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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District Curriculum | Resources for At Home Learning

Resources for At Home Learning

For an update as to our plans while our school district will be closed, please read the attachments below. If you have any questions, concerns, or have any difficulty logging onto student devices or accounts, please contact us at family@nhp-gcp.org 

 

Family Resources Information

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EnVision Math Resources

Resources for COVID-19 Support

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Dear #NHPGCP Families,
 
As you are aware, our schools will be closed for at least the next two weeks out of an abundance of caution to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which means that no faculty or students are to report to school from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. There will be no activities or events during this time.

As Dr. Morrison has mentioned, for those who may have children relying on free/reduced lunch options through the school lunch program, the district is working with local officials on coordinating a “grab and go” program to continue supplying those meals, if needed. Again, more information on this will be forthcoming.
 
Our team has worked to curate educational resources for your child’s use while away from school.  Although these resources can never replace instruction delivered by our teachers, the attached list of recommended resources with directions for access, is intended to provide continuity of instruction and retention of skills for our students.  Your child can access most of these resources through CLEVER — a site that they should be very familiar with and able to use. 

The resources are designed to provide supplementary learning opportunities for students in all grade levels. We encourage you to use this time to review/deepen student knowledge and to maintain skills while they are at home.  During this unusual time it is important that students continue to read, write, engage in social studies and science activities, and work on math problems. We encourage children to continue physical activity as well while at home.  All activities are created so that your child can complete them independently at home, although they may need assistance with the technology.

On this page, you will find regular updates, assistance, and ideas throughout this time.  In addition, we have created a dedicated email address family@nhp-gcp.org to answer any questions you may have with the resources.  This email address will be monitored on a daily basis and you will receive a response within 24 hours.   

We thank you in advance for your support. 

Available on our District Website are a number of resources through CLEVER
https://www.nhp-gcp.org/departments/curriculum_for_students

Your child has logged into CLEVER at school and is familiar on how to use it.  If not — here is a link for directions on how to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10rph8FuQFP0qed5HRXbmsWrToN8MylBCsBwhq2CC6_c/edit?usp=sharing

Here is a comprehensive list of the apps available in Clever:
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Google Apps

Google Drive 
        ○   Login information:  One time login — username studentID # with @nhp-gcp.org (ex 973441244@nhp-gcp.org) password student1 (unless the password has been changed by the student
        ○   Each student has their own account.
Students are able to access their Google Drive. In Drive you can access Google Docs.
Google Classroom 
Login information:  One time login — username student ID # with @nhp-gcp.org (ex 973441244@nhp-gcp.org) password student1 (unless the password has been changed by the student) 
Each student has their own account.
Students are able to access their google classroom (students can only access if their teacher has set one up)
How to join a Google Classroom https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y4HDWlaeWD4KUuzc17dJrpoWd2D_CVLB/view
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ELA Apps

Learning A-Z
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
Students are able to access several features of RAZ Kids. 
Reading Room — students can choose books to read or choose to have them read to them. 
Level UP — student reading in this section works towards moving them up to the next level. 
My Assignment — if a teacher assigns an assignment it can be accessed here. 
IXL
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
The account home page defaults to Recommendations. Choose the next category ELA. 
Once in ELA choose the appropriate grade level on the right hand side menu. 
Students can choose from any ELA skill and be able to practice that skill.
Starfall 
Login information: Instant login from Clever. 
Students can choose their grade level to access games and activities in the following categories math, language arts & music, and seasonal. 
Spelling Vocabulary City 
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
Students can access spelling and vocabulary lists only if they have been supplied by the teacher
Students can view, print, or study the words as well as play games and test themselves. 
Newsela
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
Students can use the search feature to look for articles to read by topic. 
Students can adjust the reading level of each article in the right hand corner. The most challenging level is MAX and the least challenging is 400L.
There are activities that accompany each article.
Students can access assignments only if they have been supplied by the teacher
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Math Apps 

