Chatfield School Learning Resources

Resources to Support Learning at Home

Learning at Home

The school closure is surely creating new experiences in your home. Sometimes it can be hard to be a "teacher" to your child at home. Please remember, you are not expected to be a "teacher" in the traditional sense of giving assignments and expecting work completion. Simply provide your child with many opportunities to spend time together and let the learning flow naturally. Do not focus on skills or ability. Allow for breaks, quiet time, and rest. You do not need to fill an entire day with learning and activities. Focus on enjoying tasks and creating! Also encourage your child to be reading a lot and spending time with basic math facts and operations. Stay positive and enjoy your time with your child.


On-line learning opportunities will begin in earnest the week of April 6. We have been in communication with families regarding laptop pick up. Should you have any questions regarding technology needs please contact Mr. Young or Mr. Kraly.


Updated March 31, 2020


To see several staff read alouds and videos for students please visit the Chatfield School Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ChatfieldSchool

Parents Guide To Google Classroom

This presentation has been prepared by Mrs. Huestis. Please take time to go over the guide.

Parents Guide to Google Classroom
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Logging into Your Chromebook

These directions have been prepared by Mrs. Huestis. Chromebook

Zoom or Google Meet

Many classrooms have already been participating in Zoom or Google Meet online meetings. From these intial meetings the teachers learned a lot about how they will manage these meetings in the future. Please see the edicate graphic below on participating in online meetings and go over with your child. The teachers have really enjoyed these meetings and it is such a joy to see all of the kids!
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Things to do Together that are Fun and Educational Too...Screen Free!

Homemade Gifts

Encourage your child to make a gift for someone or a homemade greeting card.


Get Baking

Bake some cakes, biscuits, or cookies. Have children help prepare meals.


Reminisce

Sort through old photos and make a scrapbook of memories or discuss memories verbally.


Organize

Get your child to sort through their belongings and identify some clothes that may not fit, books that have been read, or items no longer needed.


Draw/Create a Family Tree

Expand this to include creating an Art gallery with artistic creations on display.


Treasure Hunt

Using items already in your house, create clues for your child to read and follow as they discover hidden objects.


Puppets

Using materials around the house, create finger puppets and have your child write and act out a play. Old boxes are great for puppet theaters.


Read

Read anything you can; newspapers, books, magazines, recipes, etc.


Games

Get out your family board games and enjoy spending time with each other.


Create a Vision Board

Using photos or old magazines, create a poster of goals that you would like to accomplish.


Do a Puzzle

What a perfect time to dig out those 100-500 piece puzzles and work on them until they are done!


Fashion Show

Have children try on their outfits and create new and creative ones. This is also perfect to confirm clothes that may not fit your child any longer and set them aside to donate.


Build a Furniture Fort

Some sheets and blankets will provide the perfect materials to drape them over furniture and create a fort. Bonus activity: have a camp out overnight in your fort!


Edible Playdough

Create your own edible playdough and spell words or create art.

Edible Playdough Link


Easy Hands-On Activities Families Can Do At Home

Awesome Hands-On Activities Website


Word Creation

How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence:


LEARNING FROM HOME IS FUN.


Start a Nature Diary

Look out the window or go into your yard each day. Keep note of what you see; birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?


Graphing

Keep track of the birds you see from your window or while outside. Create a graph to show the numbers of each type of bird. Discuss the data.


Count Your Change

Collect your loose change and add it up. Are there different ways to make a certain amount? How many ways can you make 25 cents?


List Making

Write a list of all the things that make you happy, things you are grateful for, things you are good at, etc. The possibilities are endless!


Keep Moving

Do sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, jog in place (or outside if you can!), or even dance to your favorite song.


Read Out Loud to Someone

Mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, dog, cat, stuffed animal, etc. Remember to read with lots of expression.

Learning Resources and Packets form GISD

Below are links to grade level learning packets from the Genesee Intermediate School District. The packets are not required and will not be graded or collected by Chatfield teachers but do provide another resource of materials. Because of the closure we do not recommend trying to print these. Our focus at this time is having everyone participate in online learning opportunities that are provided by the teachers.


