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Mr. Frank DeGrazio

My name is Frank DeGrazio and I have been a teacher and coach in the Yonkers Public Schools for 21 years.  I am very happy to be part of the YMA family!  My email is fdegrazio@yonkerspublicschools.org.  My availability for any help or questions will be Monday-Friday 8:00 am-11:00 am.  Please email me any questions or concerns. 

 

 

 

 

  • 6/7-6/11

    6/7-6/11

    The finish line is near! I want to again thank everyone for their hard work the last few months. I know it has been challenging, but I appreciate all you have done! We will continue with IXL. I have added some Science for each of the students. Please continue to work on Learning A-Z. I also added a Brain POP to go with the Science IXL. Here are some announcements as we head into the final weeks:

    Please send me a picture of your child if you haven't already done so.
    The moving up ceremony will be pre recorded. It will stream on the YMA website on June 18 at 2 pm. The link will be on the homepage.
    The administration has informed us that they are putting together a summer work packet that is optional. If you would like one mailed to you please let me know ASAP.
    Thank you again and have great week!

    Mr. D

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  • 6/1-6/5

    6/1-6/5

    Good Evening,

    I hope that you were able to enjoy the nice weather this weekend. The District has informed us that the last day of instruction will be June 18, which is the same day as our moving up ceremony. This week, I added some more Science and Math Recommendations on IXL. You guys have answered over 12,000 question on IXL! That is awesome! Please continue on Learning A-Z as well. We will have our class chat on Tuesday Morning this week, 10 am.

    Thank you again for all your efforts, and have a great week!

    Mr D

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  • 5/25-5/29

    5/25-5/29

    Good Morning,

    I hope you all enjoyed this past weekend, and were able to remember all that have sacrificed and give thanks to all of our essential workers.

    Our Class chat will be Thursday this week. I will be at YMA on Wednesday putting together any belongings that the students may have there. I will bag up anything that is in lockers or the classroom, and leave the bags on the student's desks. I am waiting for clarification on when the students can come in and pick up things in June.


    Please continue the assigned work on IXL, and Learning A-Z. Also if you did not finish all three Brain Pop Videos, please complete them.

    Please send me a picture of your child in a nice white shirt for the presentation for the virtual moving up ceremony. I need those ASAP so I can send them in. Please email me or text them to me.

    Thank you for all your help!!

    Mr. D

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  • Class Chat

    Class Chat

    We had a great Class Chat this week with Tishawn, Wilenton, Luis, Ms Kathy and Ms A all joining in! It was great to see everyone and catch up!

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  • Memorial Day Brain Pop

    Memorial Day Brain Pop

    The Memorial Day Project may honor those who have died in any of the wars that Americans were a part of from the Civil War through to today. As Yonkers is rich in its military involvement and has many monuments dedicated to those who have lost their lives fighting for freedom, students may wish to connect this project to our own city.
    Please complete the Brain Pop Activity on Memorial Day. Under the Assignments Tab, you will see other optional projects.

    Link: https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/3fd8df8431eeb081/periods/b181b824701057e0

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  • Week of 5/18-5/22

    Week of 5/18-5/22

    Good Morning Parents and Students,

    I hope things are going well for all of you. I understand the challenges that distance learning poses for all of you, as I am doing the same with my children. This week, we are going to have time to complete any assignments that are past due. I have only added a Brain Pop Activity, and some Science questions on Plants on IXL.


    **This is the last week that we have access to IXL. We will still have Math instruction, it will be on another platform. Please finish all the Math and Science Activities on there. IXL will be one of the pieces to the 4th Quarter grade!

    ere is the link to the Brain Pop Activity: https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/882560a05b015799/periods/b181b824701057e0

    You must be logged into Clever to access.

    Class Meeting on Microsoft Teams Wednesday May 20 @ 10:00 am.

    Please continue to work on Learning A-Z. Please work on Leveling Up. Last week our log in hours were not very good.

    Hang in there, I know that its challenging.

    Have a great week everyone, and hope to see you on Wednesday!

    Mr. D

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  • Class Chat 5/13

    Class Chat 5/13

    We had another great Class Chat with Luis, Tishawn and Wilenton! Great to see everyone, and these guys are doing a great job completing all their assignments as well!

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  • 5/11-5/15

    5/11-5/15

    Good Morning!

