Our purpose for distance learning is to continue to foster learning with the classroom community.
- Each class has a student schedule. This schedule is in place to give structure for distance learning. The schedule may not work for your family’s needs and work schedules. Please adjust the class schedule to work within your family. We are strongly encouraging routine during distance learning time.
- The teachers have office hours/teacher time for students to check in and ask questions. This is in addition to the live or recorded instructional times. Teachers are also using zoom/facebook/google meet to meet with students.
- We are taking attendance. The teachers are working to engage the students and will reach out if they do not hear from their students.
- Teachers will assess students through work submitted electronically or during live conference sessions.
- Students should have a “classroom space” so that when they are “at school” they are focused and organized.
- Special areas have planned activities for the students. Their plans are in a second document that can be found in the grade level tab. There are instructions for submitting assignments for specials. The activities are for enrichment and will not be graded.
Resources to use in addition to instruction and assignments
- Night Zoo Keeper - https://www.nightzookeeper.com/
- Online writing tool and library of interactive lessons. Fun, engaging games that increase vocabulary and improve spelling. Puzzles and challenges that develop grammar and structure skills. Inspiring prompts and story creation lessons that spark imaginations.
- Reading Eggs - https://readingeggs.com/
- Learn to read with online games and activities.
- Starfall - https://www.starfall.com/
- K-3 reading and educational games platform. Stories, songs, and other activities.
- Story Pirates - https://www.storypirates.com/
- Podcast of stories by children and story writing inspiration.
- Dreambox - https://www.dreambox.com/
- Adaptive, online K-8 math program that is personalized and standards aligned.
- Global Math Project - http://www.jamestanton.com/
- Join students from around the world on a global math project (Exploding Dots) that is mathematical story that starts at the very beginning of mathematics, assuming nothing, and swiftly takes you on a “wondrous journey” through grade school arithmetic, high-school polynomials algebra, infinite sums, and advanced mathematics and unsolved research problems baffling mathematicians still to this day. Ages 10+. Free.
- Prodigy Math - https://www.prodigygame.com/
- Engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform for grades 1-8. Game-based, adaptive, and personalized. Free.
Science & Technology
- General & Multi-Discipline Science
- The Science Guys - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSciGuys
- Educational science videos that can be done at home and for all ages. We explain all concepts and experiments using fun animations.
- Science Max - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw
- YouTube series that explores common science experiments kids do at home and “turbocharges” them.
- Smithsonian Science & Nature - https://www.si.edu/explore/science
- Astronomy - http://www.cosmos4kids.com/
- Universe, galaxy, stars, systems, solar system, and exploration.
- Biology - http://www.biology4kids.com/
- Cell structure and function, microorganisms, plants, animals and animal systems.
- Chemistry 4 Kids - http://www.chem4kids.com/
- Matter, atoms, periodic table, elements, reactions, biochemistry.
- Minecraft Chemistry - https://education.minecraft.net/chemistry/
- Discover the building blocks of matter, combine elements into useful compounds and Minecraft items, and conduct amazing experiments with new lessons and a downloadable world.
- Teach Engineering - https://www.teachengineering.org/
- Digital library comprised of standards-aligned engineering curricula for K-12 educators to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design.
- Geography - http://www.geography4kids.com/
- Earth energy and structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, climates, and more.
- Physics 4 Kids - http://www.physics4kids.com/
- Motion, heat & thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light, modern physics.
- Antarctica https://www.saildrone.com/news/free-home-school-stem-curriculum
Social Studies and Languages
- Native History & Culture
- Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State
- The Duwamish Tribe
- The Tulalip People
- Smithsonian History & Culture Collection - https://www.si.edu/explore/history
- Big History Project - https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive
- A free, online social studies course that encourages students to have a big-picture view of the world and emphasizes skill development as students draw “mind-blowing connections” between past, present and future.
- Duolingo - https://www.duolingo.com/
- Learn close to 25 different languages using a fun and intuitive app that incentivizes learning through points and levels.
Dancing Mat from BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. Kids love it!
Special Areas Teacher Contact information
4th/5th grade Theater