• Learning Resources for Students and Parents

    Dear Parents, Students and Teachers,

    On March 20, 2020 the Governor and Superintendent of Education have announced Arizona school closures until April 10, 2020. In order to support our parents, students and teachers during this closure we have created this web portal.

    Throughout this closure the Grand Canyon School District will continue working tirelessly to provide information about educational resources with this web portal and by delivering physical packets to support your student or students.

    The students can also find information from their teachers about class specific resources for review and how to stay current during the school closure.

    Please check this web portal regularly. We will be updating and adding additional resources as they become available.

    As a school, we recommend that parents and students work together to develop a simple daily work/play schedule or routine.

    I want to thank all parents, students and community members for their support during this challenging time.

    The content below is organized by Teachers with their recommendations, followed by a full Resource List.

    If you need to contact your teachers, please use this web form, or by Email if you know their email addresses.

    We are not publishing email addresses here because they are easy targets for malicious web bots. We apologize for any inconvenience, and if you already know your teacher's Email address please, by all means use it.

    Estimados Padres, Estudiantes y Maestros,

    El 20 de marzo de 2020, el Gobernador y el Superintendente de Educación han anunciado los cierres de escuelas de Arizona hasta el 10 de abril de 2020. Con el fin de apoyar a nuestros padres, estudiantes y profesores durante este cierre hemos creado este portal web.

    A lo largo de este cierre, el Distrito Escolar del Gran Cañón continuará trabajando incansablemente para proporcionar información sobre los recursos educativos con este portal web y entregando paquetes físicos para apoyar a su estudiante o estudiantes.

    Los estudiantes también pueden encontrar información de sus maestros sobre los recursos específicos de la clase para su revisión y cómo mantenerse al día durante el cierre de la escuela.

    Por favor, consulte este portal web regularmente. Estaremos actualizando y agregando recursos adicionales a medida que estén disponibles.

    Como escuela, recomendamos que los padres y los estudiantes trabajen juntos para desarrollar un horario diario sencillo de trabajo/juego o rutina.

    Quiero agradecer a todos los padres, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad por su apoyo durante este momento difícil.

    El siguiente contenido está organizado por los profesores  con sus recomendaciones, seguido de una lista completa derecursos.

    Si necesita ponerse en contacto con sus profesores, utilice este formulario web,  o por correo electrónico, si conoce sus direcciones de correo electrónico.

    No estamos publicando direcciones de correo electrónico aquí porque son objetivos fáciles para los web bots maliciosos. Nos disculpamos de antemano por cualquier inconveniente, y si ya conoce la dirección de correo electrónico de su profesor por favor úselo.

     

     

    Teacher Recommendations

    Elementary Teachers

    Kindergarten, Ms. Fontenot

    Ms. Fontenot recommends her students complete at least one math and one reading worksheet provided in packets daily, Monday-Thursday. If able, students should also spend at least 20 minutes daily on either IXL or Epic to practice math and reading skills.

    Please remember that each student normally has three 20-30 minute outside recess breaks throughout the day. We also have two opportunities daily for students to have 20 minutes of indoor play. Play is an important part of growing your child’s language, social/emotional, problem-solving, and fine and gross motor skills.

    Some resources for this include:

    • IXL for Math and Reading (Mrs. Fontenot can track student progress. This also has students practice skills by their individual level).
    • Epic for Reading (Mrs. Fontenot will assign books to practice reading skills such as short and long vowels).
    • Class Dojo (Video lessons and bedtime stories).
    • Teach Your Monster to Read (Phonics)
    • Khan Academy Kids (ELA & Math)
    • Reading A-Z

    Login information for IXL, Teach Your Monster to Read, and Epic can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Fontenot on Class Dojo, by our Contact Form, or by phone.

     

     


    1st Grade, Ms. Chenevert

    Ms. Chenevert recommends that students spend time each day reading, writing, and engaging with numbers. Students and families should choose methods that work best for them. Packets are available and the following websites offer meaningful engagement opportunities. Outdoor play is important for first graders and students should spend time each day pursuing their own creative ideas through play.

    >Some resources for this include:

    • IXL work on starred items for reading and math practice
    • Epic for Reading students read assigned books, listen to books and watch videos. Use class code: mam2838
    • Class DoJo, for first grade updates and Mrs. C. videos
    • Google Earth visiting places where we have been and explore new places
    • Story Line Online, a collection of stories read by celebrities

    Login information for IXL can be obtained from Mr Triggs. Other login information can be obtained by contacting Ms. Chenevert. Please send them a message through our Contact Form.

