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Virtual Learning Homeroom 3/23-3/27

Welcome to the first week of virtual learning.  We understand this time period presents unique opportunities and challenges for everyone. Please know that we are working hard to ensure quality learning as well as the appropriate amount of educational activities. The goal is for students to have 2 hours of work each day (2 activities for homeroom and 1 activity for math).  We will send out weekly work with recommendations that follow the guidelines. You are welcome to adjust the schedule to meet your own needs. We have heard from some parents that they are able to spend more time on school work on certain days of the week, please feel free to do more or less on particular days with the goal of completion by the end of the week.  We will try to send out assignments on Fridays for the following week so you may utilize the weekend if desired.  

Please reach out individually if you would like to alter the workload, more, less, etc. I am happy to make adjustments based on individual needs. Thank you for partnering with me during this school year, and especially in these coming weeks as we navigate new territory. 

We would love for our class to stay connected.  I would love for you to take pictures and videos of your children and send them to me so I can post on Class Dojo for everyone to see.  I believe you can upload directly to your child’s Dojo and then I can transfer them to the class page. If this doesn’t work, we can figure out other options as we are all learning together.

The homeroom lessons in the box for each day should take your child approximately 90 minutes if they are on task and focused. (These assignments are posted on Google Classroom.)

When you child is signing in using google, please make sure other users are signed out.  The links and login information are listed on the Digital Resources page on my STEM website. Your child’s google email and password are in this format:

Email: Example:

I will be hosting Zoom meetings twice a week for students to ask questions, check in, or just say hello!

Ms. Silvaggio’s Homeroom Class Zoom Times:

Tuesdays 9:00-9:30am

Join Zoom Meeting -

Meeting ID: 767 699 655

Thursdays 1:00-1:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting -

Meeting ID: 228 947 607

Ms. Kovalesky will be hosting Zoom Meetings:

2nd/3rd grade students- Wednesdays, 9:00-9:30am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 255 533 814

Zoom Gathering for Parents Only

Fridays, 10:00-11:00am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 116 885 266

Specials Teachers will also be hosting Zoom meetings and we will send out updates as we receive them.


Music - Mr. Paul

The "Zoom Zoom with Music" is Wednesdays at 11:30am. 
Make Music Matter!

P.E. - Coach B Zoom Meeting Times

Every week on Wed, Thu, until Apr 16, 2020, 8 occurrence(s) 12:00-12:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 976 419 820


ZOOM Drawings with Mrs. D!

Your students are invited to draw with me LIVE each week! All they need to participate is a pencil and paper! 


WHAT: LIVE Drawings with Mrs. D every week! 

WHEN: Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:00

WHERE: Join Zoom Meeting:


Weekly Rotation Schedule Update











Spelling City Assignments

(sign in with google)

Writing Prompt:

Explain a problem in your community.  Think of a creative solution to the problem and explain the solution. (write in notebook and take a picture, or type on a google doc on Google Classroom)

(sign in with google)

Typing Lessons

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Read your series book for your book club and work on your template for your own book on Google Classroom

(sign in with google)

iReady Reading Lessons

Username: last name followed by first initial of first name and then middle name. 

Example: silvaggioam

Password: birthday in format: MMDDYYY

Example: 09282012

Epic Books Assignments

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RazKids Level Up Books

Teacher Name: asilvaggio

Password: six digit student lunch number

Watch Types Of Rocks | The Dr. Binocs Show | Learn Videos For Kids and write a summary of what you learned. (write in notebook and take a picture, or type on a google doc on Google Classroom)

(sign in with google)

Read Theory (pass three quizzes)

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Types of Rocks (complete each part of the assignment)

(sign in with google)

Some families have indicated they would like additional educational activities for their children.  I have included additional resources, or feel free to reach out with specific requests.  

Additional Literacy Resources

  • iReady Reading Lessons
  • RazKids - I recommend completing books in the “Level Up” section.  Listen, read and pass the quiz before moving on to the next book. I would like to see everyone at a minimum of Level Q by the end of the school year. 
  • Spelling City - There are specific words and activities assigned each week that are at your child’s individual spelling level. After they complete the 10 assignments, they can play games with their words.  There are tests assigned on Fridays (or the last day of the school week). 
  • Typing - Please make sure students are logged in, and progress through the lessons. The goal is to get to about 15 words per minute.  
  • Read Theory - These are short reading passages with comprehension questions.  When students pass the quiz, they are moved up in lexile and grade level.  When they do not pass, they are moved down.  
  • NoRedInk - This helps students with grammar.  
  • Epic Books - Class Code: nzh7323
  • Flocabulary - songs about topics with vocab words and quizzes  
  • Zoom Meetings or Google Hangouts with Other Students - we are social beings and thrive interacting with each other.  If possible I think it would be wonderful for students to collaborate and discuss the content and activities whenever possible.
  • Zoom Meetings with Teacher - I will schedule sessions and feel free to reach out to schedule additional times if needed

Additional Science, Social Studies, Engineering & Technology Resources

  • FOSS Online - Class name: Silvaggio Password: stem1234
  • Tynker - Coding Assignments and other choice coding activities 
  • Flocabulary - songs and vocabulary for science and social studies content  
  • Phet - science and math simulations created at CU Boulder
  • Science Kids - games
  • Mind Yeti - meditation from Second Step

Thank you for your continued support and dedication, I appreciate our partnership.