• Tips For Learning From Home
• Talking With Your Child About COVID - 19
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Additional Resource –
• No Technology? Things To Do If You Don't Have A Computer - Resources and Suggestions
Please keep a log/journal of all the things you are doing so you can share your learnings with your teacher e.g. date / what I did today...
Lower grades –
- Practice counting on, counting back given a random number – 54, 55, 56 or 25,24,23
- Skip count by 2's, 5's, 3's
- Memorize the answer to addition doubles e.g. 1+1, 2+2, 3+3 etc
- Memorize the answer to doubles + 1 e.g. 1+2, 2+3, 3+4
- Memorize the answers to the fact families e.g. 9+8=17, 8+9= 17, 17-9=8, 17-8=9
- Play with puzzles
- Create word problems and have someone try to figure it out
- Hopscotch Math
- Play addition war (Just like the card game but each pack is won by whom ever can get the sum of the cards first. Note - picture cards are worth 10, ace is worth 1
- Memorize the times table
- Memorize the division facts
- Show your child how to balance a check book
- Practice making change eg if something costs $.55 and you pay with a dollar how much change do you get? Can you give the change using the least amount of coins?
- Create word problems and have someone try to figure it out
- Practice measurement using your body parts. Ask - which is greater- arm span or height, etc.?? Make predictions then use a string to measure or guess what the measurement is and use a tape measure to check
- Read aloud to your child
- Have your child read to you
- Tell stories orally – share what it was like growing up, talk about your favorite memories etc
- Review spelling words
- Review sight words
- Have your child keep a diary of what life is like during this historic time
- Play word games likes scrabble, mad libs, etc
- Have your child write a summary of a TV show that they watched
- Identify what is the main idea of a TV show
- Have your child keep a TV log and record unfamiliar words heard or seen each week. Help your child figure out the meaning of the words or look them up in a dictionary when you can.
- Label items and parts of your home, ie.- table, window, chair, bed
- Create a vocabulary list of all the things you can find in your home that begin with the letter, T","B", etc.
- Write a poem, add lyrics and melody~you now have a song!
- Teach your child how to cook, look at the measurements and adjust them for ½ the recipe, double the recipe etc.
- Play strategy games like chess, connect 4, battleship, tic tac toe, cards games, etc.
- Twenty Questions
- Use your body to create letters that make up a word. Have someone figure out what the word is.
- Create a weather chart(graph) by checking on the weather each day at around the same time, then write a summary statement from your findings.
- Compare and contrast cereal labels on cereal boxes. Which is healthier and why?
- Hand-washing dance choreography- choreograph a short dance routine incorporating the different ways we're recommended to wash our hands (scrubbing nails, between fingers, etc). Write out the hand washing steps as a “How to Paper.” Use transitions like first, next, etc.
- Soundtrack of my life - create an imaginary album that shows who you are. Make a list of song titles, and for each song describe the music- come up with your own imaginary songs or find existing songs that would describe your personality/ life. Design an album cover to go with it.
- Conduct interviews – What is your favorite child hood memory? What was hard for you, how did you get past it? etc. Use the information to write an informational essay and look for photographs or draw pictures to go with your essay.
- Make a hop scotch and number each block with math facts eg count by 5’s (5, 10, 15, 20 etc)
- Jump rope as a family. Keep track of how much each person can jump. Add it up, find the mean, median, mode
- Do letter art – on a blank piece of paper write each letter of the alphabet in capital letters. Rotate and spin the letters to add interest. Color in the spaces when you are done.
- Do gardening, yardwork, or chores – children benefit by learning patience, perseverance, and simply contributing to the family.
• Online Resources for Enrichment
We are grateful to the many vendors who opened their resources to the schools during this time. Please keep in mind your child’s abilities/needs and use the resources that are a good fit for your child. This resource is provided to support students and families. Linked materials have not been vetted through an OCID state-level curriculum review committee process. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Once you click on any one of the following links, you will leave this website. Please note that we are not responsible for any content posted on these websites or the design of these websites.
NEW! Over 30 Virtual Fieldtrips with links - https://bit.ly/2VTncEr
NEW! Honolulu Theater For Youth - http://www.htyweb.org/
i-Ready Quick Family Guide - https://www.pearlcity-es.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=200696&type=d&pREC_ID=466614
Read, Write, Think! Lesson plans that promote reading, writing, and thinking. http://readwritethink.org
Learnzillion! Brief 2-5 minute video lessons provide tricky concepts step-by-step. https://learnzillion.com/resources/75116-ela-resources
• Download and install the SORA app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to get access to Pearl City Elementary's Ebook Collection. In SORA enter Hawaii Department of Education. Your child's 10 digit id (iReady id) is the sign-in.
• Smarter Balanced Test Practice (Grades 3-6) https://smarterbalanced.alohahsap.org/users/students.stml
• Follett Light box – online books with curriculum ties, quizzes, activities and video https://cloud.k12edu.follett.com/lightbox-av2-offer-thank-you
• Capstone Interactive eBooks - online books with curricular ties, interactive fun http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com username: stand / password: together
•Audible – world’s largest collection of audio books – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
• Story Pirates University - Standards aligned writing curriculum from the Story Pirates writing team (youtube) https://www.storypirates.com/storypiratesuniversity
Flipsnack - by Origo (PCES Math curriculum for Grades K-5) lessons on supporting mathematical thinking at home https://www.flipsnack.com/ORIGOEducation/origo-education-family-resources-for-home/full-view.html
preK-5 A week’s worth of learning materials across all subjects in one easy download.
• TUMBLE MATH –K-6 math ebook database, books can be read or read aloud to you, sorted by skill and includes quizzes and lesson plans https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6 Username: tumble2020 / Password: A3b5c6
•Math Playground – free online math activities by grade level https://www.mathplayground.com/
SCIENCE / ENGINEERING
• Exploratorium Science Snacks - science experiments / activities that can be done with things found at home - https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/collection/family
• Maker Maven Free Stem Challenges – stem challenges with items found at home - https://www.makermaven.net/search-results-page/stem%2520challenge
• Nasa Kid’s Club - space focused games, videos, images and activities to introduce and help kids learn about the world of space
• Two What's and a Wow - interactive science based game show includes activity challenges https://tinkercast.com/shows/twowhatsandawow/?m_page=1&m_search=
• CODE.ORG – practice coding - https://code.org/athome
ART / MUSIC / PE
• Lunchtime Doodles - a 30 minute art lesson with Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus) https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/ (YouTube @The Kennedy Center)
• Art lessons from DC Comics middle grade artists and authors like Shannon Hale, Meg Gabot, and Gene Luen Yang (Twitter @dccomicskids, Instagram @dckids) https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2020/03/25/staying-in-families-can-have-super-powered-fun-at-dc-kids-camp
• Music Classes From Jam With Jamie https://jamwithjamie.com/virtual-jam-sessions/
• GoNoodle - entertaining videos that encourage movement https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/
• Crayola - Art infused standards based lessons from Crayola https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/
• Scholastic Extra Credit - virtual learning resources for cross curricular learning, creative writing, SEL, and more http://www.scholastic.com/extracredit/remote-learning/gradesk-5/?ET_CID=20200322_SNP_ExtraCredit_RemoteLearning_K5_ACQ_28159&ET_RID=1144156475
• Khan Academy Kids – PreK – 1 (APP) – activities in ELA, Math, Logic, Socio Emotional Learning and much more
• Daily Wellness Check -
• Returning To School After An Illness -
• Free Health Care Services For Your Child