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Curriculum & Instruction for School Closure
Curriculum & Instruction for School Closure
Ashley Anderson Curriculum Director
Thursday, March 26, 2020

By now, you should have received communication from your child's teacher(s) outlining his/her plan for communicating with you this week and next.  If you have not heard from your child's teacher yet, we ask that you email the building administrator. Please note that communication from teachers could be in the form of a Canvas announcement or an email. Also, our K-5 Specials have been designated a day of the week to communicate with you starting next week. We are trying to keep your inbox from being flooded!  

We have asked the teachers to give our students UNIVERSAL learning activities- we want the students to be focusing on broad concepts and skills that will help in the real-world. All of the lesson ideas supplied by our teachers are simply suggested guidelines for students to follow.  

We would like to promote three programs that our district uses for our students.  (We have many more that our teachers will reference!) But these three are geared towards our state assessment students and can be utilized for specific skills practice. 

Login to these programs through Classlink (click HERE for instructions for Classlink)

A Few Reminders:

- ANYTHING academic you do with your students is better than NOTHING. 

- There are many ideas online to help keep students thinking and doing.

- Schedules are good for our students and they operate best with a routine- there needs to be a balance of focused minutes on academic learning and break-time to be a kid/ young adult! So, in addition to academic activities, we encourage activities such as: playing outside, cooking meals with your supervision, assisting with household chores, organizing junk drawers/closets, rearranging furniture, playing board games, etc.

One last item to mention: 

Although the state assessments have been canceled for this spring, you can still access Missouri State Assessment Practice Forms to help students prepare for end-of-the-year testing. Our teachers utilize these links throughout the year, but these would be great for parent reference!

Click on the link and scroll to the bottom of the page:
Students in grades 9-12- EOC Assessments

Students in grades 3-8- Grade Level Assessments

Thank you for your partnership and support. We are wishing you health and safety, (and sanity!) during the next few weeks. Remember: RECESS is great for students... and their teachers!