Finishing off 2020, and remote learning starting 2021

Dear Families,


We are ONE week away from Winter Break! This week will be full of work and fun! On Friday, school is released at 11:30. In lieu of our traditional Zaharis Bedtime Stories, we will be joining with a few other teachers to have our own Bedtime Stories. Please send your child to school in pajamas on Friday. A few teachers will rotate through our classroom, sharing their favorite Christmas stories. It will be a day full of literature and Christmas magic! 


We will be on Winter Break from December 19th-January 3rd. Please enjoy the rest, recovery, and time with your family. Your child will be coming home with their laptop this week after STEAM. 


Starting January 4th until January 15th, we will be working through remote learning. Just like our initial remote learning experience, a slide will be posted on the Canvas classroom page with the day's tasks. Links to videos will also be posted for your child to view. The work that was sent home before the Thanksgiving break, will be used during this time (writer’s notebook, math packet, and word study). Daily read-aloud with the whole class will happen at 11am M-F. Instead of one on one conferences, we will be hosting small groups daily. Your child’s name will be listed under a time. There is a purpose behind the group and time they are participating in, and we really appreciate ensuring your child is logged in on time, and free from distractions for the session, through the personal WebEx room. We are hoping that your child will have most, if not all work completed by the time we meet for read-aloud, so we can review and support as needed.  

  • Math recorded lessons will be posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.

  • Word study lessons will be posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with tasks on Tuesday and Thursday. Your child will watch Mrs. Wall’s videos if they were sent home with ‘sh’ digraph sort, and normally either are with Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Wall, or Mrs. Reichert. Your child will watch Mrs. Vicars’ videos if they were sent home with ‘sp,’ ‘sn,’ and ‘sm’ blends. If they usually go to Mrs. Vicars for word study, they will participate in those videos. If your child was with Ms. Acton during word study, they are to work in their ABC binder. 

  • Reading/Writing mini lessons will be posted from Mrs. Anderson on Tuesday and Thursday each week.  

  • SPECIALS will still be happening based on our in person schedule. 

    • Monday-P.E. 12:20-12:50

    • Tuesday-Music 7:35-8:05

    • Wednesday-STEAM 11:20-11:50

    • Thursday-P.E. 12:20-12:50

    • Friday-none


Picture day is tentatively scheduled for January 22nd.



Enjoy this much-needed break and I look forward to seeing smiling faces on Monday, January 4th!


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