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    Welcome to Mrs. Delanty's classroom home page!  We appreciate your patience while we navigate the at home resource tools for our Lifeskills students. Here you will find helpful links, important dates, and other information for your convenience.  Please contact me with any questions you may have. 

    Dear Life Skills Families, 

    The Whittier Life Skills team members want you to know just how much we miss each and everyone of you, during this school closure period.

    As of now, all Everett Schools will continue to be closed through at least Friday, April 24, 2020. This may change, so please, continue to log in on the Everett School District Website (https://www.everettsd.org/) and listen to the news.

     I can be contacted through my email address vdelanty@everettsd.org. I will check it daily and you can expect I will get back to you within 24 hours, if not sooner.

    During this time away from school, the Life Skills team members have participated in online professional development courses, and teamed with other professionals, to increase our knowledge in the area of resources for remote learning.

    This webpage will be updated weekly with lessons and educational and fun activities for you to use at home with your child. Room 101 teachers are working hard to support you and your student with the resources available to us at this time. Please be patient as we are certainly in uncharted territory.

    Reviewing another district Life Skills teacher's website, I noticed the following information concerning Chromebooks. This feature might be useful for some of our Room 101 members.

    Text to Speech on Chromebooks

    This link, a YouTube video, must be watched on a phone or personal device or a middle/high schooler's school device because the elementary school students do not have access to YouTube videos on their school-provided chromebooks.

    This link shares with you how to turn on a feature on chromebooks that will allow you to highlight text to have it be read aloud. This is great for people with lower vision and for people who need help reading the words. It shows you how to turn that feature on as well as multiple ways to use it. 

    https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=_gz4lXWDzTQ&feature=youtu.be

    PLANNING YOUR WEEK

     Things to consider when scheduling your child’s day: 

    1. Do what you can. These guides are not meant to be stressful but rather to be a support for you.   
    2. Routines and structure are important. 
    3. Monitor screen time. The activities suggested are intended to be interactive when possible.   
    4. At-home learning can be more flexible than a traditional school day. Do what works best for your family’s schedule and situation. 
    5. Taking breaks throughout the day are also important and can take many forms: breaks might include outside play, board games, puzzles, crafts or physical activity, etc.  
    6. Depending upon the age of your child, the amount of time they can productively engage in one activity may vary and they may need more frequent breaks throughout the day.  

     Schedule for the Week: Theme - Spring is Here ! 

    Throughout the day, aim to engage in one activity per area of focus (reading, math, science, social-emotional).    

    Monday:   

    Math Activity: Counting Collections

    Have your child count a collection of items in your house such as buttons, silverware, toys, paperclips, etc. 

    Tuesday: 

    Reading Activity: Alphabet Hunt

    Write down the alphabet or specific letters your child is working on. Provide your child a crayon, marker or some small stickers, go on a hunt around your house to match the letters written on the paper on food boxes, magazines, street signs near your house, etc., once a letter has been found, have your child mark the letter off with a sticker or checkmark. 

    Wednesday: 

    Activity: Write a Story

    Encourage your child to tell a story about something that happened to them and then draw a picture to tell the story. They might also include scribbles, letters or writing. Write their name, include speech or thought bubbles, label “me” in their story. 

    Thursday: 

    Social Skills Activity: Turn Taking Games 

    This is an opportunity for your child to practice taking turns. If you don’t have one of these games, you could create a simple board game, use household items for board pieces and take turns rolling a dice, drawing a number or just alternating moving game pieces through the board. 

    • Candy Land  
    • Shoots and Ladders  

    Friday: 

    Science Activity: When outside make observations and look for evidence of spring in the plants.  

    Social Emotional Activity: Smell the Flower

    Have your child practice big, deep belly breaths by having the pretend to smell a flower (deep breath in through the nose) and then blowing out the candle (big breath out through the mouth). 

    Possible Daily Schedules:

    A typical day might look like:  

    Or like this:  

    Or like this: 

    • Math 
    • Reading/Writing 
    • Music/Art/PE 
    • Social
    • Studies/Science 

     

    • Reading/Writing 
    • Snack 
    • Art project 
    • Lunch 
    • Walk to the park
    • Math games 
    • Call grandma/grandpa or another family member 
    • Social Studies 

    Morning Activity

    Reading/Writing

    Outside Activity/Game

    Lunch

    Math Game

    Exercise

    Art/Fine Motor

    Science/Social Studies

     

    Common Sense Media  (This site provides curriculum resources as well as rates online sites, movies, TV shows, and print resources.)

    Please take a look at Whittier's Library page for MORE learning ideas and resources to support our students!

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    Vida Delanty

    vdelanty@everettsd.org
    425-385-4301 main office
    425-385-4303 main office