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    Updated Message from Mr. Kness regarding distance learning.

    Dear Parents/Students/Families,

    I wish everyone good health for you and your families as well as our community.  It looks like we may not be in school together for a few weeks or more, however, our SCIENCE learning MUST continue. Each day a daily assignment will be posted on our GOOGLE CLASSROOM page everyone should have a link to.   The link to my GOOGLE CLASSROOM Pages are found here: https://classroom.google.com/.  The procedure to continue our work together is going to be fairly simple. Each day when you log in to the site an assignment will be posted on our GOOGLE CLASSROOM. There will be an attached link to a video, PowerPoint, worksheets/answer sheet and websites along with the questions that correlate to the subject matter. When you have completed the assignment, send it back to me via Gmail and I will grade it. Obviously we are not going to approach the level of work we did every day in the classroom because much of our science learning is done through hands on, experiential activities. In the classroom each lesson was taught utilizing the following supports; visual and concrete reinforcements; additional examples, frequent checks for understanding, the repetition and re-teaching of skills and content as well as through the fun interactions we have together throughout our learning process.  Obviously we will not reach the same level of work as we do in the classroom but I will vary the daily subject matter and do my best to make learning science as fun and interesting as possible. My hope is that during this difficult time, you all learn something new about the world of science. Each weekend I will make sure to update your grade book and post the grades to the assignments completed. I hope you and your families stay healthy and well and I truly look forward to seeing you all again. If you have any questions at all, please email me and I’ll get back to you ASAP as I will be monitoring the GOOGLE site frequently.   Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for anything you may need support with regardless if it’s a social, emotional or academic need.  The school district and myself will do everything we can to continue to support your learning.    Below I have posted the codes for each class I teach so you can log into Google classroom easily and access the assignments and their links. 

    CUT AND PASTE ANY LINK LISTED BELOW INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER AND IT WILL TAKE YOU THERE DIRECTLY!!

     FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO MY ONLINE CLASSROOMS CUT AND PASTE THIS LINK https://classroom.google.com/

    It is VERY IMPORTANT that students are logged into their @peekskillschools.org account on Google Chrome - otherwise the code and/or link won't work properly!

     Kness's science class per 8 PACE                                                                                             

    Enter Class Code    43pxnbv                                                                                                     

     

    Kness's science class per 7 

    Enter Class code   g7ezazn

     

    Kness's science class per 3 

    Enter Class code     4zhubay

     

    Kness's science class per 4

    Enter Class code      plmykrv

     

    Kness's science class per 1 

    Enter Class code      2ef62yu

     

    For some extra science enrichment activities please visit these websites and enhance your knowledge of the scientific world around you. 

    www.brainpop.com

    www.scholastic.com/learnathome    

    www.noaa.com

    https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

    https://www.eia.gov/kids/

    https://www.discoverymindblown.com/

    http://www.kidsciencechallenge.com/

    https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

    https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/

    https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology

    https://switchzoo.com/

    https://www.sciencefriday.com/

    http://wonderopolis.org/

    https://www.thefablab.com/

     

    Take a virtual tour of 12 of the World’s most famous museums

    https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR3JEcNd2d19W0iyP15SEK86TrBAgJmrWVESE_PiCEVviNYYbR8GQLImsf8

     

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ENTERING A SCIENCE CONTEST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $10,000, CLICK THE LINK BELOW

    https://www.ignitemyfutureinschool.org/challenge?utm_source=hotlist&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mar20_cep&utm_content=challenge