Tongass School Distance Learning Plan

April 28, 2020- June 3, 2020

Tongass School Families:

 

We miss you and hope that you continue to be healthy and safe as we head into this new week and into the remainder of the school year.  As we move into the final month for students, our teachers have been busy meeting with colleagues from around the District to determine the essential learning objectives they will provide for the remainder of the year.  Although we will continue our temporary distance learning format, know that we are here for you.  We want to stay connected and provide your children, our beloved students, “littles” and “bigs”, with activities that will provide opportunities to engage with friends and review essential learning concepts.

 

Your child’s teacher has been planning with their teaching partner to develop a variety of lessons, activities, and resources. Each team plans  to provide direct instruction during the half-hour daily ZOOM session and through the extension activities throughout the week. Extension activities are designed to be completed independently.

 

We know that families have differing needs and our intent is to provide opportunities that meet your needs but not that create additional stress.  As before, all ZOOM and extension activities are optional. None will be graded.  However, teachers will provide feedback to students on their work. 

 

Below, you will find the essential learning objectives that each team will review for the remainder of the year.   They align with District direction to review essential learning objectives from trimesters one and two. These objectives will be addressed within a variety of academic activities and resources as well as crafts, experiments, Lifeskills/Lifelong Guideline lessons, art and movement activities provided by each team, our counselor, and specialists.  Each week, you will be provided a menu of activity choices such as printables, online resources, and face-to-face sessions through ZOOM. Again, these are all optional, including the ZOOM sessions. Your child’s teachers will continue to communicate with you  on where to access these activities as well as their suggested daily schedules.  Teachers and staff will also continue to be available to answer your questions through normal communication channels such as your weekly newsnotes, email, Google Classrooms, or REMIND channels.

 

You can email me at marian.gonzales@k21schools.org if you want to talk more about this plan going forward or have other questions for me.

 

Stay safe and well,

Marian Gonzales

Tongass School Principal

Peer Buddy Preschool 

In preschool, what we teach is based off of the Alaska Early Development Guidelines. These guidelines cover 5 basic areas of development, and give skills children should be working on in each area at their specific age. Young children learn in a very multisensory way, so most preschool activities are going to be addressing more than one of these areas at a time. For the remainder of the school year, we are going to be continuing our focus on developing skills across all of these domains through a variety of age appropriate activities. Below are the 5 domains of development and a brief description of what skills your child is developing in each of those. Activities addressing these skills will be provided through the Zoom meetings and the weekly suggested schedule updates. 

  1. Physical Well-Being, Health and Motor Development: How does your child move? Your Child Will:

-Demonstrate strength and coordination of large motor muscles (running, jumping, throwing a ball, ect.)

-Demonstrate strength and coordination of small motor muscles (holding a pencil, writing, cutting with scissors, putting beads on a string, ect.)

2. Social and Emotional Development: How does your child interact with others? How does your child understand their emotions and the emotions of others? Your Child Will:

-Participate positively in group activities

-Regulate their feelings and impulses

3. Approaches to Learning: How does your child react to learning new things? Your Child Will:

-Show curiosity and interest in learning new things and having new experiences
-Sustain attention to tasks and persists when facing challenges.

4. Cognition and General Knowledge: How does your child quantify, classify, and organize the world around them? Your Child Will:

-Demonstrate knowledge of numbers and counting
-Sort, classify, and organize objects.

5. Communication, Language, and Literacy: How does your child communicate verbally, non- verbally, and through writing and reading?


-Use receptive communication skills
-Use expressive communication skills
-Demonstrate phonological awareness
-Demonstrate awareness of print concepts
-Demonstrate knowledge of letters and symbols (alphabet knowledge)

Here is a link to a document with further information on specific skills your child is developing in each area. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dpOrgBLoBiJqFmEibzTPERb1Up-u3yymU_DWIQmZetc/edit

PreK & Kinder

Below are the ELO’s (Essential Learning Objectives) that the Kindergarten teachers across the district decided on as being the most important learning objectives for our students to know and understand as they enter first grade. These are the topics that have already been taught and so will be the focus of our review going forward.

