Friday, March 26, 2021

Happy Spring Break!



 I hope you enjoy your well-deserved time off over Spring Break!  Classes will resume Monday, April 5th.




Friday, March 19, 2021

The Week of March 23, 2021

Room 22 families,


A week of celebration and wild weather has come to an end!  We have a packed schedule next week that includes completion of the following required assignments: 


  1. studying for a weekly spelling quiz (Friday)

  2. studying for a weekly vocabulary activity (Friday)

  3. completing a reading comprehension assignment at www.readworks.org

  4. completing a Saxon math skills maintenance assignment

  5. working on iReady for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  6. reading to Amira on Tuesday and Thursday (4th grade only)

  7. attending daily zoom lessons and completing the associated follow-up work


I am having such a nice time getting to meet with everyone as part of this term’s parent/teacher/student conferences!  If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to sign up for a conference using the following link: https://signup.com/go/RTsTebA


Heads up: Spring Break will be the week of March 29th!  There will be no zoom classes or required assignments during break.  The extended forecast is calling for good weather that will be perfect for relaxing in the sun and rejuvenating our spirits! 


Have a nice weekend,

Trent

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SEVERE WEATHER NOTICE

 SEVERE WEATHER NOTICE: SCCPSS Shifts to Remote Schedules due to Potentially Dangerous Weather Conditions

 

Due to the forecasted severe weather on Thursday, March 18, 2021, that could bring significant thunderstorm activity with damaging winds, threat of tornadoes, and power outages, all SCCPSS facilities will be closed tomorrow (3/18) and all instruction will be provided virtually on a modified schedule.  Because of the possibility of power outages associated with the arrival of this weather system, all virtual learning and remote work schedules will end at 12:00pm.  The start times for student and staff remote schedules will remain unchanged.  All athletic practices and games, as well as any after-school activities will be canceled on Thursday, March 18, 2021

 

All staff, excluding essential personal as identified by his/her immediate supervisor, will work remotely.

 

RECAP:

 

  • SCCPSS will provide virtual learning for all students on 3/18/2021.  

 

  • Staff will work remotely unless instructed otherwise by his/her immediate supervisor. 

 

 

Parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the weather forecast closely and stay alert to changing conditions.  As always, the safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority.  Please visit the District’s website at sccpss.com or follow us on social media for the most current updates and information.

 

**The schedule change does not apply to students enrolled in a Charter school.  Families with students enrolled in a Charter school should refer to their site-based school leadership for guidance.

Friday, March 12, 2021

The Week of March 15, 2021

 Hello, Room 22 families!


“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”


With this Irish blessing, I welcome you to the first week of the last term of the school year!  This upcoming week brings with it another chance for a fresh start as we begin term 4 together.  


Required assignments will include:

  1. studying for a weekly spelling quiz (Friday)

  2. studying for a weekly vocabulary activity (Friday)

  3. completing a reading comprehension assignment at www.readworks.org

  4. completing a Saxon math skills maintenance assignment

  5. working on iReady for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  6. reading to Amira on Tuesday and Thursday (4th grade only)

  7. attending daily zoom lessons and completing the associated followup work


We will not have school on Wednesday, March 17th as we mark Savannah’s most lively holiday, St. Patrick’s Day!  


Finally, it is time once again for parent/teacher/student conferences!  Please use the following link to choose a day to meet virtually and talk about all the wonderful things we’ve done over the past few months together: https://signup.com/go/RTsTebA.


Cheers!

Mr. Trent


Friday, March 5, 2021

The Week of March 8th, 2021

 This upcoming week is the last week of term 3!  As we finish out another term, please take time to review your child’s ItsLearning account to ensure that all required works are complete.  This is especially important for 6th graders because any unfinished work will be marked as “missing” when final averages are being calculated.  Feel free to message or email me (trent.kissinger@sccpss.com) if you have any questions.  


Required assignments for the upcoming week will include what you would normally expect:

  1. Saxon work

  2. ReadWorks assignment

  3. 30 min of iReady on Mon, Wed, and Fri.

  4. 30 min of Amira on Tues. and Thurs. (4th only)

  5. Study vocabulary words daily (words assigned Monday, activity assigned Friday)

  6. Study spelling words daily (words assigned Monday, quiz Friday)

  7. Zoom lesson followup work


In addition, the students have been introduced to this year’s Charles Ellis Presents production: The Fundamental Needs of Humans!  Each upper elementary classroom will focus upon a specific fundamental need to research and create a project sharing what they learned.  These projects will be combined into a virtual Fundamental Needs of Humans chart you can explore!  Our class will be focusing upon the fundamental need of clothing.  We will be working on our research and projects over the next few weeks.  While I am sad that we cannot perform a stage production this year, I am happy we can continue this Ellis tradition in a unique virtual format!


Finally, please note that I am changing the time of my office hours from 7:30 am to noon.   This time change will allow me to greet the students who are on campus in the morning.  It will also be more convenient for those students who have late-morning lessons.  I’ve updated the students’ Itslearning calendars to reflect this change.


Happy Friday,

Trent

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Week of March 1, 2021

 Hello, Room 22 families!


I can’t express to you how wonderful it is to have students back in the classroom!  Procedures and worktimes are quite different, but simply having face-to-face interactions makes for a joyous day!  I continue to ask for your patience as I navigate the logistics of delivering lessons to three cohorts of students.  If you have any questions or concerns as we figure this out together, please email me at trent.kissinger@sccpss.com or send me a Remind or Itslearning message.


This upcoming week be on the lookout for your child’s “regularly scheduled” required assignments to be shared on Itslearning.  These include:  daily lesson followup works, a ReadWorks comprehension activity, and a Saxon work.  All students are expected to spend at least 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on iReady.  4th graders should read at least one story on Amira on Tuesday and Thursday.  Your child will get a new spelling and vocabulary list Monday.  The spelling quiz and vocabulary activity is to be completed on Friday.  As always, I will provide choice work suggestions in the “Announcements” section of ItsLearning for you child to complete. While not required, these choice works are a great supplement to the curriculum and can be a lot of fun, too!  We will be following the Zoom lesson schedule that is posted on your child’s ItsLearning calendar.   


It’s going to be a beautiful weekend!  Enjoy it!

Trent