Friday, March 27, 2020

Happy Friday! It’s been an interesting week, hasn’t it?

Later this morning both you and your parents will get emails from me and Mrs. Coté, outlining what the expectations are for next week. Since you’ve all already gotten off to a good start with online learning, it won’t be too different from this week. As always, if you have questions, email or leave a blog comment any time.

One new thing is that we will be using a new Microsoft Team to communicate with you. One of the features on this Team is that we can schedule live class meetings! We want to do two test calls today to see how it works. One call will be at 10:30 am, and one will be at 1:00 pm. Please check with a parent to make sure it’s okay for you to participate at the time you choose.

Here’s how to participate in a Team meeting:

  1. Make sure you are using a device with a camera and speakers. Turn the volume up or use headphones.
  2. Make sure you are in a quiet place, free of distractions and loud noises.
  3. Go to and sign in.
  4. Click on Teams.
  5. Find the team called 5th Grade HPAL Remote Learning and click on it.
  6. At the meeting time (not before), you will see a box on the page that says Meeting Now. Click Join to enter the meeting.
  7. I will most likely ask you to mute your microphone at first. There will be a chat going on the right side where you can type questions or talk to people (please be appropriate!)
  8. When your microphone is unmuted, make sure to talk one at a time.

We’ll see how it goes! If you can’t participate today, that’s okay! We’ll keep scheduling Team meetings throughout the next week. We can also schedule one-on-one or small group meetings if you’d prefer to meet that way. I’ll be checking in with you next week to see if you’d like to participate in a smaller meeting.

Spend the rest of the day catching up on things we’ve been asking you to do throughout the week, and explore some of the links we’ve sent. Here’s one more video for you!

Video of the Day

Who doesn’t love a good optical illusion? Here’s a collection of some fun ones:

You Can’t See This

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

PS: Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite animal and your favorite color. That will show me you read all the way down to the bottom! 😉


73 thoughts on “Friday, March 27, 2020

    1. Thanks for being the first to read all the way down to the bottom! My favorite animal is a tiger and my favorite color is blue.

  1. my favorite color is pink and my favorite animal is a dolphin.

    Also I was confused about if the chat is on Friday or Saturday.

  2. Is the class thing on teams today or tommorow because one part said today and the other said tommorow

  3. On the blog it says we will do the virtual meeting today and tomorrow. Which day will we be doing it?

      1. Hi! My favorite color is yellow and my favorite animal is giraffes!

  4. You said at the top of the blog the meeting is tomorrow but then after the instructions you said that it is fine if you can’t participate today. Is the meeting today or tomorrow?

    1. I’m glad you like it! Ella, can you try to send me an email, too? Look at Monday’s post for instructions. Thanks!

      1. My favorite animal is a koala and my favorite color is royal blue

  5. My favorite color color it almost white yellow, and my favorite animals are piglets!!

  6. My favorite color is hot pink and my favorite animal is a cheetah.

  7. Hi Mrs. Hamman, my favorite animal is the Mexican coati. My favorite color is sea green!

  8. My favorite animal is a three-toed sloth, and my favorite color is turquoise.

  9. My favorite animal is a puppy, and my favorite color is purple or blue.

  10. My favorite animal is a panther or a shark and my favorite color is blue.

  11. I loved that video. My favorite color is either blue or green. my favorite animal is a dog or a snake.

  12. My favorite animals are tigers and my favorite color is red. Im sorry i missed the first meeting i was sleeping.

  13. also do i have to attach a camera to my monitor because i have my own computer for gaming and that is what i use.

    1. No, you don’t need a camera. Just sound so you can hear. We’re still figuring it out and troubleshooting! We’ll get it figured out better next week,

  14. My favorite animal is a dog, and my favorite color is blue or purple.

  15. Hi! My favorite animal is a Cuddle fish, and my favorite colors are yellow and light blue. I think that I have been doing too many puzzles and spending too much time at home because I can’t even remember what day it is. Is it the 25 or the 26?

    1. Ha ha! I think it’s the 27th, at least that’s what it says on the blog post. You’re right, it’s hard to keep track! You know I agree with your favorite animal!

  16. My favorite animal is a Lizard and my favorite color is Carolina Blue

  17. my favorite animal is a bunny because I have one.
    my favorite color is dark green.

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