Hercules Middle/High School Medically Fragile Class


A class for students with very specialized needs.....

ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPDATES

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IEP UPDATES!! Per CDE, all timelines are suspended; there will be NO IEPs held during school closures, unless ALL team members can join via Zoom or Google Hangouts, and parents agree to meet in this way. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO SERVICES.

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Daily assignment for Wednesday, 4/1/2020

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives, discuss the videos. Continue to check in our Resources page (drop-down menu, above), for new distance learning links as I find them. Be safe, stay home, stay sanitized! Please let me know through Remind of things that are working for you, and things with which you need support. ~Patricia

Greeting

Let's get started with our usual Greg & Steve - Good Morning Song! Follow with Check out the Weather!

Social Studies

Today in History April 1. Pause and discuss individual events with your student. Short video on April Fool's Day | PBS KIDS. Tell your kids a joke!

Movement

Gross Motor - Let's dance today with Kidz Bop! KIDZ BOP Daily Dance Break [Wednesday, April 1st] starts at NOON. Follow with Wheelchair zumba: Grillo Aranguiz feat zumba Puerto Varas, Chino y Nacho me quemas. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education! Name body parts as you help them move.

Fine Motor - Have your student reach, touch, get wet, slimy, cold, warm, and narrate, narrate, narrate! Today, fill a bowl with warm water and insert hands or feet! Narrate, narrate, narrate! Everything we say to our students enhances their receptive language vocabulary.

Science

Today we are starting a new unit: From Farm to Fork. In this unit we will study how our food is grown, harvested, packaged and shipped. As an introduction, please watch Farm to Fork - Ranui Garden - America's Heartland. Each day we will see how a variety of produce is grown and harvested.

Math

Counting along with your student. Today we will follow along with Count by 10's Forward and Back by Jack Hartmann.

Language Arts

*We will start reviewing the letter B sound. Follow with Flocabulary - Parts of Speech.

Read one of the books in the Farm to Table folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Farm to Table' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

Recreation & Leisure

Go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Today we will go to a Farmer's Market.

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for Tuesday, 3/31/2020

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives, discuss the videos. Continue to check in our Resources page (drop-down menu, above), for new distance learning links as I find them. Be safe, stay home, stay sanitized! Please let me know through Remind of things that are working for you, and things with which you need support. ~Patricia

Movement

Gross Motor - Let's dance today with Kidz Bop! KIDZ BOP Kids - Fight Song (Dance Along). Follow with Wheelchair dance - Feel it still. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education! Name body parts as you help them move.

Fine Motor - Have your student reach, touch, get wet, slimy, cold, warm, and narrate, narrate, narrate! Just for fun, get a bowl of ice and insert hands or feet! Narrate, narrate, narrate!

Social Studies

Today in History March 31. Pause and discuss individual events with your student.

Science

We are concluding our study of rainforest animals: Hiding in the Shadows | The Real Black Panther | National Geographic. Also watch Jungle dangers: insects.

Math

Counting along with your student. Today we will follow along with Count by 5's | Grandma and Grandpa at the Beach | Jack Hartmann.

Language Arts

*We will start reviewing the letter sounds with A.

Read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Today we will close our eyes and listen to the sounds of a Tropical Night - Nature Sounds for Sleeping - Frogs & Crickets

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for 3/30/2020

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives, discuss the videos. Continue to check in our Resources page (drop-down menu, above), for new distance learning links as I find them. Be safe, stay home, stay sanitized! Please let me know through Remind of things that are working for you, and things with which you need support. ~Patricia

Movement

Gross Motor - Let's dance today with Kidz Bop! KIDZ BOP Daily Dance Break [Monday, March 30th], starts at NOON PST! Follow with Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake - Wheelchair Dance Fitness. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education! Name body parts as you help them move.

Fine Motor - Have your student reach, touch, get wet, slimy, cold, warm, and narrate, narrate, narrate!

Social Studies

Today in History March 30. Pause and discuss individual events with your student.

Science

We are continuing our study of rainforest animals: Howler Monkeys | National Geographic. Also watch Baby Orangutan and Howler Monkey Play At San Diego Zoo.

Math

Counting along with your student. Today we will follow along with Number Rock, emphasis on turn-taking.

Language Arts

Read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Go to a museum! How about the Louvre?

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for 3/27/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives, discuss the videos. Continue to check in our Resources page (drop-down menu, above), for new distance learning links as I find them. Be safe, stay home, stay sanitized! ~Patricia

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Let's get up and dance today! Beetlejuice - Jump In The Line (Shake Senora).