     


    2nd Grade, Ms. Wolf

    Ms. Wolf recommends that students spend at least one hour a day doing review and practice.

    Some resources for this include:

    Login information for IXL can be obtained from Mr Triggs, other login information can be obtained by contacting Ms. Wolf. Please contact them through our Contact Form.


    3rd Grade, Ms. Hoel

    Ms. Hoel recommends students practice math, vocabulary, and reading. Practice one or two questions per day per math, reading, writing, and reading in the packets that have been sent home. If you want to do more practice, you can go onto the websites below to work on things we have already learned this year.

    Ms. Hoel recommends the following resources:

    Ms. Hoel also has a recommended daily schedule.

    Login information for IXL can be obtained from Mr Triggs, other login information can be obtained by contacting Ms. Hoel. Please contact them through our Contact Form.

     


    4th Grade, Ms. Petrie

    Mrs. Petrie recommends students practice math, reading and writing for no more than 20-30 minutes per subject per day. Practice one page per day for math and reading and one writing project per week in the packets that have been sent home. If you want to do more practice, you can go onto the websites below to work on things we have already learned this year. Soon a choice board will be going home to help you decide what you would like to do each day for each topic. I also recommend that families set a schedule for the day and integrate outdoor/exercise time, art/music, and family game time.

    Mrs. Petrie recommends the following resources:

    Ms. Petrie also has a recommended daily schedule.

    Login information for IXL can be obtained from Mr Triggs, other login information can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Petrie. Please contact them through our Contact Form.

     

     


    5th Grade, Ms. Lyle

    Ms. Lyle recommends students practice math, language, science, and social studies, as well as vocabulary and reading 20-30 minutes per day. She also recommends that families set a schedule for the day and integrate outdoor/exercise time, art/music, and family game time.

    Ms. Lyle recommends the following resources:

    Login information for IXL can be obtained from Mr Triggs if you need it, other login information can be obtained by contacting Ms. Lyle. Please contact them through our Contact Form.

     


    Special Education, Ms. Meyer

    Ms. Meyer recommends students practice multiplication facts and Dolch sight words, read for at least 15 mins. a day, play some simple card games (Uno, Go Fish etc..), work on puzzles, and get outside.

    Ms. Meyer can be contacted through our Contact Form.


    Elementary Art / Ms. Markstein

    Ms Markstein recommends using time away from school to explore your creative side! Please check out these sites for some fun guided drawings, art projects, and virtual museum tours. Save your work or feel free to take a photo of your artwork and send it to me, I would love to see what our Grand Canyon artists are up to! Watch this area of the resource page for updates, a current version of flash player may be needed for some of the following sites.

    I can be contacted through our contact form.

    Ms. Markstein can be contacted through our Contact Form.

     


    Library / Ms. Heller

    Ms. Heller has some links that could be used to get access to digital ebooks. All are free.

     


    Midde School

    English Language Arts, Mr. Washington

    Mr. Washington recommends that his students read and write often. This is a great time to read for enjoyment (e.g. books, magazines, or even comicbooks).

    Mr. Washington is sending out weekly packets that focus on reading, writing, and language goals that we have been working on throughout this year. Focus on one passage and question set per day. Please email Mr. Washington for electronic versions of the packets or for the teacher’s guides (including answers to the questions and sample responses to the writing prompts). One good thing about all of this is that you might have more time to go over school work in depth with your kiddos!

    Mr. Washington recommends the following online resources:

    • Read Theory personalized reading comprehension exercises
    • NoRedInk writing and grammar program that supports students via interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.
    • IXL for Reading, writing, and grammar practice. Login, and go to the “Learning” tab, click on your grade level, and explore the difference concepts and learning skills. *There are also learning activities for math, social studies, and science on IXL!
    • Google Classroom:Mr. Washington will be posting writing prompts weekly. Students can submit their writing for Mr. Washington’s feedback all on Google.

    *Please contact Mr. Washington for students’ usernames and/or passwords for NoRedInk and IXL. Please contact Mr. Washington through our Contact Form.

