Letter regarding the packets

Parents and Guardians,

We greatly appreciate the work you are doing at home with our students.  Our teachers have worked really hard to supply work and resources by SeeSaw and through packets.  Our intent is not for this to be overwhelming to you. It is for the “continuity of the educational process.” Please do not feel as if your child must complete the paper packets and Seesaw work each week.  If you are able to access Seesaw and can do the work presented there, you do not have to have your child complete a paper packet. Please do what works for your family and your situation. There have been a few questions about grading.  Packets and Seesaw work that is completed at home will not be graded. We are asking for paper packets that are completed to be returned so that we can evaluate work done at home. The work done through Seesaw is being viewed frequently. Promotion and retention will not be based on the work done while our students are at home. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] or Mrs. Bradley at [email protected]

A couple of things…

A couple of things:

  • Please keep any finished work that you complete on the packets for me if you do not mind! The work that you complete on Seesaw automatically saves it for me so you don’t have to worry about saving that to your computer it sends it to me and I get to save it.
  • More packets are available at the primary campus right inside the doors!
  • If you still haven’t been able to get on seesaw, please let me know via email or on remind so I can help.
  • Because of the shelter in place order, the earliest we could return to school would be Monday, April 13th.

Seesaw reminder

Hey parents,

Just a reminder that I have activities and lessons to help extend our learning on Seesaw! If you have any questions or any trouble logging on, please let me know either through email or a message on remind.

I have already taken down last week’s activities and started posting the ones for this week. Thank you for everything you’re already doing at home!

Seesaw directions

***So once you, the parent, has connected to Seesaw I will send you a way for you child to login and complete the things I am assigning! I forgot to include that in the original blog post I created about Seesaw. So follow this link (https://app.seesaw.me/s/776-970-721) to connect to your child’s journal and I will then send you your child’s login info!***

Dear Families,

We are using Seesaw to share and communicate with families! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. I’ll also use Seesaw to send you messages and reminders. Seesaw is private; you’ll only see posts created by your child.

Please Sign Up Now

  1. Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/776-970-721
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child.

After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.

Thank you for supporting your child’s learning!

Becca Hicks

School closing

White Oak ISD Community,

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety and well being of students and staff, White Oak ISD will remain closed through Friday, March 27th (two weeks).  Students and staff will return to school on Monday, March 30th.

This decision was not made lightly, but due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and best practices, we consider this to be a prudent course of action.  All school events, UIL activities and trips are postponed during this two-week hiatus. 

Only essential district personnel will be present in-district during this time period.

Due to this emergency closure, the White Oak ISD Board of Trustees will adopt a resolution that allows hourly employees and other personnel to continue to draw salary.

The district executive committee for UIL events (Athletics, Academic UIL etc.) will meet in the coming days and develop a plan to make up missed games, events etc., as needed.  That information will be disseminated when it is available.

Campus administration is already working on plans for ‘stay at home’ learning projects and ‘on-line’ projects for students.  That information and those details will be disseminated by campus administration on Tuesday the 17th.  Information regarding Bi-district OAP, prom etc., will be disseminated at that time a well.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause and the disruption of routine, but the health and well being of all Roughnecks will always be our guiding compass.

Please continue to check the White Oak ISD website, Facebook pages, blogs and other local news outlets for updates.

Brian Gray-Superintendent of Schools

White Oak ISD

The Home of ROUGHNECK Pride

Frog & Toad

I hope to see everyone tomorrow!

Our program is tomorrow (Tuesday, March 3rd)

It will begin at 9 am and last about 30 minutes.

Please have your child wear a dark colored shirt with no designs, dark colored pants or leggings, and tennis shoes.

+++You may sign your child out in his/her classroom after the program to celebrate a wonderful performance!! +++

Hope to see you there!!

Week of February 24th

Reminders:

-Candy orders due tomorrow

-Early release on Wednesday!

-Spring Break is March 9th – March 16th. Students will return on Tuesday, March 17th!

Frog and toad Info Click here 

This week:

-Spelling words: down, only, way, because

-Spelling pattern: synonyms

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-Reading: Folktales

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-Math: 2D Shapes: We do not call the corners, corners we call them Vertices in 1st grade (we are working on our academic language) We are practicing recognizing: trapezoids, pentagons, hexagons, octagons

Click here for a shape movie (very short) 

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Helpful hints on shapes:

Trapezoids: look like a mouse trap (well kind of )

Pentagon: We hold a pen using our 5 fingers so it has 5 sides

Hexagon: Has a x in it and so does the word six, so it has 6 sides

Octagon: An octopus has 8 arms and an octagon has 8 sides

Week of February 17th

Reminders:

-1/2 day on Feb. 26 for staff development

-I know sports are now in full season but please continue to read every night and finish math homework.

Spelling words: made, over, went, did

Spelling pattern: Compound words

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Reading: What is the author’s message: What lesson did we learn from the story?

Writing: Writing a friendly letter.

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Math: Telling time to the hour and half hour.  (Main focus on half hour)

Science/Social Studies: Presidents – Abe Lincoln and George Washington

Message from Mr. Morrison

January 30, 2020
Parents/Guardians: 
This afternoon we experienced some electrical issues at White Oak Primary and Intermediate campuses. Currently SWEPCO is on site and working through the issues. 
At this time we are expecting to have power restored and a regular school day tomorrow, Friday, January 31st. 
If the issue is not resolved we will notify you by 6:00 a.m. in the morning.
Please check the campus Facebook pages, campus blogs and teacher blogs for notification and updates. 
This would affect the primary and intermediate campuses only. 
Thank you. 
Mike Morrison
Interim Superintendent 
White Oak ISD

Week of January 27th

+ Wednesday is early release: If your child is Boys and girls club make sure to write in planner how they get home!!

+Valentine’s Day party will be on Feb. 14th at 11:30: all parents are invited to help us celebrate!!

This week:

Spelling: than, first, been, its

Spelling pattern/phonics: ar words

Math: Place value (numbers 1-120)

Reading:Looking Closely at Print

Science/Social Studies: Stages of Matter (solid, liquid, gas)

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