Here is a copy of today's announcements. Video Ms. Jessica talks in the announcements about activities to learn more about grit. We would love to see pictures of our YellowJackets talking to other people about a time in their lives where they used grit to meet a goal or overcome a challenge they faced, so send us your grit pictures or stories!! Tomorrow is the last day to submit an entry for the Name that Tree contest. Let's see how many more entries we can get! Kindergarten Roundup is August 4th and 5th. Please complete the interest form to begin the enrollment process if you have a student that will be five years old as of 12/1/2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/...
We have gotten a couple more Name that Tree entries and have been very excited to share them with Laurie from the Mann House. Keep sending those entries. The deadline has been extended until April 22nd. Remember tomorrow is paper packet pick up. The weather is looking a bit rough, but we will be there rain, snow, or shine. We look forward to seeing those that have requested packets tomorrow. Join our live stream tomorrow morning where we announce our Yellow Jackets of the Week. https://stream.meet.google.com... Parents it is not too late to send in a nomination. If you think your student has really been a positive thinker this week, just email me their name and how they have chosen to be a positive thinker throughout week! #ONEHIVE firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to today's announcementshttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSlKb_Ndy8UMD0lDdbc_eh_VfXIpYTZgFeIpLbh69EV7hAUsAwJQousZ_Yn4KWCVeB0PTvzg1nDdJbc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.p. Tune in to the live stream tomorrow morning. https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda We have had a great response from the Name that Tree contest. The DNR is so excited they are extending the competition until April 22nd. The winner of the contest will be honored in a ceremony at some point, and will also have their tree name along with their own on a plaque next to the tree. If you have not had a chance, Name that Tree and send your entry back to me via email. Entry form - https://drive.google.com/file/d/152izJWgKFeECHmncOccGgSZkrJSo_J5n/view?usp=sharing Keep sending those pictures! we had great shots of kids doing science and exercise today! #ONEHIVE Other Updates: Foodservice will be changing next week to only Tuesday and Friday from 11:00-12:30 The first paper packet distribution will be Friday, April 17th from 11-12:30 in the ES/MS parking lot. You must contact the office or your classroom teacher to request a packet. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. We miss you and look forward to seeing you all again soon! As promised we have created a document that shared a few more details about what Concord's Continued Learning Plan looks like at the K-8. Click into this slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSlKb_Ndy8UMD0lDdbc_eh_VfXIpYTZgFeIpLbh69EV7hAUsAwJQousZ_Yn4KWCVeB0PTvzg1nDdJbc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=5000 You will find information about what we think are some of the most important things moving forward, how to access work, work expectations, content covered, grading and feedback, continued whole school routines, the supports you can access, and how to get a hold of us. We will discuss some of the highlights of the plan in tomorrow's morning announcements. We encourage you to join the live steam if you can. https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda Here are today's announcements in case you missed them. https://youtu.be/RPyKTTfZcJ8 Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Check out our morning announcements live streamed at 8 am!! Click here to join!! #ONEHIVE https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda
This morning we tried to live stream announcements for the first time, and there were some kinks. Some people had issues viewing it, we did not get the announcements recorded, etc. We are going to try again tomorrow morning at 8 am to live stream the announcements. We appreciate your patience as we try new things to keep everyone involved and up to date. Below you will find: viewing tips, a link to tomorrow's live stream, a static copy of the announcements (which we hope to link a recording of the stream to), and a sheet on the Yellow Jacket Trait of the Week. This week's trait is Be Connected to Other Yellow Jackets #ONEHIVE. Parents can nominate their students for Yellow Jacket of the Week by sending me an email on Thursday. There is more information in the announcements. As always - keep working on the Work from Home Challenges, reaching out to your teachers, and send us pictures!! We love the community we are building even though we are apart. Tips for Viewing: If you click the link from Facebook or your device - your student will need to log into their Google account to view, but you can view once they log in. If you click the link from a device that is logged into a student Google Classroom account it should open automatically. Link to the Live Stream: stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda Link to the Static Announcements (these update each morning - if you click today, you will see today's announcements) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSlKb_Ndy8UMD0lDdbc_eh_VfXIpYTZgFeIpLbh69EV7hAUsAwJQousZ_Yn4KWCVeB0PTvzg1nDdJbc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
