3/30/2020 Links and Updates

Monday, March 30th.  

For now, we are going to be sharing all of our information in these emails as well as Class Dojo.  We are hoping to transition to using mostly Class Dojo for assignments and links after Spring Break, so if you haven’t yet signed up for you and your child’s Class Dojo accounts, please do so as soon as possible.  We know they are experiencing high volume delays right now, so please be patient and keep trying.

As we said in our email from Sunday, we are going to have two zooms a week that are designed for giving academic support (or troubleshooting technology) to anyone who needs some help with an assignment.  We’re anticipating the one on Tuesday might be about accessing and using Class Dojo, but we are open to anything.  It would be very helpful, if you know that you or your child will be joining us to get some help, to please email us or message us through Dojo, letting us know what the help needed is so that we can try to have everything we might need already ready.  These zooms are not for the kids to just sign on and chat with each other, so please support us in that goal.


Here are the zoom meetings for this week. 

Topic: Yellow Cluster's Zoom Check in

Time: Mar 31, 2020 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 878 450 191


Topic: Yellow Cluster Check In

Time: Apr 2, 2020 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 482 121 463


Here is the picture book link for today.  The book is called A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals.  We’re asking the students to pay attention to their expectations and how the author plays with them throughout the twists in the book.  



We also included links for teaching the first set of fraction pages (they have a 1A - 1G in the top right corner and are about naming fractions).  There are two videos.


Fractions 1 - Part 1



Fractions 1 - part 2



And a video about fractions on a number line, which goes with the fraction pages that have a 2 and a letter in the top right hand corner and are about fractions on a number line.

Fractions  2 - Number Line



We are also experimenting with ways to check our students’ understanding of concepts in ways other than having you send us pictures of their papers, since that is going to take up a lot of your time and they aren’t always so easy for us to read in the pictures.  So our first experiment in that is also up on Class Dojo.  We’re using Microsoft Forms to have the kids do a little mini-assessment on naming fractions.  The link will take the students to an activity in Forms.  It will ask you to login to your Microsoft account, but you shouldn’t have to.  Just cancel out of that, and the form should them be available.  (You can log in if you want to.  You can also try using the same lausd email and password that your child uses for Lexia that is in their yellow folder because they do all have microsoft available under their lausd emails, though we don’t know if it will use the same password, so it might not work.)  Hopefully it works!  


Please note that we would like the students to do the things that we send through Forms independently so that we can get an accurate idea of what they understand and what they still need help with so that we can provide the help that might be needed.


ST Math

We have set up the class for ST Math access for anyone who wants to use it.  We are not requiring it.  Students can access it through their clever account, just like lexia, though they will need to use their regular ST Math password.  We think they can also just go to stmath.com on a computer, but we aren’t sure about that.  Clever is also available on the computer, too.  We’re not sure of the exact address, as ours takes us to our teacher page, but if you google clever lausd, you will get the site.  We’re guessing many students will need to be retrained on their password, so let us know if your child wants to go on to ST Math and can’t remember his/her password.  We’re not sure how to do that remotely, but we will give it a try, if that is something that is needed.  



We have also created a Yellow Cluster Prodigy class for students who want to use that online math platform.  We’ve heard that many kids love it, so we wanted to make that another option.  To sign up for that, go to prodigygame.com/play and enter our class code 59053F.   The site says you can also join our class with that code if you already play prodigy, by clicking on the update button when you log in, but the one parent who tried that said it didn’t work.  We’re hoping that prodigy just needed some time to get everything set up with all of the extra online activity, and that it all works now.  Let us know, one way or the other please!

Denise and Lauren


Expiration Date: 
Jul 31