Janesville Elementary Mrs. Downs Class
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WELCOME TO OUR DOWNS' DRAGONS 3rd GRADE WEBPAGE

Please check back often to see new updates and information.

(Last updated: 4/3/2020)
 
As mandated, our school will be closed through the remainder of the school year. Although this is heartbreaking, know that I will do everything in my power to keep the kids connected as a group through this new and ever changing time! Please join our ZOOM meetings when we have them. The students love to see each other and I love to see them!
I will notify parents in advance when our class will hold a ZOOM meeting, and will vary the dates and time we hold the meetings to allow for as many students to participate as possible. 
 
After we return from Spring Break we will begin Distance Learning as of Tuesday, April 14th. As a school we are still trying to figure out what that looks like for each grade level and each class. Please be patient with me as I learn how to use online resources to tech- its new territory for me. 
*** We will be using our Google Classroom as our "hub" for Distance Learning. 
*** Information with our Google Class code and the student usernames /passwords will be coming to you via REMIND once I'm ready to roll that out.
 
 

> > > URGENT:  If your student does not have a device to work from, contact Mr. Brown at the school office 530-253-3551  to make arrangements to borrow a Chromebook from school.  < < <

 
Please note that the work packets that were sent home when school was temporarily closed will not be collected or graded. These were supplemental work to keep the students engaged and they will not be held accountable if they were not done.  HOWEVER, after we begin Distance Learning on April 14th, grades will be mandatory for student work. Please know that we understand the challenges of having to teach your own child.  My promise to you is that we will start slowly and with review work before moving into longer work periods or new information.
 
 
> > > UPDATE: YOU CAN NOW ORDER SCHOLASTIC BOOKS AND HAVE THEM SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOUSE! < < <
          Please click on the icon below and use our class code: NG4DR
 
 
At this time I do not plan to use the sites below for lessons, however these are good tools for reviewing skills. Students may use these at their convenience, or at your direction, but these sites below are not required to be used. These sites are given to you as enrichment resources should you need them.
 
 
Thank you for your support during the school year and most especially during this ever changing time.
If you have any questions, please contact me on REMIND, phone me, text me, or email me at sdowns@janesvilleschool.org .
Please give me time to respond, I have a lot of new things on my plate. If I have not responded after 24 hours, please reach out to me again.
 
Remember Downs' Dragons Never give up! We keep trying no matter how hard the situation may seem. We make hard look easy, because we never give up!
STAY SAFE---STAY HEALTHY---STAY AWESOME!
 
-Mrs. Downs

 
 
 
ENRICHMENT RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
(These first 4 sites require the student's username and pw)
moby max                     Prodigy                            typing                                  Study Island                        
 
 
                                              National Geographic Kids App for iPhone - Free Download National ...                                  
        Story Time from Space                  Kids in the Kitchen                     Yoga for Kids                  Nat Geo for Kids             Have books mailed to you!
   (Stories read by Astronauts!)                                                                                                                                                     Use our class code: NG4DR
 
 
 
                                        
     100 Activities To Do At Home                      Ideas for "off screen"
         During School Closure                               learning and fun!