Distance Learning Resources
Arroyo Seco School
Making the most of school dismissal
Although we are sending home work for your children, the days are long when school is canceled. I want to thank you all for your patience, flexibility and support during this difficult time. Our staff members and district office staff are working hard to figure out how to best support our families and students. Like many of you, we are also going down a road that we have not been before. We so greatly appreciate your patience as we sort it all out.
I know this is a challenging time, please remember that during this time, our children will be looking to us for calm, comfort and guidance. Students will mirror our behaviors, it is best if we can mirror positivity, calmness and a sense that all will be ok. I understand that we may not have all the answers. we can still work together to put our children's fears and questions at ease.
Here are some ways that we can frame our conversations with our students: life sometimes moves too fast and we all hope for more down time and time with our families. This isn't how we pictured getting it, but here it is! Let's make the most of it. Talk with your children about all the things this time will allow you to "get to do". Try to create some sort of daily schedule for your family by creating blocks of time in your day for certain activities. (Ex: An hour of learning time, and hour of outdoor time, and hour of lunch/free play, and hour of puzzles/board games, and hour of chores/cooking/organizing, READING TIME, etc.) Children need structure during this uncertain time. Please try to limit your child's screen time and stay present when you are with them. Be sure to have discussions about what they are feeling and wondering about. Remember to be honest, but positive in your answers.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thanks for all you do!
Technology Support Help is Available
In order to watch BrainPopJr. or Generation Genius videos, you might need to set up a “Free Access” account.
Student User Names and Passwords
Every student in the district, from grade TK-12, has their own district login that is a managed Google Account. This is their "gmail" account. If their name was Minnie Mouse their login would be something like:
Password: student ID number usually an 8-digit number that begins 20_ _ _ _ _ _
Your child in grades 2-5 most likely already knows this information, but may need help adding the @lvjusd.org to the end of the username when using a device from home.
Your Child Has Their Own Email Address
Logging into your Child's School Account on your home device
How to Log in to Math Book site at home with Pearson Realize
How to Log in to English Language Arts Book Site at Home with Benchmark Advance
Baking = great STEM learning
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?