At-Home Learning: Week 3

Elementary Schools

Updates

What's new this week?

  1. Resources to support the overall social-emotional health of your child and family during this challenging time
  2. New lessons (math, literacy, special areas) within our At-Home Learning Plans for Week 3 (April 6-9). Click the button for each grade level below
  3. New math online learning tool, DreamBox Learning, for all K-5 students (see button below)


What are our district goals for Week 3?

  • continue to promote student well-being and sense of connection with teachers and peers and support the needs of all students and families
  • continue to support families with at-home learning routines
  • advance student learning through use of at-home learning plans and online resources
  • introduce a new math online learning platform (DreamBox Learning) for all K-5 students


Will these Learning Plans continue on Friday and the following week?

No, Friday, April 10 is a religious holiday and the first day of April vacation (April 10-17).

Elementary At-Home Learning Plans for Week 4 (April 20-24) will be posted on the district website on Friday, April 17 by 5 p.m.

Resources to Support Child and Family Well-Being

Week 3 Grade Level Learning Plans

DreamBox Learning for Grades K-5

What are the expectations for at-home learning?

Each family’s at-home learning schedule will look different depending on family dynamics and student learning needs. While we cannot replicate the classroom learning experience, we have designed meaningful, targeted weekly learning opportunities. The at-home learning plan is asynchronous, which means lessons/instruction are not designed or scheduled for specific times of day.


The following serves as a general guide for families looking to establish routines, recognizing that K-5 students might spend more or less time on core academic lessons or assignments:

  • daily reading and literacy lessons (30-45 min per day, or about 3-5 hours per week)

  • independent reading (15 min per day, or about 2 hours per week)

  • weekly writing lessons (30 min per day, about 2-3 hours per week)

  • daily math lessons and practice (30-45 min per day, or about 3-5 hours per week) - includes time on DreamBox Learning (new online learning tool introduced this week

  • handwriting/keyboarding (5-10 min per day, or about 30 min per week)


The remaining lessons for world language, instrumental music, arts, physical education, science and other areas are designed to support whole child development and enrichment. The time dedicated to each of these areas will vary. The weekly learning targets and plans are designed to provide flexibility for students and families.


At the Pre-K level, students will be working through the plan in a developmentally appropriate manner with family/caregiver support. Please talk with your child's classroom teacher for guidance as needed.


What if my child is having difficulty with these plans?

If you need support or notice your child is have difficulty accessing or completing work within these suggested guidelines, please communicate with your child's classroom teacher.


What if I need additional enrichment materials?

Please see our WHPS Online Resources page


Support

Students will be able to engage in many of learning tasks independently; other tasks will need support from an adult. Classroom teachers and support staff (TESOL, special education, reading intervention) will continue to communicate with you regularly to support you and your student and to answer any questions you have each week.


Translation Tool

To get a translated copy of a Grade Level At-Home Learning Plan:

  • Go to "File > Make A Copy" of the Google document. You will see it in Google Drive.
  • Click "Tools > Translate Document." You will be prompted to enter a name for the translated document and select a language.
  • Click "Translate" and a translated copy of the document will open in your window. You will see this copy in your Google Drive.


Want a copy of a grade level learning plan? Once you open a Learning Plan, just

(1) go to "File > Print" or

(2) go to "File > Make A Copy" of the Google document. You will see it in Google Drive or

(3) go to "File > Download" to create a PDF copy if you do not have a Google account.

Note: Please do not "Request Access" as these are view only files.

How is WHPS supporting students with IEPs and 504 plans?

WHPS is providing multiples supports to students who have IEP and 504 plans. These include:

  • Special Educators will have access to weekly At-Home Learning Plans, communicate regularly with classroom teachers and create lessons to meet each student's IEP goals.
  • Weekly At-Home Learning Plans posted will include accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs and 504 plans.
  • Families can check in with their special educator for support with individual learning plans.
  • Special Educators will use video and teleconferencing for small group and individual check-ins.
  • Curriculum Specialists and Principals will check in with families of students with 504 plans to monitor their progress and address specific needs.