Tips for At-Home Learning:
Timer: Setting a visual timer helps kiddos of all ages to understand how much time is left during an activity. It helps them to stay on task and stay motivated! If you don’t have a visual timer for your child to use, you can download a version of our time timer from the App Store called Visual Timer. It looks just like the Time Timer we use at school!
Music: To keep the learning space quiet and productive, consider playing Vitamin String Quartet on Spotify, Pandora or your smart speaker! We often play this station at school and it helps to motivate our kiddos to stay quiet enough to hear the music.
Schedule: Parents, especially those of multi-children families, please feel free to prioritize the plethora of activities provided as you see fit. If you are struggling to balance device time between various kiddos in your house, make a staggered schedule for each child. This way, all parties are working on their academics at a different time. Just make sure academic work happens away from the play space so your working scholar is not distracted! Consider giving your kiddos the chance to build their own schedule to give them a sense of control and motivate buy-in!
Movement: Break up your learning activities with movement activities. Kiddos should be up and moving between every subject. Go Noodle, walks, backyard play, running around the house 1x, etc. will help to break up learning activities and get your child reentered for the next subject. Visit www.gonoodle.com/for-families to sign up for a free family account. You can also access a 3 week trial (totally free) to Fluency and Fitness by visiting www.fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures.
Initial Suggested Fluency and Fitness Math Videos:
-Addition (up to beginning addition)
-Missing Numbers (to 20)
Initial Suggested Fluency and Fitness Reading Videos:
-CVC words (all)
-Blends (beginning and ending blends)
-Digraphs (beginning and ending blends)
Supplemental Reading Materials: We are working to create an Epic! reading account for each of our students so you have access to a library of digital books at home free of charge. We will get this information out to you by the end of the week! Once your class is signed up, we will send out a tutorial for both you and your child on how to best access the books on this platform!
Parent-Teacher Check In!
Please know we are adjusting and adding to our plans every day as we find more helpful and engaging materials to share with you. When you encounter a question on See Saw, in our packet, or with any activity please just email us! We are here to help. Each teacher will be “logged on” to email and See Saw from 9-12 everyday, but that does not mean your child MUST complete all of the assigned tasks during that window of time. Do what you need to do to help your schedule work and know we are taking this one day at a time. You can expect a “like” or a comment from your child’s teacher on most of your child’s posts.
Please find all Day 3 e-learning supports on See Saw for the following subject areas:
Thanks for all of your help and remember to have fun!