Supporting One Another: Remote Learning for 3/17/2020

Hello Open School Families,

How was Day 1? It was weird not having everyone at school today! I hope that you all are staying safe and in positive spirits. Our teachers and the whole Open School Crew are here for you, so just reach out if you need anything.

LAUSD has set up 60 Grab and Go Food Centers, opening Wednesday, March 18th. Together with the Red Cross, the 60 Food Centers will be open in all of our communities. The centers will be open weekdays from 7am-10am, and each child ages 1-18, may take home two nutritious meals. Locations of the centers can be found here. 

The locations set up for Local District West are:

  • Audubon Middle School 
  • Bernstein High School
  • Bret Harte Middle School
  • Dorsey High School
  • Fairfax High School
  • John Muir Middle School 
  • Johnnie Cochran Middle School
  • Marina Del Rey Middle School
  • Palms Middle School
  • University High School
  • Washington Preparatory High School

As promised, here are some activities for your children to try at home. These are some suggestions for Tuesday (3/17):

Yoga at Home by Coach Jolyene

Check out some fun St. Patrick's Day Yoga 

Online Opportunity Through The Kennedy Center
Every day at 1 EST Mo Willems, an American writer, animator, voice actor, and creator of children's books is doing a doodle with him video.   Click here to doodle with Mo Willems 


Parents and students, 

The art I am suggesting should be enjoyable for all. Everything can be done simply with scrap paper and pencil or you can use supplies you have around the house. Be creative and have fun!

This lesson's artist to be inspired by Jacob Lawrence

Watch this video about Jacob Lawrence

At a young age Jacob Lawrence became interested in art and the world around him. He liked to tell stories with his art, historical stories and everyday life stories. Jacob's first artworks were of the colorful patterns around his family's apartment. He loved to watch all the action in his busy Harlem neighborhood. He decided to paint scenes and tell stories of his neighborhood on cardboard boxes. 

Let's see if we can do the same. We live in the exciting neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Let’s draw and color our stories! Choose project 1 or 2, maybe try both.


paper and pencil, crayon, marker or paint

Look around your home, what do you see? Color, Pattern? Look at the fabrics on your curtains, blankets, beds, pillows. Look at wall/floor tile, hardwood floor, carpet. Look at books on a shelf, posters on the wall. I bet you see many patterns and many colors. Now choose 1 to draw & color, pay attention to rhythm, repetition, and symmetry.


cardboard, pencil, crayons, markers or paint

Look outside one of your windows and enjoy the scenery. Is it a bustling street, or a quiet front yard, animals? Trees? People? Cars? Airplanes?  Cut open a cardboard box so you have 3 sides to draw on. Now draw or paint what you see.

Happy Learning!

Expiration Date: 
Apr 30