NOTES FROM the OFFICE
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We really miss you and rather than writing a letter this week, we thought we would send you this message! We wanted to say hello from our homes to yours. We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. With the extended closure of schools, we are all doing the best that we can, which is exactly what everyone should be doing!
While the learning calendars and that work are important, what is really important is staying connected as a Dunning Community. While we can only connect virtually, the Dunning staff is working hard to find as many ways to reach out as possible to all of you so that everyone can stay connected in whatever way works for them. We realize that there is alot coming at you right now, and that being said, you should find what works best for your family.
We know that there may be families struggling and in need of food or other items. Please reach out to us. We are here to help find the resources that you may need. Navigating through all of the available resources can be confusing and challenging. Please know that we are here to help. You can either email your child’s teacher or us directly.
We are trying to keep the lines of communication open and available to all. We want to hear from you. You can email or use our Virtual Door Padlet. We also encourage you to share pictures on facebook or our google photo links that we include on the Notes from the Office. Most of all, just stay connected!
We want to leave you with something to put a smile on your face.
We miss you and hope to see you all soon.
Family Friendly Learning Plans
Grade 5 - Grade 5 shares a different slide deck each day, which can be assessed in students' google classroom.
Pandas Lets BUILD IT!
Lets show our #PandaSpirit by building and/or sharing our home learning spaces?
What’s your learning space look like at home?
Do you have a cubby, a desk, a table, or a fort?
Share on our Google Photo Album or Facebook!
Go Panda's! Go!
Dunning's Favorite Game Vote
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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