News from the Nest
Timely Information, Resources & Tools for our Families
Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School
- Cohocton Building: Pre-K & Remote Learning Support (RLS) Center
- Wayland Building: Grades K-4 Hybrid and Remote Learning
Soaring in Action
Learning in the Nest
Mr. Eason and his virtual classroom participated in a virtual costume party. The students enjoyed this community building activity!
Students in Mrs. Charles' class use their problem-solving skills in a daily Lego Challenge.
Place Value Work with the Principal
Students competed against Mrs. Carhart to write numbers in different forms.
Save the Date
Thanksgiving Holiday: No School for 10 Month Staff & Students
Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 9am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3:30pm
This is an online event.
Resources & Tools to Support Your Learner
*Tips for Helping Your Learner Thrive
Reading Connection Resources (Primary)
- Hooray for Wordplay: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z_-qzN6wS-5ipNv0QAgBu3fhPVPy-nBI/view?usp=sharing
- Reading Activity Calendar [Beginning Edition]: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z0Gc3iy94ormv-C8-3jDSIZhRDsI1rl7/view?usp=sharing
- Tips for Reading Success [Beginning Edition]: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZH-8NcLFtZ8BZRrvHfYLUUPbapVJJ1yy/view?usp=sharing
Technology Troubleshooting Hotline-Adjusted Hours
Keeping Your Learner Healthy
A Focus on Wellness
What does learning look like if my student is quarantined or out sick?
- Teacher will post assignments in ClassDojo (PreK-Grade 3) or Google Classroom (Grade 4) for your child to complete at home. Please be sure to let your child's teacher know that your child will be out for an extended period of time.
What if my child is sick?
- If your child is home sick, they should be resting and recuperating. If they are home for an extended period of time and are feeling better, please contact your child's teacher for assignments found on the appropriate learning platform (ClassDojo or Google Classroom).
What are the expectations of technology use?
- As a reminder, District issued Chromebooks for students are not for personal use. Please review the Acceptable Use Policy approved by the Board of Education (web link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/598591/Student_AUP.pdf).
Student Health 101:
Leading the Way
Leader in Me Connections
November’s Habit of Focus- Begin with the End in Mind:
Ways to apply at home:
Point out examples:
- Share stories from your life, or even your day at work, where you had a goal or task that you accomplished. What steps did you take to accomplish it? How did breaking it down make it easier? Point out examples from your child’s life such as riding a bike, tying shoes, or another skill.
Create a goal:
- Is there something your child wants that he/she can work for? Better reading skills, a day with a parent, a new toy or game? Help your child set the goal and define steps they can take to achieve it. Make sure it is attainable to create a positive experience.
Look to the future:
- From the time they are small, adults ask kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Help your child identify an interest and then encourage activities, skills, books, or other opportunities that support that interest. Show them how these little steps can lead them to greater opportunities to use this interest in a variety ways or careers in their adult life. They very well may change their mind, but they will know you support them.
Family Mission Statement:
- What kind of family do you want to have? What does your family value? What is your ultimate goal? Discussing it as a family and putting it in writing can help lead the whole family in a more positive direction. It can be simple: “We are kind to each other all the time so everyone will always like coming to our home.” Or it can be a paragraph. Whatever sums up your family and creates a positive picture everyone can feel a part of. Be sure to include everyone in your family in the process of creating the mission statement.
Words to use:
Reminder: It is important to use a non-judgmental tone to invite your child to think for themselves and share their ideas, views and conclusions with you.
- “What do you plan on this being when you are finished?”
- “Can we break this into more manageable steps?”
- “Do you need anything from me in order for you to be successful?”
- “What other steps do we need to take to reach this goal?”
- “Well, what do you want more, this (immediate) or your goal of (child’s goal?)”
Strategies to Support Families
Click on the above link to access Resiliency Information & Resources for our Families
Click on the button above to access contact information for our elementary school buildings
Cohocton Elementary School Building
- Wayland-Cohocton Preschool Programming
- Wayland-Cohocton Remote Learning Support (RLS) Center: Grades K-6