Griffith Elementary School News
Reading is Important
At Griffith Elementary School we feel it is important for children to be exposed to books and reading at least 20 minutes a day. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to seeing our students grow and improve in their reading skills each and everyday. Reading should not only be taking place at school, but it should be taking place at home as well. For at least 20 minutes daily. The more your child reads the better their reading fluency and comprehension will become. So let's get reading with our children!
If your child is in Kindergarten through 4th grade and are in need of a chromebook to complete their online learning you can borrow one from the school. These will be avaiable on Wednesday from 9 am - 11 am. If you have the form, bring it! If not, we have forms! Insurance is available for $25 per device.
Village Virtual 5-day Remote Online Students and Parents
Teachers were trained on Friday, August 7, 2020.
The target date for GES and SCMS to receive emails about logging on the Village Virtual is Wednesday (8/12) or Thursday (8/13). Your "classroom" teacher should have contacted you by now.
If not, please email Rhonda Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brittany Davenport at email@example.com
The target date for SCHS students will be Monday, August 17. The student will receive 4 emails about classes they are scheduled in. The emails will contain the website link, user name, and login information for Village Virtual.
Email questions to Rhonda Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brittany Davenport at email@example.com
Students who attend school on the A schedule will receive a bag of food when they go home on Thursday. Students who attend school on the B schedule will receive a bag of food when they go home on Friday.
Food pick up for students enrolled Village Virtual will take place at the Main lobby of GES on Wednesdays from 11 am - 12 pm.
With the closing of the school due to the cornoavirus disease (COVID-19) we would like to give you websites and ideas on how you can continue your child's education at home.
Websites for Academics:
- Redeem code SCHOOL7771 for free access to ABCmouse.com during the period of school closure.
- IXL has games for all subjects for students of all ages. https://www.ixl.com/
- Lots of games and videos for students to learn from https://pbskids.org/
Websites for Reading:
Scholastic Learn at Home
- Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journey. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
- Epic has offered all students currently enrolled in an Epic classroom free at home access. There is an option to enroll as a parent so you can have access in your home. This site has books of all levels for your child to listen to or read as well as videos for learning. https://www.getepic.com/
- On the Starfall website, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. starfall.com
- Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. https://www.storylineonline.net/
Growing Book by Book
- Lots of books to enjoy with your child. https://growingbookbybook.com/
Websites for Math:
- Funbrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)https://www.funbrain.com/
- Khan Academy has videos to help you learn math and work out mathematic equations. https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Splash learning is a complete K - 5 learning program built for your child.https://www.splashlearn.com/
Websites for Science:
Discovery Mind Blown
- Students can find the answers to all their wildest science questions. https://www.discoverymindblown.com/
NASA Kid Club
- Students can play games and learn all about space https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
How Stuff Works
- Ever wondered how things? Check out this site. https://www.howstuffworks.com/
Websites for Social Studies:
National Geographic Kids
- Students can play games and watch videos about animals, countries, and much more.https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Smithsonian for Kids
- Students can learn all about the exhibits through virtual field trips on this site. https://www.si.edu/kids
Websites for Field Trips:
20 Virtual Field trips
- This page has compiled all the virtual field trips in one place. https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR3bve3h6hIcmElNZHKm5eUZqdy-yAnnvHx3eJ7A_rXclvB5-KYPKOe8HXY