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Thursday, April 22 Class Meeting 10 AM - click on the link:

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Set up on KSD - Email, Teams and Digital Citizenship

Mr. Olson's Video to set up Email -

https://youtu.be/EIe6lifKCDo

 

 

Monday, April 13

  • Math Lessons 17, 18, 19 and 20 -  Continue working on those math lessons! Remember, you will use the lessons that I created from the teaching slides and write the answers in your math book. The lessons are on my website on the documents page.

Lesson 17 Equivalent Fractions

Lesson 18 Comparing Fractions

Lesson 19 Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Lesson 20 More Fraction Addition and Subtraction 

More Activities:

  • Go to my website and look at the activities in the category, Independent Learning. The following are from education.com and Maliah asked for more fractions work, so I included a workbook for you.
  • In IXL – use the 4th grade fraction activities!
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log. Go to RAZ kids – you’ll find lots of reading including science!

Wednesday, April 1

Dear Students and Families,

As we continue to navigate this school closure together,  I hope you know that I miss seeing you each day in class!

This week I am focused on learning how I can effectively communicate with you to deliver learning activities through the tools we have available to us. Though this is not how any of us thought our classroom would look this spring, I look forward to teaching you in a new way.

Beginning Monday, April 13, I will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.   I will answer emails at this time and help you navigate the learning resources that we sent home with the students and the resources available on our websites. Please email me any time and know that I will have time to respond.

Through April 24, students can use the resources to review content they have already learned, preview topics scheduled to be learned later this year, and explore additional topics of interest. The following resources from the Kent School District may be helpful.

Finally, as a reminder, next week April 6-10 is Spring Break. I will not be working during break and this is a great time for all of us to connect with friends and families and continue practicing social distancing. Please take care of your social emotional health. Take time to rest and relax. School Meals will be served next week, please visit our KSD website for details.

Be well and stay healthy.

Wednesday, April 1

Happy Wednesday! I love hearing from you on Flip Grids. I created a new topic - What's Happening Wednesday! I would love to see all of your faces and hear what is new with you!

https://flipgrid.com/williamsroom403

 

  • Math Lessons 17, 18, 19 and 20 -  Continue working on those math lesson!. Remember, you can search by category on my website. All the lesson activities for a lesson will be in a different category. This will help you make sure you do ALL the ACTIVITIES for the lesson.  https://teacher.kent.k12.wa.us/horizon/jwilliams/documents

Challenge for Today: If you have completed Lesson 19 and 20 – go to IReady Math and take the comprehension checks for these lessons. I sent them out this morning and you’ll find them in Teacher Assigned.

When you complete both comprehension checks, I will mail you a prize!

Lesson 17 Equivalent Fractions

Lesson 18 Comparing Fractions

Lesson 19 Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Lesson 20 More Fraction Addition and Subtraction

 

  • In IXL – use the 4th grade fraction activities!
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log.

 

Monday, March 30

Happy Monday! The State of Washington gave school districts a list of tasks to accomplish. One of the tasks is to implement remote learning for students. I started providing resources for you before our school closed. Many of you are taking up the challenge and working on education-at-home. Many states have already announce that there will be no more person-to-person schools for the remainder of the school year. If we get to that point, I want to help you be prepared. If you have not tried any of the activities below, please try. Let me know if you have trouble.

Last week, I rolled out Flip Grids. This is a way for me to connect with kids and have them connect with me and with other students in the class. I intend to use this to continue our math instruction. I will be able to record short videos that explain math concepts. It would be helpful for your child to try to connect with us. This is not social media and I monitor all videos. This is a closed group and only accessed with student passwords.

 Here’s the directions for Flip Grids: Click on the link below. You will sign in with your KSD student id. When you get to flip grid, you can see 3 topics. Today, I would like you to respond to “Would you rather?”  When you finish the video, you’ll get to can selfie and then add stickers to decorate. (If you have problems signing on – send me an email!)

https://flipgrid.com/williamsroom403

Check my website for resources. I’ve uploaded the 4th grade foundations workbook week 3 to the website. I strongly encourage students to use RAZ kids, IXL and IReady both reading and writing if they have access to a computer. IXL and IReady can be used on a tablet. If you do not have access to a computer with internet, please email me and I will arrange to send you print resources.

  • Math Lessons 17, 18, 19 and 20 -  Continue working on those math lessons. Remember, you can search by category. All the lesson activities for lesson 17 will be in the category Lesson 17 Math Fractions. This will help you make sure you do ALL the ACTIVITIES for the lesson.

These are the lessons from our student math book. Lessons 19 and 20 should be easy for students if they slow down and read the examples. Do the work first, then check answers on the next page.

