Good evening, Parents and Students!

Thank you, parents, for “meeting” with me today!  I hope I was able to put many of you at ease about what is going to be expected of your children in the upcoming weeks.  They have been learning and working all year long on how to use their time wisely and to work independently.  They can do this!!! I suggest that you have your children walk you through their student portal and have them show you the following apps: Google Classroom (where I will be posting their assignments), Google Drive (where they may have to create a new document to submit into Google Classroom), Think Central (Go Math – where they will find their assignments for the Personal Math Trainer), Synergy (where they will check their emails and see their grades), HMH Sam (Reading Counts), IXL (practice for math, reading, science, social studies), McGraw Hill (Wonders – where they will find their assignments for the stories that they are working on).

Also, I heard today that a teacher was having a Zoom meeting with her class and someone hacked into the meeting and started shouting profanities at the teacher.  Somehow people are getting access to Zoom links and passwords.  Please do not share these links and passwords with anyone.  I also hope that students can either have their names or their parents names on the screen so that I can allow them into the meeting.  When there are nicknames or generic names (ie. iPad, iPhone, etc.) I cannot tell who that is and I will not allow them into the meeting.  I don’t want to risk the chance of allowing someone into the meeting that doesn’t belong.  I hope that you understand that this is for the protection of your children.  I will also lock the meeting as soon as it is scheduled to begin, so please have your children get into the habit of being ready at least 15 minutes ahead of time.  I usually begin the meeting (on my end) about 15-20 minutes ahead of time so that students can get situated.  Surprisingly, there are students ready to enter the meeting.  I love that punctuality mentality!!!

We will have our optional Funny Friday Zoom meeting tomorrow and students can wear their SL spirit wear (if they would like).  Students can share 2 funny jokes or riddles, or they can just hang out and listen.  Students did an excellent job practicing their Zoom Expectations on Wednesday.  Next week is Spring Break, so we will not have any scheduled Zoom Meetings. We will resume our optional Zoom Meetings the week of 4/13 – 4/17 and we will meet at 9:00 am.  We’re going to practice for the real thing which will be happening the following week.  Yikes!!!

When your children need to access their portal, please make sure that you are signed out of any gmail accounts.  This will make it difficult for students to log into their accounts.  The easiest way for students to gain access to their portal is through the Stone Lake homepage at http://blogs.egusd.net/stonelake/ and scroll down a bit. You’ll see a blue box on the lefthand side that says “Class Link Portal” and you’ll click on that box.  Students will then be prompted to provide their information.  This is the same information that they have been using since 3rd grade, so they should have it memorized by now.  If they don’t, please contact me.

Some families have been asking about books for their children to read.  Students have accounts through a site called Epic (online library) which I set up for them, so an email was sent to you inviting you to create an account for them at home. Please make sure that you check your junk mail for the email. Hopefully this will help with the book issue.

I think that I have covered a lot already and I am so sorry that many of my emails have been long.  I just want to keep all of you as informed as possible.  I want this transition to be as smooth as possible for everyone involved, especially my students.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Good afternoon!

The 4th grade team is going to be using a site called BrainPop to give our students a fun, learning experience during this time. They will need to create an account with BrainPop (BrainPop, Jr. is for K-3) with your help. Attached is a class code with directions.

I’ve also scheduled our 1st Creative Meet-up for tomorrow through Zoom.  Please check your email for the link.  This is optional for students who have created something and would like to share with their classmates their creativity.  I’m just scheduling fun, no stress meet-ups for my students to learn Zoom and work out any kinks before we start on Monday, 4/20.  The Distance Learning Expectations will be posted later today in Google Classroom, sent through Synergy, and posted on our Classroom Blog.  Please make sure that your children review them before tomorrow.  Thank you!


SL video

Good morning, Parents and Students!

Here is a small video that Stone Lake staff created for all of you.  I hope you enjoy it.  Enzo volunteered to make it because he needed something to do during the day.  Please know that we love and miss all of you and hope that you are all doing well.  I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful, smiley faces on Monday during our Zoom meet-up.

Hugs to you,
Mrs. Moore


Google Classroom/Zoom Meeting

Good morning, parents!

I hope that all of you are doing well and staying healthy and sane during this time.  As many of you know (or should know by now), I am a planner.  Not knowing what distance  learning is supposed to look like and not having structure, is causing me a wee bit of anxiety.  I went and purchased a document camera for home (LOL) so that I can display anything that I want my students to see.   I want my students to have the best experience possible during this time.  With that being said, many of our assignments are going to be given on Google Classroom and I need to input parent/guardian email addresses so that you can also get notification of the assignments.  If you only want to have 1 parent/guardian receive notification, please let me know, otherwise all email addresses will be entered.  I plan to start this task tomorrow, so please let me know before then.  I’m trying to get everything set up and ready to go by Monday, 4/20.  Also, we will be doing Discover CA presentations the first week we are back together in Zoom.  I would like to have a Zoom meet-up on Monday, 3/30 (our original return date) to see all of your children’s beautiful faces.  I’ll schedule it for 11:00 am and hopefully they’ll all be up.  If your child can make it, that would be great. I’ll begin the meeting about 15 minutes before so that students have time to get on and then I can assist any others who may need it.  Until then, please take take and tell your children that I look forward to seeing them on Monday.

Discover CA Project

Good morning!

Attached is the information for your child’s Discover CA project that is due on Friday, April 17th.   If you or your child have forgotten which destination you have chosen, please refer to our classroom blog or announcements in Synergy.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Enjoy the rest of your break!

Discover CA Project

Upcoming Events

***Family Bingo Night is on Friday, 2/28 from 5:30-8:00 pm in the MP room.

***Family Tile Night is on Thursday, March 5th from 4:00-6:30 pm in the MP room.

***Florin Road Farmers’ Market field trip: Thursday, April 23rd from 8:45-11:30 am. Please note that if you want to be a chaperone, you must be fingerprinted and cleared through EGUSD.

Upcoming events

***Spring pictures will be taken on Wednesday, 2/26 for those families that are interested in purchasing pictures.
***Stone Lake Science Fair reminder – Tuesday, 2/25 projects are due.
***Family Bingo Night is on Friday, 2/28 from 5:30-8:00 pm in the MP room.  Submit your payment to pre-purchase tickets.
***Family Tile Night is on Thursday, March 5th from 4:00-6:30 pm in the MP room. Submit your payment to get the pre-order cost of $15 or it’s $20 at the door.
***Please submit field trip permission slips for the Farmers’ Market in April.  This is a FREE field trip!!!  Please note that if you want to be a chaperone, you must be fingerprinted and cleared through EGUSD.