Remote Learning Edition
We hope you had a wonderful weekend with your families. The past few weeks have been spent getting familiar with remote learning and the different platforms. It is wonderful to see our Kindergartners logging in and "going" to school!
We are now in Phase 3 - Continuing Remote Learning with More Digital Tools (April 6 and Beyond).
Please keep accessing your child's Google Classroom for lessons and Assignment information.
Thank you for your patience during this time. We miss being in the classroom, and seeing our Kindergarteners!
Please contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help you and your child!
Phase 3 Instruction- Pathblazer
We are excited to share a new online program for literacy instruction called Pathblazer as we move into Phase 3. This provides targeted instruction to your child.
Pathblazer is available on Webdesk. Look for the icon that looks like the one on above (red lantern with the word Pathblazer on it) and click on it. It will take your child to the lessons.
Recommended time is 15-20 minutes daily.
Please allow your child to do this on their own, as content is provided at their level.
Please click on the link below for a student video to help your child learn about this.
Please access the parent letter here:
We are here to help you. Please reach out if you have questions!
What is DreamBox Learning Math?
● DreamBox Learning Math, is the next generation of web-based learning,
provides personalized math learning in an engaging, fun, game-like
● DreamBox automatically adapts to each student, optimizing his or her
learning experience. The engine does this by customizing the lessons,
difficulty, hints, pace, and sequence to match a student’s knowledge and
learning style -- just as a great tutor would!
Tips for Parents
● Encourage students to FINISH lessons. Explain to students that
DreamBox uses their keystrokes,strategies, speed and answers to build the best “next step”. However, the platform won’t register all of that data if a lesson is incomplete. The best
way for a learner to show what he or she knows is to finish the lesson. If they must close a lesson, have them start with that lesson when they play DreamBox again.
Only assignments made and completed on or after April 6th (Phase 3) will be used to determine whether a student has “Met Standard”.
Please click on the link for more information.
School Calendar Updates
PISD Webdesk Directions
Type in webdesk.pisd.edu. This works best if you use Google Chrome. Also make sure you are signed out of all other google accounts on your device. Select PISD Network Login button.
Type in your child's username and password
username: first.last.#1 (in some cases 2)
Most of the apps we will ask you to access are located in your child's backpack.
Choose a Folder
Once you click on the backpack you will then select which folder to open.
Once you open the folder you will be able to select the program you are wanting to access.
The Google Classroom App can be found in your child's backpack through webdesk. We have already set up each child in the classroom. However, should there be any problems we are providing the codes below for each teacher.
You will enter in the following code:
Ms. Shelton's Class: rxuolwd
Ms. Calaza's Class: an4xcjq
Ms. Mir's Class: a2isyo
*** Please note that the assignments or announcements to your google classroom may be posted by any of the Kindergarten teachers.
How To Upload Photos to Google Classroom
HMH Reading APP
The HMH App can be found in your child's backpack under the Language Arts Folder.
Once you open the app you will see an assignment section. Please click on the assignments.
You will find the Assignment Overview. Your child's leveled readers will be located here. We will update those on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please re-read or self select books for Tuesday and Thursday.
The nearpod links will now be accessed through google classroom. We will create an assignment for you. Please enter in the student's name on the screen. Then join the session.
If there are assignments to do on the screen, please complete those digitally.
Follow each slide until you get to the very end. In the top right corner will see an arrow. Please click to bring the menu down. Press exit to close the lesson. Please do not close out the lesson without exiting correctly. The teacher will not be able to see your answers or that you have completed the assignment,
You will access the flipgrid assignments from your child's google classroom. Click the link that will be provided. Once you have clicked the link you will see this screen. Click on the log in with google.
Weekly Learning Plan
Please click on the link above for the weekly lesson for Kindergarten. We will be adding the weekly lessons as a document on your child's google classroom.
Please click this button to go to our district website with additional learning resources for you and your family while we learn from home.