Welcome parents and guardians to Mr. Smyth's 3rd grade class! I just wanted to introduce myself and to tell you how excited and honored I am to be teaching your children this year.
Please note that the district will be using Microsoft Teams this school year. You should get acquainted with the software. The district has provided information on Microsoft Teams on the YPS District homepage under “For Parents”. Please see the below link to the site. The Teams name that we are using is Mr. Smyth's Class (Monday-Friday 8:35 am - 3:00 pm).
As we start the current school year remotely, please log into Clever, find Office 365 (favorite it), go to Microsoft Teams and find your class. All instruction, assignments and communication (besides email) will take place there. Students should use their 6 digit ID @yonkerspublicschools.org and use their date of birth mm/dd/yyyy (example 09082020) as their password. If they are prompted to create a new password it should be their first name and the number 1 (example james1). This ID and password will be used to access all sites through Clever so it is important they remember both. I will also ask you to favorite certain links we will be using frequently in Clever as well. You can of course message me on ClassDojo or email me (email@example.com) at any other time and I will respond as quickly as possible.
I will be sending invitations for you to download the Class Dojo App and connect to my class.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Clever: Achieve 3,000 (5 step Lesson) , IXL (suggestions from your teacher), i-ready math (my path)
ELA: Go to Benchmark pick a book from assignments (read/do questions from book/write a paragraph about book)
Math: Go on sumdog for at least 20 minutes
Science/Social Studies: pick any video from Brainpop jr. ( watch video, do activities, write a paragraph about video)