Hello Middle School Families,

During this time of uncertainty, we’d like all of our students to remember the lifeskills of cooperation and flexibility. More information will come from our school this week regarding our long term plan, but teachers are using this week to prepare to teach virtually/remotely for the next few weeks. While we get that organized, we have some suggestions for how to keep your Middle School student busy during this week. If your student needs more to do, go to www.scholastic.com/learnathome for more ideas!

In preparation for the next few weeks, we need ALL families to fill out the following technology survey:


Ideas for This Week

  • READ 1 Hour a day for SSR (run out of books to read? With a library card you can get ebooks for free using the Libby app)
  • Write a book review
  • Practice Moby Max Math every day for 30 minutes
  • Go to Khan Academy to work on passed assignments or click “courses” to have Khan automatically assign you work at your level
  • Do 30 minutes of vigorous exercise…learn a new dance routine, jog with the dog, start a push up or squat challenge, or be creative to move your body!
  • Check gradelink to see if you have any missing assignments and get them done! (Email Mr. Hagan or Mrs. McCutcheon if you need help)
  • Watch CNN 10 daily https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOoRgpHTjAQPk6Ak70u-pA
  • Learn a new language using Duolingo
  • Practice your instrument for 30 minutes a day!!!
  • Clean out and organize your binder… RECYCLE returned math and math calendars, but KEEP math notes, math assessments, LA notes, SS notes. There should be nothing in your backpack or the front inside pocket of your binder.
  • Clean your room and organize a space for yourself to do school work

Ideas for Family Learning

  • Write a group story where everyone passes around the paper and adds one sentence to the story

  • Play some new card games (21 is a great game for math, Speed is great for fluency, Spoons is great for concentration and competition)

  • Create your own board game using people in your family as characters

  • Write your own skit and then act it out

  • Conduct a literature group, where everyone reads part of a story or chapter from a chapter book and then discusses their favorite part or what they predict will happen next

  • Play Scrabble or Bananagrams to help with spelling and vocabulary

  • Create an art project or painting together

  • Teach your family Personal Safety moves

  • Play Dominoes, Yahtzee, or Uno for math

If you have any questions about your child’s progress or learning level, please email your child’s teacher.

Thank you,

Mr. Hagan and Mrs. McCutcheon