Monday, May 4, 2020

Happy Week 7!

Distance Learning Week 7

 Happy Monday First Grade Griffins! 

         The First grade team wants to give you a great big hip-hip hooray! We are in awe at the continued perseverance and dedication you are showing through this time and you inspire us, making it easy to be motivated to do the same. We are your cheerleaders just as much as you are ours, so thank you for all the words of encouragement, the letters willed with love and the stories of your magnificent adventures! It makes our hearts light to see you finding joy in the little things so keep them coming. As we embark on these last four weeks please remember that we are here for you and want to assist in anyway we can so let us know how we can uplift your family. 

This week of learning.

We are starting our final classics to keep My Father's Dragon, in writing and grammar we are finally putting all our hard work together as we identify nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs so practice, practice, practice. In science we are continuing our study of space as we learned about the planets in our galaxy the Milky Way. In math our scholars will be putting their math sleeves to work as they build on what they know about adding and subtracting two-digit numbers. 

To access online content please use your scholar's Google Classroom account and if at all possible it would help your teacher if you could upload each graded review to the day it is assigned. 

Email for technical assistance.
Use the GHNO Remote Learning Hub to access content online
Password: GHNOremotelearning2020

Your teacher is working on a special year end- project and we NEED a picture of your scholar in their school uniform. Please zoom out a bit and take a picture with a simple background about from the waist up and email it to your students teacher ASAP!

Thank You For Your Help

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Today's Literature Read Aloud Link

Good morning first grade families!

There was a mix up with today's video link so please follow the one provided here to get access to today's reading of George the Drummer Boy part 2.

SO sorry for the confusion! 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Distance Learning Week 6!

Now that our first week of Google classroom is in the books, we hope that each family can settle into a groove for the remainder of the year.  Please see the bulleted items below that address the questions we receive most frequently.  Have a GREAT week!

  • Should I still pick up and drop off packets each week?
    • It's up to you - whatever best fits your family's needs.
  • Is using Google Classroom (GC) to turn in work required?
    • No, but it does help the teachers tremendously.  Any work submitted by email or delivered to the school will have to be uploaded to GC by the teachers.  We appreciate anything you can do to help us save time and effort by turning in the work using GC.
  • GC is difficult to work with!
    • Mrs. McIntosh can attest to two things:  (1) there was definitely a learning curve and (2) with the right information it can be quick and easy to upload work to GC.
    • There is an app for your smart phone.  The GC app partnered with the right scanning app makes the process so simple!
    • We want to help you!  Because it will save us time to have as many families using GC to turn in work as possible, we are happy to help you troubleshoot issues.
  • What do we scan into GC? Where should it go?
    • Specials:  Scan specials items into one file separate from core classwork.  Click on the specials assignment for the matching week and upload the specials file to that assignment in GC.  
    • Core Classwork:  Scan the graded weekly review into one file.  Click on the assignment for the last day of the school week and upload the graded review file to that assignment in GC.  You do not need to upload the each weekday's work into GC!  You only need to upload Friday's completed assignment.
    • One File or Separate Pages?  If you are using a scanner app, make one file with all specials assignments and one file with the graded review assignment.  Then you will only have to upload two assignments into GC (timesaver!).  If you are uploading pictures, you may have to upload each page separately.  
  • What if we are really behind? 
    • We will accept packets from Weeks 1-5 after the due date.  If you need help getting back on track we are here to help!
  • I'm still having trouble logging onto GC - what now?
    • Email for technical assistance.
    • Use the GHNO Remote Learning Hub to access content online
      • Password:  GHNOremotelearning2020
    • Turn in work:
      • Email:  Email completed work to your student's teacher.  To assist the teachers, please send one file with all specials work and a separate file with the weekly graded review.
      • Drop off:  Dropping off completed work to the designated buckets at school is always an acceptable option.  Thank you for taking the time to make sure the work gets to us!
  • So...many...emails!
    • We know, and we are so sorry.  Teaching involves thousands of decisions made throughout each day, and in trying to equip you we may sometimes overwhelm you.  As in all things "distance learning," thank you for your grace and patience!
    • The many emails have shown us one thing for sure - we are asking quite a lot of you and we absolutely could not do this without you.  Thank you so much for taking the learning across the finish line each day.  We are SO GRATEFUL for you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Terrific Tuesday with 1A!

Terrific Tuesday with 1A

Hello 1A Griffins. I miss you. I miss the opportunity to be with you and learn together. While we are apart, learn with your family, go on a nature hike and appreciate the world outside together, listen to an audio book, read with a family member.

Follow this link to hear a story for your scholar!!

I hope you have a great week with your family! Mrs. Brogan

Friday, April 17, 2020

Fabulous Friday With 1D

Good afternoon 1D Scholars!

I hope after three days of diligent work this week you are enjoying a "catch up" day by playing outside, helping around the house, or reading just for fun.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Love,  Mrs. McIntosh

(note:  It's always fun to see what frame is frozen for the start of my videos!)

Dear 1D Friends! 

I miss you all so much! Over the weekend, I decided to bake something that we always sang about in music class because I missed you all! Can any of you figure what yummy treat this is that we sang about? I’ll give a hint. “One a penny, two a penny, __ __ __!” Three final beats!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday with 1B!

A Wonderful Wednesday with 1B!

Hello 1B Scholars,

Having some extra time on our hands, the boys and I sat down this morning to look through family photos and reminisce about some of our favorite family trips. One of our favorites was our trip to Williamsburg, VA where we stepped back in time to see what life was like during the American Revolution.

 One of the most memorable days was spent in nearby Yorktown at the American Revolution Museum.

 We even got to walk through the battlefields of Yorktown where the American Revolution ended under the command of George Washington. It was fascinating to think of the brave men that fought for our freedom there.

It’s so much fun to look at photos and think back to great adventures. I hope you can find time to reminisce over sweet memories with your family and take time to think of the new adventures you want to take soon.

Sending you lots of love and a big virtual hug😊

Mrs. Albertson

Life has changed so much in such a short amount of time but our love for you will never change! 

Love Miss Mayfield 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Terrific Tuesday with 1A!

Terrific Tuesday my 1A Friends!

Hello 1 A Griffins. I want every one of my students to get outside and look at how beautiful our world is. Walk slowly through your neighborhood or in your backyard and 
discover what Spring looks like. I miss you all.   - Mrs. Brogan

Happy Week 7!

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