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11/13/2020

Good Afternoon Remote Learning families,

We hope you are all staying happy and healthy! Just a few updates this week.
Uniform Reminder:
Please remember that remote learners are still expected to wear their uniform when they log into Zoom.

Contacting Teachers:
When you have questions or concerns about anything related to Zoom meetings or daily lessons please contact the teacher who has the Swivl at that time. This will make communication between you and the teacher more seamless. 
Ms. Urdahl's emailkurdahl@rmae.org
Mrs. Scheid's email: jscheid@rmae.org
Wit & Wisdom Assessments:
Going forward Wit & Wisdom Assessment pages will not be printed out and sent home.  They will be accessible on In-Sync along with all other Wit & Wisdom Assignments. Please just refer to the assessment page on the In-Sync platform and upload your completed assignment there.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  Please stay healthy and have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Ms. Urdahl and Mrs. Scheid


11/6/2020

Dear Remote Learning Families,

Happy Friday!  We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!

Zoom Schedule: Next week the Swivl system will be back in Ms. Urdahl’s classroom with a different schedule.

In Sync: Students will watch the In Sync videos for Wit & Wisdom from now on instead of logging onto Zoom.  We hope you are finding the new platform to be better for the children at home and that you are able to navigate easily through the lessons.  

Module 1 Books: Please return Module 1 Books next week when you pick up new materials.  If you would like to keep the Geodes (black and white stories) for a little bit longer, please let us know. 

Geodes: We have included a section for Geodes (black and white books) on the Remote Learning Plan.  Your child should practice reading the story posted for that day.  The passage at the back of each story titled “More” is a 4th-5th grade reading level.  Have your child practice that part if you feel they are ready.  Otherwise you can read that section to them after they practice reading the story.  There is a new Topic in Google Classroom for you to upload answers to the journal entry questions.

As always, thank you for all you are doing at home!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Ms. Scheid and Ms. Urdahl


10/30/2020

Dear Remote Families,

Happy Halloween! Please read through the following updates below:

Wit & Wisdom: Next week we will begin using In Sync for Wit & Wisdom. This is the platform we were telling you about that was created for remote learners. We will start using it on Wednesday when we begin Module 2. To login go to https://digital.greatminds.org/ and sign in with your child's RMAE email and ID number. You will need to click on "sign in with google." Please refer to the In Sync User guide that was posted on Google Classroom under the Wit & Wisdom Topic. There is also a Welcome Video once you get logged into In Sync. In Sync is brand new to us but we will do our best to answer questions and support you while we learn how to navigate this new platform together!

Module 2 Workbook and Books: Please make sure to pick up your new workbook and Module 2 books from the office sometime before Wednesday.

Module 1 Books: Please return Module 1 books next Friday and read through the Geodes if you haven't yet.

We hope you have a great holiday weekend!


10/23/2020

Dear Remote Families,

Happy Halloween! Please read through the following updates below:

Wit & Wisdom: Next week we will begin using In Sync for Wit & Wisdom. This is the platform we were telling you about that was created for remote learners. We will start using it on Wednesday when we begin Module 2. To login go to https://digital.greatminds.org/ and sign in with your child's RMAE email and ID number. You will need to click on "sign in with google." Please refer to the In Sync User guide that was posted on Google Classroom under the Wit & Wisdom Topic. There is also a Welcome Video once you get logged into In Sync. In Sync is brand new to us but we will do our best to answer questions and support you while we learn how to navigate this new platform together!

Module 2 Workbook and Books: Please make sure to pick up your new workbook and Module 2 books from the office sometime before Wednesday.

Module 1 Books: Please return Module 1 books next Friday and read through the Geodes if you haven't yet.

We hope you have a great holiday weekend!


10/16/2020

Good Afternoon Remote Learning Families,

 

I hope this email finds you well! Happy Thursday!

 

This email contains some updates as well as information regarding the coming week. There are not too many updates this week!

 

Attachments:

Attached to this email you will find the Week 9- Remote Learning Plan, this can also be accessed on Google Classroom.

 

Schedule Reminder:

Please remember that we do not have school tomorrow, October 16th or Monday, October 19th. Please enjoy your four day weekend!

 

Friday's Schedule:

The Swivel will be in Ms. Urdahl's room all week, but on Friday afternoon it will be moved over to Mrs. Scheid's room.  Please check the Week 9- Remote Learning Plan for the updated subject times for that day.

 

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility this week.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

 

Have a great long weekend!


10/9/2020

Good Afternoon Remote Learning Families,

 

I hope this email finds you well! Happy Friday!

 

This email contains some updates as well as information regarding the coming week. 

 

Attachments:

Attached to this email you will find the Week 8- Remote Learning Plan, this can also be accessed on Google Classroom.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences:

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held October 12th through October 15th. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher in order to schedule a conference if you have not already done so. Thank you!

 

CogAT Testing:

Our CogAT Testing has been rescheduled for next week. COGAT Testing will take place on Tuesday, October 13th (during Math time) and Wednesday, October 14th )during Wit & Wisdom time). Students should log on live during COGAT in order to have the test read by the proctor. 

 

Prior to CogAT Testing:

If you have not done so already, you will need to download the app called, "Riverside Data Manager" on a device in order for your child to take the CogAT remotely.  You will also need to know your child's student number.  It is very important that your child takes this assessment completely independently.  You will need to log your child in at the same time the children are taking the assessment at school.  We will share the times on next week's Remote Learning Plan. 



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.

Attachments:
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.

CogAT:
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.

Password:
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!

Thanks,

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!

Sincerely,

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.

Attachments:

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!

Sincerely,

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.

Materials:

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:
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!

Sincerely,

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!

Sincerely,

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!

Sincerely,

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 @rmae.org, ex: jscheid27@rmae.org)
-Click next
-Enter password
-Your child’s pw is their student ID number 
-You can find your student’s student number in Infinite campus (https://campus.jeffco.k12.co.us/campus/portal/parents/Jeffco_IC.jsp)
-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:
https://www.readworks.org/

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 app.seesaw.me 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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