Welcome to home-based learning! Let's make it as simple and fun as possible! All assignments are optional, but I would love to see what work you can do. Feel free to email me or share your work on Remind (for any printed material). It's as simple as taking a picture of it OR turn it in using Google Classroom! Remember nothing is mandatory (but highly encouraged) and nothing will be graded.
Zoom Group Video Conferencing
Video conferencing will allow us to catch up with each other. Do not feel obligated to participate but I will be available a couple days a week for students to chat with me and their classmates!
The link and password to all Zoom video chats will be sent to email and/or Remind.
NEW!!!! Google Classroom
Google Classroom is here! The first assignments will be up on Monday, April 13th and will continue to be posted each week day! I will still have weekly packets that can be printed (if needed) but they will not have all assignments.
To access our Google Classroom:
An invite was sent to each student's school email account.
Their school email can be found on Skyward.
The password is <capital first initial><capital last initial><student ID> (student ID found on Skyward)
Click on the email invite and follow directions.
Here is a PDF with more detailed directions (with use of Chromebooks): click here
I know this is going to be a learning process for all of us. I will do my best to guide you all through it! Please reach out if you need help!
Now you can view pictures of classmates at home!
FREE Educational Websites
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
This site is used DAILY in our classroom. It allows children to read books at their DRA reading level. If you would like to know your child's reading level, please contact me! Epic! has grown into an award-winning subscription service, which gives millions of families and classrooms instant, unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.
Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
(Link sent to you via Remind)
Lalilo supports student growth in the classroom and at home. Students work on adaptive exercises in phonics, word recognition, and comprehension. Students journey through different worlds, collecting badges and unlocking stories. The vocabulary-rich stories teach students about nature and animals in engaging and fun ways.
Starfall is a free platform that creates experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. On the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful.
Mystery Doug collects every question children ask and creating video explanations for all of them—not just Why questions, but also How questions—step-by-step guides for anything they want to do. We think this will be the most important learning tool ever created for children.
PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child's total well-being.
(click on "sign in", then click on "class", type class code: UTPNFP, type password: first name)
SplashLearn is transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized program.
Prodigy uses game-based learning to transform education. It delivers a unique learning experience through an interactive math game where success depends on correctly answering skill-building math questions
Gently encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas.
ABCya! provides educational games and activities for school-aged children. The games on the website are organized into grade levels from pre-kindergarten to Sixth grade, as well as into subject categories such as letters, numbers, and holidays.
GoNoodle is a series of web-based videos, games, and activities focused on introducing short bursts of physical exercise in the classroom and NOW AT HOME. For young children who need to burn up energy to concentrate on learning, this is a simple solution.
Fluency & Fitness helps students review essential k-2 reading and math concepts, while providing a movement break.
The goal of ABC Mouse is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.