After reading some of your Wellness Check-Ins, talking with some students and parents, and reflecting on everything, I am making two major changes to your assignments & due dates. I am changing the requirements for Reading Plus to just ONE lesson per week. I am changing the due date to TASK 5 to AFTER Spring Break. The only two things that need to completed this week is ONE Reading Plus Lesson and Task 4 in your Class Notebook.
Please make sure you are putting your work in the Class Notebook OneNote at the top and not anywhere else. When you finish Task 4, if would like to work ahead, please do so. I am making these changes to alleviate stress and the work load. I know that you are receiving an unprecedented amount of work at this time from ALL teachers. I can only control what I am assigning you for my class. Hopefully by removing some assignments and adding additional time to complete tasks you are able to get your work done without unnecessary stress and are able to complete it with high quality work instead of rushed, incomplete work.
In addition, the 7th grade Reading Department has put together a no-tech paper packet for any student that does not have adequate technology/internet access. If you are in need of one of these paper packets, I need to know ASAP. Please reach me at 678-561-6011.
I want all of you to know I really do miss you and hope that you know I am here to support you in any way I can. I tremendously miss each and every one of you!
We are starting week three of our digital learning. Below are two links to the video instructions for the assignments as well as detailed information about your big summative project. Please view these videos today and do not procrastinate on your work this week. All teachers are setting due dates to keep structure and keep a steady pace. However, these deadlines are loose deadlines. If you are unable to complete all course work in a week, do not stress. I am more than happy to give you the time you need to produce quality work.
Link to videos - https://youtu.be/Kb3vZfG5DKo
Please watch both videos in it's entirety. In the first video, I discuss the requirements for Task 4 and discuss your Poetry Anthology Project. The second video shows you how to set-up your OneNote for this project. I cannot stress enough to watch the videos so you make sure you are creating your assignment tabs correctly and understand the assignments given to you.
As always, if you have any questions, please let me know. I am readily available during the school week (M-F). On weekends, you may not receive a quick response as I do not frequently check my email/messages/remind. I am currently caring for five of my family members who are immunocompromised, have under lying health conditions, and are front line workers. Therefore, they are unable to go out into public to take care of their every day necessities, so I am having to assist in every way I can. In order to ensure all of your questions are answered about course work, please view all work at the beginning of the week and send questions throughout the week. If you do not receive a response from me that is needed to complete work, you are always allowed extra time to complete work, especially during these unusual circumstances.
Our staff is working diligently to create paper work packets for families that have inadequate technology/internet access. We want to ensure that all students have the equal opportunity to practice and learn skills while off campus. Our goal is to have packets available for each grade level by the end of this week or sooner. The paper packet may have slightly different assignments compared to the online assignments, but both forms cover the same standards and skills. If you prefer to have a paper packet of course work for your child, please let me know as soon as possible so I can get your child's name on the list. You can reach my by email or phone - 678) 561 6011
Stay Healthy Everyone,
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I am shaking things up a bit this week!
Cobb County has finally granted students access to Microsoft TEAMS. This is a one-stop shop platform where students will be able to see assignments, notes, videos, discussion posts, and chat with their peers/me. In the message on Synergy, there is a link to a video on how to access Microsoft TEAMS and instructions on the assignments for this week.
As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!
Click the following link to access TONS of information on TEAMS for Students - www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/InstructionalTechnology/CR/Microsoft/TeamsStudents.aspx
CLICK PDFS FOR HOW TO SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS ON TEAMS & INFO ON TEAMS FEATURES
I hope you had a great first week of digital learning! If you haven't seen my message in Synergy, I am giving everyone an extra day (today) to complete any unfinished work and to take some time to decompress from last week. I know some of you were working on things over the weekend. I encourage you to create a schedule for your course work during the week and leave the weekends for free time. I don't want you to overwork yourself!
I will be posting this weeks lessons later tonight. I am changing things up a little bit in hopes to ease the work load. Remember if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me or text me! (I sent out my number through Synergy)
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