Ms. Greene's Classroom
Hi "Greene" Team!
Now that we are embarking with online learning, I wanted to update you on how we will make this work. All students have an email address which they should know how to access. If your child does not know how to log in to their email address/ google classroom I can take a picture of their login and send it to you. I will be sending emails to students and parents and communicating on Class Dojo on a regular basis.
For classwork, we have Google Classroom, which we have been using throughout the year, so students should be fairly familiar with it. I will be posting our weekly learning to our Google Classroom on either Sunday evenings or Monday mornings. There will be videos and assignments for students to complete during the week. Due to many of our families sharing devices, students will be given weekly assignments and should complete those by Friday at 2:30. They can space out their learning in each subject however they would like throughout the week. This will help students be accountable and will allow me to check attendance on Fridays. Students may see videos from the other third grade teachers as we are making an effort to plan together and take some pressure off of each of us. I will be teaching math, Ms. Estis will be teaching writing, Mrs. Brzezinski will be responsible for reading, and Ms. Peters will cover science.
I would like to also do some video chats with students as a whole class, and some in small groups, so I will be scheduling those at some point and sending each student and invitation to join the meeting. This will be for our class only, however, if you do not feel comfortable having your students video chat, there is the option to turn off the camera piece so they can still interact without being seen. This will help for students to be able to see me and their classmates and discuss questions, or just how things are going. I also may do some fun "spirit days" to encourage students to participate.
I will have daily office hours for you or your student to check in with me, answer questions, or just say "Hi!", either through phone calls or video chat. If you need assistance and would like me to call you, please email me with a time that works for you.
This is new to us as teachers as well as our students, so please allow time for learning from each other. I know this system is not perfect, but my goal is to remain connected to you and your child as we learn a new sense of normal.
Ms. Greene's Office Hours:
Mondays & Fridays: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm