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Ms. Hirsch's Class

General Education

Hello Fourth Graders! 

Welcome to our class page!  As we navigate this interesting time in our history, just like you, I'm learning new things.  I hope you're all doing well and staying healthy.  I know that this is a crazy and uncertain time.  You're probably going very "stir crazy" and wishing you could get out and about!  I am feeling the same way.  Juliette and I are trying to stay active and busy.  Hopefully this will all be over soon!

A little bit about this page and remote learning moving forward...

This will be the hub from which you will be learning during this remote learning period, so you will want to bookmark it and start from here each day when you "go to school."  I will update the page at least once a week on Mondays, but will probably add things here and there as the are relevant during the week.  The link to our Google Classroom is located in the menu to the left.  Be sure to also check out events because I would like to do a twice a week connection circle via Zoom/Flip Grid with you guys.  

During this time, you will be doing a lot of your work independently.  I will give you plenty of time to get assignments done, and will hold daily office hours when I'll be available to answer questions and give clarification through Google Chat.

Attendance will be taken at the end of each week. Students who have not completed their work for the week will be marked absent. I know that your days may not have a normal routine.  You and a sibling may have to share a device, or you may have other chores and things to do.  So you will all be logging in and working on things at different times that work for your family.  

It's a good idea to try and set a schedule of some kind when you will be doing your school work.  You will also want to set up a school area where you have all your materials and where you won't be distracted by things going on around you.  This will help you to get into school mode and stay focused on your work.  

Each day, I will have "office hours" when I will be available for questions and clarification.  During these times, I will open up a Google Chat window, and will be standing by for questions that you can ask there.  Of course you can always email me or send me messages on Class Dojo as well.  In addition, we will have Zoom/Flip Grid meetings twice a week for a connection circle and to say hello, ask questions, and chat.  

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00-9:00am and 2:00-3:00pm
    • Zoom/FlipGrid Meeting: Mondays at 2:30pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00-9:00am and 2:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Zoom/FlipGrid Meeting: Thursday at 11:30am
  • Friday: 8:00-9:00am and 1:00-2:00pm

I know that this is all pretty overwhelming.  I'm here for you!  We will go slow and figure this all out together!  Talk to you soon!

Ms. Hirsch

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Important Links!

Posted: 03/26/2020
Here are the important links that you will need for our classroom: Google Classroom, Class Dojo, Flipgrid, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Clever It's a good idea to have these bookmarked so you can access them quickly.