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News From School to Home

AMI Information

Beginning on Monday, April 6, Cabot Public Schools will provide alternative methods of instruction (AMI) through the Arkansas PBS AMI for grade PreK-6.


Most of you will find the Arkansas PBS Channel, or what used to be AETN, on channel 2 of your TV. A parent guide will be available online each week that will guide the activities that students participate in after viewing specific programming on PBS. Detailed information regarding AMI instruction may be found at the link below.


http://www.cabotschools.org/ami-plans-alternative-methods-of-instruction

Arkansas PBS AMI

The following link may be used to access Arkansas PBS AMI online.


https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/ArkansasAMI


The parent guide for PreK-2, Week 2 can be found here.

The parent guide for Grades 3-5, Week 2 can be found here.

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Notes from Nurse Alli

Connect with Nurse Alli on Remind 101.


Text @nurseal to 81010 or join on the Remind App using @nurseal


Nurse Alli can also be reached via email allison.heck@cps.k12.ar.us

4th Grade 4H Trip

Due to COVID-19 4th grade will not be going to 4H this year, and we will be in contact with those who need to be refunded.

Math Intervention

Please feel free to contact either Math Interventionist if you have questions about your child’s math lesson or if you would like to request Math games. They look forward to helping you and your child.


stacy.cook@cps.k12.ar.us

jennifer.baxter@cps.k12.ar.us

Class Dojo and Remind 101

If your child's teacher uses Class Dojo or Remind 101, both of these are great ways to stay in contact. Teachers can also be reached via email.
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Cabot Schools Virtual Library

The CPS librarians have collected our favorite digital resources for you.


Here you will find links to ebooks, audiobooks, video read alouds, virtual field trips and tours, digital escape rooms, and much more!

Library with Ms. Taylor

The library books are missing you so much!! To keep reading at home, go to Tumblebooks.

Please contact your school librarian for username and password.


You can also use our research database FactCite from home. Click here to login.

Please contact your school librarian for username and password.


Here's a fun STEM activity you can do at home for your next family game night!


Create your own game using any items around your house. Think like an inventor and use your imagination! Send pictures of you and your family playing your game to amanda.taylor@cps.k12.ar.us


For more fun STEM ideas for your family game night, click here.

Art with Ms. Abramovitz

Matisse Fish Bowl


Henri Matisse was a French artist that lived between the years 1869-1954

He is famous for using lots of bright colors which can be seen in the painting below called

“Cat with Red Fish”. He painted this picture in 1938..Matisse had painted 9 images of goldfish.


Directions:

  1. Gather paper and other art tools.

Students may choose what tools to use: crayons, markers, paint, sidewalk chalk ( sidewalk chalk should be used outside of course)

  1. Draw a fish bowl and fish inside ( any fish will do).

  2. Add details like eyes, fins, or even gills.

  3. Create a background. What is around the fish bowl?

  4. Would you like to add a cat like Matisse ( he loved cats)?

  5. Color the picture using bright colors. It is okay if it looks weird.

  6. Outline or trace the picture with any color if you like.

Art Websites


Art Websites


Art Tutorials/ How to draw


https://www.artforkidshub.com/


Or


https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub/featured


Art Kids Hub is great one on one drawing tutorials for kids.


https://www.youtube.com/user/muffalopotato/videos


Muffalo Potato is a series of drawing videos that teaches kids to use letters and numbers to draw things or characters.



Art to do with Parents


https://artfulparent.com/


A website that contains ideas for parents and kids to do together.


https://babbledabbledo.com/

A website that contains projects relating to art, science, engineering, and design.Great for parents and kids to do together.


https://mrprintables.com/printable-crafts.html

Mr. Printables has different activities like printing puzzles or coloring pages to creating finger puppets and other 3d projects. Please visit with a parent there are some icons that might lead to buying art kits or other items. We don’t want to hit those buttons.

Does need a printer to do activities.


Quaver's Marvelous World of Music

All students can now access Mr. Wilson's music curriculum's companion website "Quaver's Marvelous World of Music." It's free and available to any families of Westside that want to use it. It provides access to fun, educational music games and lots of fun ways to compose and create music and much, much more.


I will not be using this to send out assignments. This is simply a fun tool for families to explore at their leisure. Please enjoy!


The website's address is https://www.quavermusic.com/info/


From there, look for the green "login" button at the top of the page.


Please contact Mr. Wilson for username and password.


If your family would like to read some more about this website, I recommend reading this here: https://www.quavermusic.com/info/quaver-music-curriculum-resources/quavers-world/


Please enjoy and stay safe out there! Please email jim.wilson@cps.k12.ar.us if you have any questions!


*The website can run on regular computers, phones and even tablets now. However, if you are able to run the site with Flash, you'll have access to more activities. Please be aware- we're all sharing the same account at this point in time, so if you dress up your character or work on something, it may be changed by someone else the next time you log in. If this goes well, Mr. Wilson may be able to give you your own individual account sometime soon. (Please be patient if we go forward with individual accounts; Mr. Wilson teaches several hundreds of students!)

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https://www.facebook.com/WestsideElementaryCabotSchoolDistrict/

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