student ID is less than 8 digits add zeros to the beginning to get it to 8 digits
-Click next
-Read account setup and click accept
-This will probably take you back to the google homepage, click the 9 dots in the upper right hand corner.
-Scroll down and click "classroom"
-Ensure that your child's email address is listed in the box and click continue
-Click on student as your role.
-This will take you to the google classroom.
-Click on join for “Spectacular Second Grade”
-It will show you how to add posts, you can just click “got it”

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks :)

How to Upload an Assignment on Google Classroom

Open the assignment, select “add” then “file”. Pick the picture you want to upload. Select “upload”. Then make sure to hit “turn in”.

How to Login to your child's ReadWorks Account

To Login Go to:

After your child chooses an article from their "Article-A-Day" set there is an option to listen to the article while they follow along. You might have your child listen to the article once, then read it out loud to you or a sibling. There are also buttons at the top that allow them to make the font bigger or smaller, number the paragraphs, use a white bar to help them track the words as they read, and a split screen option while they write about what they learned in their "Book of Knowledge."

Directions for Logging Into SeeSaw

Step 1: Students Join Your Class with Their Email Account

To join your class, students will:

-Open the Seesaw Class App or go to the Seesaw website at using Chrome/Firefox.
-Tap I'm a Student.
-Tap Email / Google Account.
-Tap New Student (or sign in to existing account).
-Tap to Create Email Account or Use Google Account.
-Enter the Student Code for your class.

Step 2: Teacher Combines Student Journals (Optional)

After students join your class, you can combine their existing journal with their new account. After combining student journals, the work and parents from the existing student will be associated with the new student.

-Tap on Class Settings.
-Tap on Manage Students.
-Select a student.
-Tap on Combine with other student journal button.
-Follow the prompts to combine two journals.

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