Bellingham's Remote Learning Resource

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Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, in accordance with the guidance provided by the Commission of Education, all teachers will begin adding an instructional component to their Remote Learning Plans. Our goals during the closure are to:

  • Provide students with instruction on content that is aligned with grade-level standards

  • Ensure all students participate in learning that is made accessible to them

  • Provide virtual meetings and live chats to keep students connected to the content

  • Continue to maintain relationships and connections to students and families

  • Maximize the opportunities to work with all students on the most essential learning

  • Minimize skill and learning regression

Our teachers will be utilizing two different platforms, PreK-2 will use SeeSaw and grades 3-12 will use Google Classroom to post all assignments and resources needed to create a plan for students that combines both directed learning and student self-directed learning. This will vary depending on the age and grade level of our students.

The Commissioner of Education has provided the following guidance on the components of a Remote Learning Schedule:

  • Time on learning expectation for students to be equivalent to 1/2 the length of a normal school day

  • Time each day for physical activity

  • Additional time each day for enrichment activities such as the arts (dance, media arts, music, theater, etc.)

  • Opportunities to connect with one or more educators multiple times per week

It is our expectation that all students must participate in all opportunities provided by their teachers to further their learning. Teachers will also be providing feedback on work that is submitted, for students in the secondary level this will result in a credit/no credit opportunity.

Families can expect that our staff will build their Remote Learning Plans in accordance with this guidance. If you have any questions about your child's remote learning plan, please contact your child's teacher directly. Additional information will be provided by each building principal.

Updates from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE):

  • For COVID-19 Information and Resources from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - DESE- Click here

MCAS testing and competency determination:

Legislation HAS been filed that would allow flexibility around this year's testing requirements. To date, DESE have postponed both the Grade 10 ELA assessment scheduled for March 24-25 and the opening of the grades 3-8 ELA assessment window originally scheduled for March 30th.

NEW Covid - 19 Social Emotional Supports PaGE

Click on this link below to get to the page.

Looking for enrichment that doesn't rely on technology? Here are some fun activities and resources to try.

Websites for All Grades: These websites include games, activities, videos and more! Explore freely!

The Bellingham Public Library has access to ebooks, online language learning, online courses, streaming and downloadable music and other educational and recreational electronic resources that are available to all with a Bellingham Public Library card. If you do not have card, please email library@bellinghamlibrary.org and the library will issue you a temporary card that will give you access to their online collections. Click here to access the full site.

The Bellingham Public Library has access to ebooks, online language learning, online courses, streaming and downloadable music and other educational and recreational electronic resources that are available to all with a Bellingham Public Library card. If you do not have card, please email library@bellinghamlibrary.org and the library will issue you a temporary card that will give you access to their online collections. Click here to access the full site.

Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community.

This site was built in a matter of days on a shared vision. We plan to keep building until things get back to normal. A group of more than 25 organizations came together and raised their hands to help, and many more are joining on a daily basis. Watch for new features and content partners frequently.

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.

Click here to access these resources

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy. Click here to get started listening!

Fine Arts


World Language

Miscellaneous Fun

Resources Geared to Special Education Students and Families in the ABA Program

These resources and activities are intended to supplement the packets/materials provided by your child's teacher. If you have not received your child's packet, please email his/her teacher directly.

Free resource for our students w/ autism:







Resources from BPS OT's

  • Mrs. Antonellis has created a youtube channel with motor activity suggestions and regulation strategies. The activities could be enrichment for any of the preschool, elementary and younger BMS students.

  • Mrs. Ducharme's Blog that also includes OT iPad apps and posts from the physical therapist and the Adaptive phys Ed Teacher.



Parenting Your Challenging Child: Collaboration in Trying Times on Friday, March 27th from 12-1:30PM EST. Join in on this free podcast co-hosted by me, Kim Hopkins-Betts (our Director of Outreach), and B Team leaders Stella and Jennifer. Call in with your questions, comments, concerns, and successes, or email us ahead of time. And if you can't join us live, don't worry...it will be recorded.

To listen to the program while it's on the air live, click here. To ask questions or make comments during the live program, call 347-994-2981 (then press 1). If you'd prefer to submit questions or comments to be answered during the live broadcast, you can use the contact form on our website.

And if you have time on your hands, you can always listen to hundreds of free archived podcasts here.

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Camp Discovery for Autism: http://campdiscoveryforautism.com/

This is an app that can be downloaded for free from either the App Store or the Google Play Store for use on any Apple or Android device (phone, tablet, etc.) that contains educational games. Games target a variety of skills, including pre-academic skills (colors, shapes, letters, numbers, matching/sorting), early literacy, receptive language, math and money skills, and basic social-emotional concepts (such as identifying emotions based on pictures).

