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Elementary School Expectations and Resources for Continued Learning

Learning Focus Packets

Please click the grade level below for a list of weekly expected lessons, activities, and assignments. These are updated every Monday by 9 a.m.

Columbia Elementary North Fork Elementary Yale Elementary
April 13th-24th
April 27-May 11
May 11-May 26
May 25-June 12th


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i-Ready

i-Ready-At-Home

While at home, your child has online access to the iReady curriculum in both reading and mathematics. This instruction is at your child’s instructional level based on their last iReady scores. iReady-At-Home is another resource that provides parents with guidance for learning at home, including printable activity packs.

Academic Plan Overview

Teachers worked together to identify the remaining grade level content in math, reading, and writing, and developed focused learning goals for each area. With these goals in mind, they are organizing learning opportunities, activities, and resources that will help students achieve these goals. We recognize this is not the same as being at school, but we believe focusing on these specific goals together, and providing you with support and resources, we can ensure priority grade level content is covered and we can begin next year without significant learning loss.

We are so thankful for your continued partnership as we seek to support your child's learning throughout the remainder of the school year.

What can I expect in the next 10 weeks?

  • Teachers will continue to reach out to you and your student on a weekly basis.
  • Teachers are holding regular work hours to support you and your students. throughout the week should a question or need arise.
  • Your school will communicate a weekly update that includes activities, online resources, learning packets, and other supports.
  • Each week there will be a learning focus in math, reading, and writing, and all materials will support the learning goal.
  • Teachers will continue to provide additional specific support for each student as able under the stay home order issued by the Governor.
  • Students on IEP’s or served in our ELL program will be contacted by their case managers to work with the family and provide support/accommodations.
  • Please remember that the safety and well-being of your family comes first over academics, but hopefully we can create a great learning environment together.

How much time should we spend on learning activities?

There is no expectation you try to replicate a normal school day schedule at home.

  • The following times are recommended by the state superintendent of public instruction.
    • Kindergarten and First Grade: 45 minutes
    • Second and Third Grade: 60 minutes
    • Fourth Grade: 90 minutes
    • No more than 3 hours per day

What if my family does not have technology?

Please contact one of the secretaries listed below and we will work to accomodate your needs by putting in a help desk ticket with our technology office. Unfortunately, due to the seriousness of this pandemic, this may take some time to facilitate and supplies are limited. Please note that if another child in your home has a Chromebook, we may not be able to accommodate additional Chromebooks over a 2-1 ratio. However, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Please note - While Woodland Public Schools does not have the resources to provide internet access to all families who do not have it at home, we are working to provide WiFi access in many of our school parking lots where families could utilize it from inside their cars. Please note these wifi locations and remember that they will only work on district sponsored chromebooks/devices:

  • High School: Exterior access point at the side entrance in the south wing facing the car park
  • Middle School: Exterior AP at the District Office entrance pointing towards the cafeteria car park (where the buses line up)
  • TEAM: Outside the portable.
  • CES: Outside the portables.
  • Yale: Outside the front of the building

If you do not have internet access at home or the capacity to print items on the expected learning list, please reach out to your homeroom teacher so they can make other arrangements for materials.

Communication

  • Our communication tools include phone calls, emails, Google Classroom, and ClassDojo.
  • Teachers will have weekly conversations with each student. Feel free to ask for help and reach out to any of our staff if you need support or have a question about an assignment.
  • We will post weekly materials/lessons right here on the website.
  • Some teachers will use Google Classroom, Google Meet, ClassDojo or Skyward to communicate directly with families.

Grading and Assignments

  • Elementary student work is purely for the purpose of helping ensure they are ready for next fall therefore we will not be grading these assignments.
  • If you would like feedback on your child’s work, you will have the opportunity weekly to discuss their progress with their teacher.

Tips for remote learning

  • Create a dedicated workspace.
  • Focus on one subject at a time.
  • Establish a Daily/Weekly schedule.
  • Do some “fun” activities and take some stretch breaks.
  • This upheaval is tough on students so make sure to celebrate progress. Feed the positive.
  • Reach out with questions but remember that perfection is not necessary.

Next school year

  • We recognize this remote learning structure is not the same as being at school, but we believe focusing on these specific goals together, and providing you with support and resources, we can ensure priority grade level content is covered and we can begin next year without significant learning loss.
  • Students can plan to move to the next grade level at the beginning of school next year. 

Who can I contact for help?

Columbia Elementary North Fork Elementary Yale Elementary
Academic Concerns Classroom Teacher - Email is best
Hardships (food or housing)
Gabby Maedor - 360-841-2718 - maedorg@woodlandschools.org
Social Emotional Concerns
Spring Dowse
360-841-2906
dowses@woodlandschools.org
Carly Hensley
360-841-2987
hensleyc@woodlandschools.org
Technology Support Lori Cline
360-841-2902
clinel@woodlandschools.org
Lucy Russell
360-841-2753
russelll@woodlandschools.org
Principal Ingrid Colvard
360-841-2905
colvardi@woodlandschools.org 
Denise Pearl
360-841-2705
pearld@woodlandschools.org 
Malinda Huddleston
360-841-2756
huddlesm@woodlandschools.org 

Supplemental Resources

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Mathematics

The Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center has developed free and open Math at Home resources for each grade K–5. These collections will be updated daily with new content. Each page contains: printable practice pages in both English and Spanish with answer key, a curated list of math games and Math Activities of the Day including answers, and sample responses.

English Language Arts

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Scholastic Learning Hub

The Scholastic Learning hub offers a cross-curricular lesson each day based on a meaningful story or video. The daily lesson contains four separate activities. Activities are available for Pre-K and K, Grades 1-2, Grade 3-5, and Grades 6+.

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Epic

EPIC is a digital library containing more than 35,000 electronic books and learning resources. You can sign up for a free 30 day trial (Students may have unlimited access through their classroom teacher)

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Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

Click on ‘kids, teens, and more’ and select a reading platform (like OverDrive).

Science

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TED Ed Science

Engaging videos and Ted talks that uncover science phenomenon and explore scientific questions. Questions and ideas to dig deeper are linked within the resource that is explored by interest. Parents, as with any education resource, you will want to preview selections for grade-level content.

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Mystery Science

Mystery Science offers a daily science video designed to build on students' natural curiosity and help them to ask questions about science topics.

Social Emotional Learning

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Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation is a behavior system that teaches students self-regulation by helping them identify their feelings and determine steps they can take to keep themselves ready to learn.

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Talking to Students About Coronavirus

This comic was developed by NPR in response to children's questions about the Coronavirus.

We know that this is a confusing time and appreciate your support as we do all we can to keep children and families safe. Should you have any questions, please contact me pearld@woodlandschools.org