Team 7 Newsletter

April 20-24

Contact Information for Teachers

Math

email: rachellemcgehee@usd475.org

phone: 785-289-9724 (Google Voice)

online: Schoology Messenger

Language Arts

email: kimberlymartin@usd475.org

phone: 785-915-1275 (Google Voice)

online: Schoology Messenger

Social Studies

email: dillonbeles@usd475.org

online: Schoology Messenger

Science

e-mail: lalanibrown@usd475.org

phone: 785-717-4844 (leave a voicemail it will be forwarded to my e-mail)

online: schoology messenger

Technology Help

Help Desk

If your student is have problems with his/her tablet please contact the help desk.


phone: 785-717-4357


The Help desk is open from 7am-5:30pm

Student's Daily Expectations

Every day students are expected to attend live sessions, complete work for classes and check their email.


Live sessions are for students to ask questions and teachers to clarify certain concepts.

Daily work is for students to receive lessons and work on practice.


This means that work will be required of the student for each day of the week, even if the student does not meet for a live class that day.


So for example: a student in 2nd hour math attends a live session on Monday and Wednesday, and they have work that they need to complete for math Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Here is a daily checklist you can have your student follow...

Big picture

Student Schedule and Class Information

Big picture

Translating the Newsletter

Big picture
Big picture

Class Information

Math

I want to thank everyone for being patient with everything this week! I know this is a new world that we are all navigating and we are all trying to get used to new things.


I enjoyed being able to meet with students this week and am excited to continue to meet and work with students for the next few weeks!



Below are the following things for my class:


  • A snapshot of the calendar for the week of what will be expected from students everyday
  • A survey for you as parents to ask me questions
  • A brief description of what my office hours looks like
  • Course Syllabus-there were changes made from the one that was attached last week

Week at a Glance

At the top of each day is the topic that will be covered, each bullet point is the things that need to be completed that day.
Big picture

Office Hours

I will meet with students who sign up for my office hours through Zoom.


Students will receive an email from me with a link to join the Zoom meeting. Students should click that link at the start of their office hours in order to meet with me.


It is very important that if a student does not need to meet that day, they either remove their name from the sign up sheet or email me saying they do not need to meet.

Updated Math Syllabus

Language Arts

This week's article in CommonLit:

"Total Control in North Korea"


Essential Questions:

Through reading, students need to think about the questions, how would a citizen challenge the status quo in North Korea, and what are the positives and negatives of doing so?


Assignments:

Monday/Tuesday:

1. Watch pre-reading videos in Live Session folder (in Schoology),

2. Read the article, annotate the text, complete the quiz (all on CommonLit.org)


Wednesday/Thursday:

1. View video to review the text in Live Session folder (in Schoology)

2. Close Reading Notes over the article (submit in Schoology)


Friday:

Complete any assignments not done throughout the week.




If students need help, please have them contact me through email. We will set up a meeting to work on whatever they are struggling with, whether it's the assignment, understanding the text, or the website itself.

Helpful Tools for external sites in Language Arts

Calendar of Assignments

Social Studies

Week 2: April 13th-17th


I loved seeing everyone back "in" class last week! It was great to get to talking to everyone again, even if it was through chat or through a webcam.


This week, we will be starting a new unit on what we refer to as SWANA. South West Asia, and North Africa. More often referred to as the Middle East, we will discuss a variety of topics, starting with map reading and going over physical geography. We will have a bit more to do this week, but as long as we keep completing all of the things posted in the weekly folders, we will continue to do awesome!


Week 1: April 6th-10th


I am beyond excited to get back to teaching! And I know it might not be as exciting for our students compared to some of the TV shows many have been binging, but I think we have some quality activities prepared for the rest of the semester.


Below are the following attachments, which are also found on Schoology:


Course Syllabus

Tentative Weekly Schedule


The welcome video is too large for this :( so it will be on Schoology only.


Please read through these and watch the welcome video so you know what to expect going forward! I still look forward to a lot of success from everyone!

Big picture

Science

Excited to keep learning about astronomy and space with you and your students.


Please do not get overwhelmed if you cannot get into pearson. I have copied the textbook pages that are needed for that days assignment in the directions. Just scroll below the directions to find them. Pearson assignments are optional, just more diagrams, videos, and some virtual labs to help with understanding. The assignments students are responsible for completing are all in schoology.


I am working on setting up open zoom sessions a couple of times a week that any student can attend for extra help in science. This would be in the afternoon and open 30 minutes for students to pop into the meeting and ask their questions. Look for that link in schoology coming soon.


E-mailing also works well :)


We are taking a quiz over 1.4 this week which includes moon phases and eclipses. There is a quizlet flashcard review link to use before you take the quiz. We will then finish up Chapter 1, learning about tides.




Hope you are all staying healthy. If you have questions, please let me know.

Big picture
Big picture

Science Syllabus E-Learning

Sign in instructions