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OPS At Home Learning: ACP

Grade level resources

Curriculum Access

Teachers can assign work or activities through the online curriculum.

Please reach out to your teacher if you need student log-in information.

The attached letter explains how to do this from home.

For Elementary (Intermediate) students, teachers can share student log-in information for iRead.

Elementary ACP Language Arts/Reading

Activities

Letters and Letter Sounds
o Review with flashcards, puzzles, or finding and labeling around
your home
o YouTube’s letter videos by ABCmouse, Jack Hartmann


Vocabulary
o Flashcards, books, and/or magazines that help identify nouns and
expand vocabulary
o Take it one-step further by describing details in the picture (i.e.
“You are right it is a cat! And look, the cat is wearing a red hat.
You wear a hat on your head)


CVC Word
o CVC stands for consonant-vowel-consonant
o Examples of these words include dog, cat, sit, hot,
o Kiddos can use letter magnets or letter flashcards to build these
words
o You can also show the full, written form of these words to your
kiddo and ask them to identify/read


Books

Thanks to a great partnership Omaha Public Schools has with Scholastic, all families have access to online reading materials.

The Learning at Home Site, provided by Scholastic, is for pre-K - grades 9+ and is a completely free resource to be used at home. There will be approximately three hours of learning opportunities that will include projects based on exciting articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and more.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Handwriting
o Writing name, letters, numbers, etc. by completing
independently, copying from a visual, or tracing over your own
handwriting


Lacing
o Use fine motor skills to practice lacing shoes


Sorting
o Use tweezers or large spoons to sort objects by common
characteristics (i.e. use tweezer to grab a bead, place the bead in
its corresponding bin, and continue this until all beads are sorted
by color)

Listen to and sing nursery rhymes, can be found on Youtube “Popular Children Rhymes Playlist” 

Read story together point to characters in pictures, find familiar letters or words in story, discuss best part of story. 

Create alphabet cards to make words.  Write the words down you make and use them in a sentence. Create a journal for self-selected writing. Examples may include, writing about something that you have read and or watched on television, a day at the park, spending time with family, etc. 

Elementary ACP Math

Numbers
o Review with flashcards, puzzles, or finding and labeling around
your home
o YouTube’s number videos by Bubble Pop Box, The Singing
Walrus, Jack Hartmann


Number Sequence and Correspondence
o Sequence numbers with flashcards
o Encourage your kiddo to rote count their snack (i.e. if they are
having goldfish for a snack, have them rote count the random
amount you give them)
o Count the number of steps it takes to walk between different
areas of your home


Color and Shape Identification
o Find and label real-life things around your home and outside
o Discuss the color of toys they are playing with
o Discuss the color of the food they are eating


Telling Time
o Help your student continue to build on their skill of telling time
by pointing out digital clocks before/during transition times
o This may be errorless teaching, which just means that you may be giving them the answer. This is okay! The focus is to keep their
telling time skills fresh and relevant!

Sort household items by shape circle, square and triangle

Match household items, socks, silverware, toys etc.,

Use toys to create patterns

Find items around house by color 

Count sets of objects (toys, beans, shoes, silverware)

Sort or count small groups of change 

Elementary ACP Social Studies/Science

Maintain a journal and record the weather using appropriate symbols to match the weather conditions including: temperature (hot, cold, cool, warm), wind conditions (calm, breezy, windy), sky conditions (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy) and precipitation (clear, rain, fog, snow). 

Elementary ACP Life Skills

Teaching play skills

o Model how-to play in an engaging, imaginative way
o Offer vocabulary to describe character traits, feelings, and actions
of the toys you are using
o Take this time to increase what toys interests your kiddo

Middle School ACP Language Arts/Reading

Activities

Letters and Letter Sounds
o Review with flashcards, puzzles, or finding and labeling around
your home
o YouTube’s letter videos by ABCmouse, Jack Hartmann


Vocabulary
o Flashcards, books, and/or magazines that help identify nouns and
expand vocabulary
o Take it one-step further by describing details in the picture (i.e.
“You are right it is a cat! And look, the cat is wearing a red hat.
You wear a hat on your head)


CVC Word
o CVC stands for consonant-vowel-consonant
o Examples of these words include dog, cat, sit, hot,
o Kiddos can use letter magnets or letter flashcards to build these
words
o You can also show the full, written form of these words to your
kiddo and ask them to identify/read


Books

Thanks to a great partnership Omaha Public Schools has with Scholastic, all families have access to online reading materials.

