• June 11 - What???

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    How I went from May 26 until June 11, I'll never know!!  I am so sorry I dropped the ball in my blogging.  I guess our current situation of long distance learning, that I was trying to adapt to, became our new norm and I just kept plugging away....without the need to process through it as much. I hope you were able to do so as well. One thing that is certain in life is that time passes!! What we dread one day, we can love the next...so always give things time to play out and see where it takes you.  Good luck with the remainder of this unusual school year.  I can't wait to see you next year! To my fifth-graders...good luck in the Middle School!  Remember that time passes, sometimes all too quickly, but if you get involved in all they have to offer, work hard and have fun, you will LOVE IT!  Enjoy summer and stay healthy everyone!

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  • May 26 - Parade!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Wow, I can't believe it's been two weeks since I blogged last!  We went from winter weather to a heat wave in that short time!  What a perfect day it was for the parade!!  If you didn't make it, you really missed it!! It was so much fun waving and honking the car horn to say hello to all the families that were hanging outside to see us pass through!  The signs on our cars were matched with the signs people were holding!!  I did not expect that!  I made my signs for YOU! What a great surprise to see them made for us too!!  We teachers still miss you all so much!  I had to tell you so!  

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  • May 9 - Where's the Rainbow?

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    This weather really is crazy!  It's definitely May, but feels more like December for sure!   We've had rain, snow, hail, sun, blizzard conditions all in the past hour!!  I'm looking for the rainbow every time the sun peeks out because it has to be there somewhere!  I'm at least holding onto that thought, because it brings hope. ...hope for brighter days, warmer weather...and a cure for this virus we are still learning to adapt to.  I hope everyone is doing well.  Hang in there and look for that rainbow everyone!!!

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  • May 6 - May Already?!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Okay, who stole the first 6 days in May???  I thought "April Showers" were going to "Bring May Flowers," but this weather has me feeling like I'm still in MARCH!!  I hope you guys are dressing warm and getting outside a bit.  I'm seeing the sun shine in my window the past few days, however by the time I get outside to walk Buddy...we are FREEZING!!  Let's hope the weather gets better soon!  I heard it's supposed to snow this weekend! YIKES!!  I guess we'll see...

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  • April 30 - Ready to Go

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Whelp, I just finished "scheduling" our Warmup Lesson to go out automatically for tomorrow morning.  We are ready to go =) I like that I can have it ready to go out to you without me having to immediately hit the send button.  I can't explain why I like it.  I guess because it gives me time to think about what I'm posting before I do actually send it out to the world, allowing me to make changes if I needed to. For some reason that gives me a moment of peace. Have a good night everyone.

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  • April 28 - Accomplishments!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Sure feels good when a plan comes together!  I'm hopeful my hard work paid off and you'll LOVE the new look for our computer class lessons!  To start, I'm hoping I've simplified our Warmup work process for you.  ...although it was WAYYYYY more work for me! lol  Two days down and three to go!! Let's hope we see another ray of sunshine tomorrow! I missed being outside these past two days. It's time I take Buddy for a walk outside tomorrow before the rain sets in! Have a great day everyone =)  Goodnight everyone!

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  • April 27 - Mom's Birthday

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Goodmorning.  I know this has nothing to do with school or our online classes, but I have to share that today would have been my momma's 98 birthday!!  I lost my mom 14 years ago and I still miss her. Sometimes it's good to talk about things like this so we can get it off our chest and be able to clear our mind. Now I'm ready to move on to my school-work for the day.  That doesn't mean I won't still be thinking about her throughout the day, but it means she knows I'm holding her close to my heart <3

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  • April 24 - Where did the week go?