Math

K.CC. Counting and Cardinality
K.CC.01 Count to 100
Writing numbers to 20
K.CC.04a 1:1 correspondence
K.CC.06/07. Comparing numbers
Subitizing

K.OA Operations and Algebraic Thinking
K.OA.02. Addition to 10
K.OA.05. Subtraction to 5
K.OA.06. Patterns

K.MD. Measurement and Data
K.MD.04. Days of the Week
K.MD.03. Classifying

K.G. Geometry
K.G.03. Identifying 2D shapes

Litteracy

K.RL/RI. Reading-
Literature/Informational
K.RL.03. Characters
Setting, major events
K.RL.06. Author/Illustrator
K.RI.05. Identifying parts of text

K.RF. Reading Foundational Skills
K.RF.01. Understand the organization and basics of print (Table of Contents
Title, front/back cover)
K.RF.01d. Letter Names and Sounds
K.RF.03c. High Frequency Words
K.RF.03d. CVC Words
K.RF.02d. Identifying initial, medial, final sounds

Writing

Writing a Sentence
Punctuation
Finger spacing
Spelling simple words phonetically
Capitalizing first letter

(not a standard but highly suggested for first grade readiness)

Theme

Science:

 

 

Social Studies:  

 

First and Second Grade

Below are the ELO’s (Essential Learning Objectives) that the 1st and 2nd grade teachers across the district decided on as being the most important learning objectives for our students to know and understand as they progress to the next grade level. These are the topics that have already been taught and so will be the focus of our review going forward.

Math 1st Grade

Operation / Algebraic Thinking
– Use addition and subtraction strategies to solve word problems (using numbers up to 20).
-Add and subtract using numbers up to 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction up to 10.

Understand Place Value
– Model and identify place value positions of two digit numbers.

Math 2nd Grade

-Model and identify place value positions of three digit numbers.

-Count up to 1000, skip-count by 5s, 10s and 100s.

-Read, write, order up to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names and expanded form.
-Fluently add and subtract using numbers up to 100.

-Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.


Tools:
– ten frames, ice cube trays, egg carton, etc.
– number line
– Dice
– dominoes
– legos or other connecting cubes
– beans, beads, crackers, coins, etc.
– popsicle sticks
– Part- part-whole mat
-Addition/Subtraction frame–grade 2

Reading 1st Grade

Comprehension
-Ask questions about story and details.
Foundational Skills
-Segment words into individual sounds.
-Say how many syllables in words.
Spelling Rules/ Patterns
-Review digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh, tch, ng)
-Review Vowel teams (ai, ay, ee, ea, oa, ow, ou)
Fluency
-Practice expression using phrasing and punctuation.
-Use strategies for decoding words.

Reading 2nd Grade

-Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
b. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
C. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


Tools:
– Books
– online resources (see daily activities resource)
– index cards

Writing 1st Grade

Fictional Writing
-Stories with characters, beginning, middle, end, problem and solution.

Conventions
-Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

Writing 2nd Grade

– Use narrative writing to retell a well-elaborated event or short sequence of real or imagined events. Include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings. Use linking words to signal event order. Provide one or more concluding sentences that restate or emphasize a feeling or lesson learned.

– Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Theme 1st & 2nd Grade

Theme

Science: 

Life cycles: salmon




Social Studies: 

Family culture and traditions

Third and Fourth Grade

Below are the ELO’s (Essential Learning Objectives) that the 3rd and 4th grade teachers across the district decided on as being the most important learning objectives for our students to know and understand as they progress to the next grade level. These are the topics that have already been taught and so will be the focus of our review going forward.

Math 3rd Grade

-Multiplication 0-10 (2013.3.M.NBT.03)

-Division 0-10 (2013.3.M.OA.03)

-Number Sense (2013.3.M.NBT.02)


Tools:

Computer 

Dice 

Playing Cards


Activities:

IXL

Khan Academy

Prodigy

Reading 3rd Grade

-Fluency (2013.3.LA.RF.04)

-oral reading

-Reading for information (2013.3.LA.RI.10)

-Ask and answer questions to show understanding of text (2013.3.LA.RI.01)

-Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
b. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
C. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


Tools:
Books
 online resources (see daily activities resource on 3/4 Page)
index cards


Activities:

Get Epic

Writing 3rd Grade

-Punctuation

-Complete Sentences

-Grammar

-Writing Conventions (2013.3.LA.L.03)

-Reading Response Entry (2013.3.LA.W.04)


Tools:
Writing Journal
Computer


Activities:
Zoom White Board
Google Docs
IXL
Khan Academy: Grammar
Typing Agent (optional)

Theme 3rd & 4th Grade

Science

-Science Inquiry, Observational skills and Process (2013.SC.01)

-Balance of Forces (2013.SS.01)

