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Wednesday

  • Math- Watch this video.
  • Math Workbook p. 333-334
  • Math Homework and Remembering p. 193-194
  • Benchmark- Read  "John Henry" on page 20 in Texts for Close Reading, Resources and Their Impact.  (This is different from the other story we read about John Henry before.)   Answer the questions in the Google Classroom assignment.  
  • Social Studies- Home Diary Project (Do this during writing time.)
  • Lexia- do 20 minutes.  
  • Optional Meetings: Mr. Sordello at 11:00, Ms. Tsang at 3:00
Whole Class Meeting Schedule for the Week 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2:30-3:00 Office Hours-

Go to office hours

only if you need help with 

a website or an

assignment

10:15- Mrs. Batalao

2:00- Mrs. Kennedy

11:00 Mr. Sordello

3:00 (optional)

Ms. Tsang*

2:00 Mrs. Kennedy

None

*Ms. Tsang, the school counselor, will have a small group meeting for 4th grade students to help students stay connected to each other and provide a safe place to share and discuss their feelings about the pandemic and/or school closure.   See her webpage for more information.  

From Mrs. Jow

I updated the Library page on our Maloney website. I added a list - "Online resources for teachers and students." I hope you find it helpful. There are links to eBook sources so they can keep reading over the summer, as well as fun sites (Dav Pilkey, Mo Willems, Harry Potter!), museum/zoo/aquarium virtual tours/webcams and more.

J.K. Rowling, has today released the first two chapters of her new book to read! She’ll be releasing chapters through July 10 with publication of the book in November. All profit from book sales will be donated to those affected by COVID-19.

To read:

https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/

She is also holding a children’s competition to illustrate the book.

https://www.theickabog.com/competition/

For her letter to readers about how the book came to be:

https://www.theickabog.com/home/

From Mr. Seipert

Complete June 4, 2020
- There are links for all of these assignments in the Google classroom for the computer lab.
- Please note the timing for these assignments and do not spend more time than specified on them.
- Typing 15 Minutes: Students should spend 15 minutes working in Typing.com.
- Coding 15 Minutes: If students are done with the assignment, they should move on to CS Fundamentals. To access CS Fundamentals login to code.org using the same information that you have been using. Find the blue bar at the top or your screen and click on "Course Catalog." Scroll down until you see "Full course catalog." Find the blue box titled "Grades K-5 and click on "learn more." Find "Computer Science Fundamentals Express Courses" and you will see two options: one titled "Pre-Reader Express" and one titled "Express Course." You will notice that each one has a different age range. Click on the one that best suits your student.
- Journal 15 Minutes: I have posted a new journal subject for these students. They will find it in the "Journals 5-12" assignment. This is a new assignment and should not be confused with previous journals.

Complete by Friday, June 5, 2020
- I have posted directions to help students complete the assignment called "student surveys."
- You will find it under "classwork."
- Please follow the instructions in the video to complete the portion of the assignment for this week.

Please let me know if you have any questions by contacting me directly at pseipert@fusdk12.net.

From Ms. Tsang (The school counselor)

School Counseling Newsletter for 6/1 to 6/5/2020

1. This week's video is called “Let’s Get Moving -Mrs. Tsang’s Self-Care Challenge Week 2.”  During this tough week, are you and your child looking for a positive way to deal with stress? If yes, please watch this Star Wars-inspired video that highlights the many mental health benefits of exercise and how to take on my self-care challenge for this week.

2. Mrs. Tsang’s Self-Care Challenge for 6/1 to 6/5--Let’s Get Moving!: In order to encourage students to use self-care strategies that I teach and to foster a sense of community, I will be facilitating a weekly challenge using Flipgrid related to my counseling video.  Since this week’s video is focused on exercise and movement, Maloney/Niles students can upload a 1-minute video via Fliprgid showcasing how they are exercising this week.  

  • Parents, I will be using Flipgrid for this project.  It is a free, educational app meant to foster student connections and voices.  Please visit Flipgrid.com for more information.

  • To post, please follow these steps:

    • Go to https://flipgrid.com/e8a772f4

    • Log in with student’s Gmail school account

    • Guidelines include:

      • All videos must be respectful and positive. I will be reviewing all videos and only highlighting those that follow these guidelines. 