IXL
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
The account home page defaults to Recommendations. Choose the next category Math. 
Once in Math choose the appropriate grade level on the right hand side menu. 
Students can choose from any math skill and be able to practice that skill. 
Starfall 
Login information: Instant login from Clever. 
Students can choose their grade level to access games and activities in the following categories math, language arts & music, and seasonal. 
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Video Apps (all content areas)

BrainPOP recommended grades 3-6
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
Students can watch animated movies as well as play games, quizzes, and use interactive features
BrainPOP Jr. recommended grades K-3
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
Students can watch animated movies as well as play games, quizzes, and use interactive features
BrainPOP ELL recommended for English Language Learners
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
Students can watch animated movies as well as play games, quizzes, and use interactive features
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Encyclopedia

World Book Online 
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Students can access the World Book Encyclopedia 
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Textbook Apps

Pearson Realize (Math) 
Login information: One time login — username: student ID # password: student1
Each student has their own account.
Students are able access the online student textbook as well as video tutorials. 
HMH (Science) 
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
Students are able to access the online student textbook. 
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Sciences and Social Studies:

IXL
Login information: Instant login from Clever 
Each student has their own account.
The account home page defaults to Recommendations. Choose the next category Science or Social Studies. 
Once in Science or Social Studies choose the appropriate grade level on the right hand side menu. 
Students can choose from any Science or Social Studies skill and be able to practice that skill.
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Aside from the many resources available on our CLEVER page, here are some other resources that are available.

Writing:

Simple writing prompts for the month. They can be completed on google docs or in a notebook at home.
https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free-resources/writing-prompt-calendars/
Write a letter to a family member or friend — actually mail it!


Khan Academy
Many resources are available on Khan Academy.  Most are self-paced, interactive content--exercises, videos and articles--for students in every grade and in most major subject areas. It is all free and non-commercial and is made possible by philanthropic support.  

Go here to set up your account:

https://khanacademy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040168512-Parent-Quick-Start-Guide

Math:

Khan Academy math practice has got your back. Depending on your confidence and grade level, one of the following courses are likely good for you:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-kindergarten-math
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-1st-grade-math
2nd grade math
3rd grade math
4th grade math
5th grade math
6th grade math

Reading:

Kahn Academy just released the first version of reading comprehension practice. It is grouped by grade level:
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

They recommend starting at your grade level and doing 1-2 practice sets per day (or 10 practice sets per week). This should take about 10-20 minutes per day.  If you find it difficult, completely okay to start at an earlier grade level. Likewise, if you find the passages and questions to be easy, feel free to move to higher grade levels.
Other areas:

Enrichment:

Khan Academy computer programming
Programming computers is far more fun and creative than you probably ever imagined. Start by creating fun cartoons and animations and work your way up to creating fun games that your friend can play.
Work on a “Passion” project — independent research/study about a topic of interest.

Listen to educational podcasts! 

K-2:
Try Wow in the World! If you like science, Stories Podcast or Circle Round to hear a story, or Noodle Loaf to learn about music!  
3-5:
Try Brains On! If you like science, Forever Ago if you like history, or Story Pirates to hear funny stories written by kids.
6-9:
Listen to an educational podcast! Try RadioLab If you like science, Forever Ago if you like history, or Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls if you like biographies

Physical Activity:

Go for walk/run outside.
Youtube JustDance/workouts if weather is bad. 
Maybe 15 minutes of Yoga with Adrien?

NYC Department of Education - Learn at Home Resources:

The materials on the Learn at Home pages are designed to provide supplementary learning resources to students in the event that students may need to be home from school. We encourage you to use this time to continue your student’s learning while they are at home. To help students engage in educational material, we have shared the resources below for students in all grades, from Early Learning through elementary. These materials do not replace what your child has been learning at school, but during this unusual time it is important that students continue to read, write, do social studies and science activities, and work on math problems.

The materials on the grade specific pages below include:

Suggested daily study schedules
Guides and materials for instructional activities
Recommended educational television shows
Links to a variety of books, magazines, and websites on a wide range of topics that appeal to children at all ages

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home

 

 

 

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