Grant Watts actively uses its Facebook page to communicate with families and to stay connected with kids. Please look for the page that is titled: Grant Watts Elementary School. I am afraid a duplicate page was created, so please monitor your child's access to ensure that they are interacting with the correct page. I have been updating the page daily with posts from students and a daily storytime activity. Beginning this week, I will be doing Tuesday and Thursday announcements using Facebook Live.
BINGO Learning Boards We have designed a grade-level BINGO board for you and your child to complete. Here are the instructions:
Counseling/Music/Mindfulness Counseling/Music/Mindfulness Choice Boards
Physical Education PE Choice Board
Super / Lego Readers
Calling all readers ready to practice foundational skills in the areas of reading and writing. Students that participate in Ms. Moga’s LEGO Reading Room at Grant Watts will especially benefit from practicing these activities 3-4 days per week or until mastery. Each week Mrs. Cameron and Ms. Moga will be providing new routines and activities to build upon.
If you have any further concerns or questions please contact our Reading Specialist Megan Moga at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Practice the Alphafriends Alphabet Cards until Mastery from last week.
- This week, add Nonsense Word Fluency to your routine.
Nonsense words are make-believe that don’t have meaning. For example, nas or vim, are nonsense words. They ensure that students are blending sounds authentically, rather than reading memorized words.
#3 is the desired fluent way to practice.
There are 3 ways to read nonsense words.
- Sound by Sound P-A-J
- Sound by Sound with blending R-E-L , REL (blended fluently)
- Whole Word Read REL (blended fluently)
You don't even need to print!
Time for 1 minute practice rounds.
Long and Short Vowels
Time for 1 minute practice rounds.
Grades 2 & 3
Skills and Activities
FLUENCY: Read a poem everyday
Pick a poem and practice it until you have mastered it. Then pick another one. How many can you read fluently when you get back to school? If you can send a video to your reading teacher! We’d love to hear your fluent reading.
Find your own poem … Dr. Suess is a great resource for rhyming
Below are optional websites you can access. Some of these sites are typically paid subscriptions, but have offered free access for families due to school closures.
We hope that our Scappoose students and their families are staying safe and are well at this time. As we approach a 🎶whole new world🎶 of virtual learning, we are sharing a list of some key aspects that can make a huge difference in this change in our daily lives. Being pulled from your usual routine, friends, family, and extracurriculars are incredibly confusing for children and adults alike. We hope to be a resource for all of you as we navigate these waters together.
Let’s start with:
Curiosity - Your child(ren) are likely curious about what’s going on and asking some tough questions regarding what COVID-19 is all about. Here is a great resource that explains it in kid terms as well as provides some ideas for managing worry; https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x3eApRJDPdVxpOlq1eEU124oIWpfQDK1/view?mc_cid=567c0051db&mc_eid=dcbf6c46d0. The news channel may also be on intermittently while you are hunkered down at home so here are some things to consider when ADULT information is going into YOUNG minds - find it here.
Anxiety/Worry - The confusion mentioned above can lead to some more difficult days ahead. In the face of anxious feelings and/or worry, please find a valuable 2-pager with conversation points and strategies here. Look for other Social/Emotional learning activities and supports on our “Choice Board.”
Time Management - It’s hard to not feel like you’re on vacation when school is out as a child. Time management and screen time limitations are even harder! Common Sense Media offers a list of resources to assist you in creating these boundaries with your student(s) here. While the upcoming opportunities for supplemental learning will be communicated online, some ideas are included here to help establish some routine around “school.”
I hope to be a resource for you and your family throughout this journey. I hope you will encourage your child to use our Choice Board combining some social emotional activities with our music teacher’s activities. This video reminded me of how resiliency will play an important role in the days ahead - elementary student appropriate - find it HERE. Please do not hesitate to reach out. Take care!
Tami McDonald email@example.com (Grant Watts
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One School, One Book
We have finished our book and the author of our text is visiting on Monday, March 2nd! Fiona the Skunk is visiting the same day. It is going to a pretty special day for our students! Our students are encouraged to wear BLACK and WHITE that day.
Please see the following website for different activites related to our story along with chapters read aloud by some of our teachers.