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Snow Day/ Blended Learning

School Closings and Blended Learning

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

As winter approaches, we must think about inclement weather and the potential for school closings. We all have childhood memories of snow days, building forts, sledding, and drinking hot cocoa after shoveling. There is value in these experiences, but snow days can add up quickly and learning opportunities can be lost. For this reason, Raven Stream Elementary, along with all schools in the district, will use Blended Learning in the event of school closings. Here are some important points about our Blended Learning Days:

 

  1. The first school day cancelled will remain a “traditional” snow day. Assignments will not be given.
  2. The second and following school days cancelled will include “Blended Learning” where students complete lessons at home.
  3. Lessons may have a “blend” of online or traditional paper/pencil activities. Online activities may be available as a choice or option, but not as a requirement.
  4. Blended Learning provides continuous and meaningful learning opportunities. Students will not have to make up any snow days in the Spring.
  5. Teachers will include Blended Learning activity sheets in students’ folders, passports, or planners. Links to the activity sheets will also be available on your teacher’s website.
  6. Teachers can be reached via their school email between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
     

Our mission at New Prague Area Schools is, “To engage and support everyone in high levels of learning.” Our vision is, “To be a premier school district that models excellence and embraces the challenges of the 21st Century.” If we hold true to these statements, we must create innovative solutions to promote student learning. We are excited for the opportunities Blended Learning Days will provide for our students.

 

Sincerely,

 

Pat Pribyl, Principal

Raven Stream Elementary School

 

4th Grade SNOW DAY BLENDED LEARNING MENU

Pick at least 3 activities to complete and have your parent initial and date next to each one you did.

_____read a book aloud to someone

_____ write a letter in cursive to a friend or relative

_____make, borrow or buy a set of multiplication and division flashcards and practice 3x

_____ go to the Khan Academy website and complete at least 3 activities

_____ read for at least 15 minutes and tell someone about your book

_____ walk, run, or play in the snow at least for 60 minute 

____ go to the IXL math website and complete at least 3 activities

_____ read a magazine or newspaper and tell someone about a current event that was interesting

_____ go shopping with someone and practice counting money and making change 

_____play a math game on the computer or with a deck of cards  

_____ do an internet search on a state you would like to visit and write four new facts you find

_____ walk, run, or ride your bike for 20 minutes; Go sledding by the high school and climb that hill

_____ watch a movie and make a story map that shows narrative elements: setting, characters, plot        

 _____ play a board game with someone

_____practice keyboarding skills by e-mailing someone or going onto Typing Club and practicing a lesson

_____ do an internet search on Presidents’ Day and create a poster showing its history

_____ do an internet search of possible science fair projects and read about the scientific method

_____ read a chapter of your independent reading book and draw a picture that summarizes it

_____ Go on Front Row Math website and practice at least 3 math skills