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    Phase 2 - Seesaw

    At-Home Learning Update!

    Beginning on Monday, March 30, students will access additional district-selected learning experiences through Seesaw for Schools (Seesaw). These activities were selected by Academic Services departments to help reinforce learning that has already occurred this school year and will not involve any new instruction.

    Seesaw is Arlington ISD’s adopted learning management system for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade. It allows students to engage in interactive activities to “show what they know” through the use of photos, videos, drawings, shapes, and text.

    Seesaw works on desktop and laptop computers and Chromebooks using a web browser, and on tablets and smartphones using the Seesaw Class app. Learn more about using Seesaw on your at-home learning device.

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MOBILE USERS: Settings at the district-level require that students log in to Seesaw through RapidIdentity in a web browser and not through the Seesaw Class mobile app. This is a change from how students may have logged into Seesaw while at school earlier this year.

    If students are using a personal device (not a district issued iPad), they will need to download the Seesaw Class app before logging in to Rapid ID. The app needs to be installed on the iPad in order for Seesaw to run; once a student clicks on Seesaw through Rapid ID, Seesaw will open and the students may select their At Home Learning class. 

    At the end of the day, students need to sign out of Seesaw by clicking on their name in the left hand corner, clicking the gear, and selecting Sign Out. Students also need to click on Logout in Rapid ID. This will allow everything to open correctly the following day. (Please note: not following these steps may result in students not being able to access their class and/or activities.)

    How will my student access Seesaw for Schools?

    • Step 1: Navigate to RapidIdentity (https://password.aisd.net) on a computer, Chromebook, tablet, or smartphone using your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, etc.) 
    • Step 2: Log in to RapidIdentity by entering the student’s username (first five letters of their last name + student ID number (lunch number) and enter the student's password.
      • If the student’s username or password do not work, please contact your teacher and request verification of the student’s username.
    • Step 3: Click on the Seesaw button in RapidIdentity. On desktops/laptops/Chromebooks, this will open seesaw in your web browser. On a mobile device with the Seesaw app installed, this will open the app. 
    • Step 4: In Seesaw, click on the student’s name in the upper left corner.
    • Step 5: In Seesaw, click on the class that has the teacher’s name in the title.
      • For example: Mrs. Smith’s Homeroom - At Home Learning. This is the class that your child’s homeroom teacher will be using to assign Seesaw activities. 
    • Step 6: Click on the Activities button to see the activities assigned to you. To begin an activity, click on the Add Response button. Each activity has written and audio instructions to help the student.

    Need to see this in a video? Watch this:  Seesaw Login Clip (No sound)

    New Seesaw activities will be assigned daily. On each weekday, teachers will send out a Seesaw Announcement that lists the activities that are being posted for that day. Each activity will include the date in the title.

    Parent/guardian access to Seesaw for Schools

    Seesaw requires an invite from your child's teacher in order to sign up. If you do not have an invite (QR code or link) by noon on Monday, March 30, please contact your child's teacher. 

    Access additional support information about Seesaw for Schools.

    Parent/guardian translation tools in Seesaw for Schools

    Translation works for notes, captions, comments, announcements, and messages within Seesaw. The “See Translation” tool will only appear if the note, caption, comment, or announcement is written in a language that is different from the language of the viewer’s device or computer. The “See Translation” tool only appears for teachers and families, not students.

    Access additional information about the Translation tools in Seesaw.

    Paper-based Packets

    In an effort to support our youngest students who either don’t have access to technology or find it difficult to use, the district is providing an alternative, paper-based packet for Prekindergarten – 2nd grade students. A new weekly packet will be available throughout the school closure and is designed to keep your PK-2 students actively engaged in their learning. Please note this packet may not follow the exact format of the online Seesaw instruction but will focus on the same standards, knowledge, and skills.

    This alternative paper packet will be available for pick-up at our 23 meal sites on Mondays only (a new packet each week), from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Additionally, you can download the packet here to print at home if you choose.

    Phase 1

    Mathematics (30 Minutes Daily)

    • Recite numbers forward and backward up to 120.
    • Practice skip counting arranging a collection of up to 120 objects into groups of twos and skip count by twos to determine the total number of objects. Continue practicing by arranging and counting objects by fives and tens.
    • Practicing adding using a collection of 10 objects. Split the objects into two groups. Say or write an equation to represent the groupings of objects. For example, “I have 10 straws. I can split the straws into groups of 5 and 5. So, 5+5=10.” Put the piles back together and split the objects again in a different way. Repeat until all possible combinations are found.
    • Find two small collections of items and describe to someone which collection has more/ less.
    • Create your own addition/ subtraction story and share it with someone at home (up to 20).
    • Track 3 different times in one day, and tell the time to the hour and half hour.
    • Find a small collection of coins to count in order to determine the value.
    • Have fun with 2-dimensional shape scavenger hunt around the house. Find circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares. Draw and label the shapes found on the hunt.
    • Find 3-D shapes at home with a family member (cylinder, cone, sphere, cube, rectangular prism, triangular prism).
    • Track 3 different times in one day, and tell the time to the hour and half hour.
    • Find examples of graphs (newspapers, magazines, websites, evening news, packaging).

