Kindergarten: If you need logins or have any questions reach out to your students teachers via Class Dojo
Dear Kaiser Families,
You can support your child’s learning at home using a variety of online programs and tools that our students currently use during a regular school day. All DPS resources are accessed with your student’s ID # and birth date (for example if the birthdate is March 16, 2012, it should be typed as 03162012). Teachers have shared unique student login information but if you need to get it please reach out to your student’s teacher by class dojo. We hope these sites are helpful.
For grades K-5, these are our recommendations:
- 30 minutes per day on iStation (DPS on-line reading program)
- 30 minutes per day on a different reading platform – see options below
- 30 minutes (or more!) per day of reading a real book to self, siblings, or pets
- 15-60 minutes per day depending on grade – think about a variety of types of writing (write stories, write lists, write about informational topics.) Make a newspaper or come up with another fun way to write together. Several idea-generator websites are listed below.
- 30 – 60 minutes per day on online platform – see options below, and in your grade level at bottom
- 30 minutes per day practicing in your child’s Bridges workbook (should be at home, or in Friday folder)
Other Real-life Learning – The rest of the day!
- Do a puzzle together, the harder the better
- Play board games and card games together
- Cook meals and measure ingredients together
- Go for a walk in your neighborhood and draw, read, write, make observations, count, make predictions, etc.
- Listen to a podcast! Keep their minds working, but eyes off the screens! Three Geerdes Family Favorites are linked in one spot: Here!
- Brains On! - a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, they ask big questions and keep you entertained!
- Smash Boom Best - Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets the kid judge decide which is better: Cats vs. Dogs? Pizza vs. Tacos? Super Speed vs. Super Strength?
- Forever Ago - A history show for the whole family! Every episode explores the origin of just one thing — like sandwiches or video games — while teaching listeners to think critically about history.
- Create a scavenger hunt, say tongue twisters, write riddles, make an obstacle course around your house, play Minute to Win It challenges, make slime — anything to get them thinking critically and moving their bodies!
- I-Station-DPS K-5 online reading platform. Log in with ID # and Birthday.
- Splash Learn- Online Math Practice
- Storyline Online – Listen to books read aloud by famous actors/actresses.
- ABCYA- math and literacy activities and games
- Starfall – math and literacy activities and games