Link to Packets


Link to Genesee Intermediate School District Resources

Online Resources that Require a Login

Chatfield School teachers utilize various internet instructional sites that require logins to participate. Some may still be used without a login. Depending on the grade level of your child, your child may have access to some of these sites with a login. Please see emails from your child's teacher or other handouts where teachers have shared this login information. If you are not sure of a login please send an email to your child's homeroom teacher.


Some of these sites include:

Zearn

Readworks

Epic

Flocabulary

Splashlearn

Khan Academy

Mystery Doug

StudiesWeekly

RazKids

Free Online Resources

The number of free online resources is really unlimited. We have tried to indentify a few here that may be beneficial. These resources address a multitude of disciplines including mathematics, science, social studies, literacy, technology, etc.


Bridges Math Links

Kindergarten Math at Home

First Grade Math at Home

Second Grade Math at Home

Third Grade Math at Home

Fourth Grade Math at Home

Fifth Grade Math at Home


Bridges On-line Games


Bridges at Home Learning Resources


Bridges Math Apps


Great Lakes Learning Link

H.O.M.E.S.


BuzzMath

www.buzzmath.com

Interactive math lessons and activities, currently free


Math Practice

Free games to practice math fluency, geometry, algebraic thinking, counting, measurement & data, etc. Grades PK-8th grade

https://www.mathgames.com/

https://www.prodigygame.com/pages/parents/


Educational Videos

BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.

https://www.brainpop.com/


Typing Practice

Online programs that help students learn and improve their typing skills.

https://www.typingclub.com/

http://www.slimekids.com/games/typing-games/

https://www.kidztype.com/


Audio Books for Children

Free audio stories for kids, including fairy tales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history and audiobooks all read by professional actors.

https://www.storynory.com/


Make Your Own Digital Comic Book

Graphic organizers and visual for digital storytellinghttps://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator


Online Games, Puzzles, Experiments, Coloring Sheets, and More

Free grammar, math, science, typing, and more are introduced through games and then students can take quizzes to see what they have mastered. Grades 1-5

https://www.turtlediary.com/


PBS Based Videos and Educational Games

Free educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows.

https://pbskids.org/


Computer Science (Coding)

Free computer science (coding) courses for ages 4-18

https://code.org/student/elementary


Code Wizard

https://codewizardshq.com/


Asking Wondering Questions

Website where you can explore wonderings in all subject areas.

http://wonderopolis.org/


National Geographic Kids

Free educational games, videos, and informational articles

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/


Scholastic Learn at Home

Daily courses for students from Pre-K to grades 6 and higher. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


We Are Teachers: Elementary Online Learning Resources

We Are Teachers has put together a list of virtual classroom platforms, online quizzes and assessments, video lessons, and more! This list is for all ages!

www.weareteachers.com


Virtual Field Trips

The San Diego Zoo, U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, Mars, and even Yellowstone have virtual field trips available. This website has links to them all!

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/


Smithsonian Science Education Center

Activities related to STEM for all ages.

https://ssec.si.edu/


K-2 Engineering Game

It's lunch time and Tami, the golden lion tamarin, is hungry! Help Tami reach the delicious fruit by building a tower. But watch out! Other animals can use Tami's tower to topple over. This is an educational engineering design game that will help teach how to design a solution to a problem using basic engineering design principles.

https://ssec.si.edu/tamis-tower


Mystery Science

No account or login needed. Science lessons designed for students in grades K-5.

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning


Khan Academy Kids

Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with free, fun education for children ages two to seven.

https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/


We Are Teachers: Middle and High School Online Learning Resources

We Are Teachers has put together a list of virtual classroom platforms, online quizzes and assessments, video lessons, and more! This list is for all ages! We Are Teacher Middle and High School Learning Page

https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/


Scholastic Cross-Curricular Options Middle School

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html?promo_code=6294&magazineName=classroommagazines


https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html


https://ed.ted.com/lessons?content_type=animations&direction=desc&sort=publish-date&user_by_click=student


Cells Alive

https://www.cellsalive.com/


Science Experimentation

Simulations and exploring science topics by changing variables

http://Phet.colorado.edu/


Study Jams

Short videos with terms used in science

https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/


Middle School History

https://www.ushistory.org/us/

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