Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
The 21st century requires students to develop and use new skills. I use a Hybrid method of teaching. Hybrid courses pair the best features of face-to-face teaching with the best options in online learning to promote active and independent learning. Many assignments can be done at home with a computer and Internet access. Although a computer would greatly enhance the learning experience, it is not necessary. An inexpensive pair of headphones or ear buds will be needed for class. This is a more sanitary solution to sharing classroom headphones.
We will be using Google Clasroom this year. Sign into the Google Classroom at https://classroom.google.com/h. Username is ID/Lunchfirstname.lastname@example.org. Password is «First». The classroom code is avaliable on the right sidebar. We will use many of Google’s online tools. More information about this course is available at the class website: http://viereckquestion.blogspot.com.
Enclosed is the East Orange School District Student Internet Use Contract and Parent Consent form, please sign and return this form with «First». This year all correspondence will take place via email. It is extremely important that you provide me with your email on this form. A copy of the course syllabus is available on the class website http://viereckquestion.blogspot.com.
This year I’m using ClassDojo to encourage important skills, like working hard and participating. I'll also use it to communicate with you: we can instantly share messages, updates and photos from class. It's the easiest way for you to see how your child is doing at school and to get in touch with me. You will need your cell number or email to can sign up ClassDojo.com.
Please visit the class blog (http://viereckquestion.blogspot.com/) for more information. Feel free to ask me any questions.