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Well, does anyone know where this last week went???  I think since I've been concentrating so hard on creating lessons for Google Classroom, by the time I'm finished working on them, I'm ready for bed! lol  The days in this week literally just blended together.  I hope you are all doing well.  We went live with my computer class lessons today.  Seems some are coming through as complete for the Weekly Warmup. Some of you are having trouble with the Journal.  I'm going to give it the weekend to sort of troubleshoot and see what's going on.  In the meantime, hang in there.  Good luck with all of your classes. No stressing. We'll figure it out so that things run smoothly.  Have a GREAT weekend!  Woohoo! ...and the sun was out more today than it has been all week! Let's hope it stays that way!!!  ENJOY~ 

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  • April 18 - Google Meet!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to practice a Google Meet with a few students.  Thank you again to those participants ;-)  I'm thinking that I will be available to meet with students through a Google Meet for my Office Hours...every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11. I really have no idea how that will work out, but I'm willing to give it a try.  We shall see.  Today I spent developing a Binary Code lesson. I hope everyone will find educational for sure! Good luck going live with your classroom teachers Monday.  I'm glad we had opportunity to get a bit of a jump start. Computer Packet Reflection is the only assignment due for computer class this first week =)

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  • April 16 - Google, Google, Google!!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Google Forms, Google Meets, Google Classrooms, Google Stream, Google Classwork, Google, google, GOOGLE is making me GOOGLIE EYED!!! Yikes!! There is so much to learn!  NO WORRIES!!! I'm sure all of you will be savvier than me =)  Deep breath, "I can do this....I CAN DO THIS...I am at peace."  ...remember my words folks.  I want to remind you, YOU CAN DO it too!  It's just new for us, that's all.   I made a video for you today to remind you to submit the response to our survey, then I lost it somewhere in my Google files, then I found it again, was able to post it. Now that it's done, it was fun! lol  Have a great night :)

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  • April 14 - Twelve Hour Days!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    I just want to say thank you to all of you who jumped into Google Classroom for Computers and checked in with me!  I was at my computer working literally alllllllll day looonnngggg!!! That made it was easy for me to stop to respond to all of you! It broke up my day and created a much needed diversion while completing my "home-work" ;-)  So again, thank you!

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  • April 12 - Celebrations

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Hope everyone who celebrates the holiday had a nice Easter.  It really was different at our house this year.  Usually we have tons of friends and family join us for dinner, and of couse, an egg hunt...preferable outdoors if the weather permits.  This year because of "social distancing," it was just Mr. Mroz and myself.  Way too quiet for me! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this virus to vanish for sure!!  I did get to Facetime a special friend which was nice.  She made my evening as I was finishing my blog entry for this evening.  Hope you ended the weekend on a good note as well!  

    Here's a little egg hunt for you if you'd like to fill a basket of eggs. Just click on the link =)

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  • April 10 - Holding up

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    So how are you all holding up?  I feel like I'm on a roller coaster ride!  Yesterday I was heading full speed down the hill, getting so much work done!  Today was a totally different story.  I expected the rain this morning when I got up, but then to see it SNOW!...really put me into a funky mood!  It definitely explained the headache I woke up with.  Anyway, while I went to bed excited to continue working in Google Classroom, today I felt like I was pushing a coaster car up hill...the entire day =(   I did progress, but not nearly as much as I did yesterday.  I know many of you had the opportunity to get on to your Chromebooks today!  That had to be exciting for you!  Hang on for the ride ;-)

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  • April 8 - Getting started

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Good news, now that I've started, I want to keep going!! Unfortunately, it's getting late and exhaustion has taken over!  It's been a long day with meetings, talking with other teachers, and diving into Google Classroom assignments!  Don't worry, I haven't posted anything yet, but it is coming together.  I promise not to overwhelm you!  I know you'll have plenty to do especially as classes begin.  Half the battle with be getting familiar with our new way of working together.  No worries, I said it before and I'll say it again...WE GOT THIS! We are FLYERS...we SOAR!! Have a great evening boys and girls. Tomorrow is another day =)

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  • April 6 - Still Learning

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    So today was another full day of learning for me!  I did manage to set up my Google Classroom for each grade level from last week's lesson.  Today I learned some pretty neat stuff in working with Google forms.  Like anything that is new to us, it is a lot of information to take in!!  I can't wait to "get my feet wet," as they say, so that it will become familiar to me.  I'm sure you will be feeling the same way once we get started.  The good news is that we are all in it together so we'll have lots of support!  Enough computer use for me today...have a good evening.  I'll reach out to some of you tomorrow to check in.

