In order to help Jamestown Public School students and families with continued learning at home, the Instructional Services Team has added new information to the district’s website today. The new resources, which mirror what teachers will be including in their instruction, are updated on the homepage of the Learning at Home website (www.jpsny.org/learningathome). Additional resources will still be available through the “additional resources” link.
Some of the new materials and resources on the website include educational resources for grades UPK through high school. These resources include parent calendars with the topic, resources and even some ideas on how the parent can support learning at home. For example, during shape week families could go for a walk around the neighborhood and identify shapes that the child is working on that week. The calendars for grades UPK through sixth grades will appear weekly and the calendars for seventh through 12th grades will all be posted at one time. Also included are supplemental activities for UPK through eighth grade math and English language arts. These new materials can be used in addition to what teachers are providing and to help parents to continue at-home instruction.
“These resources were added as an additional option for completion as families see helpful for their children,” said Michelle McDowell, JPS Chief of Instruction. “Attention should be given to what teachers send home first, but these resources are also a good option if families are looking for more ways to help their children. These materials provide a review of English language arts and math skills that are important at each grade level. The Instructional Services Team wanted to offer a consistent look at the topics each grade level should focus on. Some of these topics are review, while some will be new. One example is, second graders have been working on adding two-digit numbers. The students will spend the next two months reviewing that topic, extending into three-digit addition and adding coins based on their value.”
JPS teachers continue to reach out to students and parents. The educational packets for UPK through 4th grade students will be distributed on May 4th and 5th are only one resource for learning but will help demonstrate students’ continued growth. Middle and high school students will continue to learn primarily through the use of technology such as Google Classroom.
“Students should continue to do the best they can and that is all we ask of teachers and parents as well,” said Mrs. McDowell. “We are in this together and parents should not hesitate to reach out for help through their teacher, principal or contact the Instructional Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.”