Week 2 letter from Mrs. Floyd
March 24, 2020
Dear Academy for Middle Years (A.M.Y.) Northwest families:
I hope this note finds you well and managing through this unprecedented time. I wanted to send an update to the information that we posted last week, specifically about student work and the days and locations you can pick up leaning guides from the district. They can of course also be accessed online.
Grab and Go sites will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am – Noon. Students can pick up 3 breakfast and 3 lunches at that time. District learning guides will also be available there. New leaning guides will be available this Thursday. The current learning guides (distributed and posted last week) should be finished this week. The new learning guides are for the next 10 days starting March 30th.
Below please find resources for continued learning. The first link is to the district webpage. There you will be able to find learning guides that are separated by grade and subject area and aligned to state standards. These guides are also available in print at grab-and –go meal distribution sites. The new leaning guides (second 10-day set) will be available Thursday the 26th at the gab and go sites and online.
In addition to the packets, teachers may post optional assignments in their google classrooms for students to work on that are an extension of the work they were doing prior to school closing as well as other activities and suggestions for student engagement from home.
All students can also access their Achieve 3000 and I-Ready accounts to complete online practice. All students should read 30-60 minutes each day, a book of their choice. Please keep a log of what you are reading each day. There is also a list below of non-web based activities that the students can enjoy and explore.
We know that not everyone will have access to the internet; please do what you can, some things can be accessed via the phone. Please note that everything that is posted is optional and here if you are looking for resources and suggestions. Please reach out if you need any support, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly please let the students know that we certainly miss being at school with them. Many have reached out via email and google to check in. I will send another update next week or sooner if new information becomes available.
Be safe and be well.
District Home Page: The red banner at the top has links to a new email address for questions to the district as well as hotline numbers for questions- https://www.philasd.org/curriculum/home/supplemental-resources/
District Learning Guides: https://www.philasd.org/curriculum/home/supplemental-resources/
Printed Learning Guides / Grab and Go sites: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/
Resources for Online Learning
A Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom
This quick guide can help you navigate Google Classroom
Khan Academy Daily Schedules & Resources
They’ve created grade specific schedules for you to use while you’re home and a great resource to review and practice any math concepts being worked on
PBS News Hour resources and lesson plans for 6-12
Teacher-produced resources and lesson plans to create your own packets for students.
20 learning activities for kids stuck at home
20 learning activities to keep kids busy
The Learning Network by the NY Times
Teaching and Learning With The New York Times
Scholastic Learn at Home
Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.
Virtual Museum Tours
Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.
Greg Tang Math
Online games (“Games” tab) and printable activities (“Resources” tabs), as well as word problem generators
77 Simple STEM Activities
77 activities from @dailySTEM
Non-Web Based Activities to Enjoy
Encourage Daily reading (at least 30 -60 min a day)
Keep a Journal
Draw / Design / Create
Write a Song, Story, Poem, or Play
Learn to cook or bake something new
Teach the children how to do something new they may not know (sewing a button)
If you can use yard space, enjoy some fresh air
Spring Cleaning, daily chores
DIY Charades or Pictionary
Daily Reading Log Format (Can be written on loose leaf or typed and printed)
Number of Minutes Read
Title of Book / Author
Number of Pages Read
Summary of Reading