5B Class “Hangout” Today!

I am once again inviting the students in my class to join me on a Google “Hangout” call later this afternoon, at 1pm. Each student can access the chat by clicking the “Meet” link in Google Classroom.

Today, I would like to try and play Pictionary with the class! Students do not need to prepare anything in advance. If they would like, they can open the links below in separate tabs before our chat (the links will also be in Google Classroom). I will also direct students to do this during our chat. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone!

https://www.autodraw.com/

https://randomwordgenerator.com/pictionary.php

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Student belongings….

The health and safety of all Penn Manor students, families, and staff is the number one priority for the Penn Manor School District during this impact of Covid-19.  Due to this unwavering commitment, we are informing all elementary families that your child’s teacher will be taking inventory of items in your child’s locker and desk.  These items will be secured and stored in your child’s school until school resumes in the Fall of 2020.  Upon return to our physical buildings, your child will receive his/her property to begin the 2020-2021 school year. If there is an essential item that your child needs prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Mr. Malek at brian.malek@pennmanor.net.

6th grade students who are transitioning to the middle school will be given a different set of directions by Mr. Malek and the sixth grade teachers in the near future.

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Wednesday, April 29

Hi families,

I just wanted to inform everyone that I will not be available for immediate feedback of any kind at any point tomorrow, April 29. I will respond to any questions or concerns no later than Thursday, April 30.

Thank you,

Mr. Birch

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New assignments available…

Assignments for the week of 4/27-5/1 are available within Google Classrooms. Students should visit the Google Classrooms of myself, their math teacher, and Mrs. Loreto to access and complete assignments.

*** Students DO NOT need to work on or complete the “5th Grade Career Activities” on the district remote learning site. The majority of our class has already finished this. The students that did not get the chance to complete this have been contacted.

For resources and tips on how to navigate Google Classroom, click here.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

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Having trouble with Sapphire?

Please take a look at the document (click here) provided by the district’s tech staff if you’ve been having difficulty finding assignments in Sapphire Community Portal.

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Today is World Book Day!

We’re encouraging students to read, read, read! Enjoy this video of some of our staff members sharing their favorite books.

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Class “Hangout” tomorrow (4/23)!

Students can once again join me for a whole-class Google “Hangout” video chat, tomorrow (4/23) at 1pm. I will not be sending a calendar “invite” once again. Instead, I ask that students simply go to our Google Classroom at 1pm. They will have access to a link on the main page that will allow them into the chat (see image below).

I hope to use this time to communicate a few important items, answer general questions, and catch up with each other. I ask that each student come to the conversation prepared for a good, old-fashioned “show and tell!” I ask that students come to the “Hangout” prepared to share something with the class. They can share a possession, a pet, a learned skill, or something they’ve created. I’m asking that students aim to “show and tell” for about 1-2 minutes.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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Thank you…

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New learning opportunities available! (4/20-4/24)

New learning activities have been uploaded to our “Remote Learning Opportunities” site. I ask that all students access, complete, and submit any assignments in Google Classroom. This will allow me to better manage submitted work. I’m aware that some students could benefit from a schedule for their work, so I’ve included a sample that can be used and/or modified if your child chooses to.

We expect that students will complete the activities to the best of their ability.  We also realize that these are potentially stressful times for you and your family.  We know that your child completing work at home has its own unique challenges, so we want to partner with you to make the rest of the year as successful as possible.  Please know that we stand ready to answer any questions and explain any concepts that need further explanation. Please reach out  if your child is having difficulty with the work, and also know that these activities can be completed and turned in as your schedule allows.  While we are recording the assignments that our students turn in, our goal is to avoid placing any unreasonable amount of stress or burden on you and your family.

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Class “Hangout” tomorrow at 1pm!

Students can once again join me for a whole-class Google “Hangout” video chat, tomorrow (4/16) at 1pm. I find it to be a great way to remain connected to one another! I will not be sending a calendar “invite” this time around. Instead, I ask that students simply go to our Google Classroom at 1pm. They will have access to a link on the main page that will allow them into the chat (see image below).

I hope to use this time to communicate a few important items, answer general questions, and catch up with each other. I ask that each student come to the conversation prepared to play “two truths, and a lie.” On a piece of paper, I’d like students to write down three things about themselves. Two items are to be true, and one of them false. Without revealing our “lie,” we will each share our three items, and allow the rest of the class to try and guess which item we’re each lying about!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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