|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 At Home Links
Kindergarten Learning Plan
Home Learning Packet
Counting to 100 practice
|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|
|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: (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
|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. 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:
|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 03/26/20|
|Health and Physical Education 03/30/20
| PHYSICAL EDUCATION
For Daily Challenges check out our twitter page (you don’t need an account to view the page). www.twitter.com/asfs_physedHeart Healthy Fitness At Home https://youtu.be/gOS-jp1ffJk
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: http://bit.ly/happyheartpowerchart
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|
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)
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!
|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.
|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
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com – This site is an audio book database,
Direct Link: http://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6&categoryID=33For grades 3-5 use your student ID and google password to access APS eBooks, eAudiobooks and databases using MackinVIA. See the directions attached.
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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.