Homework

Closure Information
Important Informational Links for Closure:

District:
https://sites.google.com/schoolsofwestfield.org/wps-school-closure-plan/home
Counselor:
https://sites.google.com/schoolsofwestfield.org/wis-school-counselor-site/home

Google Classroom:
https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjA3NTg0MTgyMzZa

IXL -videos and content for all subjects- linked to Google Classroom- usernames and passwords were emailed to all students- see PDF for information and link: 
IXL - Home Connection Letter.pdf
https://www.ixl.com/

BrainPOP:
Our Username: WISPolarbear
Password is: PAWS1234
If so some reason you need the access code it is BPOPFREEACCESS

Blizzard Bag PDF: 
_blizzard bag project Team 53.pdf

Suggested Daily Schedule:

Time

Activity

8am - 9am

Wake up, make your bed, eat breakfast and get ready for an awesome day! And yes, change out of PJs :)

9am - 9:40am

Let’s start strong with some serious math brain training. Remember your brain is like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets!


Start with Math:


  • Go on iReady (Math) at least 15 minutes a day

  • Do some of your Math book workbook pages from earlier in the year.  How much do you remember about volume?Area? Adding and subtracting decimals?

  • Try out a Khan Academy Math lesson-- one suggested practice from Khan is start, regardless of age, on Kindergarten and then move to 1st grade, 2nd grade, etc.

Course challenges and unit tests can be used to accelerate through material. If you don’t have too many gaps, you should be able to get through a previous year’s content in 1-3 hours. If you do have gaps, it may take a bit longer, but that is good!  This is your chance to fill in those gaps that might otherwise hold you back in the future.

9:40am - 10am

Go for walk/run. Youtube JustDance/workouts if the weather is bad. Maybe 15 minutes of Yoga with Adrien? Rake your yard, shovel the snow! :)

10am - 11am

Reading time. 

11am - 11:20am

Break. Walk/run outside if possible. Nike has a free workout app you can download; my boys are doing it every day, and they really like it.

11:20am - 12pm

Literacy- Check Mrs. Brennan’s Google Classroom site and Ms. Lawrence’s assignments.

*Complete any assignments given by your Literacy teacher

  • Go on iReady (reading)

  • Take on Mrs. Chapin’s poetry challenge!  She’s giving out scratch off Mystery Polar Points to anyone who participates! 

  • Go on to Vocabulary.com maybe call a friend and set up a vocab jam.

  • Play Dreamscape

  • Try Khan Academy Grammar: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar

  • Do some Journaling/Writing

  • Things to write about/prompts:

    • What would you do? Research how the virus spreads and different plans that leaders have made to slow it or stop it. Then imagine you are an elected official. Write a plan of your own to slow or stop the virus in your own town.

    • What are you excited or worried about?

    • Write a letter to yourself 10 years in the future. What do you want to tell your future self?

    • How do you think the world will be different after the novel coronavirus?

    • What part would you play? People in many, many different jobs play a role in managing this outbreak. Make a list of jobs that can contribute to a solution, and write about which job you’d want and why.

12pm - 1pm

Lunch - Listen to an educational podcast! Try RadioLab If you like science, Forever Ago if you like history, or Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls if you like biographies

1pm - 1:30pm

Science

  • Do some thinking about our upcoming project about how you can make the world a better place.  You could work on researching possible topics such as composting, water conservation, or recycling.

  • Continue to research Earth’s Four Main Spheres - when we return our focus will be on the Hydrosphere.

  • Check out Mystery Science - This new mini-lesson is especially relevant right now… https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/germs-sanitizer

  • Go on to BrainPOP

  • Try JogNog.com

  • Try out this rubik’s cube solving site: https://rubiks-cu.be/

  • Check out the British Museum online: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

1:30pm-2pm

Social Studies

  • Complete any assignments given by Ms. Lawrence 

  • Work on your Current Event

  • Go on to BrainPOP

  • Try Khan Academy

2pm-2:30pm

Walk/break/listen to music/hang out with a pet/play Legos/video chat with a family member or friend

2:30pm-3:30pm

Enrichment:


3:30pm-9pm

relax, go outside, work on passions, time with family. 

9-10pm

Lights out, time to sleep!



Humanities Homework

Literacy
:

  • Daily reading for 30 minutes and complete log entry with parent signatures.
  • Reading logs are due every Friday!
  • Library every other Thursday- don't forget your books!
  • Study for upcoming vocabulary tests using Quizlet or your notebook reference guides! 

Social Studies:

  • Current events papers are due every other Friday! 
  • Study for upcoming open notes tests by checking your notebook! 

    Reminders about Reading Log:
  • Every night students will be expected to read 30 minutes minimum, and then complete a short writing reflection after reading.  Students will fill out the Monday-Thursday responses, have parents sign nightly and then turn it in on Fridays.
  • Students will be given a hard copy each Monday, however here is an electronic copy.  WeeklyReadingLogHomework.pdf 
  • See Mrs. Brennan's reading log sample as a guide: Mrs. Brennan's Sample Reading Log.pdf
  • See reference sheet as a guide: **remember it is glued into page 18 in your agenda so you always have it as a reference**: Reference Guide Sheet for Reading Log.pdf
  • Looking for books to read?  Sora is an online app available for free for all students!  See the attached flyer to get login information!  Students can access thousands of e-books and audio books to read for their nightly reading requirements! IMG_3003.jpg

Reminders about Current Events:

  • Twice a month, students will be asked to complete a Current Events article for Social Studies.  Students will receive the sheet on Monday, and it will be due on Friday of that week.  
  •  See Mrs. Brennan's current event sample as a guide: Mrs. Brennan's Sample Current Event.pdf
  • Students will be given a hard copy every other Monday, however, here is an electronic copy. Current Events (1).pdf

If your child is Absent:

  • Your child is still expected to read for 30 minutes daily, even when absent from school.
  • Students should also complete the Reading Log for that absent day, so that the log will receive full credit if possible.
  • Please note however, that if your child is out for an extended period of time, or does not receive the Reading log hard copy, due to being absent on a Monday, there can be exceptions to this rule and the child can be excused from the completion of the log on a case by case basis.