Lesson 17 Equivalent Fractions

Lesson 18 Comparing Fractions

Lesson 19 Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Lesson 20 More Fraction Addition and Subtraction

  • Reading and Math Students should all have access to I-Ready. They can log in using this link. They know how to log on. They can access reading and math. They can do the activities and play the games. It’s all fun!  https://login.i-ready.com/
  • Use IXL www.ixl.com –  You can select any topics in math, literacy or science. Please stay in the 3rd and 4th grade levels!
  • In IXL – use the 4th grade fractions activities help you with your study of fractions
  • Kids A-Z Login Instructions
    • Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
      Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher's username, HEHawks
      Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart
      Step 4: Your child enters his or her password (student number)
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log. We put their reading journals in their book bags. In the front of the journal, there are quick response writing prompts that your child can choose. They can write their responses in the spiral notebook sent home. A suggestion would be to write once or twice a week.  
  • Read Alouds – I am continuing our book “Wonder” on my website. I also started one of my favorite books, “The Search for Delicious” by Natalie Babbitt.

Thursday, March 26

If you didn’t get a chance to look at Flip Grip – please see the information sent out yesterday. I believe this will be an easy answer to help students using videos – especially with math. This works on smart phones and ipads – you can find the app in the app store – search for “flipgrid.”

Click on the link below and enter your KSD student id. Our Flip Code is williamsroom403 (if using a phone or tablet.)

https://flipgrid.com/williamsroom403

When you get to flip grid, you can view the video that I made and then make one of your own. When you finish the video, you’ll get to take a selfie and then add stickers to decorate. I will review all videos before they go “live” – remember this is school and everything needs to be school appropriate!  When you view videos of others, you click on the green “speech bubbles” and you can record a video response.

Math is the ONE AREA that will have the greatest impact on student learning during the closure. If at all possible, please try the math lessons. Yesterday, I put Lesson 19 on my website. This involves adding and subtracting fractions with the same unit fraction. It is fairly straightforward and I think the kids can be successful. Lesson 20 is more practice with adding and subtracting fractions. I’ll get that lesson posted today. I’ve added a Flip Grip Video question to the end of Lesson 19 – can’t want to see what the kids have to say!

Wednesday, March 25

 Good Morning – I have something fun for today. This is flip grid and it is a way for us to get together and share videos. My hope is that we can use this for some teaching and learning in the near future. Click on the link below. You will sign in with your KSD student id. When you get to flip grid, you can view the video that I made and then make one of your own. When you finish the video, you’ll get to take a selfie and then add stickers to decorate. I will review all videos before they go “live” – remember this is school and everything needs to be school appropriate!  (If you have problems signing on – send me an email!) Can’t wait to see your faces!

https://flipgrid.com/e6868f1e

Tuesday, March 24

Hope you are all well. I think about you a lot and miss being at school. Two things happened yesterday. First, the governor has implemented “shelter in place” – this is an attempt to stop the virus from spreading to the point where it overwhelms our health care system. Hopefully, you’ve found a way to implement this in your lives. It is important for all of us to help. Second, the state and school district provided more information about “learning from home.” To the best of my understanding, we’ve been doing just fine. I have a few more resources for you. Use the resources on my website in addition to the ones provided by the Horizon, Washington State and the Kent School District. I’ve attached the second week of independent learning from education.com. I hope that you’ve started using some of the resources to help continue your child’s education. 

From Mrs. Williams:

4th Grade Independent Study Week 2 (attached and on website)

 I read several more chapters of Wonder and put them on the website 

From Horizon:

Horizon Learning Hub: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/104469

Horizon Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HE415

From KSD/State of Washington:

KSD Learning: https://www.kent.k12.wa.us/Page/12181

 

Monday, March 23

I hope you are all well today. The weather has certainly changed. Here’s a list of activities that students can use during the school closure.  Check my website for resources. I’ve attached a 4th grade foundations workbook to this email and uploaded to the website. I strongly encourage students to use RAZ kids, IXL and IReady both reading and writing if they have access to a computer. To this point, only a few students have accessed these resources.

  • Math Lessons 17 and 18 -  Continue working on those math lessons. Remember, you can search by category. All the lesson activities for lesson 17 will be in the category Lesson 17 Math Fractions. This will help you make sure you do ALL the ACTIVITIES for the lesson.
  • Reading and Math Students should all have access to I-Ready. They can log in using this link. They know how to log on. They can access reading and math. They can do the activities and play the games. It’s all fun!  https://login.i-ready.com/
  • Use IXL www.ixl.com –  You can select any topics in math, literacy or science. Please stay in the 3rd and 4th grade levels!
  • In IXL – use the following activities to help you with your study of fractions:
  • Kids A-Z Login Instructions
    • Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
      Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher's username, HEHawks
      Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart
      Step 4: Your child enters his or her password (student number)
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log. Listen to our Read Aloud – Wonder.   I am adding more selections.  Keep checking the website.  We put their reading journals in their book bags. In the front of the journal, there are quick response writing prompts that your child can choose. They can write their responses in the spiral notebook sent home. A suggestion would be to write once or twice a week.  

