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Ms. Estis' Class

General Education

Hi Team!

As we begin our adventure into Remote Learning here is what you need to know:

  • students will use their district email to access instruction and communicate with me
  • Learning Boards with weekly lessons will be posted in Google Classroom on Monday
  • lessons will include videos, readings, and assignments
    • Mrs. Brzezinski will be providing reading lessons
    • Ms. Estis will be leading writing  
    • Ms. Greene will be creating math lessons
    • Ms. Peters will cover science
  • students will complete the assignments throughout the week and turn them into Google Classroom
  • students can attend daily video chats to receive support and to connect with other classmates (see the schedule below)
  • guardians can contact me through email ( or through the Remind app


Week of April 1st

Our goal for the next three days will be to ensure students can log in to their account and navigate the online platform. Students will complete a Zones of Regulation (ZR) assignment in Google Classroom and a Remote Learning scavenger hunt to help familiarize students with the online platform and learning sites we will be using during our Remote Learning time together. April 1st I will be available to assist students throughout the day. 

Week of April 6th

Students will complete a Zones of Regulation assignment. Instruction in each content area will begin.  

One final note:

This is going to be a challenging time for all of us as we figure out how best to provide instruction for all students in this new environment. More than ever we will need to work as a team. If you notice your student becoming frustrated with the assignments, please have them take a break. If you are becoming frustrated and are not sure how to support your child please take a break, I promise it will be okay. I appreciate all you are doing to support your student. As a parent, I cannot imagine how challenging it must be to juggle all that is going on in our world right now. Please know I am here; you are welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Much Love,

Ms. Estis


Ms. Estis' Office Hours: 

Mondays: 9:30 am- 10:30 am/ 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Tuesdays: 9:30am- 10:30am  /  1:00 pm-2pm pm

Wednesdays: 9:30 am- 10:30 am/ 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Thursdays: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm/ 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Friday: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

Engineering Club: Fridays 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm


¡Hola equipo!

A medida que comenzamos nuestra aventura en el aprendizaje remoto, esto es lo que necesita saber:

  • los estudiantes usarán su correo electrónico del distrito para acceder a la instrucción y comunicarse conmigo
  • Los paneles de aprendizaje con lecciones semanales se publicarán en Google Classroom el lunes
  • las lecciones incluirán videos, lecturas y tareas
    • La Sra. Brzezinski proporcionará lecciones de lectura.
    • la Sra. Estis dirigirá la escritura
    • Ms. Greene creará lecciones de matemáticas
    • la Sra. Peters cubrirá ciencia
  • los estudiantes completarán las tareas durante la semana y las entregarán a Google Classroom
  • los estudiantes pueden asistir a chats de video diarios para recibir apoyo y conectarse con otros compañeros de clase (vea el horario a continuación)
  • los tutores pueden contactarme por correo electrónico ( o por medio de la aplicación Remind    

Semana del 1 de abril 

objetivo para los próximos tres días será garantizar que los estudiantes puedan iniciar sesión en su cuenta y navegar por la plataforma en línea. Los estudiantes completarán una asignación de Zonas de Regulación (ZR) en Google Classroom y una búsqueda del tesoro de Aprendizaje Remoto para ayudar a familiarizar a los estudiantes con la plataforma en línea y los sitios de aprendizaje que estaremos usando durante nuestro tiempo de Aprendizaje Remoto juntos. El 1 de abril estaré disponible para ayudar a los estudiantes durante todo el día.

Semana del 6 de abril

Los estudiantes completarán una asignación de Zonas de Regulación.

Una nota final:

Comenzará la instrucción en cada área de contenido. Este será un momento desafiante para todos nosotros a medida que descubramos la mejor manera de proporcionar instrucción a todos los estudiantes en este nuevo entorno. Más que nunca tendremos que trabajar en equipo. Si nota que su estudiante tiene se frustra con las tareas, haga que tomen un descanso. Si se siente frustrado y no está seguro de cómo apoyar a su hijo, tómese un descanso, le prometo que todo estará bien. Aprecio todo lo que está haciendo para apoyar a su estudiante. Como padre, no puedo imaginar lo difícil que debe ser hacer malabarismos con todo lo que está sucediendo en nuestro mundo en este momento. Por favor, sé que estoy aquí; le invitamos a contactarme con cualquier pregunta o inquietud.

Mucho amor,

Ms. Estis


Horario de atención de la Sra. Estis:

Lunes: 9:30 am- 10:30 am/ 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Martes: 9:30am- 10:30am  /  1:00 pm-2pm pm

Miércoles: 9:30 am- 10:30 am/ 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Jueves: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm/ 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Viernes: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

Engineering Club: Viernes 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm


Here is a list for you to work on outside of school:

You can complete any of these assignments on paper or you can complete them on a Google Doc. If you complete an assignment digitally you can drop it in the classroom or share it with me if you are having trouble dropping assignments into the classroom. You can also take a picture, with your guardian's permission, of the assignment and drop that in the classroom. 

  • What zone are you in? (I am in the _________ zone because I am feeling  __________. I am experiencing feelings of _________ because _____________.)
  • Calculate the length of the day.
  • Complete at least 3 problems from your math review.
  • Practice your math facts
    • Walk around the house and every time you see a number multiply it by the number you are working on.
    • Create your own Fact Platter and use it to practice. 
  • Complete one section from one of your economics books.
  • Create one of the "Me in a Thinking Map" to show how your life is different while you are on break. 
    • Circle Map- defining
    • Bubble Map- describing qualities
    • Double Bubble Map- comparing and contrasting
    • Tree Map- classifying
    • Flow Map- sequencing
    • MultiFlow Map- cause and effect
    • Brace Map- part to whole
    • Bridge Map- seeing analogies
  • Read a book. This includes books and text you read online. 
    • Was your book fiction or non-fiction?
    • fiction
      • Who are the characters?
      • What is the setting?
      • What happened in the plot? (Remember this is not a retelling but just the most important events.)
      • What was the conflict?
      • How was the conflict solved?
      • What is the theme of your book? (If this book was in our classroom library, which book bin would it be in?)
      • How would the story be different if it was told through the eyes of a different character?
      • If you were in the story, which character would you be?
      • Why did the author write this book?
    • non-fiction
      • What is the topic of this book?
      • What nonfiction text features are in this book?
      • How did the nonfiction text features help your comprehension?
      • What is the main idea of the book?
      • What details support the main idea?
      • Did you learn anything from this book? What did you learn?
      • Do you have any questions after reading this book? Where could you look to find the answers to your questions?
  • Who in your household is Squid of the Day? Tell them why you believe they have earned that title. 
  • Play a game with your family.
  • Make up a new game and teach it to someone. 
  • Complete a Zentangle
  • Recite the class pledge
  • Draw a picture using only quadrilaterals.
  • Draw a picture using only triangles. 
  • Count the change in your guardian's pocket, coin purse. ASK PERMISSION FIRST. 
  • Help your guardian around the house. 
  • Ask your family members what they did during a break when they were kids.
  • Make a list of all the inventions in your house (lightswitch, toaster, doorbell, dog collar, spoon, that thing you never noticed before.)
  • Think about how they have made your life easier.
  • Ask your family what invention changed their life. My grandma would say cans! Before canned fruit and vegetables she could only eat what was in season.
  • Make a list of inventions you will create.
  • Make a list of problems.
  • Think of how you can solve two of them.
  • Write a story about your adventures.
  • Clean your room. 
  • Contemplate life.
  • READ (to yourself, your cat/dog, sibling, cousin, guardian, aunt/ uncle...)