• Message from the Field Principal - Week of April 6 

    Video Message from Principal April Miller

    Message from the Field Principal - Week of April 6 

    Please click the following link to read this week's Principal message for our Field Middle School families. 

    Important notes:
    Report cards will be sent to parents electronically today Thursday, April 9 at 3:00pm. 
    Please click here for directions on how to access your child's report card.
    No School tomorrow Friday, April 10. 

    Message from the Winkleman Principal - Week of April 6

    Dear Winkelman Families, 

    We are so excited to be officially kicking off our Remote Learning tomorrow with face-to-face time between teachers and students.  Winkelman staff have been working hard to design their lessons and teachings for your children. K-2nd Grade will access their lessons through SeeSaw and 3rd-5th Grade will access their lessons through Google Classroom.  

    Winkelman Assistant Principal, Mr. Nino Alvarez, and District 31 Manager of Technology and Data Systems, Mr. Dave DelBoccio, designed a Tech Tip Sheet for families.  On our Tech Tip Sheet you will find links to step-by-step videos of how students can use both SeeSaw and Google as well as links to our K-2nd Grade iPad Agreement and our 3rd-5th Grade Chromebook Agreement.  If you and your child have not completed the agreement, please do so immediately. Click here for the D31 Student Remote Learning Tech Tip Sheet.

    Tomorrow at 9:00 am our teachers will be starting with their first session of face-to-face instruction.  We encourage families to have a designated workspace at home for their children, but we certainly understand how difficult it has been to balance this change in routine.  If your child misses the face-to-face session- no problem! Teachers will be recording the lessons and posting them so that your children can go back and watch the live session.  We encourage all families to work at times that best fit your at home schedules.

    If you have any questions throughout this process, please feel free to reach out to us or contact your child’s teacher during the designated Q&A times on their daily schedule.  We look forward to interacting with your children!

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger 

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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - April 2

    Dear Winkelman Families,

    Our staff has been working harder than ever to prepare for the official kickoff of our Remote Learning Plan.  Participating in technology training, collaborating with colleagues, designing lesson plans, and creating schedules to ensure student support services, our staff looks forward to seeing our students through the virtual classroom.

    Starting on Monday, students will have the opportunity to engage in lessons and conversations with their teachers and their classmates through Google Hangout.  General education teachers, CORE+ teachers, CORE++ teachers, and Co-Curricular teachers will be providing instruction via live virtual conversations, recorded lessons, and step-by-step instructions.  Lessons and instruction will be provided to your children by the teacher they are assigned to for that specific subject. Instruction will also be taking place through a block schedule of what we are calling Blue and Gold days.  Blue days will represent academics with subjects such as ELA, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies, and Gold days will represent Co-Curricular classes such as Art, Music, PE, Library, and Makerspace.  

    Click here to see an outline of a Blue day and click here to see an outline of a Gold day.  You will notice that on the gold days, Mr. Alvarez and I will also be reaching out to students with what we like to call a virtual playdate.  In some cases we may be reading a story to students, presenting some new at-home projects, or just simply having some conversations. We also wanted to provide you and your children with a calendar of the Blue and Gold days in an effort to make our Remote Learning more of a routine and provide consistency.  Click here for the calendar.  Also, please note, our Remote Learning calendar follows the District 31 calendar presented at the beginning of the school year.  Scheduled days off of school will remain scheduled days off. Proposed emergency days that have not been used, will also remain as days off of school.

    Grade level teachers will be sharing their schedules and links to lessons and activities via SeeSaw in K-2nd Grade and via Google Classroom in 3rd-5th Grade.  Students will be able to access these lessons and links directly through their District 31 device. Teams will also be communicating with you via e-mail to answer any questions you or your children might have.

    We want to thank all of you for your support and patience throughout this process.  We deeply miss you and your children and look forward to the day when we can school is back in session at 1919 Landwehr!

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger 

     

    Message from the Field Principal - April 2

    Good Morning Parents and Guardians!

    Today is a Gold Day, therefore, students will only be responsible for the classes that are on Gold Days. As a reminder, here is the schedule of classes for Gold Days.

