Math, Art, SpEd, & More Resources

TownGate Elementary “Lighting the Way to Student Success”

We know this is a challenging time for families and children. Our district has provided resource fo students while school is closed. These resources can be accessed on the district website www. mvusd.net or on our website.


Although we are offering online work for your children, the days are long when school is canceled. We also wanted to put together some suggested schedules and resources for you to help the days pass more productively.

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

District Resources for Distance Learning

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SAMPLE Distance Learning SCHEDULE

8:00 Make breakfast together

9:00 An hour of schoolwork

10:00 DIY Science project

11:00 Exercise! Here are some Indoor suggestions

12:00 Creative lunch-making

1:00 Second session of schoolwork

2:00 Round 2 of physical activity - we all need it...

3:00 Healthy snack & DIY Crafts project

4:00 Write, rehearse, and perform a play or mock commercial, or dress-up time.

5:00 Movie or TV break

6:00 Prepare, eat, and clean up dinner; everyone helps.

8:00 Board Games/showers/read aloud before bed

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Online Math Resources

Khan Academy

Expert-created content and resources for every course and level.


Click Here to Access

Math Prodigy

Prodigy, a no-cost math game that's loved by over a million teachers and 50 million students around the world, is using game-based learning to transform learning.


Click here to access: https://sso.prodigygame.com/login

Brain Pop

Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.


https://www.brainpop.com/


Username: Towngate


Password: 22480

Youcubed at Home

YouCubed.org is a website with Math tasks adapted for home, as well as some new home-specific ideas to share. This website has been created by the AMAZING Stanford Professor Jo Boaler!


Click here to Access

I-Ready

i-Ready is an online program for reading and/or mathematics that will help determine your child's needs and personalize their learning,.


To access this program students need to:


Math Card Games

Click Here for the 3rd Grade Math Agenda

Created by our very own Mrs. Schierbeck-Kim

Online Math Games

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Elementary (Grades K-5) Online Learning Resources

These resources have ready-to-use lesson plans and activities for a vast amount of subjects for younger students.

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Social & Emotional Development

Student with higher social-emotional skills have better attention skills and fewer learning problems, Like any math or English skills, these skills can be taught and grow over time.

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Stressed? Feeling Overwhelmed? Try Self-Care!

Try some of these SELF-CARE RESOURCES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and California Department of Public Health have released a handful of relevant and informative resources below:

· CDC: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

· CDC: Mental Health & Coping During Covid-19

· CDC: Stigma and Resilience During Covid-19

· CDC: How to Protect Yourself

· California Department of Public Health: Coverage Options

· California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians

Physical Movement Activities

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Nature Walks- Get Outdoors

The weather is getting nice and although many of our favorite places are temporarily closed, the great outdoors is still open! Consider a family field trip to a local nature trail or even in your neighborhood. It's easy to practice social distancing when outdoors. Here are some resources to help you make the most of your outdoor time.


Spring Nature Scavenger Hunt- Elementary students

Nature Scavenger Hunt- Middle School students

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Good Energy and movement at Home with Go Noodle

Use this site to incorporate exercise and movement at home

Go Noodle Youtube Video Playlist

A plethora of videos to use with children to get them moving, and lower stress levels.

STEAM Activities

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Baking = great STEM learning

Looking for fun at-home STEM enrichment? Try a baking project (or any cooking, really). Use cooking as a way to discuss measurement and fractions. Is a quarter of a cup of oil different than a quarter of a cup of sugar? How many quarter cups are needed for one cup? What would that same measurement be in grams?


After you've done all the measuring, then you can think about the chemistry of cooking. At what temperature does butter melt? Or water boil? You and your child can generate hundreds of questions and answers about math and science by the simple act of making cookies.


Then, once those cookies are made, there are all kinds of story problems! If everyone in the family gets an equal number of cookies, how many cookies does each person get? What about the ethical dimensions of cookie-making? Who should get the most? The person who cooks? Who cleans? Who buys the groceries? Or should everyone get an equal amount?

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RCOE Arts Competition Open to Students TK-12

Art Connects - Virtual Student Arts Competition

In an effort to help students channel their creativity during mandatory school closures due to COVID-19, the Riverside County Office of Education has launched a virtual student arts competition open to all students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade in Riverside County.

The competition is open to all students in grades TK-12 attending public, charter, private, parochial, or home school programs in Riverside County. For each of the six weeks, students can submit their contributions at www.rcoe.us/art-connects.


Winners will be announced in each grade level category approximately one week after the submission deadline for each week’s competition.


· 1st place award: $75 gift card from RCOE Foundation, plaque, and certificate of participation

· 2nd place award: $50 gift card from RCOE Foundation, and certificate of participation

· 3rd place award: $25 gift card from RCOE Foundation, and certificate of participation

· Honorable mention: Certificate of participation

Art Activities at Home

Elementary Art Lesson: Lego Self Portrait
13 DRAWING IDEAS FOR KIDS
Elementary Art Lesson: The Hand Line Design
20 QUICK HACKS AND DIYs TO MAKE PARENTS' LIFE EASIER
50+ Quick & Easy Kids Crafts that ANYONE Can Make!

These 50+ quick and easy kids crafts can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house!

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Upcycled Crafts for Kids

Use Recycled Materials for DIY Family Fun!

Special Education Resources

Family Fun Activities

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EduHam at Home
Hamilton and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have launched #EduHam at Home, a free digital program for students and their families to explore the world of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and America’s founding era.
In the wake of school closures around the country due to the ongoing pandemic, Disney Theatrical Productions is now offering a free, virtually accessible version of its The Lion King Experience, a holistic arts education program that provides students and educators an introduction to theatre-making through the lens of the international hit musical.
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200+ MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Minute to Win It Games are one of the easiest type of games to play. Games for every holiday, every season, and every theme you could ever think of!

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Navigator Character Pledge


Navigator Character Pledge

We are RESPECTFUL, SAFE, and RESPONSIBLE, INCLUDE OTHERS, and LEARN every day! I promise to RESPECT myself, others, and my school. I promise to be SAFE by following all rules and directions. I am RESPONSIBLE for my best in reading, math and the rest. I promise to INCLUDE OTHERS and not leave anyone out. I pledge to LEARN all I can and do my best to be all I am!

Towngate Navigators:

  • Show Respect
  • Act Safely & Responsibly
  • Include others
  • Learn Every Day

Towngate Elementary School

TownGate Navigators... Sailing to Success!


Principal- Veronica Zarate Vzarate@mvusd.net

Assistant Principal- Khaleelah Lewis-Wilkins klewis@mvusd.net

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