ELearning at Home
March 30, 2020
ELearning Officially Begins On March 31
This week 4 days: March 31, April 1,2,3
MWF: Apr. 6, 8, 10
MWF: Apr. 13, 15, 17
MWF: Apr. 20, 22, 24
MW: Apr. 27, 29
Teachers are sharing their expectations for students during ELearning. We will be taking attendance and grades. Students are expected to participate, learn, and to follow teacher directions. We do understand that some students may not have internet access. Please communicate by emailing the classroom teacher if you are unable complete the assignments due to technology challenges.
You are welcome to email or text me if I can be of any assistance email@example.com 765-714-9007
We are updating the Edgelea Elementary Website and all classroom teachers are working to update their classroom pages so that you can easily find out how they plan to communicate with parents and students over the next 5 weeks.
Google: Lafayette School Corporation
Click: Edgelea Icon
Click: Grade Level
Click: Teacher's Name
Please check out the Edgelea Elementary Website for all classroom teacher email addresses.
Principal Ana Ave firstname.lastname@example.org or Text 765-714-9007
Asst. Principal Mandy Fisher email@example.com
Secretary Deb Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance Tammy Guenther email@example.com
Nurse Ashley Sainer firstname.lastname@example.org
Title 1 Kelly Johnston email@example.com
Counselor Beth Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
Chartwells is Providing Breakfast and Lunch
· Beginning March 20, 2020, Lafayette School Corporation along with their Food Service Partner, Chartwells, will be providing free breakfast and lunch to families. All meals will be for children under the age of 18.
· Meals will be distributed from the student drop-off area at Miller Elementary at 700 4th St., Lafayette
· The hours of the meal pick up will be from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
· Services will be provided from 3/20/2020 Monday through Friday until 4/3/2020. These dates may be extended if necessary.
· These meals will be given out drive-thru style. Parents and students must remain in their vehicles and a staff member will come to your vehicle to provide the meals. Both breakfast and lunch will be given to students at that time.
· Serving sites are subject to change as needed.
LSC has officially closed all of their buildings. Previously, I had stated that I would be at Edgelea working, however, with Governor Holdcomb's lastest announcement, principals are also being asked to stay home.
I will be working from home and you are welcome to email or text me at email@example.com or text 765-714-9007 if I can be of assistance to you.
Ana Ave, Principal
Physical Education and Art E-Learning Opportunities
From Mrs. Miller in the Library
With so many families suddenly having to figure out homeschooling and battle general self-isolation boredom, the creative community has really stepped up! Here are just a few of the great online resources that have sprung up:
From the School Library Journal - Kid Lit Authors Step Up To Help Educators, Students, and Parents
From Mighty Kind Magazine - A free "Suddenly Homeschooling" Digital Bundle
Scholastic's free virtual learning resource centre for grades Pre K to 9 has 20 days of lessons across all content areas.
Penguin Classroom has resources like discussion guides, activities and videos to engage young readers at home
Illustrator Carson Ellis has started a daily Quarantine Art Club on her IG with new assignments every day
Three weeks of Maker Challenges from Teach Outside the Box
Story time with Oliver Jeffers and Mac Barnett
We will be pinning more resources to our IG story highlights as we find them, so tune in there for even more! Stay well, get fresh air when you can, and take care of each other out there.
OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. Every OverDrive collection is slightly different because each library or school picks the digital content they want for their users.
Where to find OverDrive on your child's iPad. Students go to ClassLink App (light blue app with a cloud like design on it). ClassLink uses the child's regular LSC username and password. If you don't have, your teacher or principals can give you that information.
Reading Lists from the Librarian Mrs. Miller
This last site allows your student to determine the type of reader he/she is, lists featured books and lets students select books thru world location. You could challenge them to read a book about each continent or a book from a country they would like to visit.
Free Online Virtual Tours of Landmarks and Museums
Many places offer tours that you can take online while social distancing
Most travel plans are on hold for a while during the coronavirus pandemic. To pass the time after working from home with the kids or for a fun digital happy hour with friends, take a vacation without ever leaving your couch. Numerous world-class destinations and man-made marvels offer virtual tours that you can take online while you are social distancing. The other benefit? It’s free.
Free Mystery Science Mini Lessons
Story Time From Space
Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation.
We send children’s books to the International Space Station.
While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.
Astronauts on the ISS will also conduct and videotape educational demonstrations designed by Veteran Canadian Astronaut, Bjarni Tryggvason, to complement the science concepts found in the Story Time From Space books – look under the heading “Science Time Videos”.
Scratch and Scratch Jr.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
With concerns growing over the coronavirus (COVID-19), we know many of you are making plans to keep learning going should your school need to close. As parents and teachers ourselves, we know there’s a lot on your minds, from health and safety to child care and jobs.
We want to do everything we can to support you. We are a nonprofit organization with free educational resources.
Here are guides we’ve created for you:
- Daily schedules for students ages 4-18 to keep learning using Khan Academy during school closures
- Parent Quick Start Guide
- Parents: Frequently Asked Questions About Supporting Your Child’s Learning During School Closures
- A free webinar for parents is taking place Wednesday, March 18, at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT. Recordings will be available for those who can not attend.
- Information regarding SAT administrations, and how to use Khan Official SAT Practice with your child amidst school closures.
From Our Tech Department
Troubleshooting Kindergarten iPads
I had a parent message today and tell me that she struggled to get her kindergarten child's iPad connected to the internet. However, she went into settings and turned on VPN. This is located near the Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Blue-Tooth sections. After turning VPN on, it worked.
Another tried and true trick is to turn the iPad off and turn it back on again. This resets it and often corrects issues.
How to Turn an iPad Off
- Press and hold the on/off/sleep button at the top right corner of the iPad.
- Keep holding the button until a slider appears on the screen.
- Move the Slide to power off slider all the way to the right, or choose Cancel to keep the iPad on.
Free WiFi in Lafayette
We provide this information for your convenience. If you do not have Wi-Fi at home, we would absolutely not expect you to drive around town to find internet for your elementary age child to do homework. We do understand that not all children will be able to access internet over this shut down.