    6th Grade Gold Days

    Social Studies

    ELA and ELAW

    Spanish

    Arts Plus

     

    7th Grade Gold Days

    Social Studies

    ELA and ELAW

    PE

     

    8th Grade Gold Days

    Social Studies

    ELA and ELAW

    Arts Plus


    Note for 6th Grade ONLY:
    when we start our face to face schedule on April 6, some 6th-grade students will have Arts Plus on Gold Days and some will have Arts Plus on Black Days. Arts Plus courses include Art, Music, STEM, and FACS. Classroom teachers will let your child know which day they will have their class. For this week, students will only need to look at Arts Plus on Gold OR Black days. 

    Please remind your child that they are only responsible for the classes listed on the Gold Day schedule today. Also, please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:

    9:00-10:00

    11:00-12:00 

    2:00-3:00

    Have a great day!

    Regards,

    Dr. April Miller

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  • Message from the Field Principal - April 1

    Good morning Parents and Guardians!

    I hope our first E-learning day went well at home yesterday. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions as we begin this new method of learning. Today is a Black Day schedule, therefore, students will only be responsible for the classes that are listed below.

    6th Grade Black Days

    Science

    Math

    PE

    Arts Plus

     

    7th Grade Black Days

    Science

    Math

    Arts Plus

    Spanish

     

    8th Grade Black Days

    Science

    Math

    PE

    Spanish


    Note for 6th Grade ONLY:
    when we start our face to face schedule on April 6, some 6th-grade students will have Arts Plus on Black Days and some will have Arts Plus on Gold Days. The classroom teacher will let students know which day they will have their class. For this week, students will only need to look at Arts Plus on Black OR Gold days. 

    Please remind your child that they are only responsible for the classes listed on the Black Day schedule today. Also, please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:

    9:00-10:00

    11:00-12:00

    2:00-3:00

    Even during this time of E-learning, please remember that our School Social Worker, Sandi Newman, and School Psychologist, Stefanie Bauer are available and will continue to support you and your children in the same ways that we have done in the past. This might include concerns about your child's social-emotional functioning, family resources, or basic needs. Please send an email if you would like someone to contact you directly regarding any needs you may have at this time.

    Sandi Newman snewman@district31.net                         

    Stefanie Bauer sbauer@district31.net

    Thank you to those of you who have shared photos of our Tigers learning at home! Please continue to share pictures with me that we may post on our social media sites during our community support of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

    Regards,

    Dr. April Miller




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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - March 31

    Dear Winkelman Families,

    Happy Tuesday!  Today starts our bridging into Remote Learning Days which start on April 6th.  You will notice that we have edited our attendance form to ensure that we are able to collect more accurate data from grade level to grade level, classroom to classroom.  

    Grade level teams will be providing you with today's learning opportunities by 9:00 am.  Please remember that teachers are available via e-mail from 9:00-10:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm to answer your questions or any questions your children might have.  I have also included some more great tips from our Differentiation Specialists, Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists, see below.

    Please click here to access the student attendance form.  We ask that you please complete the form for each of your children who attend Winkelman.

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger

     

    Message from the Field Principal - March 31

    Good Morning Parents and Guardians!
     
    Welcome to our first official E-learning Day! Today is a Gold Day, therefore, students will only be responsible for the classes that are on Gold Days. As a reminder, here is the schedule of classes for Gold Days.

    6th Grade Gold Days
    Social Studies
    ELA and ELAW
    Spanish
    Arts Plus
     
    7th Grade Gold Days
    Social Studies
    ELA and ELAW
    PE
     
     
    8th Grade Gold Days
    Social Studies
    ELA and ELAW
    Arts Plus
     
    Note for 6th Grade ONLY: when we start our face to face schedule on April 6, some 6th grade students will have Arts Plus on Gold Days and some will have Arts Plus on Black Days. Your classroom teacher will let you know which day you will have their class. For this week, you will only need to look at Arts Plus on Gold OR Black days. 
    Please remind your child that they are only responsible for the classes listed on the Gold Day schedule today. Also, please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:
     
