With the unexpected closures in the area feel free to look at this page for updated information and resources for your student.   

I will be sending periodic emails to my families to keep everyone updated on things they can be doing at home. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Ms. Davidson

Language Arts

It is imperative that students continue a normal schedule of reading each day. We can not stress this enough. Please use the resources provided here to get students reading and comprehending. Below is a reading response menu that can be printed and used each time your student reads. This gets them thinking and processing what they just read.

We also encourage students to get on Story Line Online to listen to books. https://www.storylineonline.net/

Scholastic Books is also offering a learn at home free resource to families. We have looked at this and feel that these resources would be wonderful for our students to use at home. If you scroll to the bottom of this page you can click on grade level and it will take you to the appropriate page.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Below you will see a Mystery Menu, Independent reading activities, vocabulary for word work and a choice board activity worksheet for the vocabulary words! You may choose the colored word groups when completing the choice board. (red, blue, and green)

What to do with kids at home?

Visit this website provided by the county which will help with schedules. http://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=41506907

Here is a wonderful resource that lists out ideas you can do at home with your kids. We know how hard it is to be stuck inside for long periods of time. Take one of these and keep kids engaged !

Have each kid pick a topic they'd like to learn about and spend 30 mins each day on that topic

Spend one day reading every single picture book we have in the house

Go through all the old mail laying around (ok, that one's not for kids although they do enjoy helping tear stuff up)

Bake something every day

Have each kid write a letter and/or emails to a different friend or family member each day

Use all of our building toys on one giant structure

Wash our hands!!!!

Races of various kinds in the backyard (hopping on one foot, crabwalk, walking backwards, etc.)

Try stop motion animation with playdough

Facetime grandparents a lot

watch everything on Disney+

inventory the plants & wildlife (from bugs on up) in your yard.

learn the parts of plants/flowers & how they function (bonus if they learn the Latin names).

if you aren't too squeamish & have a spare clear shoebox size tote or 5-10 gallon tank, catch some pillbugs (rolly pollies, sowbugs) & observe them (if you really do this, i can tell you how to set them up. i have about a thousand of them currently because it's too cold here to thin the herd & they've been reproducing all winter. they're pretty interesting).

write a short story & illustrate it.

learn how to do simple book binding.

make paper (from your old mail!)

have the kids help with yardwork in between playing games outside. They're little, but they like getting dirty and "working" in the gardens.

GoNoodle! Great for guided movement, relaxation, etc.

Board games, card games

Legos.

We have some extreme dot to dot books (1400 dots) that the kids love, especially the 5 year old!

Lots of reading, playing with the dog,

Working on learning to sew using stuff we have on hand.

Card making/scrapbooking projects (mostly for me but kids can do it too).

Getting the garden ready, we need to weed and work the ground. I might get seeds and we'll set up to have our own starts this year.

Make tents and reading caves : ) flashlights, tidy snacks, books, and pillows!

Have a shadow show in the reading tent (we used blankets over chairs or a table)

Get binoculars and learn about the birds near your house, look them up on google and search for their birdcalls on YouTube

Learn how to make a stuffed animal

Play with cornstarch and water and cheap action figures

Here is a website with additional free subscriptions for online practice with reading and math.

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR0p6B04XxjoU_JAXNtGuGHGLQ5umXWvd9uUl2IM3YJrOiP7XvFSSverMWo

Science and Social Studies

Here is a fun youtube series that students can watch each day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQhAi8uLyVo

We have found a great website for those students that enjoy Science based learning. Please have your student spend some time on this site.

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning?fbclid=IwAR3XocvSsMWKsrCN5I_PO_feE5KI-M1-YB2xqvfUwqyr6_dDETjohCgFMBM

Students Log In

Below is information that allows students to log in to their accounts from home. Students can access IXL, Myon, brainpop, Powerschool, and other resources through their email.

Third grade welcomes students to email them during this break as we will email them back! We would love letters!

Math

Students have been using origo throughout the year to support math. Please use this website to help students review math skills already taught.

https://www.origoeducation.com/athome/

Have students look at this google slide to review money!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Yanij9hzN1ypDSz2DNZPk-rw1CtZFYTQyJnIPWEG_mU/edit#slide=id.g112b517460_0_132

Here is a wonderful website that allows students to play with manipulatives and make patterns.

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html

From your Guidance Counselors

Bennett's Counselors, Mrs. Wilkerson and Mrs. Flaherty, will be communicating with students and parents during the time we are closed through Google Classroom. The code to access the page is izaxrvk. Please join their page for short activities to support students personal/social wellbeing as well as some career activities. They will be posting fun videos for students to watch as well. They can also be reached by email at flaheree@pwcs.edu (Mrs. Flaherty) wilkerce@pwcs.edu (Mrs. Wilkerson).


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Daily Schedule 

9:00 9:30   Morning Meeting
9:30   10:20      Math
10:20 11:05      Encore
11:05 12:35 Language Arts
12:35 1:35   Lunch and Core Extension
12:35 1:35 Lunch and Core Extension
1:35 2:00 Math
 2;00 2:20    Recess
2:20 3:35   Social Studies and Science
3:40 4:00   Dismissal







Encore Schedule 

 
Red  Library/Technology
Orange  Art
Green PE
Blue Music
Purple PE