ASFS Home Learning

School-Wide Announcements 03/14/20
ASFS Families,As you have heard through today’s APS messaging, all APS schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 14th.  We are very appreciative of the hard work of all staff members at ASFS in sending home assignments for students at all grade levels to begin using on Monday.  Please know that all APS activities are cancelled. Thank you for your patience and calm as we work through this situation.  I am available by email each day. Thank you for being such an incredible community. Please be safe and I look forward to our return.
Mary Begley, Principal
PTA Reminders 04/1/20 PTA Website
Mark your calendar! ASFS PTA Meetings: Tuesday, April 14th, Tuesday, May 19th, and Tuesday, June 2nd – All at 7:00pm via video conference Stay connected! Follow ASFS on Twitter (@asfsonline), especially the #asfschallenge posts. You can also follow ASFS on Instagram, and the PTA on Facebook and ASFS PTA Twitter (@AsfsPta).
Kindergarten 03/16/20
Kindergarten At Home Links
Kindergarten Learning Plan
Home Learning Packet
Counting to 100 practice
Questions Spinner
Snap Words
First Grade 03/26/20
1st Grade Learning Checklist Week 3_ Home Learning Plan Week 3 MODIFED_plan and checklist Week 3_pages
Second Grade 03/26/20
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10
Online apps to use: DreamBox, Reflex, and Reading A-Z
Third Grade 03/26/20
Third Grade Plan
Fourth Grade 03/17/20
Quadrilateral video (Must sign in to Google)
Good morning fourth grade mathematicians, Please watch this video – ideally before you work on your Moby Max assignments.
4th grade will be sending an email to our homeroom families by 8pm each day with work for the following day. Assignments will also be shared with students via Google Docs.
Fifth Grade 03/14/20
5th grade information is available to students on google classroom and/or canvas
Math 04/03/20

Along with the packets and tasks from your teachers, these are optional, if you’re looking for more math activities.  Follow @ASFS_Math on Twitter for ideas for additional math activities.

Math Day Games (Here are the math menus we followed on Math Day, with links to print and play or buy from Amazon.)

Problem Solving Tasks: (in order from youngest to oldest students… Use our “problem solving protocol” and engage in a rich task!)

Play familiar Investigations Games here!

Number Sense Routines:  (All answers are correct, as long as reasoning is provided.)

Reading 03/18/20
Live Authors on Social Media
Suggestions for reading, writing, and phonics practice were included in all the daily lesson plans provided by grade level teams.  Please spend time enjoying books with your child/children and encourage them to read for at least 20 minutes a day.  See below for additional websites to access eBooks, book suggestions, and tips for reading and learning with your child:
Parent Suggestions for Reading with Children:
Reading Rockets:
E-books for home reading and read aloud:See the ASFS webpage for library links and book lists Storyline Online: free read aloud at
Raz-Plus: Thousands of leveled books and resources in English and Spanish at
Epic: 30 day free trial
Vooks: 30 day free trial
Book list suggestions:
Good Reads:
Guys Read:
NEWSELA:  Free current events
Wonderopolis:  Reading to get kids to wonder
Sports Illustrated Kids: Sports news just for kids
Scholastic Learn From Home:  Day to day projects to keep kids reading and thinking
FLES 04/3/20
FLES online learning – Colors & numbers

Hola estudiantes,  Andres and Cristina, who visited ASFS in the Fall, will be performing live concerts on their YouTube channel every Wednesday (miercoles) and Sunday(domingo) at 5 pm and every Thursday (jueves) at 11am. that school is temporarily closed, here are some great ways you can keep learning and practicing your Spanish:All grades:
Visit the website Spanish Playground for videos, songs, activities, and games -1st grade students visit the website Learning Spanish with Johanna for videos, songs, amd worksheet games
K -1st grade students sing and dance along to these great videos, some you already know and some are new. Da una vuelta en tu lugar
Super Simple Espanol videos
K – 2nd grade Un paso a la derecha
1, 2, 3 Andres & Friends
3rd  – 5th grade  students Improve your geography skills.  Learn how to identify all of the Spanish-speaking countries and their capitals.
Rock the Countries South America
Rock the Countries Central America
Create a story using the super 7 verbs (hay, es, está, tiene, quiere, va, le gusta) in Google Slides. Learn about a Spanish speaking country and create a presentation in Google Slides. Use Duolingo to practice Spanish online or on the app for free

EL 03/19/20
As we are all settling in to our new learning routines at home, many families are finding it helpful to have a regular schedule similar to school so that students can stay engaged with some choice.  Print one to use every week and have your child draw a smiley face or check off the box.
Home Learning Schedule March 2020
EL Resources

