Weekly Newsletter, March 23, 2020

Dear 2B Families,

Congratulations on completing the first week of learning-at-home!  Thank you for all of your support and grace this week as we got up and going learning the ins and outs of Google Classroom.  I hope you have had a restful weekend, free of anything Google Classroom related!

A couple of things…

Turning-In Assignments:

I am very proud of each of the students (and all of you) for working so hard this week!  Watch this video, if you haven’t already for a little tutorial on how to submit assignments each day and for our daily routine https://aborseth.hippovideo.io/video/play/6_AeO-qa8-d6mVGrWDbpF-fsegdntIP35BElqrxVByQ.  Thank you for taking the time to submit assignments through Google Classroom.  This is the easiest way for me to see assignments and return them with a grade and comments back to the students.

Attendance:

It is very important that students log-in every day, complete the attendance question, and click “Turn In.”

April Packets:

As the Governor continues to update us with protocols, Mrs. Martin and I felt it necessary to mail home a second packet to each of the students.  We put together worksheets and assignments that will be used through March 30th-April 24th, with an exception to the science unit included.  The science unit, “Exploring Sound and Light” will be used this week, beginning Tuesday, March 24th.  The packet should arrive to your home by tomorrow, Monday 3/23.  If you do not receive the packet, please use the attachments provided in Google Classroom to complete assignments.  You may need to print these out or scribe them (write them out) on a piece of paper.  Similar to the March Work Packet, we are asking that students do not work ahead.  Directions will be provided on each Daily Checklist.

Khan Academy

This week, we will be using Khan Academy for our math assessment on Wednesday and for other math enrichment activities.  Please see below for information on how-to join!

How to join your teacher’s Khan Academy class

  1. Go to https://www.khanacademy.org/join/P2NNSS7Y
  2. If you don’t already have an account, press “Create a new account”
  3. Enter your date of birth, then sign up using Google or with your SMM email (firstnamelastname@stmarym.org)
  4. Enter your grade and course. Now you’re ready to start learning!
  5. Add your username and password into the 2B Passwords page in the Resources Topic in our Google Classroom!

I miss you terribly!  I hope you are staying healthy and well!

Warmly,

Addison Borseth

Second Grade Teacher

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Melissa Morrier-Turk

My name is Melissa Morrier-Turk, I am a graduate of SMM (class of 1986) and have been a member of the parish community much of my life. I have a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Central Washington University and have spent my 23 years working in this field, traveling all over the USA and Canada as an HR Director, as well as a corporate trainer. My husband Mike and I have two kids, our son will be a Junior at Archbishop Murphy High School and our daughter will be a 7th grader here at SMM. As a parent, I have been an active member of the SMM community, most recently wrapping up my role as the Parent Club President this year and V.P. last year. I have also been an active member of the auction for the past 8 years, along with numerous opportunities to volunteer in my children’s classrooms and through club activities. In my off time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, anything outdoorsy really. I have absolutely loved working with and getting to know so many of the families here at SMM as a parent and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!