Remote Learning Resources for Families

The Barkhamsted School believes in our students and their capacity to learn and grow at exceptional levels.  Learning never stops, and to promote our students' continuous learning, we have launched Phase Two of our Remote Learning Plan.  Each student is responsible for attending the Live Class Meeting as well as completing one special area and two content assignments posted on SeeSaw (K-1) or Google Classroom (2-6) each day.  We have also included many links to a variety of quality online resources for you to explore.

*For technical assistance email remotelearninghelpdesk@barkhamstedschool.org


 

 

 

 

Morning Announcements with Mrs. Plocki

 

*scroll down on Flipgrid to see video announcements

 


 

LIVE CLASS MEETING SCHEDULE
 
TIMEGRADE
9:00 a.m.Kindergarten, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
10:00 a.m.AM Preschool, 1st Grade, 6th Grade
12:30 p.m.3rd Grade
1:00 p.m.PM Preschool, 2nd Grade

11:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

Read Aloud with Mrs. Hedenberg

 

SPECIAL AREA SCHEDULE
 
TIMEGRADE
MondayLibrary
TuesdayArt
WednesdayPhysical Education/Health
ThursdaySpanish
FridayMusic

 


More Activities & Links

READING


Independent Reading:  Children should read independently for at least 20-30 minutes every day.

Audio Books:  Select books to listen to aloud at Just Books or Story Line

MATHEMATICS


Take time to play together as a family each day!  Playing board games, cards, dominoes, or dice games supports math learning and is fun for the the whole family.

Online Math Sites:  Khan Academy,  Greg Tang Math,  ABCYa!

PHONEMIC AWARENESS & PHONICS


Children in Preschool through Grade Two can play phonics and phonemic awareness games on these sites.   Both require parents to set-up a free account.

WRITING


Writing Journal:  Use a notebook to write about opinions, thoughts and ideas every day. 

Gratitude Journal:  Use this list and record 30 days worth of gratitudes.

Cards or Letters:  Write to a family member or friend and mail your message.

SOCIAL STUDIES


Social Studies concepts are often learned through asking (and answering questions).   Use the following links to develop inquiries as you explore history, geography, civics, and economics.

SCIENCE


Inquiry and the observation of phenomena provide us with insights into our world.  Children can continue to explore science concepts with these web sites. 


LIBRARY & COMPUTER

Please visit the Library Media Links Page to find resources for library and computer.

LIBRARY


Read books for pleasure every day.  Use the resources in the Reading section above or those below to discover new books.  

Try the activities below to engage in reading each day.

  • Visit this link to listen to Matt de la Peña read his book Love Draw a heart and fill it with the names of people, places, and things you love.
  • Read to a pet. Try to pick a book your pet will enjoy.
  • Browse a cookbook, choose a recipe and cook something with a family member.

COMPUTER


Keep up on your computer skills by practicing your keyboarding skills 10-15 minutes a day. Engage in computer science activities like coding and drawing in a computer aided design program.

  • ABCya offers keyboarding, writing and computer skills
  • Typing Club is for grades 2-6 (student log on required)
  • Scratch is coding for grades 2-6 (student log on required)
  • Tinkercad is for grades 4-6 (student log on required)

         Jarrett J. Krosoczka 

 

SPECIAL ONLINE EVENTS with AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS


 

Lauren Tarshis YouTube Channel

Author of I Survived is reading her new Graphic Novel, 

I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic 

Chapters 1 and 2

Chapters 3 and 4

 

 


SPECIAL AREAS

 

ART


Continue to engage in visual arts learning as you visit these museum web sites to view art and create art inspired by the works you see. 

Mrs. Dubecky recommends the following creative projects.  Share your child’s artwork by emailing a photograph of it to adubecky@barkhamstedschool.org.

  • Sketch, draw and doodle.
  • Go outside and collect materials from nature.  Create a structure or design with them.
  • Use materials from your house and make artwork with them. (yarn, wire, gift wrap, scrap fabric, paper towel tubes)

MUSIC


Listen to music and write about what you feel and think. Create music too - compose a tune, sing songs, or select an activity from the list below. Don't forget to practice your instrument! If you need inspiration, try watching a video of someone playing your instrument online. Be sure to visit Miss Petersen's website for more resources and follow her on Instagram and Twitter (@MissPsMusicRoom) for music content every day!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH


Play games and get exercise every day to maintain healthy habits and follow Mrs. Kaeser on Instagram @mrskaeserpehealth for daily posts.  Here are a few other resources for you to use.

SPANISH


Please use the following resources to continue practicing Spanish while you are learning from home.