Activities your child can do from home through their Student Portal. Visit https://www.marionschools.net/ and click on the MCPS Desktop icon in the blue bar (typically at the top of the page or under the Red Alerts). Students will log in using their school username (firstname.lastname) and password.
**PLEASE NOTE**Not all of the programs on this page are required for online learning. Please refer to the Daily Assignments section of my Website for assignment requirements.
Students have access to Math and Reading lessons that have been customized to meet their learning needs. It is suggested that students get 45 minutes each week in both subjects (no more than 60 minutes). I tend to have students only spend approximately 15 minutes per day on each subject and allow them time to explore the Math games on Fridays.
Several activities are available for students through this program. These lessons are similar to those we go through in class. The following are just a few activities that can be found under the My Library section of the student edition. Animated Math Models (Curious George) are fun short lessons that work with students on skills. Math on the Spot video tutorials provide mini lessons on skills students may be struggling with. Interactive Student Edition lessons are those that teach a skill, work with students to practice and assess their mastery of the skill. These are lessons that I often assign to students in the My Library section of the student edition.
MyOn is an online resource students can use to find a variety of books to read. Students can search by title, author, or subject. I will sometimes create groups of books on various topics we study in class as well. Students are also given the option to take a quiz on the book they read to check their understanding.
Gain fluency and confidence in math! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support, and motivating awards. From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, college, and career. IXL Science helps students build lasting critical thinking abilities. With IXL, they'll analyze data, build new vocabulary, and deepen their understanding of the world around them. On IXL, history is more than facts and dates! Learners dive deeper by evaluating primary sources and drawing connections between historical events and the world today.
Social Studies Weekly
Students also have access to Science and Social Studies articles about various topics that align to our curriculum. The articles are read to students. They have the opportunity to answer a variety of questions to earn coins and play games about what they've learned.
Other activities your child can do. These are not found through their student portal, but are websites we have used in class. **PLEASE NOTE** None of these websites are required for students to complete for grades or assignments. These are merely extra learning resources we have used in class.
The Smarty Ants® literacy program by Achieve3000® is different than other reading programs because it considers your child’s individual reading needs, and uses personalized instruction to inspire students to become life-long readers.
Website Link: SmaryAnts
SpellingCity provides the repeated practice and multiple exposure proven to help kids learn new spelling words and remember them long-term! Better yet, kids are having fun while they learn!
Website Link: Spelling City
I use Kahoot as a way to help students review concepts and ideas we've learned during a unit. There are many interactive games with multiple choice answers on a variety of topics. I plan to attempt 1 or 2 of these during our time learning online. More details to come.