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  • April 3 - Google Classroom

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Happy Friday once again!  Besides getting to chat with many of you these past couple of days, yesterday I also got to catch up with the other exploratory teachers.  I can tell you this, we are all working hard to make the long distance learning as painless as possible.  We all want the best for you, our students, and look forward to working with you in this new manner. Today I played Kahoot for the very first time! It was tons of fun. All of your teachers were in on it. It was great to see all of us "together".  Mrs. Viapiano created it, Mrs. Crumb ran it, and Mrs. McKinlay was the winner =)

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  • April 2 - Catching up

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    I always seem to feel better after catching up with you through my phone calls home =)  Thank you to those of you who brought a smile to my face during our brief conversations.  I'm glad you're able to work though your packets with little trouble.  It was also good to hear so many of you were busy playing outside, or participating in an activity with another family member.  We have been lucky with the two nice days we've had.  I think we are all making necessary adjustments to our current situation and just having the sunshine makes us feel good.

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  • March 31 - A bit overwhelmed!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    So I'm really missing all of you today.  I ran into school this morning to grab my planbook and some of our work that I will eventually be getting to you via Google Classroom....or at least ATTEMPTING to get to you!!!  Anyway, it was too quiet in the classroom.  I stopped for a minute to reflect on a typical Tuesday morning.  I pictured my background music playing; the chatter as you all enter the lab to grab your warmup packets to begin your work; me taking attendance and then roaming the room to remind you to sit tall, use proper keystrokes...etc.  It seemed so unreal to know that you would not be walking in behind me.  It made me sad.  I am looking forward to talking with some of you tomorrow as I resume with phone calls home to check in and see how you're doing.  I'm looking forward to working with all of you in a different capacity as we progress through our online classes together.  I'm excited for you to be getting your Chromebooks to use at home! That's something to look forward to for sure. Keep smilin everybody. WE GOT THIS <3 

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  • March 30 - Happy Monday!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Wow, I don't know where today went!!  I am so happy that I could participate in today's Google Meet in order to learn about using Google Classroom I told you about!  It's going to be a challenge for most of us because it's new, but I know once we are comfortable with it, we will love using it!  I was surprised to learn that some of you have already been using it with your classroom teachers =)  That's awesome, because then you'll be able to give me some tips ;-)  

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  • March 27 - It's Friday! Yay!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Well looks like we made it through the week!  Even though we are not able to be in class together, I have been super busy.  I've talked to many of you and will continue to reach out next week; I've watched 2 Webnairs about long distance learning; and I'm very excited to tell you that I registered for a couple of classes to learn about Google Meet/Hangout as a way to connect with students!  I have been practicing on my own with Emma and some of her classmates, but I could definitely use the help before I reach out to all of you.  It has been challenging, but fun at the same time.  I think you'll like it.  One thing is for certain...we are all learning new things during this school closure.  Hope you are all hanging in there.  The weather was beautiful this afternoon. I hope you were able to get outdoors for a bit.  I've been walking Buddy everyday. He is getting spoiled ;-)

     

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  • March 25 - Made Contact!

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Today I was able to reach out to many of you to check in on how you are adjusting to working from home.  I also wanted see if there were any questions concerning the computer packets you received last week.  It was GREAT talking to so many of you and your family members too! It was just nice to hear your voices =)  Since this morning, I've received lots of the Skill Building Sentences I sent home through Google Docs!  Thank you for sharing your work with me.  I did comment back to each and every student that Shared and look forward to making more phone calls tomorrow! Stay well everyone =) 

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  • March 24 - Thinking of you.

    Posted by: Mrs. Mroz

    Hello to all my computer students! I thought I'd start this blog page as a way to communicate with you.  Today is Tuesday, March 24, and I was just wondering how everyone is doing at home.   I've been watching Emma and Ethan and it makes me think of all of you.  As many of you already know, Emma is in 2nd grade and like you, she too is working through her school packets.  She's been working on a lot of math, adding and subtracting, counting of money, and word-problems.  It's not so bad once we get started.  We are still adjusting to having a schedule.  I'm guessing you are too.  Today, I actually participated with her when she was scheduled to take her virtual dance class!  I might surprise you all with a tap dance when we get back in the classroom! ...hey, ya never know!  Well, hope you are adjusting at home. I did hear from a couple of students who shared some of their work with me through Google.docs. Please feel free to do the same! Even if it's just a note to say hello! I'd love to hear from you =)  

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