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Continuous Learning Plan for March 30 – April 3

Continuous Learning Plan for March 23 – 27


March 30, 2020

Dear Grade 6,

Congratulations on completing Week 1 of Digital Learning! A big thanks to you and your family for being adaptable, curious and positive! As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have over email and I hope you all over a good week of learning, See you all on ZOOM!

I have changed some of the Language Arts and Science Activities on the choice boards, as they seemed to be the most popular. I have left the rest the same as there are lots of options to choose from!

For this week, I want to make sure that you are doing the following things:

-Creating a DAILY SCHEDULE (to organize your day and keep you on track!)

-Attending ZOOM MEETINGS on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12 pm. (To check-in and see each other on Monday, do some Math together on Wednesday and to share some poetry we have written on Friday! Links will be sent to adults)

-Choosing a VARIETY of activities each day. (Some should be online, but some should be with pen and paper, experiments, reading, PE, art, etc. DO NOT stay online all day!). Try and do 1-2 per activity per subject per day. I understand this is not possible for all families, so please adapt and encourage your kids to do their best!

Email Morah Tammy to share what you have been doing in PE!

Don’t forget to save your work as evidence in a Google folder (screenshots, pictures, scans, documents) and complete some reflection questions. Please share these Google folders with Morah Lisa by 3 pm on Friday! I also recommended sending a few photos to Stacey so she can share them on the RJDS Facebook page if you are comfortable with that! )

Reflection Questions (March 30-April 3)

  1. What has been your favourite and least favourite assignment this week? Why?
  2. How did you like our Zoom meetings this week? How could we improve them?
  3. What is one thing you would like Morah Lisa to know about your week?
  4. What are you looking forward to the most for your two week Spring Break?

If you have any questions at all, ask them anytime! I try to check it very often. Have a great week!

Morah Lisa

March 30, 2020

Dear Grades 5-7’s Parents,

I hope this email finds you well and in good health.

Thank you to all those who joint us last week for the virtual Challah bake. I really enjoyed seeing all of you and loved seeing the beautiful Challahs that came out.

I hope that the first week of learning from home went well despite being a new, and certainly challenging situation for everyone. I was really happy to get pictures, assignments and even videos from the students.

This week, please G-d, our groups will meet on Monday at 2:30 PM via zoom. I look forward to hearing from all the students about how the first week went, to go over the ‘Choice Board’ and plan the upcoming week.

I will send the link for Zoom the night before, by email.

Expectation for this week:

To open the Hebrew choice board and check out the assignments for this week:

1 – Starting their day with 15 minutes of the morning prayer, as we do in class.

Every day is another entry into our weekly raffle for a $20 Amazon giftcard.

Mazal tov to Hila (grade 3) for winning last week’s raffle!

2 – At least 10 minutes (daily) of Hebrew reading. Any Hebrew text qualifies, but I’ve included some links in the Choice Board for your convenience.

3 – Pick a daily Hebrew assignment to do.  Please email [email protected] one written assignment and one speaking assignment by Thursday night.

4 – Attend the zoom meeting on Monday. If you can’t make it, please let me know in advance.

Thank you and looking forwards to seeing all the students on Monday!

All the best,

Morah Riki

March 23, 2020

Hello guardians,

I look forward to working with you and your child during our online learning adventure. Below are some new websites students can use to explore during our continuous learning journey. Let me know if you have any questions about access and any feedback you have on which ones your child enjoys the most.

Epic! – Over 35,000 books for students to dive into – for free until the end of June! A guardian should have received an invite from me. Please let me know if you need the link resent.                                Access: Email Link (already sent)

Newsela – News events with differentiated reading levelsAccess: Click on the provided link: https://newsela.com/quickjoin/#/38DUJE . Students will then create an account and be added to the class

IXL – online math learning.  Access: Individual username and password (Currently 30-day trial)            Username: firstnamelastname28                    Password: Same as Spelling City

In regards to accountability with students doing 1-2 activities on their bingo chart per day, I ask that students collect evidence of their learning. Whether that be taking pictures, screenshots of Skype chats, a mind-map, a drawing or a google document. When using digital platforms like IXL, Newsela, Epic! and Spelling City, there is no need to provide evidence, as I can see it from my side of the screen too!

I suggest students have everything in a Google folder and share it with me on Fridays by 3 pm. I also think it’s important for the conversation and reflection to continue and would like students to complete a reflection each week as well.

Questions for the upcoming week (March 23 – 27) are:

  1. What has been your favourite and least favourite assignment? Why?
  2. Do you like online learning so far? Do you think there is too much or not enough learning opportunities?
  3. What is one thing you would like Morah Lisa to know about your week?
  4. What suggestions do you have to make the online learning better for you and your family?

Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to streamline the process. Thanks for joining us during this learning opportunity.

Kind regards,

Morah Lisa