UPDATED: HI ALL!!! BELOW ARE THE LINKS TO THE NEW LEARNING GRIDS FOR MAY 4TH-8TH and MAY 11TH-15TH
Remote Learning Plan May 4 - 8 (Sydney Weber).pdf
Remote Learning Plan May 11 - 15 (Sydney Weber)(1).pdf
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! PLEASE KNOW ALL THE #RD GRADE TEACHERS ARE MISSING YOU ALL AND THINK ABOUT YOU OFTEN!!!!
UPDATED 4/17/20: Below are the links to the new learning grids for the weeks of April 20-24 and April 27-May 1
Remote Learning Plan April 20-24 (1).docx
Remote Learning Plan April 27-May 1.docx
The third-grade teachers have put together this plan for remote learning. It is based on the recommendations from the Illinois State Board of Education, our district administrators and the needs that you have expressed to us.
We have included a multitude of activities so students have choices. They don’t need to do all of them. It is recommended that third graders do a minimum of 1 hour of academics a day. They should not do more than 2 hours of academics a day. We think doing 15 minutes in four subjects a day would be a good start. It can be broken up, so they are not overwhelmed. We’ve included on-line as well as pencil and paper activities. If you do not have access to the internet, please use the workbook pages to do reading and math activities. We’re also sending home Scholastic News Magazine for those without internet. Students with internet can go on-line to Scholastic News and read the articles or have them read to them.
One way to start this would be to have your child read through the choices for the day and circle the ones they want to do. At the end of the day sign that they have done at least an hour of academics for that day. We ask that you take a photo of the grid at the end of the week and send it to your child’s teacher so we can add it to our files. This can be done through email or texting.
We also encourage those with internet to continue with iReady Reading and Math because it is a program on their individual level. It can be used as the reading or math choice any day. We would also like for students to keep up with Reflex Math. Reflex Math can be done on a smart phone.
In two weeks, if we are not back in school, we will send out another grid with activities, Scholastic News, and other necessary materials. Remember that if your child is really into an activity and they spend longer than 15 minutes on it but didn’t get to another activity, it’s ok. We just need to show that students are spending at least an hour a day on academics. We want to be as flexible as possible and make this something doable, not too hard.We will also be posting the grid on our school web sites. These can be accessed by smart phones.
Thank you so much for all your help with this! Your children are amazing, and we miss them so much. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Take care and good luck!
3rd Grade Teachers: Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Fess, Mrs. Weber, Mrs. Grady
LINKS TO THE REMOTE LEARNING PLAN ARE POSTED BELOW.
3rd Grade Remote Learning Plan April 6-10 (1).pdf
3rd Grade Remote Learning Plan April 13-17 (1) .pdf
Updated 3/31/20: Students are now able to take Accelerated Reader (AR) tests from home! AR is an excellent way for students to increase their reading fluency and reading comprehension skills! Renaissance was updated recently and looks a little (or a lot) different. All students have received an email regarding this new feature. Please try logging in to your account. If you are having any trouble logging in, please feel free to contact me or Mrs. Allen, our Computer and Library teacher. Taking tests at home will NOT be permanent. As soon as we are back in regular session, this feature will be deactivated. HAPPY READING!!! :)
Updated March 27th, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. These are difficult times for everyone, especially our students. I know there are many uncertainties at this time, but one thing is for sure, I am here to help you anyway I can. My hope is that we can keep in touch with one another and support each other.
Below is a list of educational resources students may use to continue to review skills. The following programs are strongly suggested by the 3rd grade teachers, as these have been used regularly by the students, and are customized to each students educational needs, strengths, and deficits. Also, students should be aware of all login information associated with these websites/programs.
1. iReady for Reading and Math ( https://login.i-ready.com/): iReady is designed specifically to your students educational needs. The instruction is created based of your students benchmark test scores in September 2019 and January 2020. The assignments are customized to target areas of weakness to increase students skill level in those areas, and support their areas of strength.
2. Reflex Math: (www.reflexmath.com) Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is full of games that students love. Reflex takes students at every level and helps them quickly gain math fact fluency and confidence.
3. MyMath: This is the math curriculum used at North Mac Intermediate. This website can connect the students to the lessons previously taught, and can provide them assignments, review activities, and games to further enforce skills taught.
4. ThinkCentral: (https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do) This is the reading curriculum site used at North Mac Intermediate. This website can connect the students to the stories, assignments, activities, and skills taught in the general education and special education classroom. There are options available within the site to have the stories read to the students, as well as assignments and activities to enrich their reading comprehension, grammar, spelling, and language skills.
5. Scholastic News (https://scholasticnews.scholastic.com): This exceptional magazine is designed to engage students, build nonfiction-reading skills, and increase content-area knowledge in the areas of science and social studies.
There are also Special Education specific web programs utilized within our classroom. Students should know which programs they participate in. The following programs are specifically designed for your student based off initial assessments and track student progress. The following are the website/programs:
* Reading Plus (https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login)
* Sound Reading Solutions (https://school.soundreading.com/home/)
* Symphony Math (https://content.symphonylearning.com/assets/student/start.html)
Feel free to contact me using my email, email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. I know the Internet can be difficult to navigate at times, so if you or your child experience any confusion, please contact me. I also ask that you tell your child how much I miss them! If at anytime they would like to contact me, we can set up a video conference using the program Zoom. I would love to talk to them anytime!
Again, thank you for all you are doing at home to continue to encourage and support your students' education. I hope to see you all very soon. :)
Mrs. Jessica Grady
Hello and welcome back to North Mac! My name is Jessica Grady, and I am very excited to be your child’s special education teacher this year. I am proud to be your child’s teacher and am committed to doing everything within my power to make this year successful for all of us. There is great excitement as this new school year begins. I look forward to a year filled with unlimited, fun learning experiences.
I would like to take a moment to tell you a little bit about myself. I have a daughter named Kate, who attends school at North Mac Middle School. She is a very outgoing, athletic girl who is incredibly active. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, gardening, four-wheeling, antiquing and playing with my pets.
I began teaching at this fantastic school in 2012. I was born and raised in Girard, so teaching in the North Mac school district is an extreme honor for me. I earned my Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois and my Special Education certification from Greenville College.
If at any time you have questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time at 217-627-2419.
School Phone: 217.627.2419
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