Manchester Township School District

Connecting Home and School Through Remote Learning

Welcome!

The Manchester Township School District is committed to providing our families with the tools and resources to support remote learning. Digital learning opportunities that promote instructional growth for all students is our goal and will be maintained through ongoing communication.


Please continue to check our district website for updates. www.manchestertwp.org


Educationally Yours,

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

Google Classroom offers a online space for students to communicate with classroom teachers, view class announcements, access posted course content, view posted assignments, and turn in completed work.


Throughout remote learning, teachers will be posting assignments and conducting daily communication through their google classroom. Be sure to check in daily!

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020

Elementary Schools

Free Resources for Learning At Home

Scholastic Learn at Home

Day to Day Projects to Help Students Learn at Home

Xtra Math

Help students master basic math facts

Get Epic

Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more

National Geographic For Kids

Learn all about geography and fascinating animals!

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

Mathematics

Suggestions for fostering a love of learning at home:
  • 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

Science

Suggestions for fostering a love of learning at home:

Social Studies

Suggestions for fostering a love of learning at home:

  • 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

Middle and High School

Social Studies Grades 6 - 12

Suggestions for fostering a love of learning at home:

Smithsonian Institute: https://learninglab.si.edu/

FunBrain: https://www.funbrain.com/games

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

English Langauge Arts Grades 9 - 12

The following links may be useful for you and your child.

Suggestions for fostering a love of learning at home:

Poetry 180: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/

Library of Congress: http://read.gov/

Ocean County Library: http://theoceancountylibrary.org/

Mathematics Grades 6 to 12

Please find links below to support your child with remote learning.


http://theoceancountylibrary.org/

The Library has many online resources available to our students. You may need a Library card for access to certain activities.


https://www.abcya.com/

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.


https://scratch.mit.edu/

An introductory programming website, where kids can learn to create interactive stories, games, and animations through coding, and then share them with others.


https://www.khanacademy.org/

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

Please find links below to help your child with remote learning.


https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

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.


https://www.tinkercad.com/

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.


https://scistarter.org/

This site has projects that the family can do at home.


https://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/index.html

Explore the Universe

Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content. The universe is waiting.

English as a Second Language

Hagan que la historia cobre vida con los libros

¡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.

La importancia de hablar con los niños

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.

Cómo leer un libro electrónico con su hijo

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.

Pasos del método científico

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).

Ayude a su niño a aprender a leer

Existen muchas maneras como usted puede ayudar a sus hijos a aprender a leer.

Social Emotional Learning

Parent Toolkit: Social Emotional Learning

Like any math or English skills, these skills can be taught and grow over time.

Parent's Resource Guide: Social and Emotional Learning

A curated list of articles and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.