Learning at Home
Next Week at a Glance! 5/11~5/15
Dear: Eli Whitney Community,
With sincerely hope for the continued health and safety of every member of our community,
TaLoria M. Wilson
We may not be in school, but... the learning doesn't stop! This week's theme is "HOME"
We make a difference in Enfield ~ every child, everyday.
Don't forget to join us every Monday afternoon from 5:30-6:30 for our Eli Whitney Community DEAR time.
Monday, May 11th, 5:30-6:30pm
This is an online event.
How to structure the day/week.
Each week we will send you a newsletter with a glance at the week up ahead. Some of the activities will require a computer or tablet, while others might require your assistance (depending on the age of your child). We encourage you to set aside two hour-long blocks of time each day for learning, and, to the best of your ability, stay consistent with these two blocks of time for as long as we're out of school.
1. What is the framework of a school day going forward?
2. What are the expectations for teachers?
3. What is workday? (consistent across all 3-5, buildings)
· 2 hours per day
· Independent reading and math (freckle-adaptive practice) daily
· One special per day
· Teaching M-Th... Friday will be used as a student support day (Tier/Challenge/Enrichment)
· Consistency within each grade level, but does not need to be across buildings within the district
Writing Activities about Home
- Pick a room (bedroom, living room, kitchen, family room, even bathroom!) and describe your dream version of it. What would it look like? What would it have in it?
- Write a conversation between two people in your home, or two imaginary people, where one person is surprised by something in the conversation.
- Write a conversation between two people in your home, or two imaginary people, who have a problem or disagreement that gets solved.
- Describe your favorite meal
- Interview a person in your family about their childhood. Ask about their favorite: games to play, foods to eat, and music to listen to. Write it up in your journal.
- Write a journal entry about how you're feeling and what your day was like.
- Write down your dreams
* Parents, take a picture of your child's daily journal and send it to me using the contact info below. I will send comments back to you to share with your child.
- Make a map of a room in your home
- Build towers and measure them
- Give your child a pre-determined weight or measurement and challenge them to find objects in the home that are that length/measurement and then check their accuracy.
- Play the Yes/No game. 2 Players. Use slips of paper or index cards and draw simple shapes or write numbers on them. Each player takes a card from the pile (face down) and holds it over their head. The object is to guess what's on your card, using only Yes or No questions (ex. Am I more than 10? Am I less than 15?). Keep asking questions until you get it correct.
- Play 24. Write down four numbers under 10, and try to make them add up to 24 using any mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.) Write down all the solutions you come up with.