Happy 4th Weekend!

This Easter weekend is going to look very different for most of us do to the pandemic, however we can still celebrate because despite what we may be going through right now, the reason we celebrate has not changed!

Here are some shelter in place friendly activities for you to try out!

Make an origami bunny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxy4BytOD90

How to draw an Easter egg folding surprise!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDl3PXioJ1s

How to fold an origami cross with a dollar bill!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SGUZBxwJVc

Please let me know if you tried any of these and how they turned out by leaving a comment. Happy Easter!

Monday Zoom Meeting

Don’t Forget!

Our next Zoom meeting will be Monday, April 6th, at 10:00am.  You will find more detailed information regarding this meeting in Google Classroom.  We look forward to seeing you all Monday!

Note: students must now have a password to enter.  This will be included in the Google Classroom post.

New Learning Opportunities

There will be new learning opportunities posted this week in Google Classroom, please make sure you are checking in! Also remember one of the most important things that you can do during this time is write about your experiences! You can use your blog or your journal for this!

 

Happy 2nd Weekend!

Week 2 of social distancing, with a mandated shelter in place order thrown in, is in the books! I hope all of you are figuring out your new normal, I’m getting there, this week seemed a little easier than last week. I still miss seeing you and getting to teach you in person, that has not changed! I’m going to share a few things you can do this weekend if you need something to help keep you busy!

Most of you probably do not know this about me, but when I was young I wanted to be a dairy farmer, there was a dairy just outside of the town where I grew up. They had a small store where we got our milk in glass jars, that had to be shaken up before you poured a glass to mix the cream back into the milk. One of my favorite field trips as a kid was going to the dairy and seeing how the whole process worked. Little did I know at the time that in order to be a dairy farmer one usually had to be born into a dairy farming family! Even with the realization that I probably was not going to grow up to milk cows, I never passed up an oportunity to visit a dairy farm, below you will find a links where you can visit one too.

https://www.discoverundeniablydairy.com/virtual-field-trip

https://thedairyalliance.com/virtual-field-trip/

If cows are not your thing, how about a virtual tour of the White House

https://www.whitehousehistory.org/digital-library/projects/the-white-house-experience-mobile-app

http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/

Dan Gutman read another book on his FB live this week (you can go to the videos on his page to see both books that he has read)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Author/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/

 

A Message From Our Superintendent

White Oak Community,
Gregg County is now in a mandatory shelter in place beginning tomorrow night Thursday, March 26th and running through Thursday, April 9th.

The earliest that staff would return to school would be April 10th. The earliest that students would return is April 13th. These dates are subject to change.
*White Oak ISD will continue the ‘meal program’ as well as continuity of educational resources on-line and hard copy. Campus administration is currently working to disseminate additional materials and information.
*Only essential personnel will be on campus.
Thank you for your continued support during these very challenging times.
Brian Gray
Superintendent of Schools

Details of the order are below:
1. You may leave your home, but limit your activities. All individuals should shelter at their place of residence, except for essential activities and business. Additionally, to the extent individuals use shared indoor or outdoor space, they should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. All travel, except essential travel and essential activities, is prohibited. Travel into and out of the city is still allowed to perform essential activities, operate essential businesses, or maintain essential governmental functions.

2. To the extent individuals use shared indoor or outdoor space, they should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. All travel, except essential travel and essential activities, is prohibited. Travel into and out of the City is still allowed to perform essential activities, operate essential businesses, or maintain essential governmental functions.

3. The Shelter-in-Place orders also direct businesses, except essential businesses, to cease all activities except minimum basic operations. All essential businesses are strongly encouraged to remain open. However, even essential businesses are encouraged to determine essential staff necessary to operate and to send non-essential staff home. To the greatest extent feasible, essential businesses shall comply with social distancing requirements. Essential businesses include a variety of different types of businesses that provide essential goods and services for the community, such as healthcare, grocery stores, gas stations, hardware stores, banks, laundromats, transportation, media, construction, and several others detailed within the directive.

Essential businesses will continue to operate. Non-essential businesses should not continue to operate except for minimal, basic operations. See full list of essential businesses at this link. https://www.longviewtexas.gov/4008/Essential-vs-Non-Essential