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Mr. Leslie Traxler
Email Address: Les.Traxler@hillsdaleschools.org
Phone number: 517-439-4326 ext. 1337
Education: Evangel University- undergraduate
Spring Arbor University- graduate
This is my 22nd year at Hillsdale Community Schools. I have taught here my entire career and enjoy helping students to become their very best. I look forward to working with you and your child.
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Packet #4 Information-Distributed May 26th
Thank you to both students and parents for helping your child work on distance learning packets this quarter. If you need an electronic copy, please email me your request.
The collection days for packet 4 is Monday, June 1st from 12:00-5:00 or Tuesday, June 2nd from 8:00-12:00. Thank you again for all of your efforts!
Classroom Extensions for Packet #3 May 12th
Hello students! I continue to miss all of you. The work I have included here is a compliment to packet #3. You may use the packet to help with any of the activities that I have developed for you.
Once you have completed the extension activities, please go to Classroom Google and click the Turn In button for Packet #3 so that I know you have finished the supplemental work. Be sure that you are completing all of the extension work before you let me know you have finished it. Also, if you completed this by working only from my website, simply send me an email and I will record your completion of the extra work. Remember, packet work should be finished first, then complete the following activities to support your learning packet.
If you did not get a packet, you will find it attached below.
In math, you started to learn about number lines and working with coordinate planes. To demonstrate your understanding of these objectives, use the website https://kahoot.com/schools-u/.
Game PIN: 05707224
Game PIN: 0596042
Your score will come directly to me and I will be able to see how well you are doing. Take your time with the questions, showing me your best effort!
From math, we will now move into science activities. One of the things you learned about was the first mission to the moon. Use what you learned to help you answer the following questions. Some of the questions you did not read about, but most of them will be covered using the packet.
Game PIN: 08643810
You also read about making maple syrup. Using the same website, enter this Game Pin number - 060904.
Now we will move into your social studies activities related to your continued learning of the branches of our government. Go to https://kahoot.com/schools-u/ and enter Game PIN: 09078106.
Finally, we will move into spelling practice. For this activity, use your visual skills to identify the correct spelling word. Go to https://kahoot.co and enter Game PIN: 06040380.
For extra reading assistance, you can go to Scholastic’s website and put in the class code I sent out on April 23rd. If you need the code, please contact me and I can pass it along to you. Clicking the link below will give you quick access to enter the code.
Thank you for all of you efforts on the packet and these extension. Have a good week and look for the final posting on May 26th. The next packet drop off and pick-up is also on this day.
Classroom Extensions for Packet #2, April 28th
Hello students! I continue to miss all of you. The work I have included here is a compliment to your packet #2. You may use the packet to help with any of the activities that I have developed for you.
Once you have completed the extension activities, please go to Classroom Google and click the Turn In button for Packet #2 so that I know you have finished the supplemental work. Be sure that you are completing all of the extension work before you let me know you have finished it. Also, if you completed this by working only from my website, simply send me an email and I will record your completion of the extra work. Remember, computer work is for extension activities and the packet work is also expected to be completed and turned in.
If you did not get a packet, you will find it attached below.
In math, you began to work with a math term known as volume. Using the website https://www.thatquiz.org/, use the test codes to continue to practice this skill. Your score will come directly to me and I will be able to see how well you are doing. Take your time with the work, showing me your best effort!
Test Code- KC2D9U4O
Test Code- OAHBJZWA
From math, we will now move into science activities. One of the things you read about in your packet was food chains and food webs, so let’s try some questions about them. Go to https://kahoot.com/schools-u/ and click Play to enter the Game PIN number. Remember, I will be able to see your results, so do the best work you can do.
Game PIN: 05507953
Game PIN: 02782377
Now we will move into your social studies activities related to your learning of the branches of our government. You read about the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. You may use your packet to help you answer the questions by going to the following websites.
Test Code- X1O3Y1YN
Click play in the top right hand corner and put in the Game Pin.
Game PIN: 05521408
Finally, we will move into some spelling practice. I hope you did well on the test you took on Friday. For this activity, use your visual skills to identify the correct spelling word.
Game PIN: 01045006
Game PIN: 06134551
Have a good week and look for the next posting on May 12th. The next packet drop off and pick-up is also on this day.
Classroom Google Extensions for Packet #1, April 14th
Hello students! I miss all of you. Once you have completed the extension activities in Classroom Google, please click the Turn In button so that I know you have finished the supplemental work. If you completed this on my website, simply send me an email and I will record your completion.
If you did not get a packet, click on the link below.
The first part of the packet was multiplication and division work. Go to
https://www.thatquiz.org/ and put in the test code in the bottom right corner. From there, find your name and take the assessment. I will be able to see your score when you are finished.
Multiplication test code- 55KOROO7 (timed)
Division test code- OBT36QIF (timed)
Adding Fractions- GYKQ7U32 (not timed)
In the next part of your packet, you had to read stories and answer questions. While still being on https://www.thatquiz.org/, the reading activity will ask you to use context clues to determine the correct answer. It will also review you knowledge of a prefix, suffix, and compound words.
Reading test code- D7IXZAEV
In the science part of your packet, you did reading about the skeletal system. Use your packet paper to help you answer the Kahoot questions related to this reading. Use website https://kahoot.com/schools-u/ and click the play button near the top right of the screen. Then enter this access code, 08336644.
In the social studies section of your packet, you read about the Core Democratic Values of showing patriotism and being truthful. These two you read about are just the beginning of our Core Democratic Values. Take another Kahoot quiz to see if you can use context clues to determine the meaning of the word. The access code is 02594295.
Finally, you ended with working on your spelling skills. Going back to the website https://www.thatquiz.org/, and use the codes to access the activities.
Spelling - ie and ei- 2V7WEA1X
Choose the correct spelling word- 3DHXBYJA
Again, click Turn In once you have competed the activities in your Classroom Google. If you completed this on my website, simply send me an email and I will record your completion.
Please look for the next posting of activities to be on April 28, 2020.
Dear parents and students,
I hope you are doing well. My family and I are fine, and we do miss our school family. In addition to the school links for math reviews I put on Classroom Google last week, (class code is z45ydt), this week will cover more curriculum areas. Our official spring break is the week of March 30, so look for an updated post on April 7th. Please contact me by email if you have any questions.
Reading- We have access to https://www.ebooks.com/en-us/ where students can read books on line. Please email me and I will send you your access code and pin. Please have your child read weekly for 20 minutes.
Writing- After reading is finished, have your child write a 7-10 sentence summary of what they read. Afterwards, have them write a prediction of what they think will happen next. Furthermore, remind them to be aware of proper spelling and punctuation while writing.
Math- In math, we were multiplying fractions. Have your child find a recipe you make, and then multiply the fractional parts by 3. Here is a math multiplying fractions song that also includes the area models we have created in class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcDGRLosAf0
Science- We were learning about what plants use for food and conducting experiments to test our hypothesis. To start with, if you have any plants in your home, have your child begin to take care of them for you. Here is a link to watch for proper plant care.
Social Studies- The class just began our unit of government, and we completed lesson one. The learned about the constitution and the Preamble. Here is the video link to the Preamble that we watched,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKPmobWNJaU. Our next lesson is how a bill becomes a law, and this can be explored by using the website