The Gleason Gazette
Week of February 17th
Thanks for your patience...
We appreciate your patience with the OLS connectivity issues this past week... I've got my fingers crossed that everything is resolved. Maybe one extra day off this weekend is all it needs to get up and running again!
Don't forget that Monday, February 17th is President's Day. It's a K12 holiday, but as always feel free to work if you'd like.
I look forward to speaking with you this week or next!
Teacher Tip of the Week:
Have you noticed a bit of lagging when logging into the OLS or Blackboard? Try clearing your internet history and see if that helps. Even if your OLS is not lagging, this is a great idea for keeping your computer in tip-top shape.
To Update or Not to Update…..Java
With the recent update to Blackboard, the question remains do we update Java now or not? It is recommended that we hold off one more week before updating; however, if you have already updated it is no big deal. There is no need to reinstall an older version.
*Students are expected to reach 50% in each of their courses by this time.
*Full time students should reach the following attendance goals:
K-2: 360 hours
3-5: 450 hours
*Part time students will vary depending on number of courses.
Term 4 ~ February 18, 2014 (Tuesday!!!)
Term 4a ~ March 3, 2014
Term 5 ~ March 10, 2014
Term 5lsa ~ March 17, 2014
Upcoming Days Off
February 17th - Presidents Day
March 14th - Teacher In-Service Day
April 14th-21st - Spring Break
Mid Term Reminder:
Term 4 Midterm is February 18th, Tuesday!! Make sure that you are within the 40%-50% progress mark in all courses. If you are struggling, please contact me! Remember, I'm here to help :)
Lower School Community Event: Poetry
Coach to Coach January Tip:
Below is a great tip from Stephanie C-Learning Coach for a K and 1st Grade student:
Reading to kids during breakfast (and at bedtime) helps manage the variety of tasks the students need to accomplish during the day. This also can help keep younger children's attention as well.
Downloading the K12 literature apps allows the LC to provide story time to the students while accomplishing other tasks. An added bonus is that the kids like someone else reading to them.
Q. Why was the math book unhappy?
Answer to Last Week’s Riddle:
Q. Which month has 28 days?
A. All of them, of course!
Send your guesses to me or wait until next week for the answer :)
Great job again, Laura!
In honor of President's Day Monday, write about the following topic:
If I were President, I would….
Is your student doing something you want to share with the world? (or at least with our class?) Is your Learning Coach working hard to help you learn?
Please send any pictures, stories of exciting news and/ or hard work that you want to share with the class. This can be school and non school related. It can be as big as landing a part in a local play, to finally writing you numbers in the right direction.
Let’s celebrate it all TOGETHER!!!
A Seasonal 'Something'
Spoonful ~ Winter Crafts
Poetry for Kids
Winter Olympics ~ Sochi 2014
Class Recording Links
Language Skills Blue
Language Skills Green
Language Skills Orange (PG 1) Math Orange (PG 2)
Language Skills 3
Language Skills 4
Language Skills 5
American History A