Phone: 868-6921 Ext. 2703
Degrees and Certifications:
*University of Northern Colorado: Business Administration *Christopher Newport University: Teaching Certification k-5 *Virginia Commonwealth University: Masters Degree
Mrs. Tamara Weeks
Welcome back! I am excited to begin 4th quarter with you and have missed you.☺ As we start the 4th Quarter, I will be posting all of my 4th Quarter lessons, presentations, notes, and assignments in my Google Classroom.
An email was sent to your students to join my google classroom. My class code is gbr2hll. If your child has not already joined the classroom, please do so immediately. Each day of the school week, your child will need to log in and go to Google Classroom. This is where we will be having school together each week. Your screen will default to the “Stream” page. However, I would like your child to go to the top of google classroom and click on “Classwork”. I have created several topics. All assignments to be turned in to me will be listed under the date the assignment is given. One Encore lesson will be listed each week as well. The prerecorded lessons, assignments and homework for each day will post at 8:30 a.m. It is best if your child could view the prerecorded videos independently anytime prior to 10:30 each day but students may view them at any time. When we have live instructional sessions or small group meetings, the meetings will be between 10:30-11:30 (Monday -Thursday) according to the schedule posted below. I will keep this schedule posted in my Google Classroom as well (It’s a topic by itself).
Small Group Instruction: LIVE
You will be receiving a separate email today inviting your child to their first google meet for small groups. It will let you know which group your child is in. I will meet with each child live using Google Meet twice weekly. One of those meetings will be for Math, and the other will be for Reading. These meetings will occur at the same time weekly and will not last more than 30 minutes each. For sake of familiarity, I have chosen to keep the students in their reading groups we were using at school. They will meet with me for both reading and math in these groups. They will meet at the same time either Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday. Fridays will vary with groups on an “as needed” basis. Our first “Google Meet” for your child to begin 4th quarter will either be on Wednesday, April 15th or Thursday, April 16th at 10:30 or 11:00, depending on which group I assigned him/ her to.
Your child will get an invitation to the live Google Meet sessions through their PCPS Gmail account. Please remember to login to Google Classroom and Google Meet using their PCPS Gmail account. Our first meetings this week will be informal and an introduction to our new classroom. I will review expectations and procedures with students in small groups to help give everyone a better idea of what to expect in the coming weeks. I will also show them how to maneuver through Google Classroom.
Please check for this email and join me at your scheduled time. You do not need to do anything to prepare for this meeting. Simply attend. It is going to be very important that you check your PCPS Gmail account and our Google Classroom at least once a day as these will be the primary ways that I will communicate with you during the 4th quarter. If you are not sure how to join or use Google Classroom or just need a quick refresher, please take a moment to watch this short video.
I will have office hours all quarter where I will be available to help you or answer any questions you may have. My office hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. During this time, I will keep my email open and respond to questions immediately. You may email me anytime outside of this as well, just know the response may not happen as quickly. Remember, I will send a separate email this evening inviting students to their small group meeting. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions or are not sure what to do. I’m looking forward to “seeing” everyone soon.
Math and Language Arts IXL: We have used this computer program all year during rotations. Students MUST go through the school website to access IXL. If students forget their username and password for this, have them check their planner on their birthday page.
Reflex Math- Students have used this program all year as well. To access Reflex Math, students MUST go through the school website.