    Online Resource Available

    Imagine Math

    • Access Imagine Math through RapidID on the Arlington ISD website.
    • Los materiales están disponibles para Kindergarten - Segundo grado en español.
    • An online, supplemental software program for students in pre-K through grade and 2 and grade 3+ that teaches the skills and knowledge essential to future success in mathematics.
    • Imagine Learning at Home was developed to support students and parents at The website provides resources for parents and educators to access and use Imagine Math at home.

    Our Customer Care representatives are available (including representatives who speak Spanish) to support families during this time.

    Imagine Learning Customer Care
    Monday-Friday:  6 am – 6 pm MT
    support@imaginelearning.com
    866.457.8776
    support.imaginelearning.com

    Accommodation Resources in Mathematics for Struggling Learners

    • Addition Mat - Use this visual support with your child to assist them with the organization of pictures or manipulatives in the area of mathematics.
    • Hundreds Chart - Use this visual of a hundreds chart with counting, skip counting, adding and subtracting. This resource is helpful in both math and science.

    Reading Language Arts (45 Minutes Daily)

    (15 minutes Reading Activities, 20 minutes Reading Independent Reading Activities, 10 Writing)

    • Read a self-selected book.
    • If the book is fictional book, think about the story elements. Create a foldable with characters, setting, problem and solution. 
    • Think about how you could change the ending to the story. “How would you change the ending?”
    • Think about your favorite part to the story. “What your favorite part and why?”
    • Think about the author’s purpose of writing the story. “Why did the author write this story?  Why do you think it was important for the author to share this story with us?”
    • Talk about, draw pictures, and/or write a response to the book read or heard.
    • Create a timeline and or sequence map of the events that occurred within a book read or heard.
    • Write about the book’s main character and draw a picture. Label the illustration with words that describe the character’s attributes and feelings.
    • Create a family tree, while creating your tree write adjectives to describe each family member.
    • Find a recipe to read. “What would happen if you left out an ingredient and or a step?”  Create your own recipe for something that you enjoy eating.
    • Go for a walk, take in the scenery. When you return home draw an illustration of the thing you liked most about your walk. Write five sentences describing what you saw and how you felt during your walk.
    • Phone a grandparent or family member, write a short reflection of your conversation highlighting what you liked most about the chat.
    • Draw an illustration of a place you would love to visit. Write six reasons why you desire to visit the place you illustrated.
    • Read an expository/informational book. Think about the ideas the author presented.  “What is the main idea of the book?”.
    • Create a daily journal for writing. You can write about your day, a friend and or a family member.

    Students may continue their learning using the suggested English/Spanish Language Arts recommendations below.

    Istation (K-8)

    Educators, students, and parents can all extend learning beyond the traditional school day. With Istation Home, students pick up right where they left off at school and can continue on their individualized learning paths at home.  Use the Parent Portal to view a variety of support materials, reports, and activities to help reinforce learning at home.

    www.istation.com/IstationHome (Each student has an individual login.)

    You will need the following login information for your student in order to access Istation Home.
    (example: Ben Smith)

    Student's Name: Ben Smith | School/Domain: please use your campus code from this link to access your campus code | Username: First five of the students last name and lunch number (example: smith12345) | Password: lunch number (example: 12345)

    The first step is to install Istation on your home computer. This is a quick and easy process.
    Go to https://www.istation.com/IstationHome and follow the simple installation instructions.


    HMH - Ed: Your Friend in Learning

    (K-8) - Ed: Your Friend in Learning platform includes digital components that will allow teachers to assign lessons and reading materials to their students.  Students and parents may also use this platform to locate authentic text and activities to support reading development.

    Students have online access to iRead. This system is set up similar to iStation and allows students to take a quick needs assessment and then students will be assigned foundational lessons at their level of need.

    Rapid ID Login Link https://password.aisd.net/arms/p/applications

    Accommodation Resources in Reading Language Arts for Struggling Learners

    • Go on a letter or word scavenger hunt using a book or by exploring around your house.
    • Write letters in a variety of ways, such as drawing them in the air, or forming them with play-dough.
    • Use a flashlight to shine on letter flashcards and have your child call out the letter as you shine the light on it. 
    • Practice using 10 Sets of Printable Alphabet Flashcards - ABC Cards
    • What the video - Author’s Purpose Powtoon

    Additional Resources for English Language Development

    Reading 
    Phonics
    • Access Reading Bear for phonics activities. 
    • Access Turtle Diary for online phonics games and videos. 
    • Access Phonics Bloom for interactive educational resource and phonics games.
    • Access PhonicsPlay for free interactive games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and printable resources. 
    • Access Fun Fonix for online phonics games for students, reading and spelling games. 
    • Access Vocabulary.co.IL for vocabulary and phonics games. 
    • Explore Clifford Interactive Story for phonics fun, games, and stories for early readers.
    • Explore Literacy Center to interact in learning centers.