-Gravity

-Magnetism

Social Studies

-Indigenous Studies


Tools:
Computer
Map


Activities:
Brainpop
Science Max (Youtube)
Mystery Science

Math 4th Grade

-Multiplication Facts 0-12

-Multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number

-Multiply a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number

-Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number

-Unit Fractions

Review- 

4th grade Envision Topics 1-10


Tools:

Flash Cards

Computer


Activities:

IXL

Khan Academy

Prodigy

Reading 4th Grade

-Fluency

-oral reading

-Reading for information

-Ask and answer questions to show understanding of text

-Fluency

-oral reading

-Read Informational Text

-Read Literature

-Ask and answer questions to show understanding of text


Tools:

Reading Book

Computer


Activities:

Epic

IXL

Writing 4th Grade

-Narrative Writing

-Compare & Contrast

-Punctuation

-Complete Sentences

-Grammar

-Writing Conventions 

-Reading Response Entry


Tools:

Google Docs

IXL

Khan Academy: Grammar

Typing Agent 

Theme 3rd & 4th Grade

Science

-Science Inquiry, Observational skills and Process

-Balance of Forces

-Gravity

-Magnetism

Social Studies

-Indigenous Studies

Social Studies

-Indigenous Studies


Tools:

Computer

Map


Activities:

Brainpop

Science Max (Youtube)

Mystery Science

3rd Grade Standards:

Math:

2013.3.M.NBT.02 Fluently add and subtract within 1000

2013.3.M.NBT.03 Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10

2013.3.M.OA.03 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems

Reading

2013.3.LA.RF.04 Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

2013.3.LA.RI.01 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text

2013.3.LA.RI.10 Read and comprehend informational texts

Writing

2013.3.LA.L.03 Use language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

2013.3.LA.W.04 Produce writing with development and organization appropriate to purpose

Science

Social Studies

2013.SS.01 Geography

4th Grade Standards

Geometry:

2013.4.M.G.01 Draw points, lines, segments, rays, and angles

2013.4.M.G.02 Classify 2-dimensional figures based on parallel or perpendicular lines

2013.4.M.G.03 Recognize a line of symmetry for a 2-dimensional figure

Measurement and Data:

2013.4.M.MD.03 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real-world problems

2013.4.M.MD.07 Recognize angles as shapes formed where two rays share a common endpoint

2013.4.M.MD.08 Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor 

2013.4.M.MD.09 Recognize angle measure as additive

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten:

2013.4.M.NBT.01 Recognize that a digit is ten times greater than one place to the right

2013.4.M.NBT.04 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers

2013.4.M.NBT.05 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number

2013.4.M.NBT.06 Find quotients and remainders with up to 4-digit dividends and 1-digit divisors

Numbers and Operations – Fractions:

2013.4.M.NF.01 Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n _ a)/(n _ b). Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

2013.4.M.NF.02 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators

2013.4.M.NF.03 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b

Operations and Algebraic Thinking:

2013.4.M.OA.04 Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1_100

Fifth and Sixth Grade

Below are the ELO’s (Essential Learning Objectives) that the 5th and 6th grade teachers across the district decided on as being the most important learning objectives for our students to know and understand as they progress to the next grade level. These are the topics that have already been taught and so will be the focus of our review going forward.

Math 5th Grade

-Addition, subtraction,            Multiplication & Long Division (2 & 3 digit) 

-Decimals – subtract, add, multiply divide

-Fractions  – subtract, add, multiply, divide

-Math Vocabulary

-Comparing decimal

-Place Value

-Geometry

-Basic 2-D shapes


Tools:

-Envision – online/books, 

-Computer

-www.ixl.com

-Reflex

-code.org


Activities:

-Prodigy

-IXL

-Kahoot

-Khan Academy

-Cumulative Tests (Envision)

Mathantics

YouCubed– tasks

-Jeopardy Labs

-www.coolmath.org

-https://www.abcya.com/

-Prodigy

Reading 5th Grade

-Vocabulary

-Grammar-Parts of speech 

-Figurative language

-Reading Fluency                        


Tools:

-books

-computer

-accounts


Activities:

-Read Alouds

-Discussion

-Taboo

-Mad Libs- parts of speech

-Question of the Day

-IXL

-Boggle

-Book Creator

-Jeopardylabs.com

-www.storyline.com

https://www.abcya.com/

Writing 5rd Grade

-Writing 

opinion,

narrative,              

expository,

poetry

-Conventions

punctuation 

-Journal Writing


Tools:

-Writing Journal

-Computer


Activities:

-Journal writing

-Writing prompts

Book Creator

-Jeopardylabs.com

-www.storyline.com

-https://www.abcya.com/

Theme 5th & 6th Grade

Science & 

-Geography

States, capitals, continents

-Constitution of U.S.

