Specialist Newsletter

Endeavour Elementary - Week 7

Hello Endeavour Families!

Happy Week 7 of learning! The past 6 weeks Music, PE, & Library have been sharing activities with families on their websites, Seesaw, & Quaver. Library will continue to share optional activities weekly in Seesaw for students to participate in. However, Music & PE will now be included in the Essential New Learnings; therefore, a grade will be given at the end of Tri-3. *Reminder per ISD: Tri-3 scores on elementary report cards will reflect what the student earned from Tri-2 unless a higher score is earned based on assessed work completed in Tri-3. We are just asking for participation from now until the end of the trimester. PLEASE do not worry about catching up on past assignments (unless your student wants to). Just start fresh this week. See below on how your student can participate in their Music & PE class from home. The goal is for this to be an easy activity that students can enjoy doing at home. Thank you for all you are doing to help with learning at home. We appreciate you!

Thanks- The Endeavour Specialist Team

Health and Fitness Update with Mrs. Skogstad and Mrs. Marsh

Week 7 with Mrs. Skogstad

Hello Families, I am posting a weekly activity every Friday in Seesaw & on my website: Mrs Skogstad’s PE Website. This gives families a head start on the weekend to do fitness together!

This week: Students can post on their class PE Seesaw page by Friday May 15th to let me know what activities you tried on the Fitness Calendar or email me what you did: skogstads2@issaquah.wednet.edu

The MAY Monthly Fitness Calendar: not due until May 29th.

If your student hasn’t been using their Seesaw account, please sign in to view the P.E. assignments. Please email me for your student’s login information if you need it. Remember: Don’t worry about catching up on past assignments, just start fresh this week. Students will be graded on their participation in activities posted each week. Assignments come out Friday morning and are due by the following Friday. It will continue to be some form of activity log to keep kids active during the week. I expect students to make an effort to do the activities but understand if some of them are not completed. The goal is students are staying active & sharing what they are doing. I also know we all have different spaces, equipment, abilities, and other safety concerns that might interfere. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.

Mrs. Marsh’s PE Remote Learning Week 7

Hello Jaguars! It is unbelievable that we are on week 7 on remote learning. I so miss your sweet faces. Again, we want to make sure that our lessons are simple for you and your parents to monitor. Once a week on Friday, we will post our Fitness Log and Activity Sheet on Seesaw. You will see the Fitness sheet is super simple. All you need to do is write down whatever active activity you did for the day. YOU get to choose! It can be riding your scooter, bike, walking with your family, or as simple as playing in your back yard. You can access this through Seesaw and our Website. I hope that this will be a better way to track your fitness. Take a picture of your activity sheet or fitness log and email it to me. MarshE@issaquah.wednet.edu. Thanks so much for all you are doing and we hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

Music Update with Mrs. Murphy and Ms. Caulton

Week 7 with Mrs. Murphy

Hello everyone! It finally feels like spring outside! My son, Beckett, and I have been enjoying the outdoors this week while I work! He reads books, stacks blocks, and pulls up grass while I am working on school! Have any of you done your schoolwork out in the sun?

This week we are exploring the music of Germany!

To find this week’s materials, click on Mrs. Murphy’s Website, find your grade level, and scroll down! Watch the introductory videos, and then choose 2-3 of the provided activities to explore the Music of Germany.

Email me and tell me about what you learned about the music of Germany this week! You can even send me a picture or a video clip of you interacting with the materials! Reach me at murphyc@issaquah.wednet.edu!

Don’t forget, if you finish this week’s activities and want to keep exploring music, you can find many more enrichment activities for all grades on my website. You can even login to Quaver through Clever to access the Student Portal and explore countless music related games, compositions, and activities!

Starting this week, music is considered Essential New Learning, and will be required. Please reach out if you have any additional questions about this.

Week 7 with Ms. Caulton

Greetings from Ms. Caulton in the virtual music room!

2nd graders become song writing sensations!

  • Learn to add lyrics to a melody.
  • Draw pictures to reflect the drama in music.
  • Take a Composition Quiz Challenge!

4th graders venture into the world of harmony

  • Watch a wacky Quaver video, build chords and write a composition for guitar.
  • Review high notes on the recorder and learn a new song that’s all about – potatoes!
  • Finally, train up your ears with the Interval Monkey.

Share your work in the final video slide, post on SeeSaw or send me an email.

No matter how you do it, I love to hear from you!

Library Update with Mrs. Skosky

Week 7 Focus - Library Books and Sunday Comics

I have received a few emails from parents wondering about library books. First know that there are no overdue fines or anything like that. I appreciate you enjoying them at home as they would just be sitting in the library with no one to enjoy them if you did not have them! Details are not completed yet BUT there is a plan developing for a student supply pick up in June. The thought is when you come to pick up those supplies, families could also drop off any library books. It is also completely fine to keep them over the summer and bring them back to school in the Fall! Whatever is easier and works best for your family to stay safe and healthy :) Stay tuned for more details on the June pick up opportunity!

Sunday Comics!

When I was growing up, I always looked forward to reading the Sunday Comics page in the newspaper. I have vivid memories of fighting my Dad for who got to read it first. Many people (me included!) do not get the paper anymore. But there is a way for your kiddos to enjoy a Sunday comic surprise each week: Sunday Haha to the rescue! If you go to their website and subscribe, they will email you a selection of kid-friendly comics each week on Sunday for you and your family. It can be a new tradition to enjoy together!

Thanks for Reading!