Mrs. Hutchison's Herald
News for May 2016
A Note from your Teacher...
New Term Reminders!
Welcome Back to School! We are very excited to be beginning the 2015-16 School Year. There are many important things to keep in mind as you start.
- Everyone is required to attend One Policy and Procedure Meeting per year and one Getting Started in Lower School Session. (See dates and times below)
- All students 2nd grade and above take Scantron Assessment for Reading and Math. Refer to your K-mail for login instructions.
- Follow the daily/weekly plan and complete all assignments that are listed to stay on track!
- Add me on Skype ( icademyMhutchison) to keep in contact regularly and ask questions!
It's going to be a GREAT year!
To ensure you are viewing Class Connects at the time they are happening check your Time Zone Settings for the OLS. Make sure to select your time zone. Times displayed in the online school will adjust to your time zone if your settings are correct!
OLS and Computer issues
What happens if your computer is not working or your internet goes out? What
if you log into your OLS and it is not working? Unfortunately theses are things that we deal with as an online school . Here are some helpful tips: 1. Make sure you have cleared your cookies and cache off your browsers. 2. Try another browser. 3.Restart your computer. 4. Do an offline activity 5. Take a field trip (and make sure you use the hours as attendance when you get back!) 6. Call K12 Tech Support: 866.512.2273
Work Samples 15-16 School Year
End of the Year Info
Last day of School is coming!
Term 1: May 17th
Term 2: June 3rd
Term 7b: May 23rd
Term 8b: June 6th
Term 3: June 17th
May Fun Facts
Hallmark Greeting Card Company needs a new greeting card for the holidays. Create a fun greeting card for someone.
Riddle of the week
Have fun Learning
So...I have heard that spelling is not always a favorite subject to tackle. Let's switch it up and have some fun with your words! Remember, mastery of content is the most important thing. Practicing spelling can be fun! Here are some ideas:
1) Scrabble Tiles: Use tiles from Scrabble, Boggle, or Bananagrams to spell out your words. You can always make your own "tiles" by creating them out of construction paper, if you wish. This is a great one for our tactile learners.
2) Craft Beads: Find a package of beads with letters written on them, and have fun stringing together necklaces or bracelets featuring your spelling words!
3) Food: Always a winner in my house! You can "spell" your letters out of Cheerios, M&M's, raisins, popcorn, or other favorite snacks. Or, with a small bag of icing, you can write them out.
4) Bubbles: With a bubble wand, you can paint the sky with your spelling words. Watch your little one's hand motions to see the letters form in the sky and have them spell it out as they write it.
5) Minecraft: You can build your spelling words out of cubes/bricks/blocks for a cool creation.
6) Hidden Words: Have your student "hide" the words in a piece of artwork. Words can easily be hidden in a lush green forest, mountain scene, or beach vista. You can have fun together finding the hidden words.
7)Shaving Cream: Place a plastic garbage bag over your table (for protection and sanity's sake) and cover with shaving cream. Your student can "draw" the spelling words in the cream for a fun, tactile, and delightfully messy experience.
8)Window Markers: These can be found at any craft store, Target, Walmart, etc. They are specially designed to crystallize on glass for a beautiful design. It's a fun way to practice spelling, and you can enhance the décor of your home by adding in some great spelling words. :)
Did you Know that K12 has many great apps in the mobile app stores?
If you have an iPad, Kindle, tablet, etc. that you allow your kids to use, they may be missing out on some really cools apps that K12 offers. You should visit the full list at http://www.k12.com/mobile-apps/k-8#.VDdUx_ldWSo.
Many of the Apps are FREE, with only a couple that cost a few dollars.
There is an app for each grade level in K-2 that has all of the K12 Classic Reader Stories. They include the pictures and the story can be read aloud.
Also check out the fun math apps like K12 Choc-It-Up or xGerms Addition
Class Connect Recording Links
Language Arts & Math+ Blue
Language Arts & Math+ Green
Language Arts & Math+ Orange
Language Arts & Math+ Purple
Language Skills 4 & Math+ Red
Language Skills 5 & Math+ Yellow