Science Video for today, continuing our study of rainforest animals: What in the World is a Tapir? | National Geographic

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, counting along with your student. Today we will do Move and Freeze - Kids Songs by The Learning Station. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education!

For social studies, watch Today in History March 27.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Check out Discovery Education's page, it's amazing!

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for 3/26/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives, discuss the videos. Continue to check in our Resources page (drop-down menu, above), for new distance learning links as I find them. Be safe, stay home, stay sanitized! ~Patricia

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Always start the session with a greeting song, such as Kid vs. Teen Morning Routine for School! and Four Seasons Song by Jack Hartmann.

Science Video for today, continuing our study of rainforest animals: All About Giant Anteaters!

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, naming body parts with your student. Today we will do exercises From Your Seat by The Learning Station. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education!

For social studies, watch Today in History March 26.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Let's go to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden - Virtual Tour!

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for 3/25/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives. Continue to check in our Resources page (drop-down menu, above), for new distance learning links as I find them. Be safe, stay home, stay sanitized! ~Patricia

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Always start the session with a greeting song, such as Hello in 46 Languages and Check Out the Weather.

Science Video for today, continuing the animals of the rainforest. Today we will Learn About the Jaguar.

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, counting along with your student. Today we will do a leg/foot movement song, Listen and Move. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education!

For social studies, watch Today in History March 25.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Let's go to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden!

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for 3/24/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives. Continue to check in our Resources page (drop-down menu, above), for new distance learning links as I find them. Be safe, stay home, stay sanitized! ~Patricia

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Always start the session with a greeting song, such as Fugees Happy to be Me, and Jack Hartmann's Four Seasons Song.

Science Video for today, continuing the animals of the rainforest. Today's animal is the Three-toed Sloth: The Slowest Mammal On Earth.

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, counting along with your student. (Jack Hartmann has a lot of number songs with movement). Today we will count to 100 with Let's Get Fit. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education!

For social studies, watch Today in History for March 24.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Let's go to the San Diego Zoo today! Here is a link to view the largest variety of toucans (click here). Be sure to explore while you are on the SD Zoo website!

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for 3/23/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives.

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Always start the session with a greeting song, such as Kidz Bop Uptown Funk and Jack Hartmann's Months of the Year.

Science Video for today, continuing the animals of the rainforest. Today's animal is the harpy eagle: Beware The Harpy! | Peru's Wild Kingdom

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, counting along with your student. (Jack Hartmann has a lot of number songs with movement). Today we will count to 100 with Zero the Hero. Please try to have your student move along as much as possible for our daily adapted physical education!

For social studies, watch Today in History for March 23.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore! Many new free resources have been added to the various tabs especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Take a virtual field trip! Let's go to the Houston Zoo today!

Please let me know through Remind if you have difficulty logging in to any of these activities. Thank you, and please stay safe!

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Daily assignment for 3/20/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives.

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Always start the session with a greeting song, such as Dream English's Wake Up! Daily Routines Song and talk about the days of the week.

Follow with a science: song about the water cycle; also watch Rainforests 101 (National Geographic video).

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, counting along with your student. Jack Hartmann has a lot of number songs with movement, for example, Counting by 10.

For social studies, watch Today in History for 3/20/2020.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore!

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Daily assignment for 3/19/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives.

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Always start the session with a greeting song, such as Good Morning Song, and talk about the seasons, since today is the first day of SPRING!!

Follow the seasons song with a weather song.

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, counting along with your student. Jack Hartmann has a lot of number songs with movement, for example, counting by 5.

For social studies, watch Today in History for March 19.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus.

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.

For Recreation & Leisure, go to Help Kidz Learn. This site is also accessible by iPad or phone.

1. Click on 'login', choose 'Games & Activities', then 'Play Games'.

2. Username is: wccusd7; password is: abc123

3. Explore!

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Daily assignment for 3/18/2020: spend time communicating with your student! Narrate EVERYTHING that is going on in their daily lives.

Keep things as routine as possible for our students! Always start the session with a greeting song, such as Happy by Pharrell Williams.

Do a movement song, moving body parts as possible, counting along with your student. Jack Hartmann has a lot of number songs with movement, for example Counting by 2.

For social studies, watch Today in History for 3/18/2020.

For language arts, read one of the books in the Rainforest Folder in Raz-Plus:

1. Click on the green Kids Login button

2. Teachername: herculeshigh

3. Student login: exactly what you see for ID (ex. FredJ's password is FredJ, case sensitive)

4. Click on "Reading", then "My Assignment"

5. Open 'Rainforest' folder. Choose a story. Clicking on the headphone icon reads the story aloud. The question mark indicates that selection has a built-in assessment. Please complete if possible.