      • Parents, I encourage you to review the videos posted by your children.

      • No Tik-Tok songs or routines will be allowed as part of the challenge.

      • Students are only allowed 1 VIDEO showing how they completed the challenge. However, students can provide praise to other classmates’ videos as often as they like.

3.  Need information on a community or mental health resources? Please fill out this Online School Referral Form to let me know your needs. I will follow-up within 1-2 business days to see how I can help you out as your school counselor.   

4. Weekly Counselor Grade Level Connections: if your student is looking for a positive space to discuss their feelings/experiences regarding the school closure/pandemic and to learn healthy coping skills, please join me for my weekly counselor/grade level online check-ins. Please be aware the goal of these meetings is on connections. If you have serious concerns about your child's mental health, please email me separately to set up an individual meeting.

4. Worried about how to talk with your children about the civil unrest in our country?  CNN provides a 5-minute read entitled “How to Talk to your Children about Protests and Racism.” If offers a variety of great strategies based on the age of your children about how to address these important and tough conversations.  
Assignments for the week of 6/1

Monday         

  • Math- Watch this video lesson. 
  • Math Workbook p. 327-329 Watch this video for guidance on p. 327-328.  Watch this video for guidance on p. 329.  
  • Math Homework and Remembering p. 191-192
  • Benchmark- Read p. 17-19 in "Natural Resources and Workers" in Texts for Close Reading, Resources and Their Impact. Then answer the questions in the Google Classroom assignment.  Answer in complete sentences.  
  • Social Studies- Home Diary Project (Do this during writing time.) If you have not started a slideshow or doc yet, start one today.  Here's how to start it in the assignment.   If you are making a video, please say so in the private comments when you "view assignment".  

Tuesday

  • 10:15 Meeting w/ Mrs. Batalao
  • 2:00 Meeting with Mrs. Kennedy
  • Math Workbook p. 330-332
  • Math- Think Central Assignment for unit 8 lesson 9
  • Instead of Benchmark, we will be doing lessons on figuring out friendship and taking a stand against bullying on Tuesday and Thursday.  Do these during your Benchmark time.  Do the assignments before the class meetings as we will be discussing the topics covered.
  • Friendship- video will be posted in Google Classroom with the questions.
  • Answer questions about the video in the Google Classroom assignment.  
  • Social Studies- Home Diary Project (Do this during writing time.)
  • ST Math- 20 minutes

Wednesday

  • Math- Watch this video.
  • Math Workbook p. 333-334
  • Math Homework and Remembering p. 193-194
  • Benchmark- Read  "John Henry" on page 20 in Texts for Close Reading, Resources and Their Impact.  (This is different from the other story we read about John Henry before.)   Answer the questions in the Google Classroom assignment.  
  • Social Studies- Home Diary Project (Do this during writing time.)
  • Lexia- do 20 minutes.  

Thursday

  • 2:00 Meeting with Mrs. Kennedy
  • Math Workbook p. 335-338
  • Math Homework and Remembering p. 195-196 
  • Taking a Stand Against Bullying video and questions (I will also put the assignment in Google Classroom.)
  • Yearbook Assignment in Google Classroom- You will write a message, add a picture, or draw a picture for each student in the classroom.  I will put all the messages for each student together in a doc for that person to read.  If you want to draw a picture on a piece of paper, here is how you take a picture in a Google doc and insert it.  Due Monday, June 8
  • Social Studies- work on your Home Diary Project which is due tomorrow

Friday

  • 30 minutes of ST Math 
  • Social Studies- Home Diary Project- Finish and turn in
  • Yearbook Assignment- Due Monday
  • Memory Slideshow assignment in Google Classroom- you will create 1-2 slides about some memories in fourth grade. I will put some examples of things you can include in the assignment.  You can add drawings, pictures, words, etc.  Each person will only create 1-2 slides though.  I will put one slide from each student together and we will watch the whole slideshow on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00.  

Contacting Mrs. Kennedy

If you ever have any questions, please ask me. The best way to reach me is by e-mail: lkennedy@fusdk12.net

You can also set up an appointment to meet with me before or after school or send a note with your child.