WGH has been advised that we are to hand back student belongings and learning materials as safe and efficiently as possible, keeping our quarantine rules. No one who is sick is allowed to enter the school, no socializing, 15 people maximum, 2m distance between anyone, hand sanitizer accessable. This time slot is strictly for item pick up only, not to meet & discuss student learning with teachers or admin. You will only have your 10 minute time slot to complete collecting your belongings within the school.
All library books are to be returned in the library bin at the front of the school.
I wish you health, happiness & safety at this time. 🙂
Thank you for your patience as we work through unprecedented times and new ways of learning! This will be the first round of at home learning for your child. These will continue indefinitely on a weekly basis. The first round has no differentiation for students who require modified work and/or are on an IPP (Individualized Program Plan). This will come in following weeks as per our school division continuity plan. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you regarding this, and you can also contact your school’s LAC teacher if you have questions. For the time being, only Grades 10-12 will use Google Hangouts as a method to deliver activities. Other grades will begin at a later date. Until then, Grades ECDP-9 will receive educational activities from their teachers through SeeSaw and Google Classroom.
Here is what our first week of online learning & homework looks like:
Week 1 – Mar 30 – Apr 3 Literacy Day 1 – Read and complete activities on slides 1 – 13 for writing a narrative plot. – If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material. Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read. Day 2 – Read and complete activities on slides 14 – 22 for writing a narrative plot. – If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material. Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read. Day 3 – Read and complete activities on slides 23 – 26 for writing a narrative plot. – If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material. Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read. Day 4 – Read and complete activities on slides 27 – 36 for writing a narrative plot. – If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material. Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read. Day 5 – Read and complete activities on slides 37 – 46 for writing a narrative plot. – If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material. Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read.
EXTRA WORK: Reading Eggs & EPIC
News Article #1 – Read the article and complete the quiz assigned with it. Only 1 of these news articles per week, to be completed at any point during the week.
Numeracy Ch.7 – Data Analysis & Probability Day 1 – Review chapter 7 material covered before the break. – Read the following pages in the textbook. – Read pages 246-250 – Do the activities on pages 252-254 – Work on Mathletics Day 2 – Review chapter 7 material covered before the break. – Read the following pages in the textbook. – Read pages 255-256 – Read pages 259-261 – Read pages 267-268 – Read pages 272-273 – Do the activities on pages 280-281. Be sure to play a Game of Pig with someone in your house. Day 3 – Do the unit review questions on pages 284 and 285 Day 4 – Do the Alien Encounters Unit Problem on pages 286 and 287. Day 5 – Take the Chapter 7 test.
EXTRA WORK: Mathletics: Data Analysis – Are you ready? – Line Graphs: Reading – Bar Graphs – Divided Bar Graphs – Circle Graphs – Test
STUDENTS: Have a wonderful week and post any questions you have under the assignment on google classroom or email Mrs. Horsley or Ms. Guilbeau directly.
PARENTS: This is only the first week and is mainly a trial to see how students do and get their learning back on track so things will be tweaked and revised in coming weeks. Mrs. Horsley and Ms. Guilbeau’s availability hours will be the same as the regular school day, from 8am-2:45pm and we will do ourbest to address any questions or concerns within 24 hours of receiving them. Thanks again for all your patience at this time.
WGH is encouraging showcasing our amazing students and their home learning! Please send in pictures (by gmail) to your homeroom teacher (Mrs. Horsley or me) with parental written consent that we can post the pictures on the schools facebook page or website. This is a super exciting time to get creative in your learning space and show us where you are most productive and like to learn best! In a blanket fort with flashlights, at the kitchen table doing fractions to double a batch of cookies, doing math spread out on the living room floor with your dog, or having a pj party while writing a narrative story! Up to you! Send in your best pictures every week! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to!
If you haven’t seen it yet on social media, thanks to the Education Department and Abbi Easton, we have a dedicated website for parents. There are tons of resources on here to support families during class cancellation.
You can also find the website through the Division website and all 16 school sites.
I have decided that since we are awaiting the go ahead for class work to start I would give you a mind challenge! You are all to build your own Rube Goldberg Machine at home with whatever you have around the house. Film it and pass it into google classroom in a video and I will post the winner on google classroom and on my website if you’d like.
This fantastic Rube Goldberb Machine is fantastic with its simplicity yet is very complicated. With the start of online learning just around the corner wouldn’t it be fun to challenge the students at WGH to create their own Rube Goldberb Machine and then posted it on their grades or classes online platform?
Check this video out as an inspiration and then build your own! You have one week! It’ll be due on Monday, March 30th at 2:45pm in google classroom!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone is staying safe and happy in their homes. I have some updates for you from Alberta Education regarding what education will look like for the rest of the school year. Please visit this link and go through it as a family so all parents/guardians and kids understand what is expected of them.
Students must complete the required 5 hours of work per week and will be getting a final report card based on their at home work which will have to be submitting into google classroom. Mrs. Horsley and I will be delivering the exact same material so you can chat online to your friends or either of us to help you with the course work that will be delivered to you.
This is a challenging time, full of unknowns so we are still working out the kinks/specifics with Alberta Education and FMPSD.
THINGS WE DO NOT KNOW YET:
How we will be grading/assessing students for the final report card
If we are to complete the learning objectives we haven’t completed yet which were to be covered in term 3 OR if we are working on learning objectives that will be necessary to close the learning gap in order to be successful in their next grade
DATES/DEADLINES for teachers to start delivering coursework, as of right now we still do not have a start date although it should be given to us very soon.
Many more general and specific questions (AB ED & FMPSD are still working out all the details)
Thank you for all your patients during this time. This is only an UPDATE for you all as there are still a lot of details to work through at the moment. I will update you when we will be starting our coursework officially.
I know many of you have children of various ages and some might have anxiety on how to explain COVID-19 to a variety of ages in an appropriate manner. Here are some great videos & websites on the topic.
We have just heard a recent update from Jennifer Turner, our new superintendent of FMPSD. She says, “We place the health and safety of our staff, students, and families as our top priority. Due to the changing status of COVID-19 effective immediately, we will be restricting access to public schools to staff only. If there are students with medically necessary items such as medication, glasses, hearing aids etc. please phone your school and make arrangements to collect those items. Otherwise, we are asking students and families to please refrain from going to the school. We recognize this is a change in our previous messaging and apologize for any confusion or frustration that may result. The health and safety of all students and staff are our priority and we continue to try to respond to the best of our abilities.”.
So from this moment on, until you hear otherwise, we are not allowing any students or parents to come get any student belongings from the school unless medically necessary. Sorry about all the confusion, although we are doing our best to update you as we are updated and keep everyone safe at this trying time.
Stay well, enjoy your time at home with your loved ones, and please keep in touch if you need anything! Keep your food stocked, gas tank never lower than 3/4 full and keep up with the news.