Offline Learning

Last Updated: 4/16/2020 9:15 PM

 

Dear Pike Parents/Guardians,

The MSD of Pike Township School Corporation’s primary goal is to provide a continuation of education through learning experiences that are appropriate for students during the COVID-19 school closure. The Remote Learning Packets provide learning activities to practice and apply the same essential grade-level skills as those with computer access.

Remote learning is not designed to match the same amount of time as the face-to-face learning we provide on a typical school day. However, setting aside time for learning and play are important for students during this school closure. To help your child continue learning, here are a few simple tips:

●      Create a dedicated learning space within your home.

●      Create a schedule that includes academic time.

●      Take breaks throughout the day. Studies have shown that students have an attention span of about 3-5 minutes per year of a child’s age.

●      Offline learning opportunities give students real practice with hands-on learning activities, especially when it comes to writing.

●      Don’t forget to read. Studies consistently show that the best way for kids to improve reading skills is to simply read some more!

When setting aside time each day for learning, please consider the following  recommendations:

K-2

●      Approximately 15 minutes of reading and 15 minutes of math

●      2 hours a week

●      Allow breaks every 10-15 minutes

Grades 3-5

●      Approximately 30 minutes of reading and 30 minutes of math

●      3 hours a week

●      Allow breaks every 10-15 minutes

Grades 6 - 8

●      Approximately 30 minutes per course per week depending on the course requirements

●      Allow breaks every 15-20 minutes

 

Important: On the back of each learning packet there is a checklist of activities for students to mark off each completed activity. Upon completion of the packet, parents should sign the bottom of the task completion page. To let the teacher know that the activities have been completed, parents may contact the teacher directly to inform them that the work was completed or take a picture of the signed task completion page and send it to their child’s teacher. Answer keys will be provided by the child’s teacher.

Should you have questions, you may reach out to your child’s teacher.  Teachers will host office hours from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (or as designated by the teacher) on instructional days (M-W-F).

●      Parents can leave messages via email or on the teacher’s school phone.

●      Parents can access their child’s teacher phone from the district website at www.pike.k12.in.us

●      If you need additional assistance, please call the Pike Family Hotline at 317-387-2222.

 

Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education during this unforeseen school closure. Pike Township educators are here to support you and sincerely want to stay connected with their students and families.