    Additional Resources for Spanish Reading Language Arts

    Online Reading in Spanish
    Lectoescritura
    • Accede Scholastic Storybook Treasures (YouTube)  (En español) para escuchar cuentos en español. 
    • Accesa Bilingual Books For Kids Read Aloud  (YouTube) para escuchar cuentos en español. 
    • Accede READ IT AGAIN (YouTube) para escuchar cuentos en español. 
    • Accede Read Tia Carla (YouTube)para escuchar cuentos en español. 
    • Accede Musicaeduca (YouTube) para escuchar cuentos en español.
    • Accede Barney el camion (YouTube) para escuchar canciones infantiles para el aprendizaje y educación.
    • Accede Alisebaba (YouTube) para escuchar cuentos populares en español. 
    • Accede Cuentos Infantiles (YouTube) para escuchar cuentos populares en español
    • Explora Unite for Literacy para escuchar libros informativos en español de diferentes temas.  
    • Explora PBS Kids para participar en juegos de aprendizaje, y actividades.
    • Accede Cuentos Infantiles para escuchar cuentos clásicos en español.
    • Accede Bartolo.cl para lecturas y actividades interactivas. 
    • Explora Wilbooks para acceder a  libros informativos  en español de diferentes temas, sopas de letras, y páginas de colorear.
    • Accede The Spanish Experiment para escuchar fábulas y cuentos de hadas en español. 
    • Accede AbcTeach para interactuar en diferentes actividades en español. 
    • Accede Sesamo para escuchar cuentos, explorar juegos y actividades. 
    • Explora Clifford Interactive Story para diversión fonética, juegos e historias para los lectores.
    Fonética 

    Science (30 Minutes Daily)

    • Go on walks or ride a bike in your backyard, neighborhood, or community to observe the natural world around you; encourage your child to ask questions.
      • 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).
      • Observe, describe, and draw the appearance of the moon each night or morning.
      • Discuss recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky.
      • Make a list of the basic needs of plants and animals and what living and nonliving things around them they depend on for survival.
      • Discuss how force, motion, and energy are related and are a part of everyday life such as riding a bike, bouncing a ball, etc.
      • Identify and compare the parts of plants.
      • Identify and compare the parts of animals.

    Online Resources Available

    • ThinkCentral

      Access HMH Texas Science Fusion Student Textbook (Read About Science) through Think Central in RapidID on the Arlington ISD website for supplemental reading.
      Este recurso también está disponible en español.

    • Explore BrainPOP Junior and Brain Pop Español for engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities.

    • Explore NASA Kids Club to find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4 that support education standards in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    • Investigate PBS Media Learning-Early Elementary for interactive games and videos.

    Accommodation Resources in Science for Struggling Learners

    Social Studies (30 Minutes Daily)

    • Draw a picture of the Texas Flag and the United States Flag. Write how they are the same and different.
    • Discuss our role as citizens and why it is important to do the right thing. Draw an illustration of yourself being a good citizen.

    Online Resource Available

    Studies Weekly (K-2)

    • Studies Weekly is a customized, standards-based curriculum founded on deep learning strategies that increase student knowledge, and skills in social studies. Please log in to RapidIdentity using your AISD Student Google Account located on the Arlington ISD website.
    • Identify physical characteristics of place by logging into Studies Weekly and use the video articles within Week 12: Earth. Students should listen to each of the video articles and the Content Videos on mountains and rivers. Discuss landforms and bodies of water near them and have them draw it and label it.
    • Log in to Studies Weekly, Week 17. Use the Lesson Plan for Week 17 to guide the lesson. Pick two pages of the student article to focus on each day. Then complete one activity under the Integrated Activities/Assessments section. The student article is available to view under Resources for This Publication 3rd Quarter.
    • Log in to Studies Weekly, Week 18. Use the Lesson Plan for Week 18 to guide the lesson. Pick two pages of the student article to focus on each day. Then complete one activity under the Integrated Activities/Assessments section. The student article is available to view under Resources for This Publication 3rd Quarter.

    Accommodation Resources in Social Studies for Struggling Learners

    Technology Applications (20 - 30 MInutes Daily)

    • FYI - Resources in this section may require login using your AISD Student Google Account. You may need to log out of any non-AISD accounts first.