Distance Learning Resources
Hello Sequoia Eagle families:
This page will provide you with resources your child can use for Distance Learning. Students can access all the district's apps through Class Link. This is a single sign-on and students shouldn't have to sign on to each individual app once in classlink.
Classlink - https://launchpad.classlink.com/westminster
Login – lunch#
Password – wsdlunch#
- K-5th will have access to their Wonders and My Math Materials
- 6th will have access to their Big Ideas Math and Study Sync
Login - firstname.lastname@example.org
Password – wsdlunch# or lunch#wsd (unless student has changed it)
Google Classroom Tutorial (watch this to learn more about accessing and Google Classroom)
AR (Accelerated Reader) - Students can take tests at home. After students sign-in to classlink have them choose the Renaissance Learning App. Students can also go to this link: https://hosted101.renlearn.com/273741/
Username: Lunch #
Password: student initials
ABC Mouse: www.abcmouse.com/redeem ( Preschool-2nd grades)
- school code is school1446
Adventure Academy: www.adventureacademy.com/redeem (3rd-8th grade)
- school code is school1446
Reading IQ: www.readingIQ.com/redeem (preschool-6th grades)
- school code is school 1446
Download /check-out books from soraapp.com (download the app at the app store or google play)
Set-up code: westminstersdca
password: last name
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Newsela - Apply the strategy of “Think Like a Disciplinarian” and read the expository texts through different lenses...political scientist, biologist, historian, economist, mathematician, humanitarian, etc.
- Scholastic Homebase-
- Reading comprehension questions beyond the basic who, what, where, when, why, and how.
- Apply Depth & Complexity icons while reading, looking for the big idea, details, author’s viewpoint, trends, patterns, change over time, etc.Use Thinking Maps to organize students thinking: Brainstorming, Classifying/Categorizing, Describing, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Seeing Analogies, Part to Whole Relationships
- Write a short story and illustrate it. Then write another story using the same characters, but from a different perspective.
- Write a story cooperatively. One person picks a character and the other picks a setting and then go gangbusters together.
- Write letters/postcards to senior citizens at care facilities who cannot have any visitors right now.
- Write letters/postcards to friends and families.
- Write letters/postcards to your Sequoia teachers, staff, and principal.
- Keep a daily journal.
ST Math: https://web.stmath.com/entrance/
(email your child’s teacher if they do not remember their password)
ALEKS - (3rd-6th grades): Access through classlink.
Other math activities/resources:
- Bake - focus on measurement.
- Practice those math facts.
- Practice counting. Dump out a large number of items...LEGOS, pasta, beans, blocks and have students count them and record their strategies. They can count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s...Ask them to explain their thinking.
Science, Engineering, and Art Resources
- Passion Projects: Give your child the choice to select a topic they’d like to learn about and spend 30 minutes each day researching that topic. Let them choose a way to showcase what they have learned (Powerpoint, Google Slides, Make Something, Write a song / poem; tri-fold brochure, etc.)
- Virtual Tours of 12 Different Art Museums Around the World
- Try stop motion animation with playdough
- Inventory the plants & wildlife (from bugs on up) in your yard.
- Learn the parts of plants/flowers & how they function (bonus if they learn the Latin names).
- Mystery Science
- Play board games, card games, and puzzles.
- Build with blocks and LEGOS.
- Free Science Experiments and videos
- Have your children design their own board games, card games, arcade games, etc.
- Check out the Rube Goldberg challenge.
- Art - beading, painting, drawing, play dough or kinetic sand, sewing, etc.
- Coding with Scratch Jr.
- GoNoodle for fun movement breaks.
- Races of various kinds in the backyard (hopping on one foot, crabwalk, walking backwards, etc.)
- Class Fit Workout Videos
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Our children are watching us and paying attention to how we handle stressful situations.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Spend time outside and get fresh air.
- Practice proper hygiene. Wash those hands!!!
- Limit time on social media.
- Practice mindfulness and deep breathing to stay calm when stressed. Use the 3x3x3 strategy: Take a deep breath in for 3 seconds. Let it out for 3 seconds. Do it 3 times.
- Find the positives and focus on them.
- Facetime with grandparents
- Watch all the hand washing videos & vote on your favorite. Discuss why each is good, helpful, funny.
- Put everyone to work and do a deep cleaning of your house.
Here are some apps to help both adults and kids to stay calm.
MORE EDUCATIONAL LINKS
- There are many educational websites that are waving fees. Here is a long list of them with a short summary of what you can find at each site.
- TED-Ed Video Playlist
- 150+ Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely
- Commonsensemedia.org’s recommendations for Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites
- Commonsensemedia.org’s recommendations for Top Time Management Apps
- Commonsensemedia.org’s recommendations for 17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused
- Commonsensemedia.org’s recommendations for Best Music Apps for Kids