     

     


    Math, Mr. Sullivan

    Mr. Sullivan recommends students keep current in MS Math by checking the correspondence sent by email, and by the school provided packets for families and students who do not have access to computer resources. Please remember practicing basic skills is important to remaining fluent in math for the present and the future, like next year‘s classes :)

    Mr. Sullivan will be sending emails to all parents, and student gc.org emails, with math projects and worksheets.

    Online resources for definitions and examples:

    • Math is Fun Good for written and visual examples, definitions, and some practice
    • Math Antics Good for free video example
    • KHAN Academy Good for videos, examples, interactive practice

    Mr. Sullivan can be contacted through our Contact Form.


    Science, Ms. Alvarez

    Dear Students and Families, Please consider the following resources to review and reinforce your learning.

    Students, please check your school email for updates and to communicate. If you don't currently have access to our school Email, you can contact Ms. Alvarez through our Contact Form.

    Reinforcement Resources for Middle School PRINTABLE RESOURCES /

    Recursos de refuerzo para la escuela intermedia RECURSOS IMPRIMIBLES

     

    6th Grade

    Unit Resources for 6th Grade Science

    Animal CellWorksheet - aab_animal_cell_worksheet.pdf

    Bacterial Cell Worksheet - aab-bacterial-cell-worksheet.pdf

    Plant Cell Worksheet - aab_plant_cell_worksheet.pdf

    Human Heart Worksheet - aab-human-heart-coloring-worksheet_2.pdf

    What’s Your Brain Doing? Worksheet - aab_brain_regions.pdf

    Your Body’s Immune System is HEROIC - Viral Attack - viral-attack-coloring.pdf

     

    7th Grade

    Unit Resources for 7th Grade Science

     

    8th Grade

    Unit Resources for 8th Grade Science

    Unit Resources for English Language Development

    Other Resources

    Community Resources Document

    Learning Opportunities are Everywhere

    Ms. Alvarez can be contacted through our Contact Form.

     

    High School

    Mr. Houston

    Google Classroom: This will be the primary communication conduit between Mr. Houston and students with internet or phone access. Every student in the class has been invited through their school email. Anyone without connectivity contact Mr. Houston or call the school office by telephone, 928-638-2461 x 200

    Algebra 1:

    Khan Academy for Algebra

    Geometry:

    Khan Academy Solid geometry | High school geometry | Math

    Algebra 2:

    Khan Academy for Algebra

    Calculator programs

    If you have a computer and wish to download a TI-calculator that works like your yellow school one, only in color, and you have parental permission to do so, download the TI-84 CE (~344Mb)

    If you prefer a calculator that runs in a web browser, and you have parental approval to do so, sign up for an account with Desmos, or download an app that will run on your phone.

    Dual Enrollment 187 Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus

    Again, Google Classroom will by the primary communication conduit between Mr. Houston and students with internet or phone access.

    Khan Academy, Mathematics II | Math Khan Academy, Precalculus | Math

    AP Statistics

    Khan Academy AP®︎ Statistics | Math

     

     


    Mr. Boerke

    For All Classes (Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science):

    Google Classroom will be the primary communication conduit between Mr. Boerke and students with internet or phone access. Any further online resources will be posted on the Google Classroom.

    Every student in every class has been invited through their school email. Anyone without connectivity should let Mr. Boerke and the school know by contacting the school office by telephone, 928-638-2461 x 200.

    Printed versions of nearly all materials (not video content) will be available from the buses distributing Grab & Go food meals.

     

     


    Ms. Ridley

    English Language Arts (ELA)

    Ms. Ridley recommends her students read and write often and using the following resources:

     


    Mrs. Perkins

    English Language Arts (ELA)

    Mrs. Perkins recommends her students read and write often using the following resources:

    Google Classroom: This will be the primary communication conduit between Mrs. Perkins and students with internet or phone access. Every student in the class has been invited through their school email. Anyone without connectivity should let Mrs. Perkins and the school know by contacting the school office by telephone. 928-638-2461 x 200

    No Red Ink writing program that supports students via interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

    If you would like to keep working on the writing exercises that we began earlier in the year but have forgotten your login and password information, then contact Mrs. Perkins to obtain this information.

    Read Theory personalized reading comprehension exercises

    If you would like to keep working on the quizzes but have forgotten your login and password information, then contact Mrs. Perkins to obtain this information.

    Other Resources

     

     


    Mrs. Duthie - Counselor

    Mrs. Duthie has recommends students who are taking on-line course, continue those studies.

