NOTES FROM the OFFICE
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Dear Dunning Families,
We hope that everyone has had a smooth transition to our remote learning experience. The staff has been working hard to collaborate and communicate to find the best ways to engage students in this format. Teachers have been so excited to see students partricipating in planned meetings, lessons or class activities.
Our goal is to support families and students in accessing the classroom lessons in this new format. As we move through this process, it will be important for us to find ways to communicate with all of you. To begin this communication, we are opening up a PADLET for any questions, wonderings or comments. (See the link below) We look forward to hearing from you!!!
Have a great long weekend and as always, our virtual door is always open.
All our best,
Michele & Kathie
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.
Internet Access through Comcast (Free / Reduced Price)
Notice for Families: For information regarding Comcast's Internet Essential Program for any families in need of internet access - click here > https://www.internetessentials.com/
Internet Essentials Free to New Customers: As announced recently, it’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
How to Login to District Provided Chromebook: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Page/8767
COVID-19: Helpful Info, Resources, and How to Talk to Children
Please use THIS LINK to access resources, preventative measures, and guidance on how to talk with children.
FROM THE BOOSTERTHON TEAM
JUST IN FROM THE BOOSTERTHON TEAM
National Family Fun Run
- Kicked off this Monday, March 23rd at 3pm EST with a Pep Rally.
- Every day, it’ll be LIVE streamed from the Booster Facebook page at 3pm EST.
- Families can do dance breaks, learn character lessons, and do fun challenges. No fundraising at all.
- The Big Event: National Family Fun Run day at home on April 1st.
Hey Dunning School,
During these uncertain times, we wanted to reach out to let you know that we’re thinking of you and are here to help however we can.
As you and your family are stuck inside, we have some helpful resources to keep the fun and learning going (we’ve done the leg work, so you don’t have to!) Below is a great social media template to share with other families in your school who are looking for enrichment at home. Please use, and share!
Parents, if you’re looking for helpful things for your children to do at home, add this to your list: streaming character and fitness videos online from the company our school works with, Booster.
Go to BoosterthonCharacter.com
Access Code: AtHome
- There’s no cost to register
- It offers 75+ videos with character topics and fitness exercises (PBIS, SEL, STEAM, ect.)
We hope this serves as an opportunity for character-building conversations and staying active at home. Stay safe!"
Framingham Public Schools
Beginning on Wednesday, March 18th
Demographic Served: All School-Aged children
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday
Hours of Operation: 10 AM - 1 PM
Contact Information: 508-626-9109
Cameron Middle School - 215 Elm Street, Framingham, MA 01701
Barbieri Elementary School - 100 Dudley Road, Framingham, MA 01702
Fuller Middle School - 31 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School - 169 Leland Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Beginning on Tuesday, March 17th, Daniel’s Table will be open and distributing food. Daniel’s Table is looking for volunteers. Please go to https://www.weallvolunteer.org/ to sign up.
Demographic Served: Open to Anyone
Days of Operation: Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesday (Night)
Hours of Operation: 1 PM - 3 PM, 5 PM - 7 PM (Wed)
Contact Information: 508-405-0769
Pick-up Locations: 10 Pearl Street, Framingham MA
If you are in need of food security, please contact Project Bread at 1-800-645-8333.
UNITED WAY OF TRI-COUNTY - PEARL STREET CUPBOARD & CAFE AT PARK
Demographic Served: All Ages
Days of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Hours of Operation: 9 AM - 1 PM (M, W, F), 5:30 PM- 7 PM (W)
Contact Information: 508-370-4921 and 774-200-3556
Pick-up Locations: 46 Park St., Framingham, MA 01702
A PLACE TO TURN
A Place to Turn will be open during their regular hours (noted below). A Place to Turn is also currently working with the Framingham Housing Authority to ensure delivery of groceries to older adults in housing. If any residents have questions, they are encouraged to give them a call.
Demographic Served: Open to All MetroWest Residents through Referrals
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
Hours of Operation: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (M, T, Thurs.)
11 AM - 12:30 PM and 5 - 7 PM (W)
Contact Information: 508-655-8868
Pick-up Locations: 99 Hartford Street, Natick MA
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
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