Yes, the start of this school year is not like anything we've experienced before. We will be doing learning differently. But we will give you 100% effort to make your return to school the best that it can be...!
June 15, 2020
Wow...can you believe it? The last day of school. No one could have predicted how the last 3 months of the 2020 school year were going to look like. We've never done anything like this! And I think we learned a lot about ourselves. Parents, students and teachers had to re-invent the learning environment. Of course there were "hiccups and glitches" but we all did the best we could...and we made it!
Now, the summer will also look a little different. We still have to do things to protect each other from harmful things. But, we can still have fun doing enjoyable activities and making special memories.
So stay safe...healthy...and enjoy!
June 9, 2020
Hey! I had posted this back in March, when all the remote teaching started. But I'm sharing it again.
Here is a menu of virtual field trips to places around the world and even Mars! Click the link, below. Found some sites to be easier to navigate than others. So, explore and find the ones that interest you. Have a great summer! Hope to see all of you, out and about, and eventually in September...!
May 26, 2020
Hey! I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.
Here's something fun to watch. If you want to see a crazy "Rube Goldberg", click this link...!
May 11, 2020
Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and your Mother's Day celebration! Took another walk on the beach, Sunday morning, shot a little video of a another crab I found...enjoy!
May 4, 2020
Welcome to a new month! (Saw this little guy on the beach, Saturday morning).
The last Super Moon of 2020, the Super Flower Moon, will occur this week. If the weather cooperates, you will see the moon rise at 7:14 pm, Wednesday night, at the beach. Happy viewing!
(REMINDER: LOOK BELOW ON APRIL 13TH FOR MY 2020 TIE CHALLENGE!)
April 21, 2020 - This week's 1st grade assignment is a video on Brain Pop Jr. Many of you have already experienced delays and glitches on their site. Due to the extremely high volume of traffic, the problems that have surfaced are unfortunately a result. Please be patient and try at later times. The assignments can be submitted by the end of the week.
April 20, 2020 - This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the very first Earth Day. We should all think about ways to do our part and take care of our planet...
April 15, 2020 ATTENTION: There is an important message for my 5th grade Robotics students.
(Click the 5th Grade Robotics link)
April 13, 2020 Good morning, everyone! Hope you had as a nice of a celebration, this weekend, as you could. The weather did its part...not so, today, though!
We will resume science/robotics activities, as of Wednesday, April 15th. In the meantime, enjoy your family (brothers and sisters....no fighting! If you feel you're getting annoyed...go to a different part of the house and cool off!)
MR. YEE'S 2020 TIE CHALLENGE
Anyway...here's a bonus brain teaser. I usually would give my Tie Challenge to my 5th graders, but I will offer it to everyone. For those not familiar with this, from December till the end of the year, I wear a different necktie every school day, with few exceptions. I was on pace to wear the most different ties ever! Oh well.
So, here's how it works: You'll need a calendar and the following information:
On the first school day in December, I began wearing a different holiday necktie. On one day, I did wear pajamas, and another, a bow tie. Don't forget our holiday break!
In January, we didn't have school on Martin Luther King Day. I wore my favorite sports jersey one day.
In February, we were off for winter break.
In March, our last day was Friday the 13th.
How many different neckties did I wear from December to March 13th?
Calculate your answer and e-mail it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll let you know if you're correct!
April 8, 2020 - Good morning! Above is a picture of last night's Super Pink Moon. It is a picture that a friend took. For those who couldn't see it...this is for you! Enjoy your day...
April 5, 2020 - Hi, everyone...Happy April! Hope all is well and you're doing your best, every day.
Just a few notes: I will continue to post your weekly lesson, here, on my web page. I will have the lesson posted by your day for science (or Robotics).
Monday -1st grade Tuesday - 2nd grade Wednesday - Kindergarten Thursday - 5th grade Robotics Friday - 3rd grade
If you have not submitted your work from previous weeks, please do so, as soon as you can.
(Moms & Dads...I know you're "juggling" as fast as you can, so thank you for helping your child send their assignments to me. Your efforts are recognized and greatly appreciated!)
March 16, 2020
Welcome parents and students
As we navigate through the next few weeks, I will post activities and lessons on the links, to the left. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me. I will respond to you as quickly as I can. This is all new to us, but we will make it through...together!
To help you through your time at home, click on the red letters and "travel" to places like the SanDiego Zoo, the Louvre, the Great Wall of China...even Mars! ENJOY!
(Please let me know if you try one of these field trips...Thank you!)
SCIENCE: IT'S LIKE MAGIC...BUT REAL!
My goal with every child who comes into my classroom is to unlock the door to her or his imagination and spark a desire to learn. I will create an atmosphere that allows your child to learn new concepts and skills while having fun.WELCOME TO MR. YEE'S SCIENCE & ROBOTICS CLASS!
I am very excited to be teaching science to Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade! You will learn to think like scientists and sharpen your skills of observation. Be ready for a year full of eye-opening discoveries!
I am also teaching robotics to the Fifth Grade.
Fifth graders will be creating robotic devices with the Legos Simple & Powered Machines System. They will use problem-solving skills to determine the most effective way for their contraption to operate!
SUPPLIES FOR MR. YEE'S SCIENCE CLASSES
Kindergarten – Please bring your imagination!
First Grade- Please bring your imagination, too!
Second Grade – Same as above, plus: soft pencil case with sharpened pencils, an eraser, and crayons. Also bring one (1) two-pocket folder.
Third Grade – Same as second grade, plus: one (1) composition-type notebook.
MAY/JUNE SCIENCE UNITS, BY GRADE:KINDERGARTEN - ANIMALS/THE 5 SENSESFIRST GRADE - SOUND/HABITATSSECOND GRADE - HABITATS/DINOSAURSTHIRD GRADE - ECOSYSTEMS
SCIENCE SAFETY RULES
1. Do not run, push, or fool around.
2. Do not taste or eat anything (without permission).
3. Clean up all spills immediately.
4. Wear goggles when necessary.
5. Follow directions carefully.
1. Enter and leave the room in quiet and orderly manner.
2. Follow directions the first time.
3. Be prepared at the start of the day by coming to school well rested and with homework assignments completed.
4. Respect yourself and others as well as their property.
5. Raise your hand if you have a question or an answer.