Manchester Township School District
Connecting Home and School Through Remote Learning
Please continue to check our district website for updates. www.manchestertwp.org
The Curriculum Department
Diane Pedroza, Director of Curriculum
Linda Saraceno, District Supervisor 6-12
Maureen Moore, District Supervisor 6-12
Michelle Nichol, District Supervisor PreK-5
A Parent's Guide to Google Classroom
Throughout remote learning, teachers will be posting assignments and conducting daily communication through their google classroom. Be sure to check in daily!
Free Resources for Learning At Home
Reading Language Arts
Suggestions for fostering a love of learning at home:
- Practice basic sight words and vocabulary
- Have your child read aloud to an adult or a favorite stuffed animal or pet
- Make a book about something, or write a “how-to”
- Write a poem or a song about something of interest
- Plan interactive read alouds
- After students complete their daily assignments, ask them to describe what they learned
- Find opportunities to teach new vocabulary words
- Make flashcards to reinforce letters and sounds and then practice building words
- Practice basic math facts
- Find ways to teach students the standard algorithm addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Bring out loose change and help children identify the coins and count the amount
- Bake something together
- Perform Math Talks--make addition, subtraction, multiplication and division into story problems. Help your children make their own story problems.
- Look for opportunities to problem solve
- Encourage play, exploration, and the creation of anything that interests your child
- Encourage students to ask questions
- Find online virtual field trips--https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/
- Discuss the meanings of holidays, the people and events they celebrate, and how they impact our lives today
- Learn together about the history and geography of your community, state and country
- https://nj.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/ -- PBS Learning Media provides videos and exploration activities
- Allow your children to explore with any materials you have at home. Children can paint, draw, color, and create!
- https://enchantedlearning.com/ --designed to capture the imagination of children while encouraging creativity, learning, and enjoyment
Middle and High School
Social Studies Grades 6 - 12
Smithsonian Institute: https://learninglab.si.edu/
Today in History: https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/march-16/
America's Story: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/
English Language Arts Grades 6 - 8
Scholastic Learn at Home:
Ocean County Library: http://theoceancountylibrary.org/
Notable Books: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb
Newbury Medal Winners: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberywinners/medalwinners
Read to Them: https://readtothem.org/
Mathematics Grades 6 to 12
The Library has many online resources available to our students. You may need a Library card for access to certain activities.
This site goes up to 6th grade. It is still mostly free, and includes games and activities that are so fun, kids won’t even realize they are learning! Practice the alphabet with the Alphabats, go on a Multiplication Space Race, or choose activities based on topics of interest, like cats, food or cars.
An introductory programming website, where kids can learn to create interactive stories, games, and animations through coding, and then share them with others.
Teachers may be using this already with your student. It has excellent videos to help with instruction and practice problems for reinforcement.
Science 9 to 12
Scholastic is offering free content, filled with articles, stories, learning challenges, and even virtual field trips. Right now, kids can get three full hours of content every day, and it can be accessed on any device.
This is an awesome website for 3-D design, electronics, and coding. Minecraft fans will get a kick out of the Minecraft Modeler! There's something here for every aspiring engineer/designer.
This site has projects that the family can do at home.
Explore the Universe
Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content. The universe is waiting.
English as a Second Language
¡Una buena manera de despertar en los niños pequeños el interés por la historia es a través de los libros! He aquí están algunas ideas para empezar.
Usted puede incrementar el vocabulario de sus niños y sus conocimientos base (dos piezas importantes en el rompecabezas de la lectura) simplemente hablando con ellos.
En este artículo, se ofrecen consejos prácticos sobre cómo compartir libros electrónicos con sus hijos y cómo mantener la atención en la lectura y la historia.
Una forma en que los padres pueden alentar a sus hijos para que se interesen por la ciencia es explicarles el proceso científico (o el método científico).
Existen muchas maneras como usted puede ayudar a sus hijos a aprender a leer.
Social Emotional Learning
Like any math or English skills, these skills can be taught and grow over time.
A curated list of articles and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.