    I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend. I am very happy that we are just a few questions away from answering 5,ooo total Math and Science questions on IXL! I continue to see some progress on Learning A-Z, which is appreciated. Here are the assignments for this week:

    IXL Science-- new questions about Animals.
    IXL Math-- I added some new topics for everyone, There are students sill missing the previous topics. Please finish.
    Learning A-Z--Please start working on the Level Up. Go into the Reading Room, and click on Level Up. I would like to have the children work to increase their skills. Please feel free to explore and complete other tasks as well.
    Brain POP-- Log into Clever and I placed an assignment in IEP Social Studies. The students are to watch the Video about Jackie Robinson and answer the questions. Here is the Link: https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/4fcdd7e1357970ee/periods/b181b824701057e0
    Class Chat Wednesday 10:00 am on Microsoft Teams!

    Please remember that the students can use any device to complete the assignments. They have all week, so a little at a time is helpful.

    Thank you for all your help during this time, we really appreciate it!

    Mr. D

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  • IXL Science

    IXL Science

    Here are the Links to thew Science lessons on IXL. You will need your IXL Log in Information.



    https://www.ixl.com/science/grade-2/identify-living-and-nonliving-things

    https://www.ixl.com/science/grade-2/identify-plants-and-animals

    https://www.ixl.com/science/grade-2/identify-mammals-birds-fish-reptiles-and-amphibians

    https://www.ixl.com/science/grade-2/identify-animals-with-and-without-backbones

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  • Email 5/4

    Email 5/4

    Good Morning,

    I am extremely saddened by the announcement that we will not be returning to school this year. I do miss being with the children on a daily basis. There is so much more that goes into our day then doing worksheets. I understand the difficulty and frustration of distance learning. I have two children of my own who I need to help everyday as well. As we move forward, I will share any new information I receive.

    I am happy to see there is a good group of sign ins on Learning A-Z, and we have a few more students on Math IXL. I would like everyone to be able to log onto both this week.

    We will have a Class Meeting on Wednesday 5/6 at 10:15 am. Please log into Microsoft Office and Teams.

    I will be putting up a Science Lesson this week, check the website and IXL!

    Thank you for all your cooperation and understanding, please stay safe and be well!

    Mr. D

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  • Math IXL

    Math IXL

    Everyone has been emailed their usernames and passwords. I also sent out a video on what to do once you are into IXL. Once you log in you will be on the Recommendations Page. On the right will be skills suggested by your teacher. Click on that and you will be on your way. Each Student has their own personalized skill set to work on! The skills are due on 5/9/20!

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  • ELA 5/4-5/9

    ELA 5/4-5/9

    Microsoft Team Meeting Wednesday 5/6 10:15 am, be on at 10:10 am!

    You all have received your Learning A-Z usernames and passwords.
    Link www.kidsa-z.com
    teacher username: fdegrazio
    password: (your)firstname20

    Go into the Reading Room. You can pick from any of the categories from the top. The Topics has the most choices. You can listen and read the story, then you can take the quiz. Please do 1-2 stories and quizzes per day. This is your only assignment for Monday and Tuesday. Log in and explore!



    Sign up for Microsoft Office 365!!!!

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  • 4/20/20 Click for an Update!

    4/20/20 Click for an Update!

    Check your emails for Office 365 Log In Usernames and Passwords! Go onto Microsoft Teams for an Assignment!! Team Meeting Wednesday Morning , be on 5 minutes beforehand!
    Check the Assignments Page here!

    Please take the next few days to catch up on your assignments. Remember to please email me the quizzes.

    Also please complete the Video Assignment! You will need your Clever Log In!

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  • UPDATE!

    UPDATE!

    Please email me so I know you have seen this information!
    More assignments coming shortly!

    Clever goto clever.com select Yonkers Montessori Academy, then log in. The username is your child's student ID number@yonkerspublicschools.org The password is their birthday with the full year. ex. 04052005
    Once your on Clever goto my teacher page F. DeGrazio. Clever is a resource where you can find educational apps. We use the Discovery App in class to watch clips on certain topics. Also the KHAN Acedemy app can help with any topic in math. NEWSELA is a site that has a lot of great articles covering numerous topics. The articles come with questions and writing assignments. I will be using this at some point as well. I am going to use a few of the apps to supplement the work that I give the kids.

    3. NEW! Edmodo.com Download the Edmodo App for your device, go to edmodo.com, or use the app on Clever. Sign up for an account, and use this class code: nusder I have put a post on our class page. This will be a great place where we can share pictures, and messages. I think its important to communicate with the students during this time. I will also post some assignments on there as well.

    4. Please keep any work that your child does in a folder, and have them bring it back to school when they return.

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