Friday, March 20

I heard some feedback that the math lessons are very challenging for students. I am looking for video resources.  If you can help them with the content, please do. Otherwise, plan to use other interactive resources. I've added another resource for students. They have used this before and then like it. It should be easy to get them on-board!

  • Education.com - Kids can choose to work on math, reading or typing

Go to  https://www.education.com/games/play/#choosePlayer

Choose: Sign in

Choose: Access Code

Type in: RFX6W9

  • Math Lessons 17 and 18 -  Continue working on those math lessons. Remember, you can search by category. All the lesson activities for lesson 17 will be in the category Lesson 17 Math Fractions. This will help you make sure you do ALL the ACTIVITIES for the lesson.
  • Use IXL www.ixl.com –  You can select any topics in math, literacy or science. Please stay in the 3rd and 4th grade levels!
  • Kids A-Z Login Instructions

Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher's username, HEHawks
Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart
Step 4: Your child enters his or her password (student number)

  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log. Listen to our Read Aloud – Wonder.   I added new recordings last night and there are more to come. Keep checking the website.
  • And some ART! Mo Willeims has created some daily videos called Lunch Doodles. Here's the session for yesterday
Thursday 19th Episode 4Lunch Doodles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N90fLxaBCGE
 

Thursday, March 19

I created a morning video. The file is fairly large and I am working on the best way to share it. Try this:

Click Here 

  • Math Lessons 17 and 18 -  Continue working on those math lessons. Remember, you can search by category. All the lesson activities for lesson 17 will be in the category Lesson 17 Math Fractions. This will help you make sure you do ALL the ACTIVITIES for the lesson.
  • Use IXL www.ixl.com –  You can select any topics in math, literacy or science. Please stay in the 3rd and 4th grade levels!
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log. Listen to our Read Aloud – Wonder.   I added new recordings last night and there are more to come. Keep checking the website.
  • And some ART! Mo Willeims has created some daily videos called Lunch Doodles. He shares about his life and gives you some fun ideas. You’ll learn some of his drawing secrets. You don’t have to do them all – unless you get HOOKED! I would love for you to send me a picture of your drawings. I will add them to our class website!

Monday, March 16th Lunch Doodles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

Tuesday, March 17th Lunch Doodles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30DCOgTGn_o

Wednesday, March 18th Lunch Doodles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tVfVvmJP7E

 

Wednesday, March 18

  • Math Lessons 17 and 18 - Go to the documents page.  It would be great if you could finish lessons 17 and 18 this week. I changed categories so  you can sort by the category. This may help you see all the activities for a lesson.
  • Use IXL www.ixl.com –  Find some activities for math, literacy, and science that you are interested in. I am able to see what you are working on. 
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log. Then you can go to the website and listen to our Read Aloud – Wonder.   I will add more chapters this afternoon. We are almost to Part 2 where the story continues from the point-of-view of (or perspective) or Via.

Don’t stay in the house all day. You can still go outside. I went for a wonderful walk yesterday around my neighborhood. I was quiet and I enjoyed listening to the birds in the trees.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Work on Math Lesson 17 Equivalent fractions.  All the activities are listed in order. You’ll get the most out of work by completing the activities in order. I put Lesson 18 on the website, too. This lesson is about comparing fraction. I suggest that you try to complete both lessons this week. You’ll find answers to most of the work so you can tell if you are “getting it”. Email me and let me know how it is going!
  • Use IXL www.ixl.com –  Several of you have been trying this great resource. You can work on anything that interests you. There are activities for math, literacy, and science.
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log. Then you can go to the website and listen to our Read Aloud – Wonder.  The audios are listed in order – you may need to look on page 2.  (I’ve already picked out our next read aloud – it’s my favorite book when I was a kid!)

Don’t forget to spend some time outside! It is going to be a beautiful day!

Monday, March 16

  • Go to the documents pages listed on the left and work on Math Lesson 17 Equivalent fractions. Students can write in their math books. Additional resources do not need to be printed – students can use the spiral notebook sent home to write the answers to questions. Remember, the goal is not to “fill in” the math book. The goal is to learn about equivalent fractions
  • Use IXL www.ixl.com – you can go to Math-Fourth Grade and find the resources on equivalent fractions to test your learning in Lesson 17. (Your username and password were emailed yesterday.)
  • Use IXL – www.ixl.com  Go to Science-Fourth Grade – explore a topic that interests you!
  • Read for 40 – 60 minutes – record your reading on your reading log
  • Enjoy the sunshine and go for a walk. Avoid being close to people outside of your family. It is a good idea to keep at least 6 feet away from others.