End of Day 3 Message

Good afternoon Outstanding Orange Cluster families,
We hope you enjoyed the morning message we sent. Look for another one tomorrow!
As Day 3 comes to an end, we are thinking of you all!
We know that however you are supporting the academics of your child during this time, it is enough. The situation is not ideal, and the uncertainty of these days adds additional stress to all our lives making it hard to juggle everyone’s needs - emotionally, academically, and physically. Please take care of yourselves first (just like the flight attendants say, “Put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others.”) and the rest will fall into place. 
Also, in your daily schedule, please know that you may not need to spend 6 hours "doing school.” Since you are working one on one (or 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 depending on how many students you have), your time will be spent more efficiently - less transitions and behavior management. Your “school time” will be significantly shorter. 
Below are some additional resources you can use. Again, we are not trying to overwhelm you, but we know that all your children are diverse learners and have a wide variety of interests. What may make one student excited, may bore another. Use them as you best see fit. 
Kids Discover: http://online.kidsdiscover.com/student?cc=7A6FA2
This is a social studies and science based website. We haven’t assigned anything specifically for this website. We do have a class code: 7A6FA2, but for some reason cannot create a classroom to put different activities into, yet.
 Let your child explore the website, but try focusing on significant people, how America works, and the Civil Rights movement. 
Attached are some Critical Thinking workbooks. These are fun and challenging math focused activities. 




Finally, Kids’ author Mo Willems is here to make your weekdays a little better for a while. Starting today, he’ll release a new “Lunch Doodle” video each weekday at 1 PM.

Willems—he of the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, though you already knew that—is the current Education Artist in Residence at the Kennedy Center. He says his livestream will virtually invite “learners of all ages” into his studio and encourage them to draw and write with him. New videos will be posted to the Mo Willems page on the Kennedy Center’s website. 

Willems is encouraging students to send him questions at LUNCHDOODLESatkennedy-center.org, and he’ll try to answer some of the questions in his videos. “I know a lot of you guys are not in school. You’re at home right now, because of all the things that are going on. Well guess what? I’m at home, too,” he said in a video press release. “We’re gonna hang out together. Matter of fact, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Enjoy these resources! 
Sending love and healthy thoughts,
Anne & Tracey

Expiration Date: 
Jun 5