-3 branches of government

-The 13 Original Colonies

 

-Scientific Process

-Space

earth-sun-moon, eclipse, phases of moon

-Earth as a Rock

-Landforms

-Content Vocabulary


Tools:

-Science books 

-Computer 

-map/globe

-Youtube


Activities:

-Jeopardy Labs

-Science Bob

-Google Earth

-Online Seterra

Mystery Doug

Wonderopolis

Discovery Education

Geography Games-

-SuperScience

-Nature

Math 6th Grade

 Math Topics 1-4 Review

-Positive Rational Numbers

-Integers and Rational Numbers

-Numeric and Algebraic Expressions

-Represent and Solve Equations and Inequalities


Tools:

-Computer 

-Pearson Account

-IXL Account

-Khan academy account


Activities:

-Benchmark Review Topic 1-4

-IXL

-TED-ED  

-Reflex multiplication/division

-Khan academy 

-Virtual Nerd

-Review fractions — recipes double/half/ 1 ½

-Multiplications

-Battleship online game for coordinate -planes 

-Graphing

-Area and perimeter in each room?  What would you choose?  How much would it cost per square feet? How much new carpet would you need?  Could you fit a queen or king size bed? 

-Review counting back change

-Geometry scavenger fun

Reading 6th Grade

-Fluency

-oral reading

-Reading for information

-Ask and answer questions to show understanding of text

-Determine a theme or central idea of a text: main idea/events, correct sequence 

-Restate/summarize 

-How do characters change/respond as the plot unfolds…resolution 

-Compare/contrast different genres


Tools:

Reading Book

Computer


Activities:

-Book Reports: Students choice or class novel

-Read alouds and 

-IXL

Readworks — assign an article and questions 

-Assign written summaries of recently read books on google docs 

-CommonLit

-Newsela,

 –Epic!,

 –Time for Kids

Writing 6th Grade

-Informative/explanatory examples to show topic, convey ideas/concepts/information

-strategies: definitions, classification, compare/contrast, cause/effect 

-Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, other examples

-Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and evidence 

– Conduct short research projects to answer questions, drawing on several sources 

-Use technology to to produce and publish writing 


Tools:

-Writing Journal

-Computer


Activities:

-Magazine with student skill sheets

-Scholastic News Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html

-Short writing prompts on google docs

-Review non-fiction text types using task card under doc cam

Theme 5th & 6th Grade

Science

-Understand the processes and applications of scientific inquiry 

-Process of science to investigate problems and defend scientific arguments * Understand integrity, logical reasoning, skepticism, communication, and peer review 

-Understanding culture, local knowledge, history, interaction with the environment contribute to development of scientific knowledge.

 

Social Studies 

-Ancient Civilization: 

Mesopotamia

 Egypt

 Greek

Geography Review: Continents, Countries, States, Capital Cities, major landforms, etc


Tools:

Computer

Map


Activities:

-IXL

-Discovery Education

-Smithsonian: https://www.si.edu/kids

-Quizlet flashcards to review terms

-Jeopardy

-Kahoot!

-Guest speaker: Teresa Varnell for harvesting demonstrations

-TED-Ed videos

-Science experiments — take through scientific process one step each day

-Virtual Tours of museums:

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

-Smithsonian: https://www.si.edu/kids  

-#metkids

5th Grade Standards:

-2013.5.M.NBT – Number and Operations in Base Ten:

2013.5.M.NBT.01 – Recognize a digit is 10X the digit to the right and 1/10 the digit to the left

2013.5.M.NBT.02 – Explain patterns in the number of zeros when multiplying by powers of 10

2013.5.M.NBT.03 – Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths

2013.5.M.NBT.04 – Use place value to round decimals to any place

2013.5.M.NBT.05 – Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers

2013.5.M.NBT.06 – Find quotients with up to 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors

2013.5.M.NBT.07 – Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths

-2013.5.M.NF  -Number and Operations – Fractions:

2013.5.M.NF.01 – Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators

2013.5.M.NF.02 – Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions

2013.5.M.NF.03 – Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator

2013.5.M.NF.04 – Multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

2013.5.M.NF.05 – Interpret multiplication as scaling

2013.5.M.NF.06 – Solve real world problems with multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers

