Ms. Rogers K-1

All the information you need to know!!

Resources-Websites and Tools we use in the classroom!

Symbaloo Links to websites we frequently use in class

Common Sense Media-find digital citizenship lessons as well as ratings and reviews for shows, movies, apps, and more!

Speechify Scan a book with your camera, have it read out loud, listen to books, PDF's, and articles

Common Sense Media-Apps for Diverse Learners

Tech for all Learners-Tools for Diverse Learners

Our Classroom

May 17:

Thank you for a great school year! At the top of our newsletter I have given a link for a Summer Flipgrid, please share your experiences with me! Follow the link and then login in with your QR code or Student ID number. I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you!


May 10:

I am so proud of all of our K-1 learners!! They worked hard and did their best for MAP Testing this week!

Remember next week is our last week of F2F time. We will be doing some fun group activities.

**Week of May 13th-17th:**

No Online Lessons-Optional Support time 9:00a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Regular F2F classes: Device turn in; Computers, Charger, Mouse, Headphones

Chipotle Reading Log Due during F2F time

Please continue to log attendance in K12 even if you are finished with a course. This time can be from any activity that you do related to the subject area (i.e. cooking, zoo, etc.)


May 3:

This week learners had their last Art and Coding session for the school year. We also worked to finish our setting in Minecraft. For those students who finished, I was able to take a screenshot and upload to their Seesaw journal. If students had the time they were able to record and tell about their setting.

I will see you next week for MAP Testing!


Week of May 6th-10th:

No Online Lessons-Optional Support time 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

MAP Testing-be sure to sign up for a Reading & Math session

Bring artifacts next week to turn in


Week of May 13th-17th:

No Online Lessons-Optional Support time 9:00a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Regular F2F classes: Device turn in; Computers, Charger, Mouse, Headphones

Chipotle Reading Log Due during F2F time

Please continue to log attendance in K12 even if you are finished with a course. This time can be from any activity that you do related to the subject area (i.e. cooking, zoo, etc.)


April 26:

Learners continued to work on their setting in Minecraft. Our goal is to take screenshots of the settings and add to the Seesaw journal and have learners tell about their setting. We played a couple of new Math games that will be available to play at our Family Game Night tonight!

Next week we will have our last week of Art & Coding. We will finish up Minecraft projects and I will finish Benchmarking learners to find their independent reading level.

I will be changing on online lesson sessions from required to optional. Beginning Monday, April 29, online times will be for extra support or questions. There will not a lesson or exit ticket in OneNote.


April 19:

This week learners continued to work on their creating a setting of a story in Minecraft project. It was great to see students working together! We will have one more week to work and then I will help students take a screenshot of their setting and hopefully put the pictures in their Seesaw journal. Next Friday, April 26th is Family Game Night at OVS. We had the opportunity to play a few of the math games that Learning HQ provided for us. We hope that you are able to come to play games with us next week! I introduced the students to a project called #EpicPals. Students have a collection of books to read in EpicBooks and then have a chance to respond using Padlet and see what other students around the world have learned from reading the books. Here is a link to the list of books for the April project.

Thank you for all you do and let me know if you have any questions!


April 5:

I am looking forward to seeing everyone this coming week for Face-2-Face time. We will have Art and Coding. Many students have been asking about Minecraft; so we are going to try working with a partner on a project in Minecraft.

This Thursday and Friday are teacher in-service days so we will not have Face-2-Face class on Thursday or online lessons on Friday. If you attend class on Thursday AM we would love to have you join us Tuesday or Wednesday AM or Tuesday PM.


March 29:

Week in Review:

This week we worked on retelling a story using the 5 Finger Retell strategy. Learners chose a fiction story from EpicBooks, listened to the story and used an organizer to tell the characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end. Learners recorded their retell on Flipgrid. Take a look here! We also worked on adding detail to our It's Okay to be Me! books on WriteReader. Learners use Osmo Numbers to practice their number sense and fact fluency.


**Just a reminder that we will not have Face to Face class next week. Our 3rd-8th graders will be participating in NSCAS Testing. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have questions. I have also posted a couple of new resources down below. These are tools that can be used for diverse learners, more of a Learning Coach/parent resource.


March 22:

Thank you to all of our Learning Coaches/Parents who attended conferences. We would also like to thank everyone for the book donations from the Book Fair to add to our classroom library!

Week in Review:

We read It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr and started creating personal books on WriteReader. Wow, our learners must really love this resource as our class now has over 100 books on our class bookshelf! We also practiced reading and writing sight words. Please continue to practice + and - Math Fact Fluency. There are flashcards and many games to help with this!

Looking Ahead:

*There will not be online lessons on Friday, March 29th. All OVS teachers will be attending the NETA Conference here in Omaha.

*No Face to Face time the week of April 1-5 due to NSCAS Testing for students.


March 8:

Week in Review:

We read the book A Chair for My Mother this week. Learners focused on retelling the story using the 5-Finger Retell (characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end). In Math, we practiced counting money; for some learners, this was counting pennies, nickels, and dimes separately and for others, it was counting money with a variety of coins and then finding another way to make the same amount. I have added a couple of new websites to the Symbaloo page for Math. I talked with everyone about them this week. Some even tried a couple of new math games.


Looking Ahead:

Next week we will have Art and Coding. Learners will work on a self-assessment to share with learning coaches at conferences. We will continue to focus on counting money and math fact fluency. Reading and Writing will focus on sight words, making words, and writing a 5-star sentence.