Extended Home Learning

Dear Red Cluster Parents and Families,

On Friday we sent a folder of work for your child to complete while at home. We know that this can be an uncertain and stressful time and we hope to support your child’s at home learning as best as we can by providing helpful resources and tools for your family to use.

Writing: Please encourage your child to practice writing each day. We have listed a few ideas below on how your child can use the writing journal we sent home.

Respond to one writing prompt/day:

1.  Write about what it would be like if you had an alligator as a pet.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
  • If you could have any super power what would you want it to be and why?
  • Write about a favorite memory.
  • You are a mad scientist and have invented a new vegetable. What is it called? What does it look like? What does it taste like? Most importantly:Is it safe to eat?
  • What is your favorite season and why?
  • If you could meet any fictional character from a book who would it be?
  • If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
  • Write a story using these three words: detective, piano, and pizza.
  • Write about 5 things you can do that are important for you to stay healthy and safe.
  • What are you grateful for today and why?

2.  Make a delicious dish and write a How-To book that will teach others how to make it too!

3.  Write a letter to your friends and/or teachers to tell about your time away from school. If your child chooses to write us a letter, please email the letter to us and we will be sure to write back! J

4.  Create a nature journal! Go on a nature walk in your neighborhood (or explore your backyard) and draw pictures of some of the plants and animals you see. Label the parts and write down your observations.

Math:  Please have your child work in his/her math packet daily. In class, we require children to finish two pages each day in this rotation, but you can certainly modify this based on your own home schedules. We have included your child’s next math packet in case they finish the one they are currently working on. Children can also continue to practice counting by using their “Counting Collections Journal”. Please have your child count a collection of items at home, such as beans, buttons, pasta shells, pennies etc. In class, we practice different ways to count (for example, by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s) and illustrate how we counted on our papers. Children can choose their own strategies for counting and show their thinking on each page of the Counting Collections Journal. In addition, they can also work on ST Math.

Reading:  There are several ways your child can get in their reading time! Reading for fun, reading The Lemonade War, and Lexia are a few options for your child to choose from. Children can read independently, read to others, and listen to books as well. In addition, your child can read and listen to books on EPIC. We have used EPIC in the classroom so your child will already be familiar with the format.

To log into EPIC:

Go to www.getepic.com/students
Log in with our class code: tls5383
Select your child’s name and happy reading!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!

Everyday at 1:00 PM EST, Mo Willems (author of the Elephant and Piggy book series) will be doing a “Lunch Doodle”. Children can tune in to watch and learn how to “draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing” with Mo Willems himself! The video will be saved on the site for families to watch later. Here is the link:

            https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

We hope this information is helpful! Please reach out if you have any other questions or concerns and continue to check your email for further communication.

In partnership,

Joey and Stacy

Expiration Date: 
Jun 30