NOTES FROM the OFFICE

4/26/20

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All previous Notes From the Office are available by using this LINK.

Family Friendly Learning Plans

Please click on the links below to access grade level Family Friendly plans:


Kindergarten - English

Kindergarten - Portuguese

Grade 1 - English

Grade 1 - Spanish

Grade 1 - Portuguese

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5 - Grade 5 shares a different slide deck each day, which can be assessed in students' google classroom.

Staff Virtual Office Hours Week of 4/27 - 5/1

Click HERE to access Staff Virtual Office Hours for this week.
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Hi Everyone,


We know that last week's news was very disappointing for everyone. As a staff, we all really miss seeing the students in our building each school day, however we are also committed to staying engaging with all of our students and families, supporting remote learning, and building on the momentum we have gained in the process so far. Through this process, we will continue to stress that it is important that everyone just do the best they can in this imperfect situation.


Over the past weeks, while we have felt natural growing pains in shifting to this remote learning world, we have also experienced many successes in the learning curve. As a community, we try to approach new learning with the idea of having a growth mindset, and with this comes the idea of using the concept of trial and error as a learning opportunity. We hope that each step of this process will allow us to improve or strengthen our work for students.


Across the Dunning Community, although we are not in our brick school building, we are still meeting throughout the school day in our vitural building with each other, as well as with students. Through these meetings, our staff continue to be focused and dedicated to meeting the needs of all of our students. In just this short time, as we have shifted our practice to the remote learning model, there have been many success. We thought it was important to take time to share some successes discussed in our meetings this week.


  • “Kids are sharing that they are really liking the kid-friendly virtual plan.”
  • “Our team has worked successfully together to create something amazing for our kids to access.”
  • “Many kids want to share their work.”
  • “I had a great experience during my office hours.”
  • “Feedback from kids has been helpful.”
  • “Feedback from parents that they liked the family version.”
  • “Google Hangouts has been great!”
  • “The importance of having a good relationship with families and kids has shown through”


As always, our virtual door is always open.


Michele

mschecter@framingham.k12.ma.us


Kathie

klasky@framingham.k12.ma.us

Six Feet Apart

A children's book by Amy Sandler on Youtube based on a true story about a family walk in the woods just after schools closed due to COVID-19.
Six Feet Apart
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Take the "Create It" or "Build It" Challenge this week....

Get your creative juices flowing! It is time to share our favorite creations. This week search your house for old packages, recycables, newspapers, or any materials that could be used to design a project. Create your own unique masterpiece. Snap a picture and then share it on facebook or our google album link below.


Go PANDA's Go!!! #PandaSpirit.

April Character Trait - DETERMINATION

This month's trait is DETERMINATION. Below is the definition of determination, along with links to the Determination One-pager resources created for families and educators!


RESOURCES:

English

Spanish

Portuguese

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Never Give Up, Traditional Cheese Shop.
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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.



Family Resources During Coronavirus Closure

Suportes de recursos para famílias durante o fechamento devido ao Corona vírus

Recursos de apoyos para las familias durante el cierre por el Coronavirus

City of Framingham Food & Donation Resources

Click HERE for resources available through the city of Framingham

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.

i-Ready

The district has created a slide presentation for parents to support your child in using i-Ready.


Please follow the link for more information!


i-Ready For families

Dunning PTO FaceBook Page

If you are not already a member, please join the PTO FB page. It is a great way to stay connected with the Dunning Community! Click HERE to join.