|School-Wide Announcements 04/14/20|
|ASFS Families,Welcome back to our virtual environment after spring break. I want to send you greetings from my bunny family, since I could not visit my family. I hope you enjoy the picture. Last Wednesday, our Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning sent all families the Learning Plan for all grade levels for the remainder of the year through School Talk. https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Learning-Plan-Elem.pdf As you read through the many resources listed in this link, you will see that a monthly map of learning activities for April is attached with guidelines for each grade level in regards to minutes of instructional time per day. Please refer to this and to the APS webpage for learning activities. Some of the guidelines for learning:
If parents choose to use zoom for communication, that is up to parents, but teachers cannot use zoom.
While I have not unpacked all of the information from the link I included, I hope I have given you some specific information.
I want to recognize that parents are working from home, being teachers for their children, and receiving many emails. This is not a choice any of us would have made. We miss your child(ren) so very much and will have them back in our classroom when it is safe. We are here to support you and your family. .
|PTA Reminders 05/9/20 PTA Website|
|Kindergarten At Home Links
Kindergarten Learning Plan
Home Learning Packet
Counting to 100 practice
|First Grade 04/30/20|
|First Grade Resources|
|Second Grade 04/15/20|
|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, Seesaw
Grade 2 April Packet Library K-2 Choice Board Science K-2 Choice Board Social-Studies K-2 Choice Board
|Third Grade 03/26/20|
|3RD GRADE CHOICE BOARD
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. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math/quadrilaterals-3rd/imp-quadrilaterals/v/introduction-to-types-of-quadrilaterals
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|
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 to Promote Brief Math Conversations: (All answers are correct, as long as reasoning is provided.)
|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: https://www.readingrockets.org/books
E-books for home reading and read aloud:See the ASFS webpage for library links and book lists Storyline Online: free read aloud at www.storylineonline.net
Raz-Plus: Thousands of leveled books and resources in English and Spanish at www.kidsa-z.com
Epic: 30 day free trial https://www.getepic.com/
Vooks: 30 day free trial https://www.getepic.com/
Book list suggestions:
Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/
Guys Read: http://www.guysread.com/books/
NEWSELA: Free current events https://newsela.com/
Wonderopolis: Reading to get kids to wonder http://wonderopolis.org/
Sports Illustrated Kids: Sports news just for kids https://www.sikids.com/
Scholastic Learn From Home: Day to day projects to keep kids reading and thinking https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
|K-5 May 29th
FLES Choice Board April 2020FLES 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. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrNRnxyY4zC2KKE9Aos2mPwNow 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 gameshttps://www.spanishplayground.net/K -1st grade students visit the website Learning Spanish with Johanna for videos, songs, amd worksheet games http://www.learningspanishwithjohanna.com/
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-csuoX_uM7U&t=1s
Super Simple Espanol videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyY3Wd5x85o8AKXjYSoxFAQ
K – 2nd grade Un paso a la derecha https://rockalingua.com/videos/directions-right-left
1, 2, 3 Andres https://www.123andres.com/Basho & Friends https://www.youtube.com/user/bashoandfriends
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw1H8aIhKNk
Rock the Countries Central America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAupLjNTae0
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 https://www.duolingo.com/
|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
|Special of the Day 04/21/20|
|Health and Physical Education 05/19/2020
| PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Click or copy/paste the link, click make a copy and enjoy our Fitness Board game in google slidesFor Daily Challenges check out our twitter page (you don’t need an account to view the page). www.twitter.com/asfs_physed
Grade 2-3: Review the body systems videos we learned about earlier this year. Second grade watched Bones & Muscles, Third grade watched the Digestive System. Afterwards, explain why these are important and two things you learned to a parent or sibling.
|Vocal and General Music 06/04/20|
NEW UPDATES for 3rd Grade! Registrations for 2020-2021 ASFS Band and Orchestra Programs are still open! Please click HERE to register your child to be in the ASFS Band and Orchestra next year! 🎶 We hope ALL returning 3rd grade students will take the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument. Thank you for your flexibility. More updates, videos, activities, and information about the ASFS Instrumental Music Program will be posted on various platforms such as, Seesaw, the ASFS Instrumental Page, E-Friday Folder, and the ASFS Music Twitter Account. Email Ms. Shine and Ms. Taylor if you have any questions!
NEW UPDATES for 4th Grade! The 2020-2021 ASFS Band and Orchestra Registration is still open! We hope ALL 4th grade students will register to be in the band or orchestra next year! Please click HERE to register your child to be in the 2020-2021 ASFS Band and Orchestra next year! Regardless of whether a 4th grade student was or was not in Band/Orchestra this year, we would love to see you apart of this wonderful opportunity. 🎶 By joining the Band and Orchestra, students will grow musically together, create more amazing memories, and friends! We truly appreciate it, thank you!
Attention ALL 4th and 5th Grade Instrumental Families: Instruments rented from ASFS this year will need to be returned to the school during your child’s Closeout Day:
Want to continue to practice over the summer but don’t have your ASFS instrument anymore?
Want to learn more about Hamilton the Musical? The Hamilton Education Program (EduHam) is offering a EduHam family version called “EduHam at Home”. This free program is available through August 2020. To learn more, click this LINK
Hamilton the Musical will also be available to watch on Disney+ on July 3rd staring the Original Broadway Cast.
|Weekly Art Lessons
06/8/2020 – Art Lesson Grades K-2
06/8/2020 – 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.
|Investigation Station 06/10/20|
6/10/20 – This week’s activities the students will be making paper airplanes and testing them for accuracy, time aloft, and distance! The activity will be kept on Seesaw until the following Wednesday, and they will also be on this Google drive beyond that. If you missed the previous weeks’ (5/6, 5/27) engineering challenges, (4/29, 5/20) hands-on science activities, or (6/3, 5/13, 4/22) outdoor science activities, the instructions and resources to those are also included in the links below to the Google drive.
Here are some activities to continue celebrating Earth Day beyond April 22nd.
Any questions: Contact Mrs. A’Hearn: email@example.com
Office hours: Wednesdays 10:00- 11:00 am
Thank you for so many library book returns. The times for to return library books are:
Key – M/W/F from 11-1, this is consistent if you are picking up food.
ASFS – M/W/F from 8:30 – 12:00, no food available.
Boxes are labeled:*Library*Classroom Books – please put in a ziplock and write your child’s name and the classroom teacher’s name.
*Books to donate to others marked K-2 and 3-5*Books to take for summer reading marked K-2 and 3-5
If students K-2 would like login information for MackinVIA (eBooks, eAudio and databases) please contact me with your child’s first and last name and student ID#. I can send you the password. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TumbleBooksI have some recommended books for you to read using TumbleBooks. https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
If needed: Username: tumble735 Password: booksTo find the books, type the title using TumbleSearch in the top right
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
|For Tech Assistance email@example.com
Student Teams Directions
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.
Do not set pass codes or use Non-APS logins to set things up in iCloud.
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.