  • Unite For Literacy: Online books in English and many languages. These books are most appropriate for younger students. Parents can enjoy these books in their home language as well.
  •  Great Schools is an organization that empowers parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children. They have many playlists on Youtube that are organized by subject, grade level, and language (English or Spanish).
  • Parent Toolkit is a bilingual (English/Spanish) one-stop resource developed with parents in mind.  Parents can click what grade their student is in and what type of resource they’re looking for (videos, advice, etc) and about what (academics, health, etc) and pull up a list of resources.
    • Learning Heroes provides information and resources in English and Spanish to help parents support learning at home. Parents click on the grade level of their student and the subject they want help with and get a wide variety of resources.
    • Colorín Colorado’s entire website is bilingual (English/Spanish) and includes a huge section of resources for families. We particularly like Empowering ELL Parents & Families at Home.
    • First Words Project is for parents of early childhood students. We particularly like their resource on “Everyday Activities” that’s available in English, Spanish, Creole, and Arabic.
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Special of the Day 03/26/20
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art PE & Health Library Music Spanish
Health and Physical Education 03/30/20
For Daily Challenges check out our twitter page (you don’t need an account to view the page). Healthy Fitness At Home
Follow along with this online physical education lesson that will help you:1️⃣   Understand the keys to physical health.2️⃣   Explain how physical activity helps you keep your body healthy and strong.3️⃣   List different health-enhancing physical activities that you can do at home!
❤️ Happy Heart Power Chart Download:
April Physical Fitness Calendar: Use this calendar to complete a different activity for each day.You can get the Calendar Here
Invisible Dumbbell Stations: No hand weights? NO PROBLEM! Use these cards to work on muscle strength with invisible dumbbells. Another great way to use them is to use one regular sized canned good in each hand while performing the exercise.You can get the cards hereHEALTH
Grade K-1 health assignment:
When we left school we were studying alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Review any of the videos on BrainpopJr under the category “drugs” and complete any of the worksheets about being drug free. You can get the worksheet hereGrade 2-3 health assignment: When we left school we were studying alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Review any of the videos on BrainpopJr under the category “drugs” and complete one or both of the worksheets below. After you are finished, discuss some of the scenario cards with an older sibling or parent. Make sure to be able to answer the questions, “What would you do in this situation?” and “Why is using/misusing drugs a bad choice?”. You can always do the easy and hard quizzes after watching the BPjr video for extra practice. You can get the worksheet hereGrade 4-5 health: When we left school we were studying how alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs affect our body and its organs. Apply the knowledge we’ve learned over the unit to produce a pamphlet or brochure that informs others about alcohol, tobacco, & other drugs. Our purpose is to explain information about drugs, how they are dangerous, why people choose to use drugs, and ways for us and our friends to resist/refuse them. You may use any of the information from the Brainpop videos Smoking, Alcohol, or Substance Abuse. Make sure your brochure has a title page, pictures, and facts or explanations to inform someone about this topic. Remember there are quizzes/challenges after the videos that may provide extra information or help you understand the topic better.
Vocal and General Music 04/02/20

April Music Calendar (Grades K-5)

Grades K-5 Music Assignment: Please review any of the videos on BrainpopJr under the category “Music”! Complete any of the following activities under each topic in Music (such as, Musical Alphabet, Musical Instruments, or Time Signature and Note Value)

Ask A Family Member Survey (K-5)


Third Grade should still practice playing recorders. Please follow the ASFS Music Page for more instruction and materials. Families may refer to emails for more details, updates, and information about recorders. Click HERE for awesome third grade recorder videos!



Art 03/30/20
Weekly Art Lessons
03/30/2020 – Art Lessons Grades K-2
03/30/2020 – Art Lesson Grades 3-5
Click here for at home art assignments and virtual art learning resources. Ms. Garfield will continue to update this website for more assignments after March 27th.
Library 04/1/20
Home Learning Library 4-1-20
In the past, we subscribed to TumbleBooks.  They have generously offered free access through the end of August.  Your kids can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: – This site is an audio book database,
Direct Link: grades 3-5 use your student ID and google password to access  APS eBooks, eAudiobooks and databases using MackinVIA.  See the directions attached.
Gifted 03/12/20
Technology 03/23/20
For Tech Assistance
Parent iPad Guidelines

In order to save space on the iPad there should be no home videos or pics unless directed by a teacher.
Do not install updates unless advised to do so by Mr. Harvey.
Do not install apps from the APS App Store. Students cannot delete apps once installed and may run out of space.
Mr. Harvey will be remotely adding or deleting apps as required by teachers.
If you need a password for a site required for homework please contact your student’s teacher.
ASFS Home Wifi Connection Sheet
APS Global Protect troubleshooting
One other known issue is that if the date/time and/or time zone settings are incorrect the iPad will experience connection and/or time out issues with Global Protect. Please check and reset as necessary.