Learning Activities

To help our families navigate these unusual times, our teachers have offered engaging, voluntary learning activities. Consolidated students received packets at school last Thursday. If anyone did not receive a packet, they are also available below. Students in grades 3-12 can access their learning activities on Google Classroom (accessible via ClassLink). Additionally, we’ve been collecting resources, links and ideas and will share these resources on this new Learning Activities page. We will be updating this page often, so please check back often!

Finally, we are surrounded by opportunities to learn, grow and explore. Garden, hike, run and work in the yard. Play board games, craft, cook and maybe even clean out the attic! This is also a great opportunity for students to pursue interests of theirs that they can research and learn more about.

Consider creating a structure for how your children spend their time; students are used to this. If you create a schedule of the day, ask children to fill in when they will do schoolwork, when they will get outside and be active, and when they will take on a household responsibility. We will try to offer a few samples in the coming days.

Please understand that these learning activities and suggestions for things to do are designed to be supplemental and do not replace school days. However, guidance from the State Department of Education is coming in everyday and these plans may change. If they do, we will notify you of any changes to our learning plans.

Stay safe and well - we appreciate your support! Stay tuned for updates as they come along!

The School Counseling office has compiled a list of resources pertaining to mindfulness, managing stress, coping skills, and other social and emotional supports.  Thank you to the school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers who contributed to this list.  

How to Access Learning Activities
  • Consolidated Packets (will be scanned in PDF format Tuesday)
  • Grades 3-12 Classlink (Google Classroom is linked within ClassLink) - All students have a portal page on ClassLink that contains links to Google Classroom as well as school programs such as text books, Lexia, Newsela, and many others. Additional links will be added on ClassLink over the next week. Below is a screen shot of what a sample MHHS student might see today.
  • For our elementary parents, here is a guide to Logging Into ClassLink From Home.

If You Need Help Accessing ClassLink or Have Other Tech Support Needs
Use the Calendly links below to set up a time with your child's school technician.
  • Setting Up You ClassLink Portal - these instructions were shared with MS and HS students early in the year, but can be used as a reference working on home computers. 

Learning Resources for Family Use
The table below list resources that could be helpful to families. We have added links to these sites on ClassLink but many require you to set up access prior. Once you have set up a user name a password, students enter it one time on ClassLink and it will then saveto their password locker, helping avoid having to remember multiple logins.

 Resource            Audience Access Code Notes
 Adventure Academy Grades 3-8 SCHOOL1565A massively multiplayer online game (MMO) for students in 3rd through 8th grade. Adventure Academy brings learning to life as it builds critical knowledge of essential curriculum topics with thousands of learning activities in language arts, math, science, and social studies in a safe and engaging virtual world.

Parents can register for a family account using the access code listed at http://www.adventureacademy.com/redeem. We have also added the Adventure Academy site as an app to ClassLink.
 ABCMouse.com PK-2 All Subjects SCHOOL1565A research-validated curriculum with more than 10,000 individual Learning Activities and more than 850 complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path. ABCmouse includes a significant amount of Spanish language content.

Parents can register for a family account using the access code listed at http://www.abcmouse.com/redeem. We have also added the ABCMouse.com site as an app to ClassLink.
 Bookflix     Use your library card the code 29297000329085BookFlix is an exciting online literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. BookFlix engages young students, reinforces reading skills, and introduces early readers to a world of knowledge and exploration.
 NFS Read Alouds  NFPS Staff have provided read alouds for our families of some favorite stories! 
 PebbleGo  Username: consol   Password: learn 
 ReadingIQ.comThrough Grade 6 SCHOOL1565An advanced digital library and literacy platform for children through 6th grade that provides access to thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy. ReadingIQ includes many books in Spanish, and an offline mode that does not require continuous Internet connectivity.

Parents can register for a family account using the access code listed at www.readingiq.com/redeem/. We have also added the ReadingIQ site as an app to ClassLink.
 Reader's Notebook K-2 Reading Response: We want our students to think about what they’re reading and to reflect upon it. Use the Reader's Notebook or even a simple journal.
 Scholastic Learn at Home     PK-8 Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! We have added a link to this site on Classlink.
 Tumblebooks  Username: consol   Password: books 
 VocabularySpellingCity K-12 VSCFree90VocabularySpellingCity is an award-winning, game-based website and app used to build K-12 literacy skills in vocabulary, spelling, phonics, and writing. Educators and families can customize more than 40 engaging activities for students at every learning level, creating their own word lists or using thousands on the site.

Parents can visit https://www.spellingcity.com/, click on Register, and enter the code. We have also added theVocabularySpellingCity site as an app to ClassLink.

Fill Your Blocks!
Kids are used to having a schedule during their school day. Consider setting up blocks time and involve children in choosing which block of the day they will spend on which aspects of what you’d like them to do. For example, create a schedule and ask them to fill in when they will do schoolwork, when they will get outside and be active and when they will take on a household responsibility.

Listed below are some fun online activities to help fill their blocks.