Morrison Elementary School

Welcome Morrison Students

Remote Learning Plan (RLP)

Grade K

  • In Kindergarten, we'll be spending the last two weeks creating a special Kindergarten memory book to hopefully be enjoyed for years to come. Mrs. McGovern has put the instructions on the classroom Bloomz page.

Grade 1

  • The First Grade Poetry Tea gives each student the opportunity to choose a poem, memorize it, and practice reciting it with their families at home. During the last week of school, students will share their poems with their classmates via Google Meets. For more details regarding “The Poetry Tea,” please see your Google Classroom Homepage.

Grade 2

  • The second graders will continue their journey around the world by completing a country project to share with their classmates. Each student will pick a country they would like to learn more about and research this country. It can be a country we have visited during our trip around the world with Wee Bee Tunes, or it can be one that we didn't get a chance to visit. Finally, they will share about the country they researched with their classmates. Greater detail regarding the “Country Project” can be found on your Google Classroom homepage.

Grade 3

  • Third Grade's remote learning, year-ending project is our Career Project. Students will create a slideshow highlighting a specific career they chose as well as spotlighting their strengths and skills. This slideshow correlates to our year long, in-depth look at various careers. Students have been exposed to various professions all year long through guest speakers, articles, and their own research. For more details, see your Google Classroom page.

Grade 4

  • It’s time for Genius Hour! Students will select a topic to research, develop a question, and create a project. Completing this project is the only required work students will have from 6/2- 6/13. Students will be held accountable for making sure that they have met the requirements for the Genius Hour project. Students are encouraged to complete the project as independently as possible. For greater detail, please see your Google Classroom page.

Grade 5

  • Starting the first week of June, students will have a research project to work on. It is a science-based research project. They will conduct online research on a topic that is approved by their homeroom teacher. Students will be responsible for creating a Google Slides presentation and an oral presentation. There will still be book club chapters for Week 8 to listen to in order to finish their books, with a quick Accelerated Reading quiz. For more detail, please see your Google Classroom homepage.

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RLP Core Features

  • The RLP goes beyond the enrichment activities we have been providing to a model that emphasizes academic assignments, student and teacher engagement, and deeper learning.

  • Each school will organize by grade-level teams to present activities that reinforce previously taught skills.

  • Staff will communicate with students/families at least once a week to support learning and ensure engagement.

  • The RLP utilizes asynchronous learning, allowing for work to be completed on a flexible schedule that respects the time constraints and challenges many of our families are facing.

  • Lessons will focus on those Massachusetts Curriculum Framework Standards that we have identified as most important for students to cover during the school closure.

  • Our educational resources page will continue to be available for student use and will be updated regularly: https://braintreeschools.org/dailylearning.

Structure:

  • Assignments will be issued each Wednesday and will include five days’ worth of activities for each grade level that can be completed over a 7 day period.

  • Among the 5 weekly assignments, certain ones will be designated as “targeted” and will be submitted weekly by students for teacher feedback.

  • Activities will allow students to work at their ability level, and may also include certain advanced options for those students who are academically motivated.

  • No lessons will be conducted via interactive video conferencing. Platforms including Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet, and others have security and safety issues that create unacceptable risk, especially for our youngest learners. Some of our teachers (and principals!) will be providing videos to help keep our school-community connected.

  • Teachers at each school will utilize one of three technology learning platforms based on prior use with students and/or their developmental complexity: 1. Class Dojo, 2. Bloomz, and 3. Google Classroom.

Support Services

  • Special education case managers and related service providers will make contact with parents weekly by emailing a service delivery template with a weekly plan for how students will access and receive their services.

  • English Language Learners (ELL) will complete lessons from classroom teachers, supplemented by work provided by ELL teachers based on students’ proficiency levels.

  • ELL staff will communicate with families to support learning and ensure engagement, including the utilization of our phone translation services.

  • Support Services Staff will be in online collaborative sessions with general education teachers to modify work, supplement lessons, and support their students during this unique learning experience.

Technology

  • If your student needs help with a username or password for Google Classroom, or assistance using a BPS Chromebook, please contact your child’s teacher.