• New Flipgrid

    Posted by Karen Nick on 3/26/2020

    Today's Flipgrid comes to us from The Met. That is short for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Make sure to pop over and leave a video, as well as viewing other students' videos. Remember, you log on by using your @learner.dvusd.org email. 

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  • Wednesday Check in

    Posted by Karen Nick on 3/25/2020

    By now you should have received a letter from the district explaining how things will work for the next few weeks. Mr. Anderson will follow up with a special Highland Lakes message soon, but until then, here are the key points for fourth graders:

    • This week is like a second Spring Break so go nuts (safely)!
    • The following week will not have "school" but there will be some activities, including Dreambox, that you can do to fill your time and not feel like your brain is gathering dust. I will continue to post Flipgrids so we can talk and see each other's awesome faces! 
    • The week after that, April 6, we will begin online school. I don't know exactly how that will go because your teachers will spend next week figuring it out! 
    • We will use Google Classroom to help us learn. 

    Those are the most important things for fourth graders to know right now. I am putting up a new Flipgrid called "Two Truths and a Lie" this morning so make sure to check it out, make your own, and comment on each other's by clicking the green bubble under the individual video. 

    Stay safe, stay healthy, and I'll talk to you more tomorrow. 

    Ms. Nick

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  • Missing you!

    Posted by Karen Nick on 3/23/2020

    Happy Monday! I know we all thought we'd be back to school today, but it's much safer for us to stay home. I don't know what the future of fourth grade looks like right now, but I promise to let you know when *I* know!

    Until we have more information, please treat this week as a second Spring Break! Woo hoo! I will try to post some fun activities so that we can talk with each other. The site I'm using right now is www.flipgrid.com. In the future, we may be using Google Classroom so keep that in mind.

    I have already emailed each of you, but just in case you didn't get your message, feel free to go to Flipgrid and put in our code nick217 . That's our classroom number, get it? I have put an assigment up involving money. This is not a mandatory assignment, just something I thought might be fun to help with the boredom. You can do it alone, or get your siblings to join in. Maybe if you're lucky, your parents will let you keep what you find...

    Until the next update, I LOVE YOU, I MISS YOU, and I hope you are SAFE and HEALTHY! 


    Ms. Nick (and Merry the HobbitDog who is helping me type) 

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