Ms. Wittmann's Peek at the Week

September 21-25

Dear Families,

Welcome to the third week of school. Thank you for your patience and grace as we roll out distance learning.


We are going to continue assessing students this week in small groups so we can plan for small group instruction. We will also be hosting small friendship groups for your children as well. We know how important it is for them to socialize with their peers. I will be in the friendship group with the students but I will only be there to supervise not to teach. I want the children to have time to talk to one another, share their pets, bedrooms, learning spaces, etc.


Have a great week. Please reach out to me with questions any time.


Warmly,

Ms. Wittmann

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Our Learning This Week!

LITERACY: This week during our literacy block, your child will get to listen to and respond to a read aloud by a different teacher every day. I will also be meeting with small groups to take a spelling inventory. This assessment will help me determine which spelling patterns your child needs to work on. Shortly after this inventory is complete, we will begin our small group skills group. Stay tuned in for more information to come soon.


MATH: This week we will be starting our first math unit. We will learn that numbers have places and that each place has a different value. We will represent numbers up to 100,000, we will look at numbers and determine 100, 1,000, or 10,000 more or less than a given number, we will round and estimate numbers, and create and order two digit numbers. We will not meet with small math groups this week.


FRIENDSHIP GROUPS: Students will be meeting in Friendship groups this week during our live google meets from 12:30-1:00 every day. Please watch the schedule to see which day your child will go on google meet and have talk time with their classmates. This will be a supervised "play date" for your child. It is not mandatory to come, but will help grow and strengthen social skills and connections with others.


JOURNALING: We will continue journaling this week. There will be a different journal prompts each day of the week. Students should use the black and white composition notebook that I brought to them in their bags. Please be sure your child not only draws about their thinking but also writes 2-5 sentences about their journal prompt. They should take a photo of their journal entry and post it to their seesaw assignment.


SPECIALIST: Students will go to MUSIC this week at 11:20 every day. This is a live google meet for now. It is important that your child attends so they don't miss the instruction on how to access their specialist assignments. Code: music3w


CONTENT:

Monday: Gym

Tuesday: Counseling

Wednesday-Friday: C.A.R.E.S. (Cooperation, Assertions, Responsibility, Empathy, Self-Control)

Taking Daily Attendance!!

Remember that you must take attendance OR your child must take his/her own attendance everyday. If you forget to take attendance or you need assistance with this, please reach out to me.

Here is a link if you need help with this: https://www.spps.org/attendance

iPad Troubleshooting...

Please remember to check your child's iPad often to see if it needs an update. You do this by going to the SETTINGS----GENERAL----SOFTWARE UPDATE. Let me know if you need help with this.


Also, if apps or programs are not working or are working slowly, you can always reinstall them in SELF-SERVICE!

iUpdate: Please update the school forms for the year!

Please remember to fill out your iUpdate on the Saint Paul Public Schools Website. This will help us have the most current and up to date contact information for your family.


Go To: https://spps.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/stpaul.jsp


If you forgot your log-in information go to: https://www.spps.org/Page/24973