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.
Weekly 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!
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!
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.
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.
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://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.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.
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.
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:
plant a garden
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
to Do With Your Child Outdoors
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?
Mark off a 2x2 foot area in your yard. How many different life forms can you find there (a magnifying glass will help)?
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.
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?
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?
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.
Do some sky watching after-dark. Older students can use this websiteto identify planets and constellations.
Plant a tree. The world needs more trees. Or plant anything (and take care of it).