Nobody could have predicted the direction this year has taken. I don't expect parents to be able to homeschool their child for 7 hours a day during this unprecedented time.
Here are some activities your child may want to try. I suggest getting into a bit of a routine. Maybe work for an hour or so in the morning and then again in the afternoon. In between they can do some healthy alternatives to traditional "school" subjects, also listed below.
The following websites provide high-interest activities to help your child stay up to speed academically. I sent home a sheet similar to the information below with your child’s log in information for each site. If you can’t find it or need support, feel free to email me and we will get you back on track!
Math Packet Support on Youtube: If you have received a packet from me on fractions, this is the place to get mini lessons for each worksheet page. If you still need help, PLEASE reach out to me by phone at 360-708-3892 or email and we can work through it together.
Moby Max:This site allows students to explore all academic areas. We would like students to spend time in the “Math” program every day and the “Fact Fluency” section as well. Afterwards, they are welcome to explore other areas.
School code: WA1813
Raz KidsRAZ Kids: Students can read on-line books and take quizzes on them. Monitor the students progress by viewing their test scores from time to time.
Your child’s Class code is sbruland0 (zero)
Class Code: F3V726
Students can click on the “Book of Knowledge” link. There is a video to further explain the procedure. Students can use lined paper or a notebook for a “Book of Knowledge Notebook” in which they can take notes on the day’s article. After writing 5 or so facts they can draw a picture to go with their notes and/or go on-line and find more related facts. Be sure to cite your online source in your notes.
Scholastic Learn From Home: This is a high interest sight that the kids will really enjoy. It has activities students can work through week by week. I highly recommend this site
AR Access: Students can read books and take AR tests on-line. After reading a book, students can go to the La Conner School District website. Then go to “Departments” and access the “Library Page”. Then click on “Take an AR test on-line”. After the child takes a test they can show you their score.
Your child’s log in info:
Username:first name, first letter of last name. Example: susanneb
Password: initials Example: sb
Type to Learn: Work on that for 20 minutes a day. To log in, follow the steps on the quarter sheet sent home. Steps summarized here:
- The website is https://www.typetolearn.com/login/index.php
- Account Code 141094
- Username for Jane Doe graduating in 2029 is janed29
- Password, lunch code doubled so a lunch code of 1234 is the password 12341234
If you are hitting a road feel free to contact Mr. Adam our tech. teacher who will be happy to assist you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Try other online sites: Mystery Science, Xtra Math, Epic Coding websites, and many others!
Tech with Mr. Adam: He has posted activities the students were working on before we left the school as well as new ones. I know Mr. Adam will appreciate it if students would spend time on his activities.
Move with Mrs. Thomas: Check out these activities sure to get you moving and staying in shape at home!
If no technology is available I encourage your child to read, read, read! They can read books, cereal boxes, newspapers (if appropriate) Closed captioning on the television is easy to turn on and kids can try to read that.
It would be great if students did some writing:write stories, keep a journal, write notes back and forth to family members, write the room (walk around and write everything they see), interview family members and write answers to questions, etc.
Now is a great time for students to master their multiplication facts. This can be done on many free sites on line as well. We are working on memorizing the multiples of each number. Quiz your kiddos on these and then sign off on the line below when your student has memorized them. There are songs on youtube that we use to sing and help memorize them.
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 ______
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, ____
4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, _____
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, _____
6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, _____
7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, ____
8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, ____
9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, ____
“March and April Calendar” Lastly, students can continue to read and mark it off on the March and April reading calendars that were sent home. Really, any calendar will do. Students who read 320 minutes a week will receive a special prize upon returning to school!
Non-School related Activities:
Do Gonoodle at home
Try Cosmic Kids Yoga
Make a new recipe
Go for a walk
Build a fort (inside or outside)
Make slime or another craft project from online resources
Learn another language online, try duolingo, it’s free and has MANY languages to choose from (good for parents too!)
Write a letter to a friend
Write a letter to your teacher and I will write you back!
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These are just a few of the ideas we came up with. There has never been so many quality, free online resources available. Feel free to explore other online educational sites!