Additional Distance Learning Resources - Volume 2

March 25, 2020

Hi Spring Hill Community,

All of us at Spring Hill were very sad to hear that the school would be closed for the remainder of the school year.  We’ll miss seeing all of the children every day.  FCPS is working with the Virginia Department of Education to figure out additional details of how the schools will provide continuity of education through distance learning in the coming weeks.  Right now, no new material is being presented to students and FCPS is providing optional, ungraded activities for students across the county through Blackboard (FCPS 24-7 Learning) and on the FCPS Continuity of Learning website: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/continuity-learning-plan/elementary-school-continuity-learning-resources.

While we have to be away from one another physically, we want to continue to build our school community virtually.  To this end, we’ve created a place for some of our staff members to say “hi” to our students and will be holding a virtual spirit week next week.  In addition, Spring Hill would like to provide some additional resources for families to access while a more formalized distance learning plan is put in place.  Other distance learning resources were sent in a similar e-mail last week, which can be accessed here.  This week’s message will also be available on our Spring Hill website shortly.

 

Staff Greetings on FlipGrid

https://flipgrid.com/5b5153eb

Many of our Spring Hill staff members have recorded messages to say hi, read aloud a story, or provide tips for what to do during the school closures.  Check it out!

 

Virtual Spirit Week

Next week we’ll hold our first ever Virtual Spirit Week on Twitter.  Tag us in your pictures/videos (@springhillfcps) and use the hashtag #virtualSHES.

spriti week

Learn to Juggle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk-O-1P7YpU&t=8s

Our own Mr. Bynum (6th Grade Teacher) has a terrific video on YouTube that teaches aspiring jugglers how to get started.

 

Monday’s Moment of Math (Math Tutorials for Parents)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W413_Qo4Cu0

Based on his recent PTO presentation, Mr. Mosher has started a YouTube series to help parents better understand how math instruction has changed since we were kids.  The premiere episode is focused on math language and vocabulary.  Next week’s installment is titled: “What’s up with all of the Number Lines?”

 

Kids’ Post Earth Day Poetry Contest

Submission Form

The Washington Post is hosting a poetry contest for students.  Children age 6-14 can submit an original poem related to the environment.  The contest deadline is April 22.

 

Audible (Audio Books)

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Amazon has made a selection of their audio books for children free during the school closures.  No log in or account required!

 

Time for Kids

https://time.com/tfk-free/

Time for Kids has made their library of news magazines for children available for free.  Parents will need to enter their e-mail address in order to access the content, but no account is required.

 

FCPS TV Programming

The picture below details where you can view FCPS programming.

TV