Hello parents and students! Welcome to my "quarantine class"! Starting April 6, 2020, Busch students will take their classes online.
Note to Parents
-Students will check in with me every Monday for their assignments for the week. They will have work to complete each weekday. There will be no more than 45-60 minutes of work for my class per day. Work is due every Friday, but I prefer students turn it in daily so that they do not get behind.
-If you do not have Internet or a computer/tablet, please call me at 314.632.6155 and I will walk you through how to access district resources.
-Though I prefer work to be submitted through teams, I will accept e-mailed classwork. Assignments that are listed in Microsoft Teams are also listed on the assignments page
of this site.
-I can provide alternative assignments for students who do not want to work over the computer. The district is offering learning packets both online and on paper. Please contact me if this is how you would like to approach learning right now.
-Classwork will vary each day and I will adjust it as we go and I'm able to assess where everyone is with online learning. Classwork will include free reading from independent novels, checking out online materials from the library, watching instructional videos, completing practice in an awesome program called iXL, and writing exercises.
-My entire goal is to work with you to keep your student reading, learning, and growing. I know online class cannot replace in-person learning at this point. I am sensitive to what your family may be going through right now and will be flexible in how I deliver my class. Please contact me if you have questions, concerns, or needs.
-This online class will be a pass/fail class. Additionally, your child's grade from 3rd quarter will also become their 4th quarter grade. I WILL NOT BE REDUCING ANYBODY'S GRADE. This online coursework can only help your student, it will not hurt them. Encourage them to log on and do their best so that they don't fall behind in reading. Again, the goal is to keep on learning and keep on reading, not to stress you out with lots of work or intense graded assignments.
THANK YOU for taking the time to help your student engage in my online class. I imagine this situation is difficult for a lot of families. You are appreciated.
Tracy Jane (Ms. Weidel)
Note to Students
-I miss you very much and worry about you daily.
-I hope you are staying safe and positive.
-We will get through this. This will not last forever.
-I'm going to make this online class as fun as I can.
-Our goal is to KEEP ON READING and improving our reading.
-As long as you make an effort to do the work, you will pass.
-Your grade will not go lower than what it was 3rd quarter. It can only go up.
-You will have an average of 30 minutes of work to complete every weekday for my class.
-Log on to my class every Monday and review the assignments for the week. Go to http://mail.slps.org
. Accept the invite to Microsoft Teams from me. Inside of Teams, go to ASSIGNMENTS and you will find instructions for each day.
-Do all of your work in Microsoft Teams. There is a CLASS NOTEBOOK tab at the top. There will be instructions each day in your ASSIGNMENT on how/where to do your work in the class notebook. I can see what you type in your notebook and will grade it each week! So cool! Here is a cheat sheet
for how to work in your notebook.
YOU GOT THIS!!!