Please ask teachers for "guardian access" if you would like a review of what your children are doing in Google Classroom.

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Below you find our Continuity of Learning plan for Colonial Heights Public Schools. 
 
Teachers in grades K through 5 will be posting modules on Google Classroom for students to complete at their own pace.
 
Families should contact teachers for any needed clarification of assignments. 

pencilWeekly Resources from Our Elementary Schools

Our goal for CHPS students is to keep students engaged in learning during this time away from the school buildings. Teacher and school administrators are working within guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education to provide students with materials both online and through packets if Internet at home is limited. Click on the image below to find resources put together by our awesome elementary schools!
 
 CHPS Elementary Resources
 
 

pencilholderGifted Resources:

CREATE/PROMISE Letter

K-5 Gifted/Enrichment Opportunities  
This is a collection of kid-friendly websites that require students to use critical and creative thinking skills. Also, some of these websites contain videos that will fulfill their curious minds. Have fun exploring!

General-
https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/hoagies_kids.htm - This site contains “all things gifted.” It has material for both children and parents.  

https://www.funbrain.com/ - This site is all fun and games for kids in grades K - 8. A child can search by grade level or by subject.

Educational Videos-
https://ed.ted.com/ - This website contains short ted videos geared toward curious students. No login required. With each video comes other activities such as “think, dig deeper, and discuss.”

https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ - This website has a collection of over 4,500 kid-friendly videos over a variety of topics. It is free and requires no login.

https://wonderopolis.org - This site contains thousands of videos for the curious student. The videos span various topics and students are able to submit questions they are curious about. Each video has extension activities for students. No subscription required.

Critical Thinking/ Logic games-
https://www.mensaforkids.org/play/games/ - This website has about a dozen games that are related to math and language arts. 

http://brainbashers.com/ - This site is a collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, and logic puzzles. 

https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/brain-teasers-for-kids/ - This website has a variety of brain teasers. They are categorized into three sections: language, math, and visual. No signup required.

https://www.brainzilla.com/ - This site contains all different kinds of brain puzzles. Some include: jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles, brain teasers, Solitaire, memory games, and much more. Play online only. 

http://www.dailysudoku.com/sudoku/kids/ - This website contains an endless amount of Sudoku puzzles to either print or play online. These puzzles are 9x9, and can be set to either “easy, medium, or hard.” For younger students, click here to solve sudoku puzzles that have less blocks (4x4 or 6x6): http://www.dailysudoku.com/sudoku/index.shtml



Science-
https://mysteryscience.com/ -This site is filled with mini-lessons and short activities for students to complete. There are also brief videos to watch and activities that go along with the videos. No log-in or account needed.

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning - This is a link from the website above. This is an easy, quick way for students to find activities based on his/her grade level.

https://www.sciencefriday.com/ - This website contains various podcasts all related to science. The podcasts are categorized into various subjects.

STEM:
https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html - This website is filled with various activities and information related to all things science and NASA. An at-home STEM section has many different activities for children to do - from building alone or with a parent, to coloring, to books, to games, this site has great resources for students.

https://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/it-strategy/8-stem-websites-to-excite-kids-about-tech/d/d-id/1317975 - This site had links to 8 other websites that are related to STEM. Links include coding, engineering, science projects and much more. 

https://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/the-ultimate-stem-guide-for-kids-239-cool-sites-about-science-technology-engineering-and-math/#elementary - This site contains 239 links to other websites that focus on STEM. It is broken down into two large sections - elementary and middle school. 

Math-
https://www.prodigygame.com/ - This is a curriculum-guided math website that will allow free parent memberships for students in grades 1-8. The games adapt and adjust to your child’s individual level and needs. Parents are able to monitor the child’s progress. 

Coding-
https://code.org/learn - This is a comprehensive website for coding. A student can select from many different coding games based on interest, skill level, or grade level. No signup required. 

https://www.tynker.com/  - This site is another coding site filled with games for students. It is offering free access to premium coding courses during closures.

Legos-
https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/lego-challenge-calendar-ideas-kids/ - This link takes you to a 30-day Lego challenge. Try some or all of it!

https://funlearningforkids.com/lego-challenge-calendar-building-ideas/ - This is a link that contains a different menu of Lego challenges.

Destination Imagination-
https://www.destinationimagination.org/blog/instant-challenge-app-for-kids/- Instant challenge app from Destination Imagaination

https://www.destinationimagination.org/blog/virtual-instant-challenge-unknown-structure/?fbclid=IwAR3Q_e41FeM22dghswv-Yp21Oo1kHbJqkpBNLw5oT69f_9XZGf1pczUdCfI- Virtual instant challenge for kids

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Your child's teacher has provided marvelous activities and learning opportunities during this closing. Here are some ideas for when you need to something a little different:

Unplugged Activities:

  • plant a garden
  • meditate
  • play card or board games
  • read a good book
  • write a play
  • go on a nature walk
  • write a letter to a teacher or friend and send it
  • make arts and crafts
  • teach your pet a trick
  • read a good book
  • weed the flower beds
  • ride your bike or scooter
  • learn how to draw a pineapple
  • read a good book
  • create an obstacle course
  • build a fort

TEN THINGS

to Do With Your Child Outdoors

  1. Find a plant that has emerging leaves or flowers. Photograph or draw it. Come back every week to the same plant and photograph or draw it again. What do you notice about the way it's growing?
  2. Mark off a 2x2 foot area in your yard. How many different life forms can you find there (a magnifying glass will help)?
  3. Read and write outside. Take a good book to a comfortable spot outdoors. Write in a journal about what you see, what you hear, and what you're thinking.
  4. Find a spot in nature where you can stand still and close your eyes for 5 minutes. How many things can you hear? How many of those sounds can you identify?
  5. Find a tree and learn everything you can about it. How big around is it? Can you figure out or estimate its height? What is the shape of its leaves and texture of its trunk (make a rubbing to see it better)? How are these different from other trees nearby?
  6. Take a bird walk. How many different birds do you hear and see? Make a graph of how many times you see or hear each type of bird.
  7. Do some sky watching after-dark. Older students can use this websiteto identify planets and constellations.
  8. Plant a tree. The world needs more trees. Or plant anything (and take care of it).
  9. Help struggling populations of bees and butterflies. Here are some ideas.
  10. Find a trail and take a hike with your child. Don't structure anything - just walk and talk. This website can help you find hiking trails, but a walk in any nearby natural area is great!
from VASCD.org

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