• Mrs. Morgan, Room 229 Alden School

    It's going to be an exciting journey this year. I can't wait to meet my new students & see my old friends in the halls!

    You can reach me at mmorgan@duxbury.k12.ma.us

    Cohort A in school Mondays and Thursdays, Cohort B in school Tuesdays and Fridays, Cohort C fully remote

     

    Specialist Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year:

    In order to allow Cohorts A & B to experience specials both in-person and remotely, the school will follow an alternating week with our specials. On remote days, students will find assignments from their specialist in Google Classroom.

    Week 1: Monday- PE (remember sneakers!) and Library

                  Tuesday- Music and Spanish

                  Thursday- Art

                  Friday- PE

    Week 2: Monday- Music and Spanish

                  Tuesday- PE (remember sneakers) and Library

                  Thursday- PE

                  Friday- Art

    Morgan families letter:

    Dear families,

    My main goal, particularly in the first few days is to make your child feel welcome, safe, and happy in our classroom! I know the first few days will be overwhelming for all, especially this year. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out and contact me with any questions or concerns! Hello and welcome to a new school year! My name is Mrs. Morgan and I will have the pleasure of working with you this year! This is my fourteenth year teaching at Alden! I enjoy reading in my spare time and one of my main goals is to inspire and support my students with the same! I love all kinds of books but I’d say the Harry Potter series is my favorite. I also enjoy movies and kayaking.

    This summer was very different than usual but I still enjoyed spending lots of time with my boys who are 8 and 10 years old. It may look a little different than the past but I know it’s going to be a great year; I can’t wait to get to know you soon!

    I would love for you to bring a picture of you to hang outside our classroom for the year as part of our hall bulletin board as soon as you are able to. It can be any picture you like as long as we can see you. Printed on regular paper is fine! Standard size (4x6) or close to it is best if possible.

    Supplies:

    Here are the things I like to be sure my students have for frequent use in our classroom. Please do your best to have them within the first few days of school. The Alden supply list is repeated below as well for you. *You may send a small shoebox for the supplies we don't use daily if you'd like.

      * 2 inch Binder (no larger please and no zippers) with 5 tabbed dividers

      * Three colored 2-pocket plastic folders, they must have 3 holes to go in binder (Plastic because they are sturdiest. Make sure there’s no obstruction in the middle of the folder please so it can go in the binder.)

      * A few colored pens (not black) for correcting and editing

      * A thin black sharpie and pack of scotch tape

    Alden Supplies:
    • 1 Hard pencil case (not a cloth one) that can be wiped clean.  

      • Please label/write your child’s name clearly on the top of the pencil case.

    • A Set of labeled Wired Earbuds (headphone jack, in-line microphone preferred)

    • 2-3 glue sticks

    • Sharpened pencils (needed EVERY Day!)

    • Dry erase markers - one WIDE one THIN

    • Dry erase eraser (or an clean sock/cloth)

    • Small, personal pencil sharpener

    • 1 pair of student-sized scissors

    • a few highlighters

    • A couple of post-it note pads

    • 1 individual pack of crayons (6 or 8 pack)

    Of course, remember a clean mask everyday this year.

    *If you’re looking to donate extra supplies we can Always use tissues! Individual packs for your student may be ideal. If you have trouble getting anything let me know and I’m happy to help out!

    We will eat a snack mid-morning. Remember your water bottle!

    We team with Mrs. Rinkus; she will teach science!

    We will read every day in school, so be sure to have a great book (or two) with you at all times! (I work hard to maintain a great classroom library but every reader is unique and we do have some limitations this year.)

    I’ll see you soon in Room 229 and/or on Zoom! I can’t wait to meet you!

    Your excited teacher,

    Mrs. Morgan

     

    Alden's Summer Learning Site

    Guide to Usernames & Passwords

    Alden Misses YOU! Video 

     

    Other Ideas For Learning While at Home

    **Check in on our Google Classroom Page to interact with your classmates and Mrs. Morgan!**

    Elementary Family Resource Document

    Fun Misc Educational Games: Room Recess

    ELA Oriented:

    Free Audio Books at Audible Stories

    Authors reading from their books

    A Favorite Author: Oliver Jeffers reading his books

    Free resources from Scholastic

    Grammar Games

    Social Studies:

    33 Virtual National Park Tours 

    Fun/Enrichment: 

    **Mr. E's Morning Meetings**

    List of Podcasts for Kids

    150+ educational enrichment activities

    Lego Challenge Calendar

     

      

    (Sorry I just can't put a picture of myself alone!)  believe there is good in the world