HMS ENCORE NEWS

CONTINUOUS LEARNING PLAN

HELLO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!

This is your friendly overdue encore team newsletter. We are all super bummed about not getting to see your faces everyday and interact with you in person. But, we do have some fun new ways to continue your learning! Please scroll through the classes below and read about the ones you are in currently. There may be a new goggle classroom to join for some of them! We plan to start next week with some encore fun! Please contact us if you have any questions!

ART - MRS. RHODES

I will be posting once a week art challenges starting next week to keep your creative juices flowing. These will be posted on TUESDAYS on Google Classroom along with a demonstration video if needed. Most of these will just use things that you might have around the house so don't worry about supplies! You can also include your whole famly in the fun challenge if you would like! 7th and 8th graders are already connected to Google Classroom and will need to make sure to check that on Monday so we can all get connected again. 5th and 6th graders need to join our new Google Classroom with code 2npe7ky. My office hours will be 1-3pm daily. This is a time you can get quick responses to questions via email or we can schedule a google meet. I can't wait to get started with you creative people next week! I miss you all so much! Click on my name to shoot me an email - Mrs. Rhodes

CHIOR/GUITAR - MR. ENNS

For all of Mr. Enns' classes (inculding guitar) there will be one task posted to the grade level weekly calendar to complete each week. Nothing can replace our concert that we had planned, but you can take this opportunity to engage music in a slightly different way.

If you have any questions, the best way to contact me will be through email: darren.enns@usd460.org . I will likely be available between 9-10 am and 1-2pm daily for quick email responses. - Mr. Enns

PE - MR. LAFFERTY

PE for the rest of the school year will focus on being active at least two to three times a week. Participating in physical activity helps release endorphins that will help support your mind and body during these uncertain times. I will provide options that you can choose from, but feel free to do something that interests you, as long as you're active is what's important.

WORK OUT OPTIONS:

1. darebee.com - Choose the Workout of the Day and try to complete Level 1, 2, or 3.

2. P.E with Joe Wicks is found on YouTube where you can follow along with Joe Wicks. He posts a new 30 minute workout each day.

3. Follow Mr. Bauerle on Twitter @CoachTBau and complete his workout that he posts.

Try to be active and get outdoors if you can. Do things you enjoy and include family members whenever possible. My office hours are 11-12 and 1-2 so feel free to email me anytime. Thanks and take care. - Mr. Lafferty

BAND - MR. GRAVERSEN

Obviously band is going to be a lot different without being to able to meet as a full group, but I don't want anyone to give up on making music for the year! I'll be giving students some practice suggestions, recordings and videos to listen to, and encouraging students to find new opportunities to do short performances for people. It will be a minimal time commitment for students, and hopefully we can find some fun ways for you to add a little music to your new daily routine. I'll explain more next week. If you do not currently have your instrument/music/book/sticks/etc at home, watch for information on students picking up their belongings from school next week. I should have everyone's things ready for pick up on that day.

My office hours will be 11am-noon and 2pm-3pm daily. During those times I should be able to give quick responses to emails or can schedule a video conference if needed. Please feel free to email me any time! - Mr. Graversen

ENGINEERING - MRS. MOWRY

Building stuff has not been canceled!! We will still be continuing our fun projects! For each project you will have 1 to 2 weeks to work on it. There will be a start date and ending date posted. You wil be emailing me a video or photo of your completed project! If you need extra hands to help you build feel free to include your family! I am really looking forward to seeing all of your projects. Have FUN and email me during my office hours 9-10am and 1-2pm daily if you have any questions! - Mrs. Mowry

READING - MR. BROADFOOT

JOIN OUR NEW GOOGLE CLASSROOM! 5th/6th - 6r4me5q 7th/8th - b3gx32x More instructions will be posted there as the Spring Semester continues. I want you to try and read 30 minutes a week, or 10 minutes, 3 days a week. With access to books being limited, you might neeed to get creative in finding some good reading sources. You could use audiobooks, news articles, books from home, and even online books. One source you can use is Audible. It's an online source that provides audiobooks. Recently they released some free books for anyone to listen to. You don't even need a subscription. The books are geared towards students ages 0-18 if you would like to use this resource. Stay safe, and stay healthy! My office hours are 10 -11 and 2-3 if you have questions don't hesitate to email me. - Mr. Broadfoot

FOREIGN LANGUAGE - MR. BROADFOOT

JOIN OUR NEW GOOGLE CLASSROOM -7pmqu4g For the most part class will still be the same for you. I want you guys to try and work on Rosetta Stone 30 minutes a week, or 10 minutes, 3 days a week. You will use the same log in and password as you would at school. If for some reason you can’t get in to Rosetta Stone, let me know. We will use google classroom to communicate as we continue throughout the year. I miss you guys! Stay safe, and stay healthy! - Mr. Broadfoot

SPANISH - MR. LOUCKS

¡Hola, Spanish chicos y chicas! I’m really bummed about not being able to finish our Spanish Encore, but I am happy to have the chance to continue our learning in a different way. I plan on you completing your Country Research and also being able to present your “No Lo Tengo” to the whole class through Google Meet. (More on that later.) So please know you’ll continue working on those two projects. You’ll use Duolingo to continually increase your Spanish vocabulary. I’ll also open up a couple more Señor Wooly stories as well. In addition, there will be other learning activities to review what we’ve already learned.

It will be different and it won’t be as much fun as seeing your smiling faces every day, but I am committed to creating as many opportunities as possible for you to expand your Spanish learning. The contents of your carpeta will be included in your pick up! My office hours are 10-11a and 2-3pm daily for questions! Looking forward to next week.

¡Adios! - Señor Rolando