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Elementary School Remote Learning Resources


Tips for Remote Learning
  1. Develop a routine and schedule
  2. Provide your student with choices
  3. Encourage dance and movement »
  4. Create a designated space to learn
  5. Engage in hands-on activities
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Ways to help your child in Social Studies

  • Use a world map to identify the different places you have lived and traveled to.
  • Encourage your child to talk about the things they want versus need.
  • Learn about history with your student.
  • Discuss how your student contributes to the family and the community.
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Ways to help your child in Science

  • Encourage children to see science everywhere, be inquisitive and seek out answers.
  • Lead family discussions on science-related topics.
  • Create a science notebook with your student. 
  • Garden or care for plants.
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Ways to help your child in Math

  • Ask your child to explain to you in their own words what they are learning about in their math lessons.
  • Play games involving dice or cards.
  • Bake or cook together.  Let your student help measure ingredients.
  • Incorporate graphs into your exercise routine.
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Ways to help your child in ELA

  • Have your child read independently for 30 minutes every day. Try to find a book series to get them “hooked” on.
  • For early readers, use picture books. Use the pictures to tell a story.
  • Read to your child.
  • Encourage your child to write every day for 10-15 minutes.

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Tips for Social/Emotional Learning

  • Create a schedule for each day; you can use pictures
  • Provide frequent screen time breaks
  • Stay calm, listen, and offer support
  • Ask your child about what they are learning
  • Balance screen activities with hands-on activities
  • For early learners, encourage learning through play

Middle School Remote Learning Resources


Tips for Remote Learning
  1. Develop a routine and schedule
  2. Provide your student with choices
  3. Encourage dance and movement
  4. Create a designated space to learn
  5. Engage in hands-on activities
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Ways to help your child in Social Studies

  • Know what platform your child is using (Google Classroom/ Schoology) and maintain regular contact with classroom teacher.
  • Help your child with organization and time management.
  • Ask your child what they are learning and why?
  • Encourage your child to check work before submitting assignments.
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Ways to help your child in Science

  • Ask questions about what is happening in their environment.
  • Look for patterns in weather, solar system and natural events. Have students come up with predictions based on past patterns and how it relates to Science.
  • Cook at home and discuss the scientific processes (chemical/physical).
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Ways to help your child in Math

  • Ensure your child is actively taking notes during live sessions and  watching instructional videos.
  • Read math problems together with your child.  As you read, ask questions about the problem.  (What do you notice? What is the problem asking you to do? Can you create a picture to represent the problem?
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Ways to help your child in ELA

  • Be a positive role model for reading and writing.
  • Make sure you have (or have access to) lots of reading materials at home for your children.
  • Discuss reading challenges with your child’s teacher immediately.
  • Ask questions to engage your child in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

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Tips for Social/Emotional Learning
  • Establish a daily routine.
  • Stay calm, listen, and offer reassurance.
  • Take time to talk.
  • Monitor television viewing and social media.

High School Remote Learning Resources


Tips for Remote Learning
  1. Develop a routine and schedule
  2. Provide your student with choices
  3. Encourage dance and movement
  4. Create a designated space to learn
  5. Engage in hands-on activities
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Ways to help your child in Social Studies

  • Ask your child what they are learning and “why”.
  • Have your child identify Primary and  Secondary source documents and explain the difference.
  • Children should be able to justify their answers with supporting evidence from valid sources.
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Ways to help your child in Science

  • Ask questions about their environment.
  • Look for patterns in natural events. 
  • Have your child make predictions. 
  • Cook at home and discuss the scientific processes.
  • Read articles about science and engineering. 
  • Talk about the natural phenomena that they see.
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Ways to help your child in Math

  • Ensure your child is actively taking notes during class sessions.
  • Read math problems with your child.  As you read, ask questions about the problem. What is the problem asking you to do?
  • Can you create a graph, picture or use items around the house to represent the situation or problem?
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Ways to help your child in ELA

  • Be a positive role model for reading and writing.
  • Make sure you have (or have access to) lots of reading materials at home for your children.
  • Discuss reading challenges with your child’s teacher immediately.  
  • Ask questions to engage your child in reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

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Tips for Social/Emotional Learning
  • Be a positive role model for reading and writing.
  • Make sure you have (or have access to) lots of reading materials at home for your children.
  • Discuss reading challenges with your child’s teacher immediately.  
  • Ask questions to engage your child in reading, writing, listening and speaking.