After spring break, all teachers K-12 will have created a Google Classroom to share learning opportunities with students and their families. If your K-8 student has not already joined their Google Classroom, pleasse check out the following resources to get connected! Video - https://youtu.be/N1cNVtfItvc Slide Deck Presentation Used in the Video - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ycG-GOQ0Je1K334StBUzbV-WEywUsNWTxm5MqbhujU4/edit?usp=sharing Google Technical Support Document - https://docs.google.com/document/d/11IWdfZU9gEszArWvfA_J8vlsfbuZ-t44YADwm5NqRNI/edit?usp=sharing
Today's- March 27th - read aloud video with Mr. Arbuckle and Raegan. Plus, checkout the updates letter and a new Work from Home Challenge for after spring break. Stay safe and healthy, enjoy break! Video - https://youtu.be/nAO4cI0sqrc
Today's Work from Home Challenge - March 26th - is a field trip. Come with me to outside the Mann House lawn to find the tree Concord needs you to name. You can't miss this video! Video - https://youtu.be/jLvDFF_JVeg
Today's read aloud features Ms. Jessica. Her book today is all about "peeling". Along with the read aloud she shares several other resources our families on how to get through this tough time. If you need anything, we are here please feel free to contact us via email. Video - https://youtu.be/HUzZPdmYhME
Work from Home Challenge - March 24th Mr. Arbuckle announces the winner from the Pig Story Challenge and 10 things that require zero talent. Video - https://youtu.be/rCAUDsuvp3w
Work from Home Challenge for March 23rd. Keep working hard and start the week strong! Video - https://youtu.be/hBuBef0qRaU
Today's Work from Home Challenge video is courtesy of Mr. Arbuckle. He has taken the write a short story challenge to the next level. Check out the video and write those stories!! Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Yrv4iSBG9wE&feature=emb_logo
Work from Home Challenge Video for March 19th. Play an instrument, make an instrument, or learn the fight song! Keep sharing your pictures! Video - https://youtu.be/86j39zvvxig Fight Song Words - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eNHskIH5xKPF_zYA1AmJle-ZDcdYBEkEVAbtpYz0LJI/edit?usp=sharing
We will have a crew distributing free meals for our students at the Farmer's Market in Albion on Thursday (3/19) and Friday (3/20) from 11:30-12:30. Stop by and pick up some meals for your students.
Keep working on your Work from Home Challenges. We have gotten a ton a great pictures and we love it! Keep sending them and working hard. We are very proud of all of you. Today's Work from Home Challenge Video for March 18th was done by Mr. Arbuckle. Also, I have included a Google Doc that explains how parents can access Google Classroom. Many teachers, especially the middle school staff, use Google Classroom to post announcements and daily challenges that are list on the Work from Home Challenge Checklist. Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NBjwWbySSQ&feature=youtu.be Google Classroom - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RndjDhD72L-3ekJt2ULXziAb8nNKHoJkcGQqZBP79RI/edit?usp=sharing
Work from Home Challenge video for March 17th - Please keep checking back for resources - we will be adding video updates regularly including a video chat with teachers later today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJwTE3joUls&feature=youtu.be
Work from Home Challenge Video for March 16th. https://youtu.be/SgbYcF4AFeI
Click the link for School Closing Resources from our ISD. https://www.smore.com/h4vep
Dear Parents and/or Guardians, We appreciate all of your support and understanding as we work through this very fluid situation. All communication about student trips, events, practices, and district available resources - including food service- will be sent from the superintendent’s office. The K-8 office will be sending information out about how to continue your child’s learning while we are on break. All teachers sent home and explained resources, notes and/or packets on how to continue student learning during the break. To help promote participation in learning during the break, both the middle and elementary school have a Work from Home Challenge. The challenge is full of activities the students may complete throughout the course of the next two weeks. Paper copies were sent with the students today. I have attached both challenge sheets for your reference. The sheets contain a complete set of directions for the challenge. If you have any questions on the challenge, please email myself or Mike Arbuckle. We will continue with March is Reading Month and One School One Book activities according to the calendar. The most important thing you can do while we are out is read with your child. Mr. Arbuckle and I will be posting videos of a variety of books being read aloud on our website daily, so please check the live feed for that information. Further, all K-8 students can continue practicing reading skills in CORE 5 (K-5) or PowerUp (6-8) as well as practicing math skills in Imagine Math (3-8). Along with these online learning resources, we will be sending other free online learning resources throughout the course of our time off. Today was the end of the third quarter. 3-8 grades will be posted as final in PowerSchool by Thursday, March 19th. Report cards will be put in the mail for all K-8 students as long as they have no outstanding fines. If you have any questions, or need any help please let us know. Rebecca Hutchinson and Mike Arbuckle Concord Community Schools, K-8 Administration firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com