At-Home Learning: Week 11

Elementary Schools

Updates

As a district, we are grateful for our partnership with you this spring. We engaged in an unexpected journey on short notice and without experience with distance learning. As we look ahead, WHPS will remain committed to continuous improvement so that all students are well supported both emotionally and academically.


Moving into these final two weeks of school, please refer to your school principal's communication on any year-end closing procedures. Our WHPS At-Home Learning Plans will be available on-line through the summer (see details in our Week 10 Update)


What's new this week?


  • New lessons (math, literacy, special areas) within our At-Home Learning Plans for Week 11 (June 8-12). Click the button for each grade level below.
  • Districtwide "Conversations We Need to Have" guide to support conversation with children about race and racism is linked below. The link to this guide was included in letters from building principals last week. Please share your ideas and resources with us to continue the conversation. We will provide ongoing updates to these resources.

  • WHPS Elementary Virtual Art Show Gallery opening on June 11! See link and additional information below.


Please note that this page can be translated into many languages; you can find your home language in the black box to the right of this message.


Thank you for your partnership.

Week 11 Grade Level Learning Plans

See links to At-Home Learning plans for Weeks 1-10 at the bottom of this page if you need to review/return to previous lessons.

DreamBox Learning for Grades K-5

We are excited to see children's progress with this online learning tool. It's important that your child continue to independently complete five (or more) DreamBox lessons each week. Click on the DreamBox Learning picture above for parent/learning guardian resources.

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WHPS Elementary Virtual Art Celebration Gallery Opening!

Thursday, June 11th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

A gallery of the artwork elementary students have been creating from home will be "open" and available for viewing at any time beginning on June 11 at the following link: http://whps.org/WHPSElementaryArt2020 (no specific event scheduled). The gallery will remain open on the district website through the summer.


Click here for a link to the art celebration flyer and see below.

Click here or the poster above to link to the CT Department of Transportation website for information on the content and parent consent forms.
Click here or the picture above for a guide to support conversations with elementary children about recent news and about race and racism. Please share your ideas and resources with us to continue the conversation. We will provide ongoing updates to these resources.

Webinar Series: Parenting and Mitigating Stress Through the Coronavirus

Recordings of the Parenting Through the Coronavirus series are available HERE through the end of August.


West Hartford Public Schools and the West Hartford School Readiness Council recently sponsored a webinar series on mitigating stress while parenting and teaching children at home during the Coronavirus. Three sessions were hosted by Dr. Peg Oliveira, Executive Director of the Gesell Institute at the Yale Child Study Center. We welcome your feedback if you attended one or more sessions.

WHPS Online Resources

Supplemental resources to support children's curiosity and exploration in the following areas: Arts, Early Childhood, Museums and Virtual Field Trips, Literacy, Physical Education/Health, STEM