Ms Carrie's Class Connection

Week of February 17th, 2014

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My silly Valentines

Hello!

Thank you everyone for your patience as we have had some fairly consistent system issues this week. Please just do what you can out of the book and take advantage of the down time doing something outside the box...like laundry. We are all doing the best we can so you are not alone and everyone is aware of the problems. Deep breathing! We don't get snow days but we do occasionally have 'tech days'.

As some of you know, I got a crash course in nursing this last week. My parents are recovering from a pretty serious car accident that occurred the morning of Feb 5th. They are both home and doing so well. I appreciate all the well wishes and flexibility some of you had to exhibit as I help care for them. Every day is a better day and I think in another week they should be good to go on their own.

On that note...If you are waiting on something, please send me a reminder kmail. Every once in a while I need those little reminders and this is one of those times;)

Here's to a productive and system issue free week...Have fun!

Carrie

Artsonia ~ Our On-Line School Art Gallery

If you have art work that you are proud of and want to show off, please contact me.


Check out our school gallery by clicking the link below:

http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=137845


Parent permission slip link:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=kx64b*IBvb0PtEW1TPYMfA#

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Thank you!

Thank You!

We appreciate your patience with the OLS

connectivity issues that occurred earlier this week!

To Update or NOT to Update

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 re-install an older version.

Blackboard Update

BlackBoard Update: Action Required Before Your First Class Connect Session the Week of February 10th

Due to the new BlackBoard version 12.6 release, families will have to log into Blackboard to load and run the new software prior to attending a Class Connect or conference.

The download is 8 MB and will take extra time to launch the first session after the update. ***This means that students and Learning Coaches may be really late or miss their first session due to the length of time the download will take.

The following action is required:

  • Go to the Class Connect configuration room at least 1 hour prior to the Class Connect you plan to attend.
    • Access the Configuration Room any time after 6 a.m. (MT) Sunday, February 9th but BEFORE your 1st scheduled session of the week. The room is available 24/7.
  • As long as you access the above link at least one hour prior to your Class Connect session, it will give you the needed amount of time for the download to finish. This will be essential, since the Class Connect sessions will not allow you to log in "early."

If you cannot get the link to work, please copy and paste the link into your web browser.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out and ask.

Important Dates

50% is your goal at semester in all courses.

Term 4 ~ 2.19.14 ~ Wednesday is the day!

Term 4a ~ 3.3.14

Term 5 ~ 3.11.14

Term 6lsA ~ 4.10.14


Attendance expectations for FULL TIME students at semester:

K-2 360 hours

3-8 450 hours

Part time hours will vary.

**Mid Year Progress Reports will be sent at semester.**

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No school on the following days:


February 17th - Presidents Day

March 14th-Teacher Inservice Day

April 14-21st-Spring Break

Policy and Procedure Meetings in February:

iCademy's Policy and Procedure meetings are coming up soon in February. If you have not attended a meeting yet this school year, try to adjust your schedule to attend.

The next meeting is:

Policy and Procedure Meeting: February 18th at 11 AM EST and 8 PM EST.

**Remember you only have to attend one of each.

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Our January Coach to Coach was a HIT! See what some had to say about this helpful session.

*Learning Coach comments:

~ Thank you for sending the recording. Great tips and ideas. Very positive!

~ Very useful! Thank you!

~ Thanks for inviting me to the coach to coach session. It was great to hear from other coaches. When you hear them, you realize you are not alone and get so many new ideas.

~ I cannot explain how nice I felt after the session. There was a togetherness I experienced with the iCademy teachers and other LC's for the first time. At a school there is a group you can bank on. But home-schooling isolates you immensely, especially in India as very few people do it.


For more great tips, suggestions, and schedule examples, check out the session recording! The link is below:

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2014-01-29.1033.M.CF80F0B08AC845F791B042D7F3B471.vcr&sid=559

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KIDS' CORNER

Weekly Riddle

This week's riddle:

Q. Why was the math book unhappy?


Last Weeks:

Q. Which month has 28 days?

A. All of them, of course:)

Journal Topic

In Honor of President's Day: If I were President I would...

Class Connect Recording Links

Math+ Blue

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dG1CZURZMl9ZNUVBRUVLcGZESGJoLXc&usp=sharing

Language Skills Blue

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dHJsZFlsNS1ya2w1UDVBaEVBc0dXbFE&usp=sharing

Math+ Green

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dDJPRWh1SXV3NU85YjB0UUpfTG5kMXc&usp=sharing

Language Skills Green

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dERzeFJ2NnhaN01FOHdvN0RhdmlQMGc&usp=sharing

Language Skills Orange (PG 1) Math Orange (PG 2)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dHc5cnJCbDgxbmhTZnIzNU1NUHhlZ0E&usp=sharing

Math+ Purple

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dENEVHF1VWNlRGhud1A4U3hjdHBXOEE&usp=sharing

Language Skills 3

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dE04NmU4MjlvQW9USklNM2QyRzhzNEE&usp=sharing

Math+ Red

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dFJqVnRvSzZmQnYtTmRJQWsyYWZwZ2c&usp=sharing

Language Skills 4

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dHc5Z2F5bG5leUtHSlVaRXZXVG9qYXc&usp=sharing

Math+ Yellow

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dGJTZTNmQnJwWXZYaDJTR1B4UU9ya3c&usp=sharing

Language Skills 5

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dGJtOEV0QTgwYlJzdUdCMXY5RS1xSFE&usp=sharing

American History A

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dDRLMUM4UWF3NW9NcERMTHJvQ1B1aVE#gid=0

Science K2

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dHZpcEg1bDFfdkl6bzdGNEtZMnpxRmc&usp=sharing

Science 3-5

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArbvttVoCMS_dHRZb3kzUTR2YzhhMWJhNWR5TXRydkE&usp=sharing