NOTES FROM the OFFICE
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Dear Dunning Families,
It has been great to see so many students participating in the various remote learning experiences happening throughout our school. Teachers are so excited to see students' engagment responses! It is important to us to hear your input and how learning is going at home. Please visit our Virtual Open Door Link below to provide us with feedback.
We have also been enjoying the many pictures of kids playing their favorite board games! Please keep them coming! And don't forget to vote for your favorite game. See below for results so far!
As Dr. Tremblay shared this week, Spring Recess (April Vacation) week has been changed this year so that remote learning can continue for students without interruption. Given that Monday is a holiday for Patriots Day, next week's lesson plans will include Tuesday through Friday.
We hope that everyone has a relaxing long weekend!
All our best,
Michele & Kathie
Games, Games Games...everyone has a favorite game.
Show your #Panda Spirit by voting for your favorite game and posting pictures as you play games this week!
Let's Go Pandas, Let's Go!!!!!
Favorite Game Vote So far....
Family Resources Guide During Coronavirus Closure
While schools are closed, families may find they need assistance from community agencies. Below please find links to a range of local Framingham Supports. The document is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
SEL Lessons & Activities
SEL Lessons by Collaborative Learning Solutions- Free daily SEL lessons.
The Social Emotional Teacher- Quick, easy and daily SEL lessons
Daily SEL At-Home Activities K-2 - 2 weeks of daily SEL lessons, including videos, books and activities
CenterVention SEL Activities - Free SEL printables and activities
Mandala Coloring Sheets- Coloring is a great activity that can promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
Conversation Starters- A list of conversation starters for families.
How Do You Feel Today Interactive Game- This interactive helps children understand their emotions. Children are presented with scenarios (it’s their birthday, their brother breaks a favorite toy, etc.) and asked to click on one of three icons that represent feeling happy, sad, and angry.
SEL Animated Videos- SEL animated videos on emotions.
WonderGrove Kids Videos- Animated characters encourage children to be kind and considerate of one another. These short video clips emphasize positive social skills and behavior both at home and school.
Mindfulness Read Alouds- Read alouds for kids focused on mindfulness, overcoming fear, anxiety and building self-confidence and thoughtfulness.
Growth Mindset Read Alouds- Read alouds for kids focused on Growth mindset and believing hard work, facing challenges & taking risks is the path to becoming your best.
Wash Your Lyrics- Put in any song and it creates a handwashing guide using those lyrics.
17 Pages of SEL Resources- 17 pages of SEL resources for children
Social Distancing Video - Book and video made by an elementary student explaining social distancing
Baby Shark Handwashing- A video about handwashing to baby shark
Mindful Imagination Cloud - Take a moment to use your imagination and create a story.
What is the Coronavirus Social Story - A social story explaining the Coronavirus to students and the restrictions we have to follow.
Movement & Physical Activities
Go Noodle- Fun movement games and dances provide kids with an outlet for releasing their energy.
Drop Everything And Move (DEAM) Calendar- Physical activities for children.
Home Physical Education: K-2- Activities to stay physically active and healthy.
At Home Movement Activities- 10 learning and movement activities for families.
Playworks Play At Home Initiative - Playworks is hosting live recesses every day at 12pm. Tune into their Facebook page to engage in a live recess with a Playworks Coach, who will facilitate fun games to get kids active at home.
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