Kindergarten/First Grade

These resources and activities are intended to supplement the packets provided by your child's teacher. If you have not received your child's packet, please email his/her teacher directly.

Click here for Math at Home resources for each grade K–5. These collections will be updated daily with new content. Each page contains:

  • Printable practice pages in both English and Spanish with answer keys

  • A curated list of math games

  • Math Activities of the Day, including answers and sample responses

Reading/Writing

  • Write a letter and mail it to a friend or loved one.

  • Check out the town library website!

Mathematics

History/Social Sciences

Science/ Engineering/ Technology

Second/Third Grade:

These resources and activities are intended to supplement the packets provided by your child's teacher. If you have not received your child's packet, please email your child's teacher directly.

K-5 Math at Home resources for each grade. These collections will be updated daily with new content. Each page contains:

  • Printable practice pages in both English and Spanish with answer keys

  • A curated list of math games

  • Math Activities of the Day, including answers and sample responses

Reading/Writing

Mathematics


History/Social Sciences

Learn or review about Oceans of the World

  • How much of our world is ocean water?

  • How many oceans are there in the world? What are they called?

  • What is a trench?

  • Print this map and label the world’s oceans and continents!

Explore Massachusetts Kids’ Zone

Science/ Engineering/ Technology



Fourth/Fifth Grade:

These resources and activities are intended to supplement the packets provided by your child's teacher. If you have not received your child's packet, please email your child's teacher directly.

Click here for Math at Home resources for each grade K–5. These collections will be updated daily with new content. Each page contains:

  • Printable practice pages in both English and Spanish with answer keys

  • A curated list of math games

  • Math Activities of the Day, including answers and sample responses

Reading/Writing



Mathematics


History/Social Sciences

Interactive map quiz games! Can you identify and locate the state? Keep playing until you get 100 percent!

Science/ Engineering/ Technology

  • Use these fun activities to help your child learn about catapults and trajectory.

  • Create a free Tinkercad account! It's an easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding - used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!



Sixth/Seventh Grade:

These resources and activities are intended to supplement the packets provided by your child's teacher. If you have not received your child's packet, please email your child's teacher directly.

Reading/Writing

  • NewsforKids.net - Why It’s Important to Slow the Coronavirus After reading the article, write a reflection essay on your thoughts about what is happening and what lessons can be learned from it.

  • Write a letter and mail it to a friend or loved one.

  • Check out the town library website!

  • Books to Read After Watching a Movie: movie/book pairings.




Mathematics

  • Want to practice multiplying fraction by folding paper? Grab a piece of regular printer /copier paper and check out this video!

History/Social Sciences

  • Use this site to explore different aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization. Compare and contrast the lives of the Egyptians and the people of Mesopotamia.

  • Here is an interactive site about Ancient Egypt. Click through to learn about the pyramids, gods, mummies, hieroglyphics and more!

  • From Ducksters.com: there are some great geography games here. Review the regions you’ve learned so far!

Science/ Engineering/ Technology

  • Create a free Tinkercad account! It's an easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!


Eighth Grade/High School

Students should go to Google Classroom first and see review assignments provided by their teachers. These resources and activities are intended to supplement the assignments provided by your child's teacher(s).

Infobase Learning has made two of their database collections accessible without a subscription through the end of April.

Middle and High School Virtual Classroom with Video Service Package

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Reading/Writing



Mathematics





History/Social Sciences

  • Try out a TedTalk - 3300+ talks to stir your curiosity - Choose one that interests you, then print this page to go along with it.


Science/ Engineering/ Technology

  • Learn how to make a Marble Run in two minutes!

  • Labxchange.org is a free platform where students and teachers can discover, create, and remix content to build their own learning journey. The content library contains high-quality digital resources from universities and scientific organizations worldwide … including interactive lab simulations, videos, assessments, and more.


Fine Arts

  • Live - Weekly Doodling with Mo Willems-Mondays @1:00pm

  • For all you Disney Fans out there: Welcome to Imagineering in a Box!

    • Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.

Career and Technical Education, Employment

Take some time now to practice for a future job interview.

On-line Courses Available from the Town Library- sign up here and take an on-line course


Design Squad: Engineering at Home

Webinar for Parents and Educators | Wednesday, March 25 at 1PM ET

Join the team from Design Squad to learn about how to support engineering and invention activities at home. In this webinar you will learn about the design process, get tips for using Design Squad activities in the home, hear ideas for how to connect students virtually and get an overview of the Design Squad collection of resources. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A!

Register Now! Click here.

Preview the Design Squad collection on PBS LearningMedia. Feel free to share this invitation with your friends and colleagues. The on-demand recording link will be sent to all registrants.