2013.5.M.NF.07 – Divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions

-2013.5.M.G – Geometry

2013.5.M.G.03 – Understand that attributes of a category also belong to all subcategories

2013.5.M.G.04 – Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties

6th Grade Standards

Math Standards- Review of topics 1-4

Topic 1 Use Positive Rational Numbers

6.M.NS.01 – Interpret and compute quotients of fractions *

6.M.NS.02 – Fluently divide multi-digit numbers 

6.M.NS.03 Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals

 

Topic 2- Integers and Rational Numbers

2013.6.M.G.03 – Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices

2013.6.M.NS.05 – Understand that + and – numbers describe quantities with opposite values

2013.6.M.NS.06 – Understand a rational number as a point on the number line 

2013.6.M.NS.07 – Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers 

2013.6.M.NS.08 – Solve real-world mathematical problems by graphing

 

Topic 3: Numeric and Algebraic Expressions

2013.6.M.EE.01 – Evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents 

2013.6.M.EE.02 – Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers 

2013.6.M.EE.03 – Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions 

2013.6.M.EE.04 – Identify when two expressions are equivalent 

2013.6.M.EE.06 – Use variables to represent numbers in solving real-world mathematical problems

 

Topic 4: Equations and Inequalities
2013.6.M.EE.05 – Understand solving an equation as a process of answering a question 

2013.6.M.EE.07 – Solve real-world mathematical problems by writing and solving equations 

2013.6.M.EE.08 – Write inequalities to represent conditions in real-world mathematical problems 

2013.6.M.EE.09 – Use variables as quantities that change in relationship to one another

Music

EOL AK Standards:
-Create: Imagine and develop artistic ideas and work.
-Present: Interpret and share artistic work.
-Respond: Understand and evaluate how the arts convey meaning.
-Connect: Relate artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external contexts.

Essential Learning Objective (ELO)


-Create: Imagine and develop artistic ideas and work

AK Standards 1-3

Distance Learning activities to support ELO


-Making Instruments from Household items.

-Rhythm Games

-Sing and Dance Alongs

-Previously Known Composition Programs

-Lyric and Composition Writing

Tools or Training Needed to Implement this activity


-Household items:

-cardboard

-rubberbands

-paperclips

-paper

-pens/pencils

-Etc

-Present: Interpret and share artistic work

AK Standards 4-6

-Share videos or live presentations of artistic work on previously used platforms

-Sharing musical experiences

-Computer, phone, or some other way to view media.

-Respond: Understand and evaluate how the arts convey meaning

AK Standards 7-9

-Critical listening exercises

-Interpretive dance or artistic creations

-Computer, phone, or some other way to view media.

-Connect: Relate artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external contexts 

AK Standards 10-11

 

-Integrating interdisciplinary topics into musical activities

-Discussion

-Zoom, email, or other way to get in contact. 

Cultural Standard B: 

Culturally-responsive educators use the local environment and community resources on regular basis to link what they are teaching to the everyday lives of the students

Activities:

developed by each classroom

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

-Definition: Process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

-Activities:  Daily practice during zoom meetings and during the activities of daily living.


Growth Mindset

-Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset.


 Lifelong Guidelines

-TRUSTWORTHINESS– To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence
-TRUTHFULNESS– To be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others
-ACTIVE LISTENING– To listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker intends to communicate
-NO PUT-DOWNS– To never use words, actions and/or body language that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others
PERSONAL BEST– To do one’s best given the circumstances and available resources


Life Skills

These are very helpful during difficult times

-CARING– To feel and show concern for others
COMMON SENSE– To use good judgment
COOPERATION- To work together toward a common goal or purpose
-COURAGE– To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences
CREATIVITY– To generate ideas; To create something original or redesign through imaginative skill
-CURIOSITY– A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world
EFFORT– To do your best
-FLEXIBILITY– To be willing to alter plans when necessary
FRIENDSHIP– To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
-INITIATIVE– To do something, of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done
INTEGRITY– To act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong
ORGANIZATION– To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use
PATIENCE– To wait calmly for someone or something
-PERSEVERANCE– To keep at it
-PRIDE– Satisfaction from doing one’s personal best
-PROBLEM SOLVING– To create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems
-RESOURCEFULNESS– To respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways
-RESPONSIBILITY– To respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one’s actions
-SENSE OF HUMOR– To laugh and be playful without harming others