• Distance learning has taken on a whole set of new challenges for teachers, students, and famillies. Here are my updates for Distance Learning for my classes. 

    I have created a Distance Learning Rubric that we are using to making grading more streamlined. 

    8th Grade ELA--all assignments on Classroom. Live office hours for our class will be Tuesday from 11 am- 12 pm and Thursday from 9 am -10 am. The best way is through GChat, so make sure you are on your school email. You will be able to message me directly and I will answer in GChat. If you want to talk by phone or Zoom that is fine as well. 

    7th Grade--Live office hours are every Tuesday from 9am-10:30 am. I am availble by Gchat, email, phone, or Zoom if requested. 

    --There is a shared Google Doc calendar that has our weekly work in a checklist format. Students should check that in the morning for a summary of assignments and an agenda for the weekly Zooms.

    --Weekly Zoom meetings for Core 1/6 are every Thursday from 10:45-11:30 am. The link and calendar are on Classroom Stream. Add it to your calendar and set a reminder 10 min before so you won't forget!

    --Weekly Zoom meetings for Core 3/4 are every Thursday from 11:35-12:20 pm. The link and calendar are on Classroom Stream. Add it to your calendar and set a reminder 10 min before so you won't forget. 

    Feedback and grades are in Google Classroom, so please look there. Please also make sure you have accepted the invitation from Classroom to be a guardian so I can send you reports. 

    My email address is: jtaal@mvschools.org

    I am happy to talk to any student by phone if they are needing the extra support. Please email me to set that up if you find the need. 

    Stay well, 

    Jessica