Saturday, April 4, 2020

Distance Learning: How do I find my work?

Distance Learning: What to Expect Week One

Hello, everyone!

As disappointed as I am that we will not be returning to school this school year, I feel so fortunate  that I still get to connect, learn, and converse with my ELA students from the safety of our own homes using our Chromebooks and other devices. Monday, April 6 marks the official beginning of our first week of distance learning. For the last two weeks,  I have planned some engaging lessons and activities that both meet our remaining learning standards and also use the tech tools that students are familiar with using during class.

While I know that this is new for all of us, I thought it would be helpful for you to have a checklist for our first week. All assignments can be found in the Week of April 6-10, 2020 module in Google Classroom.  When students open up their Google Classroom, they need to make sure that they are logged into their TCS Google account (@tuscaloosacityschools), click on our class, and then click on “Classwork” at the top of the page. 

All assignments will be available to students Monday morning at 8:00 AM. All assignments are labeled with a due date.  Work completed through Classroom will automatically be submitted to me. 

Week of April 6-10, 2020  Distance Learning Assignments
  • Cause and Effect Diagnostic Assessment (pre-test)
  • Cause and Effect Practice 1
  • What questions can I answer for you about Cause and Effect?
  • MyOn Informational Text Graphic Organizer

In addition to those assignments above, I also have included some additional practice:
Week of April 6-10, 2020 Additional Practice
  • Quizziz Cause and Effect

In Google Classroom, I will be posting a daily read aloud in the “Stream” portion of the class. Students may listen to each chapter and make comments on their thoughts, connections, and predictions.
Week of April 6-10, 2020 Read Aloud
Read Aloud - Count Me In Chapters 1-5

Bitmoji ImageFurthermore, students will be able to connect with me on a daily basis. I will be available via email Monday-Friday from 1:00-2:00PM. The email address that I will be checking is  Additionally, I will have a GoogleMeet session each Tuesday from 10:55-11:25 AM for Q&A Cafe where students can ask their questions and get assistance in real time.  These GoogleMeet links will be published in Google Classroom on the “Stream” section about 10:30 AM each Tuesday. A third way that students can get assistance is by dropping a question for me directly into a comment on the Google Doc or Google Slide assignments. I will be checking this regularly.

Students, I urge you not to procrastinate on your assignments! Work a little each day so that you are fully prepared to complete your work by the due dates and times. I will be checking in with you daily to see your progress! I miss each of you very much. Stay safe and healthy!


Mrs. Ramsay, NBCT

Distance Learning: Overview of Expectations and Procedures

Monday, January 6, 2020

January 2020 Important Dates

1/7 One Word Project begins
1/8 Library (bring books and charged Chromebook) 
1/10 Report Cards
1/10 Mathopoly
1/10 Club Day
1/13 One Word Presentations due (rubric)
1/14 Book Tasting
1/17 Vocabulary Quiz (dis prefix)
1/17 House Day
1/17 Pep Rally
1/20 No School- MLK Day
1/23 Last day for retakes on "Dis" vocabulary quiz
1/24 Figurative Language Assessment
1/24 Write On: "Graph" and "Gram" Vocabulary Quiz
1/24 Flipgrid Book Chat Due (rubric)
1/24 Club Day
1/27 Figurative Language foldable (with examples from book group) text due
1/31 Safe School Assembly with Attorney General

Please check back regularly as this will be updated and new dates and events arise.

Reminder: Students need to be reading every night. The goal is for every student to read at least 40 books this school year.

Updated 1/20/2020