Please see the following email shared earlier this evening:
Just a few updates to share with everyone. First, the next continuity plan will be shared this Friday at approximately 1:00 pm with students and families on Seesaw. As per previous weeks, I will also send a PDF version home in an email update. Attached are the continuity plans shared this past Friday with suggested activities that students and families can work on this week. As always, please do what is best for your family. The weekly continuity plans and any activities created and shared on Seesaw are meant to assist families, not provide any undo stress or worry. Below are some of the video links that have been shared to Seesaw since our last email update:
May 25th- Read Aloud
May 25th- Multiplication Monday
May 26th- Read Aloud
May 27th- Read Aloud
May 28th- Read Aloud
May 28th- Butterfly Update
May 29th- Read Aloud
May 29th- Estimating With Centimetres
June 1st- Read Aloud
June 1st- Multiplication Monday
June 2nd- Read Aloud
Students are also always welcome to use Mathletics, Reading Eggs, or Raz Kids while working from home; to get some extra math and reading practice. If you need assistance with a student's account (ie. login information, passwords, etc.), please let me know.
Second, students in Grade 3 generally spend the end of May and June learning about Life Cycles in Science. We have decided to continue with our study of painted lady butterflies. The caterpillars arrived on May 20th. I have updated the following hyperdoc that can be used at home. By clicking on the objects/individuals in the PDF, you will be linked to resources such as: read aloud books, art activities, songs, photos, lessons, etc. As always, this is a completely optional activity.
Interactive- Butterfly Lab Study (May 28th).pdf
Finally, this week we will be having another Google Meet as a class. This is of course, optional. No instruction (ie. lessons, etc.) will be given during Google Meets; it is just for students to reconnect with their peers and teachers. For this Google Meet, we will be having Show & Share. This is an activity that we used to do in class each Friday. Students are invited to bring something to show and share with their classmates (eg. a toy, a game, a keepsake, etc.).
Our Google Meet will be held on Thursday, June 4th at 11:00 am.
The Fort McMurray Public School District has been working hard to make sure that Google Meets are secure and safe for students. To ensure Google Meets are being held within our secure network, students will need to login with their school assigned Google email and password. I shared this account information with each of you in a recent email, however, if you need your student's information again, please let me know well ahead of the scheduled Google Meet and I will provide it to you.
The meeting code/nickname to join our Google Meet will be shared with families through email and Seesaw about an hour before the Google Meet is to begin to keep the Google Meet as secure as possible. Here are some general instructions from FMPSD on how to join a Google Meet. Please make sure you have reviewed them well ahead of time so that you are aware of how to join the meet and set up your device in grid view.
Please keep in mind that this is new to all of us. I am learning to. We will work together to troubleshoot any complications that may occur. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 3 Teacher
Read Aloud Playlist:
Weekly Instruction Playlist: