Update: Homework October 6-10

Reading

Read 30 minutes and write down your thinking. Record in your Reading Log. Due Every Day! 

Math

Choose 2 of the problems on the list that are just right for you. Show your thinking on the back (or attach paper if you need more space). Due Friday. 

Optional: Fall4Math Log is due on Friday. The link to the website is under “Homework” on the right hand side of this blog.

Writing

Discuss and answer the questions with an adult about your writing and practice reading your published piece aloud at least 1 time. Due Wednesday.

*If you do not bring back your published piece on Wednesday you will not be able to share with the 5th graders. We are sharing with them on Wednesday morning.*

 Second Steps

Fill our the Planning to Learn sheet with a parent/sibling/adult. Due Friday. 

Homework: October 6-10

Reading

Read 30 minutes and write down your thinking. Record in your Reading Log. Due Every Day! 

Math

Choose 2 of the problems on the list that are just right for you. Show your thinking on the back (or attach paper if you need more space). Due Friday. 

Optional: Fall4Math Log is due on Friday. The link to the website is under “Homework” on the right hand side of this blog.

Writing

Discuss and answer the questions with an adult about your writing and practice reading your published piece aloud at least 1 time. Due Wednesday.

*If you do not bring back your published piece on Wednesday you will not be able to share with the 5th graders. We are sharing with them on Wednesday morning.*

 

 

Type to Learn- Typing at Home

Type to Learn

Last year, the Darien Public Schools rolled out a new typing program in school for students in Grades 3-5.  We started using the program at school today. This program is available for home. Below are the directions to install the program on your home computer.  Once the software is installed your child will be able to access their Typing Account via the TTL4 icon.  Whether your child uses the program at home or school the software will work with them at their own pace and save all of their progress.

Please note that due to the multi-media rich nature of this program, the software you are installing is quite large and may take some time to install.  See notes below.

If you would like more information on the program, you may download the user guide:                  http://www.mediafire.com/view/a7bgfcve9koxp0a/ttl4help.pdf

To contact Type2Learn Technical Support:  https://support.sunburst.com and click submit a request. Or Click here for a document with additional support information.

Or support for MAC users:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290

INSTALL DIRECTIONS

  1. Download and install the TTL4 program to a home computer at http://ttl4.sunburst.com/downloads (because of the size of the download, the program could take 25  – 40 minutes).
  2. At the  Download Page Scroll down to the correct Type2Learn client based on your Computer Operating System
  • MAC (Web/School to Home/Network)
  • Windows (Web/School to Home/Network).  Click Save when prompted
  1. Once the program is downloaded, on a windows computer click run; on a MAC it should just self-install.  Run through the setup.  It could take 15 minutes to fully install.
  2. Once the program is installed successfully, there should be an icon on the desktop.  Your child can now login.
  3. Students login to TTL4, Type to Learn 4:
  • Username = students first letter of their first name+last name (*where usernames were duplicates, students may need to enter an 01 after their lastname)
  • Password = student lunch code School Access Code: 152495
  • Code for Darien is: 15249

Access to Raz-Kids at Home

Raz-Kids is now available to all students in 3-Z. The link is under Just-Right Books on the right-hand side of this blog.

teacher username: ezawatski
student password: their lunch card number

Raz-Kids is a differentiated reading instruction program with hundreds of animated leveled books. Students can:

•Listen to books for modeled fluency
•Read books with pronunciation and vocabulary support
•Record their reading

Then they can abandon the training wheels and read online books without support.

This website is a great way to ensure that students are reading just-right books.

*As I mentioned in the packet sent home today, the letter levels of the Raz-Kids program are not all the same as the letter levels in the assessments we use to assess students. Therefore, their letter level on Raz-Kids may differ.

Reading Information for Parents

Dear Parents,

Today your child was sent home with a packet of information about reading. It includes the following:

1. a cover letter explaining the work we’ve been doing for the past month and how you can help at home

2. a progress monitoring sheet that shows where you student was assessed as a reader thus far and specific comments about your child as a reader

3. a page describing characteristics of their current reading level: Levels A-N or Levels O-Z

4. a page describing characteristics of their current reading level band

I hope you find this information helpful in knowing who your child is as a reader currently. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Miss Zawatski