Class Newsletter 3/12/21



Dear Families and Guardians,

Last week, OP welcomed back some Second graders to in-person learning. This will be followed by First grade then Kindergarten. Third grade is set to offer in-person learning in April. Family surveys have been sent out. Please fill out as soon as possible.  Also, be sure to check your email frequently to get the latest information about this as well as other things happening at OP.


  Here’s what’s happening next week….

Reading – Unit 7- Questioning/ Wondering with Questioning/ Wondering… During this unit, students use the strategy of wondering/ questioning to help them understand expository nonfiction as they continue explore the comprehension strategy Questioning/ Wondering.  

Writing- This week we begin Expository Writing. Students will write an expository/ informational piece on a topic of their choice. Students will have a chance to research this topic and write an about the topic.  Students will also apply text features such as table of contents, glossary, etc. in this writing piece. Text features are common in expository text and help readers locate and understand the information learned.    Here is an example of informational writing.


Math- Unit 3- Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Plots …  The remaining lessons of unit 3 will focus on showing information in various ways. Students will learn to read pictographs and bar graphs. They will organize and display data in frequency tables and line plots. Student sill also learn how to use graphs to solve real world problems.  Here are some examples of graphs we will be using.


You can help your child learn by sharing graphs that appear in newspapers, magazines, or online.  Additionally, you support by continuing to discuss time especially elapsed time and basic multiplication and division facts.

Daily assignments- Reading, Writing and Math assignments and discussions are posted. If your child has not yet completed and/or submitted work, please remind them to complete Schoology schoolwork daily allowing for flexibility and breaks. Posted work is due the Sunday at midnight to allow time to complete before the new week begins. Students should expect to read every day at least 30 minutes.  Raz-kids and Epic are reading resources if you need additional reading material.

Library Curbside Pickup- Students may check out school library books by filling out a book request form in Schoology or emailing the librarian, Ms. Le at   Please look for reminder messages for the next pickup dates to get your books.

Parent access to Schoology- Currently, Schoology does not have an effective way for teachers to show student’s missing work to parents. However, there is a way for parents to check on assignments and see what your child has been working on (or not working on). Please check weekly or more often, so you know what work is needed. Here is a link with instructions and Schoology features to allow you to do that.

Here is a link to additional help videos for Schoology.


Thank you so much for all your help and support! I so appreciate your efforts and work.