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On March 26th, OSPI updated districts in Washington State of the expectations to provide students with opportunities to engage and learn, rather than activities and resources. Since March 13th, the district and the Pullman Education Association (PEA) have been working collaboratively to develop and implement a plan to meet OSPI’s new directives. We know that this has been a challenging time for families as we all try to adjust to “new” instructional delivery strategies. This is an unprecedented situation and we are grateful for continued support and understanding from the Pullman community. 

The following information is a week-by-week guide of what families and students can expect from our teachers during this school closure. Please note that this is subject to change based on future OSPI guidance.

What to Expect: The Week of March 23-27:
  • Teachers are working to learn new technologies needed to deliver non-digital and digital learning.
  • Teachers will connect with their students/families at least once this week (various methods of connecting might include email, Class Dojo, phone call, Remind.com, letters, postcards, etc.).
  • Teachers will develop a second week of activities for students, shifting from engagement opportunities to continued learning activities – these will be posted to the district website and emailed to families.

What to Expect: The Week of March 30 – April 3:
  • Teachers are working to learn new technologies needed to deliver non-digital and digital learning.
  • Teachers will hold daily office hours for students, over email or another platform.
  • Teachers will begin implementing digital learning opportunities for students.

What to Expect: The Week of April 6-10:
  • Spring Break – Staff, students and families take a well-earned week of rest.
  • Families are welcome to continue accessing optional learning activities and resources (not required).

What to Expect: The Weeks of April 13-17 and April 20-24:
  • Teachers will hold daily office hours for students, over email or another platform.
  • Teachers will continue to provide various non-digital and digital learning opportunities for students, focusing on teaching essential standards.


Thank you in advance for your patience as we all adjust to this new approach to learning. This is a substantial change for all of us, and we are working hard to scale up our technological capabilities to accommodate new methods to serve our students and families. As we receive more guidance and shift our educational practice, it will get better. If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s school principal or the district office.

 

The documents below are organized by grade level and subject. The activities and resources provide students a variety of opportunities to connect with the different academic subjects. Students are encouraged to work at a comfortable pace.

 

Students will find several high-interest activities designed to keep their minds thinking about Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. There are also many activities for students participating in Special Programs, and for students participating in electives such as Music, Art, Health and Fitness, World Languages, and CTE.

 

If your student is in need of translated materials, please contact the district office at 509-332-3581 or sfocht@psd267.org.

 

If you do not have internet access, or know of a student that does not have internet access, please contact the student’s school to request paper packets of resources.

 

 
Helpful Websites:
 
 

Reading and Library Resources:
Neill Public Library online resources (most will need a library account) access via:
  1. The Kanopy Kids section offers unlimited access to PBS TV shows, kid’s movies, and audiobooks
  2. TumbleBook Library—does not need a library card: An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teaches kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
  3. TeenBookCloud—does not need a library card: A collection of ebooks, graphic novels, chapter books, enhanced novels, videos, educational videos, and audio books targeting middle and high school grades.

Additional free online sources available due to school closures:
  1. Audible.com  (all ages): For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
  2. Scholastic’s Learn at Home  (K-12): This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order.
  3. Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!  (elementary)
  4. Storyline Online (elementary): The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
  5. Happily Cultivated  (elementary): Presents books read aloud & is a good resource for parents to excite reading for kids or when parents can’t read books aloud themselves. Bedtime stories are a great way to calm children and these books read aloud are a perfect way to help them relax at bedtime. Each of our videos are digital reading books for kids, providing a great kid's books online resource for preschool books, elementary books and home school books for kids.
  6. Storytime Pals  (elementary): Meet Amber and Vernon, the Story Time Pals! Come join them as they read all kinds of books for kids that are fun, educational, silly, inspiring, motivational, and much much MORE! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel, like our videos, and click on the little bell to get notifications of brand new videos.
  7. Junior Library Guild - FREE unlimited access to Junior Library Guild’s Digital Online eBooks K-12
 
Math Talk #1

Math Talk From Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist
In this quick two minute video for K-5 students we will explore some patterns we see in an arrangement of dice.  We will also look at two math racks and compare how they are similar and how they are different. My cat Junipurr puts in a brief appearance – because she LOVES math too! I miss you all and remember --- MATH ROCKS!!!

Math talk 1
 
 
Math Talk #2

Math Talk From Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist

In today’s talk we will notice and wonder about number tile patterns.  Did you know that your brain loves to explore patterns? There are so many predictable patterns in our awesome number system (like skip counting, multiplication, and place value).  Let’s give our brains a little work out and see if we can find and extend some patterns together! Remember, math is visual and creative --- MATH ROCKS!!!

 

math talk 2

math talk 2

 

 

Math Talk #3

Link to short YouTube Video

Math Talk From Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist
I need your help!  How many 5's can you find?  Junipurr shows up to help us find numbers in my home. I miss you all and hope you have a good day filled with sweet thoughts about numbers!

Math Talk #4
Link to short YouTube Video
Math Talk From Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist
A Fraction is a number!  Let’s look at what fractions represent. Have some fun with fractions – MATH ROCKS!!!

Math Talk #5
Link to short YouTube Video
Math Talk From Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist

Let’s see if you can help Junipurr find some patterns in an array of coins. Do you see the pattern with the stacked coins?  Can you find different ways to count and add coins together. MATH ROCKS!!!

Math Talk #6
Link to short YouTube Video
Math Talk From Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist
Let’s look for patterns together.  Today we will use Number Racks or Rekenreks to help us see structures in our number system. Can you find out how many beads are hidden?  MATH ROCKS!!!

Math Talk #7
Link to short YouTube Video
Math Talk From Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist
I need your help again! I was cooking breakfast and found something that may help us with numbers and patterns. MATH ROCKS!!!

Math Talk #8
Link to short YouTube Video

Math Talk from Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist
In this Math Talk we will explore area of flags.  How can we determine what the area of a colored region is? Is this related to what we know about geometry and frations? So many things to think about.  Junipurr and Cali are napping so they can’t help us figure it out!  Math Rocks!!!

Math Talk #9
Link to Short YouTube Video
Math Talk from Home with Joni Stevens, District Math Specialist

Let’s explore Area models.  I am so excited about connecting mathematical ideas while we examine visual patterns.  Can we represent the same “area” in different ways? Junipurr shows up briefly in the beginning to start us off – but we are on our own for figuring out the math!  Math Rocks!!!

 

 

 

Cooking with Fractions #1
Cooking with Fractions #2