March 16, 2020 update...


    I wanted to touch base with you during this rapidly evolving and ever changing situation.  It appears that our emergency closure and Spring Break days will be used as Dutchess County schools are closed for the next two weeks.  I know that students will want to keep their skills sharp during the prolonged closure, so I've compiled some ELA related activities that can be used to allow students to stay engaged and involved. 

    Above all, please remember to READ!  Reading is one of the most important things students can do to increase and maintain skills.

    1.   iReady is always available with customized lessons for each student.  This is always a great option that students are familiar with. 

    2.   Journaling is a way to be creative and keep your writing skills honed.  You can get daily journaling topics at this webpage: https://www.dailyteachingtools.com/journal-writing-prompts.html

    3.   NEWSEla is a great resource for articles on all types of content.  Please email me if you'd like updated login information.

    4.   Scholastic Learn at Home is a great place to find all sorts of lessons.  You can get there through this link: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

    5.   Take a virtual field trip!  Click on this link to travel around the world: https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html

    6.   Write a letter to an American Soldier - you can send them to Operation Adopt a Soldier, 891 Saratoga Road, Gansevoort NY 12831.


    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email (amanda.murphy@wcsdny.org) if you have any questions or if you need assistance.  


    Please take care and stay healthy!