Early Childhood Center

A day of Distance Learning with the ECC will most likely look something like this:
9:00 Google meet morning meeting with kids and teachers. Teachers will present the planned possibilities for the day in the form of two or three classroom-relevant and open-ended “provocations” such as…
  • Go for a walk around your neighborhood and try to find the letters of your name in nature. Take a picture and send it to us.
  • Construct a bug out of loose parts in your maker space.
  • Write a letter to a friend from class and drop it in the mail.
9:30: Email will go out to parents with intentions behind the provocation and tips about how to facilitate
10:00-11:30: Kids and Adults engaged in work and learning together
11:30-12:00: Kids and adults respond to Planned Possibilities with stories and possibly pictures
12:00-2:00: Lunch, rest time, books, quiet
3:00: Teachers will host an end of day chat via Google Meet

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Expectations for Distance Learning:

Click here for the K-5 Distance Learning Schedule.

For ACE and Tier 2 information, visit the ACE tile in OnCampus.

  • Teachers will take attendance until 10am.  Present means either being in a live Google Meet or responding to the Morning Meet prompt, share, or activity.
  • K-5 Lessons for math, language arts, social studies/SEL/ABC as well as specialists (art, science, music, Spanish, PE).  The lessons will be prepared by teachers and will be approximately 10-20 minutes either live or video, independent activities during the block of time will be 20-30 minutes, and 10-15 minutes is allotted to turn lesson/activity/independent work in. There will be guidelines from teachers on how to turn work in.
  • Teachers will be available as much as possible for communications. If you need a virtual time with them for 10 minutes at a time, there will be time set aside from 12:00-1:45. There will be sign up time for parents provided by the teachers.  For all K-5 students needing one-on-one time, parents must be present (not right in front of the screen, but in close proximity).
  • At the beginning of each class, the teacher will explain (either live, virtual video or in writing) and set learning objectives, experiences, and lesson. Students will then be asked to go work on their tasks (largely offline) and then come back to turn in or check in regarding lessons. Teachers will further outline this process depending on grade level, subject, etc.

6th – 8th Grade

Expectations for Distance Learning:

Click here for the Middle School Distance Learning Schedule.

We will be following a Monday-Friday schedule. This is not more time or less time with each subject, but it is a different workflow. We recommend that students write out their own schedule or highlight their specific classes.

We will be having advisory daily. Four days a week, students need to check in via an advisory Google Classroom by 10:30am and respond to a share question.  One other day a week, students need to check in via Zoom with their advisories (see schedule below). Attendance will be taken every day in advisory (through Google Classroom or Zoom).
  • 6th grade advisory will be live on Mondays from 8:10-8:30
  • 7th grade advisory will be live on Thursdays from 8:10- 8:30
  • 8th grade advisory will be live on Wednesdays from 8:10- 8:30
Some classes will be live, while others will allow for student conferences/check-ins with teachers. This is noted on the schedule.  Students are expected to check in at the beginning of live classes – attendance will be taken for those classes.
  • If a student is unavailable for a Live class, we ask that the student and/or the parent notify the teacher of that class before, if possible, and if not, afterward.
  • In addition to class times, students (or parents) may request additional help from a teacher by scheduling an appointment directly with that teacher.
  • This is a new approach to teaching learning for all of us. We are committing to this schedule for the next eight days. If there are things that can be improved from a scheduling standpoint, we may make some adjustments at that point and communicate them to you.

ACE & Tier Two Distance Learning

Our ACE Team has put together some amazing student interactive experiences, as well as asynchronous activities for students to do at any time! The ACE Team is coordinating Lunch and Afternoon ACE Hang Outs for K-5 students, as well as Middle School Study Table! These live meetings will have weekly sign-ups so be sure to check the Distance Learning Tier 2 doc each week for the schedule and links to sign up.

The ACE teachers have created asynchronous activities where kids can select their own activity of interest and complete it at their own pace. This could be something for your student(s) or for the whole family! Each activity will include directions, a list of materials, and a video. Most activities can be completed using the supplies you might find at home. Feel free to share these with family and friends!

Activity Video/Materials/Instructions
Urban Gardening 

By Mrs. Allen 

Planting Seeds with Mrs. Allen 
Create your own City 

by Mr. Hennigar

Create your own City
Mood Tracker 

by Ms. Coleman

Video / Mood Tracker / Instructions 
Coffee Filter Monsters 

by Mr. Guerra

Coffee Filter Monster
Collaging Fun

by Ms. Ascencion

Collaging Fun
Microwave Puffy Paint

by Ms. Leakos

Microwave Puffy Paint
Musical Name Game

by Mr. Cohen

Say my “Staff”
How to Make a Parachute

by Mr. Guerra

How to Make a Parachute
Glue Suncatchers

by Ms. Leakos

Colorful Glue Suncatchers
Hair Accessories

by Ms. Gladden

DIY Hair Accessories
Oatmeal Energy Bites

by Ms. Ascencion

Oatmeal Energy Bites
Gratitude Log

by Ms. Coleman

Video  / Gratitude Log
Playing with Food

by Mr. E

Video / Instructions
Create Your Own Animal

by Mr. Hennigar

Create Your Own Animal
Build Your Own Racetrack

by Ms. Ascencion

Build Your Own Racetrack
Follow the Leader

by Mr. Hennigar & Ms. Gladden

Follow the Leader
Bowling Bonanza!

by Mr. Cohen

Bowling Bonanza!
Homemade Lava Lamp

by Mr. Guerra

Homemade Lava Lamp
Obstacle Course Challenge

by Mr. Young

Obstacle Course Challenge
Time Capsule

by Mr. Hennigar

Time capsule
DIY Bird Feeder

by Ms. Gladden

DIY Bird Feeder
Flight School Activity

by Ms. Ascencion

Flight School
Letter Toss Activity

by Ms. Ascencion

Letter Toss Activity
Mini Books

by Ms. Gladden

Mini Books
Teacher of the Day

by Mr. Cohen

Teacher of the Day
Tin Can Golf

by Mr. Guerra

Tin Can Golf
Trashcan Basketball

by Mr. E

Trashcan Basketball

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