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Mrs. Potter's Class

General Education

 Welcome to first grade! First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of learning is accelerated. During our first grade year together, your child will demonstrate growth in reading, writing, mathematics, and so much more. I hope to make your child's first grade experience a fun and exciting one, and I hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling.

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As we begin remote learning, please remember that this is a new experience for all of us.  I am here to support you and your child. 

The following outlines how our online classroom will work. Weekly resources and tasks for students to complete will be emailed to families on Sunday of each week.  The expectation is that students complete tasks by Friday of each week (unless a specific date is given). By assigning tasks in this manner, I hope it will provide some flexibility for families. 

Office Hours: I will be available from 9:00-10:00 am and 2:00-3:00 pm Monday-Friday to respond to email messages. 

Attendance: As always, we want students to be engaging with their learning each and every day.  We know this will look different than what our traditional school looks like, but even remotely, we want students to participate in learning regularly.  The goal is that students are logging in daily to work Monday-Friday. However, we understand how difficult that may be during this time and understand if you need to adjust your student's schedule to fit your family's needs. The main concern is that students are completing their weekly workload. Parents, if your student is unable to participate on a particular day of learning, you can let us know, and please reach out immediately if you need any type of support or help for your students.  Most importantly, please know we will continue to monitor attendance regularly and may contact you if we don’t hear from you.

Note: In first grade, students will be counted as “attending” based on evidence of completion of learning activities. 

Grading: Grading Policies will be schoolwide for the duration of our Remote Learning experience.  Classroom teachers will select which grading mode will best suit the assignment. Students will be graded on an assignment in one of the following ways:

  • Standards based grading scoring the 1-4 model we use on report cards

  • A rubric that details specific elements on a continuum

  • Pass/Fail

  • Complete/Not completed

  • A percentage score up to 100%  

Websites: The following websites will be used during our remote learning to complete tasks and engage in learning activities:

RAZ-Kids:  (Username:apotter0)

Waterford: (Select teacher, students select their name-no password required)

PebbleGo:  (Username: phelmc  Password: lmc)

BrainPop Jr.: (username-phe1  password-First1)

Epic Books:  (Class Code: uxu7178 )

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Posted: 01/13/2020
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