     

     

    Resources

    ABDOdigital Ebooks:

    ABDO Digital ABDOdigital Ebooks: Top pick, easier to navigate, not by grade level, instead by Beginner, Elementary, Middle, High.  Separated by K-8 and Secondaryy levels

     

     

    AzMerit, now callled AzM2 (Arizona Standardized Testing)

    AzM2 The AzM2 portal is the portal for the Arizona AzMerit, now called AzM2 testing. From this site you can take practice AzMerit (AzM2) exams.

     

     

    When accessing this site, select the "Sample Tests" in the right of the window. In the next screen, select "Take the Sample Tests."

     

    AzM2 Sample Tests AzM2-Sample Test Link 2

     

    In the next screen, make sure the two buttons, one for "Guest User" and one Next, select the example test to take.

    for "Guest Session" are selected. Then click the "Sign In" button at the bottom.

     

    AzM2 - Guest User AzM2 - Test Selection

     

     

    Barnes and Noble

    Barns & Noble Barnes and Noble free eBooks

     

     

    Class Dojo

    Class Dojo Class DoJo is communication site for communicating with parents and students;

     

     

    Common Lit

    CommonLit Common Lit is a reading program that is a respected supplimental resource for ELA. This is used by Ms. Ridleys 10, 11, and 12 English Langage Arts classes. Please reach out to Ms.Ridleyif you need login information.

     

    Crash Course

    CrashCourse Crash Course is collection of high quality educational videos available to everyone for free. The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences.

     

     

     

    Flocabulary

    Flocabulary Flocabulary provides Hip-hop videos and creativity tools give teachers new ways to captivate
    students while engaging them in academically rigorous content.

     

     

    Follett Lightbox

    Lightbox Follett Lightbox, reading materials, login instructions are detailed, but a Top pick. They are leveled by grade (ex. 2.0-2.9) and are interactive.

     

     

    Google Classroom

    Google Classroom Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.

     

     

    Google Earth

    GoogleEarth Google Earth is mapping software that enables people to explore the planet, from space level views to street level views.

     

     

     

    IXL

    IXL IXL is an interactive math practice site. Each of our elementary students has a login for the site, and teachers can monitor student activity and progress.

     

     

    Junior Library Guild

    Junior Library Guild Junior Library Guild Digital, Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students,

     

     

    Khan Academy Kids (ELA & Math)

    KahnKids Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational program designed to inspire young children to become learners for life.

     

     

    Khan Academy (For Older Students)

    KahnKahn Academy is for older students, providing a broad collection of on-line coursework for middle school through high school students.

     

     

    Left Brain Craft

    Left Brain Craft Left Brain Craft is a craft site, to inspire young engineers one craft at a time.

     

     

    Math Is Fun

    Math is Fun Math is Fun presents mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, because we believe that mathematics is fun.

     

     

     

     

    Math Antics

    Math Antics Math Antics provides math related videos.

     

    Teach Your Monster to Read (Phonics)

    TeachMonsters Teach Your Monster to Read is a game that makes learning to read fun, covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences, is designed in collaboration with leading academics, complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.

     

     

     

    Epic (Reading)

    Epic Epic! is a Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under

     

     

    No Red Ink

    No Red Ink NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data. Used by our sixth through twelth (6-12) grade teachers. Your teachers can provide login information. They can be reached by email, please see Email addresses can be found at the end of this page (or on the staff directory).

     

     

    Prodigy

    Prodigy Prodigy is the engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers and admins. (Again, their marketing, not our assessment).

     

     

    Reading A-Z

    ReadingAZ Reading A-Z priovides downloadable, projectable, printable teacher materials, covering all the skills necessary for effective reading instruction.

     

     

    Read Theory

    Read Theory Read Theory provides Personalized reading comprehension exercises for
    K-12 students.

    Used by our third through twelfth (3-12) grade teachers. Your teachers can provide login information. They can be reached by email, please see Email addresses can be found at the end of this page (or on the staff directory)

     

     

    Read Works

    ReadWorks ReadWorks is a Reading Comprehension site (used by who?)

     

     

    ReadWriteThink

    ReadWriteThink ReadWriteThink provides educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

     

     

    Storyline Online

    Storyline Online Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

     

     

    WonderOPoLis

    WonderOPoLis Wonderopolis ®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.

     

     


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