Welcome to Virtual Day

Good morning and welcome to our virtual classroom!

You can start by watching this video, which will tell you what we are trying to accomplish today:


Now you’ll want to go to your google classroom. If you haven’t already, please remember to ‘hand in’ or ‘mark as done’ the assignment to check this blog, because that is how I’ll know you were ‘here’ for our virtual class! Then you can make a ‘To Do’ list on a sheet of paper, take a pic of it and upload it to the assignment I posted to you. You can see my example here.

Make sure it includes:

  • Math Warm up.
  • Reading for 20 minutes
  • Some work from another class you have.

Your math warm up is also posted to Google Classroom. You can download a copy of it and do it on paper, or you can change it into Notability and do it there, if you know how to do that. If you are able to upload it, please do! If not, you may bring it to school and we’ll go over it next time we meet. Either way, mark ‘hand in’ in on Google Classroom when you’ve completed it.

If you have questions, you can reach me between 8:30 and 10:20 am or between 2:30 and 3:30 pm today. You can email me, post on google classroom, or call me by telephone (8860578765). I hope you enjoy your virtual day!


Math Goal Review

On days 1 and 2 this cycle (Friday and Monday), we’ll review our math goals based on what Ms. Khanna, Mr. Ho and I have seen in your math warm ups and your recent AimsWeb math probes. We’ll celebrate gains and talk about some new things we want to work on!

Parent Conferences Coming!

Parent teacher conferences are just around the corner and that’s always a good time for reflection. I think the best conferences are the ones where we have a real conversation about our learning.

This week, in addition to working on our individual learning goals, we’ll spend a little bit of time reflecting on how things are going so far. I’ll ask you to think about your organizational system, your routine for doing homework, and your goals in math, reading/writing and other areas of school. I’ll ask that you either prepare some notes for our conference (I’ll give you a structured form to help you with this)–or, if you want a challenge, you can write an essay or a letter to your parents.

The choice is yours; my expectation is that you come prepared to conferences ready to have an honest and insightful conversation with me and your parents. (For those of you who want ideas about how to write a reflective letter, you can go here for a presentation on the subject 🙂