The Learning at Home Site, provided by Scholastic, is for pre-K - grades 9+ and is a completely free resource to be used at home. There will be approximately three hours of learning opportunities that will include projects based on exciting articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and more.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Middle School ACP Math

  • Count things around the house
  • Cook together and use measurement
  • Make a schedule each day, keep track of time
  • Count household items
  • Count money, sort coins, dollars
  • Make patterns
  • Measure! Steps, how tall everyone is, arms, legs, etc.
  • Online grocery shop or shop together and use a calculator to find the total

Middle School ACP Social Studies/Science

Middle School ACP Life Skills

Activities

Breakfast and lunch
o Wash hands prior to meal prepping
o Encourage your kiddo to help you prepare breakfast
o Talk about each food item by describing its shape, texture, and
color
o Discuss where each food item is found in your kitchen (i.e. the
cabinet or refrigerator)
o Support your kiddo with washing their own dishes in order to
increase independence


Teeth Brushing and Hand Washing
o YouTube’s “The Wiggles: Brush Your Teeth”
o YouTube’s “The Wiggles: The Handwashing Song”
Calendar
o Use your home calendar as a visual to practice identifying which
day it is, determining “If today is ___, then yesterday was ___”
and then crossing it off, as well as discussing what tomorrow will
be
o Further emphasize calendar concepts through popular morning
meeting songs such as YouTube’s “Days of the Week”, “Months
of the Year” and “Seasons of the Year”


Weather
o YouTube’s “What’s the Weather”
o Watch your local weather report on TV or read the 7-day forecast
in the newspaper
o Label the weather forecast images
o Look out your window or step outside and talk about how it looks
and feels
o Discuss what clothing you should (or shouldn’t) wear with today’s

Other ideas

  • play a game/turn-taking
  • build with blocks or household items
  • fold or sort the laundry
  • follow simple directions
  • load/unload the dishwasher or sort the silverware, stack cups, plates
  • wipe the table or windows
  • trace your name
  • color in a coloring book
  • play outside/play catch/bounce a ball/shoot baskets/throw to a target
  • have a conversation
  • keep a routine or schedule
  • flashcards of alphabet, numbers, sight words, colors, shapes etc.
  • cut out pictures/ads from magazines or the newspaper
  • practice toileting skills, eating skills, manners, hand washing, brushing hair and teeth

High School ACP Language Arts/Reading

Activities

Letters and Letter Sounds
o Review with flashcards, puzzles, or finding and labeling around
your home
o YouTube’s letter videos by ABCmouse, Jack Hartmann


Vocabulary
o Flashcards, books, and/or magazines that help identify nouns and
expand vocabulary
o Take it one-step further by describing details in the picture (i.e.
“You are right it is a cat! And look, the cat is wearing a red hat.
You wear a hat on your head)


CVC Word
o CVC stands for consonant-vowel-consonant
o Examples of these words include dog, cat, sit, hot,
o Kiddos can use letter magnets or letter flashcards to build these
words
o You can also show the full, written form of these words to your
kiddo and ask them to identify/read


Books

Thanks to a great partnership Omaha Public Schools has with Scholastic, all families have access to online reading materials.

The Learning at Home Site, provided by Scholastic, is for pre-K - grades 9+ and is a completely free resource to be used at home. There will be approximately three hours of learning opportunities that will include projects based on exciting articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and more.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

High School ACP Math

  • Count things around the house
  • Cook together and use measurement
  • Make a schedule each day, keep track of time
  • Count household items
  • Count money, sort coins, dollars
  • Make patterns
  • Measure! Steps, how tall everyone is, arms, legs, etc.
  • Online grocery shop or shop together and use a calculator to find the total

High School ACP Social Studies/Science

These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual field trips, and videos for your students:

Henry Doorly Zoo: Zoo From Home

Georgia Aquarium: At Home Learning

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Shedd Aquarium of Chicago

Field Museum of Chicago

High School Life Skills

Dust (worksite skill)
Vacuum (worksite skill)
Sweep (worksite skill)
Read expiration date on food (worksite skill)
Read 20 min a day, book or electronically
Tell time throughout the day
Read a recipe and cook
Clean counters and tables
Wash, dry, fold laundry
Make a grocery list
Write a letter or email
Draw a picture
Create a scavenger hunt
Create a daily schedule
Set the table

Practice basic hygiene, wash hands and face, comb hair, brush teeth, use deodorant, etc

Other Resources

Websites teachers use in classrooms:
ABCmouse.com (reading/math/music/books etc.)
PBSkids.org (games/videos/early learning)
mysterydoug.com (or mysteryscience) (science videos/activities)
GoNoodle.com (movement/music)

HelpKidzLearn is a collection of software for young children and those with learning difficulties to play online. The software is split into five sections: Early Years, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Creative Play & Find Out About.

*Includes eye gaze software

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/updates/school-closure.html

Watching an online story
 StoryLineOnline.net
 YouTube and type in a popular children’s book
 JustBooksReadAloud.com
 StoryTimeWithMsBecky.com
YouTube- some suggestions include Alphablocks, Numberblocks, Super Silly Songs

Sensory Play

  • Play-Doh
  • Kinetic Sand
  •  Water Beads
  • Rice bin
  • Writing in shaving cream
  • Water buckets

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