As we move onto this new journey of distance learing, please feel free to reach out. As Dr. Kinzer has been saying please make sure your family and you are safe and have what you need during these times. I know how much I miss each and everyone of my "kids" and can not wait to see my fifth graders as middle school students! I know that they will succeed, and that they have a building full of cheerleaders behind them. I also can not wait to see my fourth graders as fifth graders in the fall!
Please remember that the county is providing grab and go meals:
Beginning March 23, 2020 SCPS will offer meals to families at five sites:
- Widewater Elementary located at 101 Den Rich Road in Stafford;
- Kate Waller Barrett Elementary located at 150 Duffey Drive in Stafford;
- Falmouth Elementary located at 1000 Forbes Street in Falmouth;
- Rocky Run Elementary located at 95 Reservoir Road in Fredericksburg; and
- North Star Early Childhood Education Center located at 101 Shepherds Way in Stafford.
Staff will distribute curbside “grab and go” bagged lunches as well as breakfast for the following day from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to providing school sites where families can pick up meals, SCPS will have food drop-off locations in the community.
Here is a link for more information: https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/29205
The county has put together resources for K-5 students with digital learning: https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/29183
The county is also working with families to provide one chromebook and hotspot to those in need. Please reach out to Mrs. Bingham and Dr. Weaver if you are in need.
I will be updating both this site and google classrooms as we move forward on this advanture. Please do not heasitate to email me and questions and concerns. We are all in this together! I do not know the full picture yet, but as we get more information, I will be sharing it with you all.
If you would like to be attached to your student's google classroom please send me an email and I will add you.
Students are able to access their clever page. Through Clever they have access to Lexia and Dreambox.
Let us make this a fun and rewarding experiance for our students!
Samantha Lemmerman MsEd.
Widewater Elememntary School
A note from 4th grade
Now that we are working from home, we will be available Mondays-Fridays from 9:00 am-11:00 am. We will be able to answer questions without hesitation during these times. If you contact us during other school hours, you can expect a 24 hour response. Thank you for your support during this time!Share your beautiful smiles with your loved ones and be safe!
A note from Fifth grade:
Unfortunately, our school year on-campus experience has come to an unexpected halt. Even though this may bring challenges, we are happy that you all are home safe with your families.
While you are at home, we would like to encourage you to participate in various aspects of virtual learning. Please continue to visit our online resources such as: Dreambox, SolPass, Jlab, ReadTheory, Readworks, Istation and XtraMath. Starting the week of March 30th, as we receive more directives, additional resources and lessons will be provided on Google Classroom and on our class webpages. These online tools are resources that are being offered to you. Let's keep our brains sharp!
If you need help or assistance, please call/text/ or email your child's teacher, Monday-Friday 10:00am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm. We are here for you!
Tips For Parents Teaching At Home:
- Keep a daily routine.
- Take brain breaks as needed and allow students opportunities to recharge. GoNoodle.com offers physical activities.
- Encourage problem solving.
- Play games and try to make the learning fun.
- Cook together and involve children in everyday activities.
- Create and discuss ground rules and expectations/boundaries.
- Let kids share ownership of their learning.
Our New Normal
I hope you all had a great spring break! Welcome back to our new normal!
As we all are starting our new normal, I invite you to reachout with any questions or concerns. Through your son or daughter's clever account they can access dreambox (math) and Lexia (reading/phonic). This week during the lunch pickups the division is giving out packets for the kids.