    9:00-10:00
    11:00-12:00 
    2:00-3:00
     
    Thank you to those of you who have shared photos of our Tigers learning at home! Please continue to share pictures with me that we may post on our social media sites during our community support of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  
      
    Regards,
    Dr. April Miller
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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - E-Learning Communication

    Winkelman Families,

     

    As we prepare for the updated E-learning plan that District 31 will be putting in place starting Monday, April 6th, I wanted to share some specifics about the plan for Winkelman.  In order to be successful with E-learning, all students K-5th grade will need a device that they can log into and use District 31 approved apps. 3rd-5th grade students will continue to use their Chromebooks and access their lessons and assignments through Google Classroom.  K-2nd grade students, we will be providing each of you with a District 31 iPad. These are the same iPads that are used in each of the classrooms.

     

    We have arranged for an iPad pick-up day on Tuesday March 31st.  In an effort to align with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the CDC, our iPad pick-up will be a curbside pick-up.  Here’s how it works, each student has been assigned a pick-up time based on their grade level and the first letter of the student’s last name, see below.  Families are asked to enter the carline where a team of staff will be there to pass you child’s iPad through your car window and then you can pull right out.  We ask that parents remain in their vehicle and use the carline in an effort to adhere to social distancing. Our parking lots will be closed off. Glenview Police will also be there from time to time to help monitor traffic flow.

     

    iPad Pick-Up Schedule Tuesday, March 31st

    Time

    Grade Level

    First Letter of 

    Student’s Last Name

    8:00-9:00 am

    Kindergarten

    A-H

    9:00-10:00 am

    Kindergarten

    I-P

    10:00-11:00 am

    Kindergarten

    Q-Z

    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    1st

    A-H

    12:00-1:00 pm

    1st

    I-P

    1:00-2:00 pm

    1st

    Q-Z

    2:00-3:00 pm

    2nd

    A-H

    3:00-4:00 pm

    2nd

    I-P

    4:00-5:00 pm

    2nd

    Q-Z

    **If you have more than one child in K-2nd grade, please come to the assigned time of your oldest child to collect all iPads.

    Our lesson planning and instruction will shift to more direct instruction starting on Monday, April 6th.  General education teachers, CORE+ teachers, CORE++ teachers, and Co-Curricular teachers will be providing instruction via live virtual conversations, recorded lessons, and step-by-step instructions.  Lessons and instruction will be provided to your children by the teacher they are assigned to for that specific subject. Instruction will also be taking place through a block schedule of what we are calling blue and gold days.  Blue days will represent academics with subjects such as ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies, and gold days will represent Co-Curricular classes such as Art, Music, PE, Library, and Makerspace. By designing this block schedule, we are providing our teachers with the appropriate amount of collaborative plan time as well as giving students the opportunity to participate in all subjects within their regular schedule.  

     

    Click here to see an outline of a blue day and click here to see an outline of a gold day.  You will notice that on the gold days, Mr. Alvarez and I will also be reaching out to students with what we like to call a virtual playdate.  In some cases we may be reading a story to students, presenting some new at-home projects, or just simply having some conversations. We all want our students to feel connected to Winkelman as much as possible.  We will start with a blue day and continue switching from blue to gold as the days of E-learning progress. If your child receives services such as Special Education, EL/Bilingual, Social Work, or Intervention, you will be receiving communication from Dr. Janie Gruhn, Director of Student Services, outlining the department’s plan per the state of Illinois’ requirements.

     

    Next week, March 30th-April 3rd, we will continue with the same type of review and enrichment instruction that your children received during the Act of God Days prior to Spring Break.   Families will also be receiving communication in regards to E-learning training for all students. Mr. Alvarez has so graciously put together student training for us so that all students have a clear understanding of how they can post or submit completed assignments and some of the specifics that they will be experiencing through the virtual classroom.

    Please remember to use technology safely and responsibly.  Although we will be sending out reminders and lessons to students, you are our largest partner to ensure students are using their technology responsibly.  In addition, as teachers transition to Zoom and Google Meet to have face time with students, please know that these conversations may be recorded. These recordings will only be for District 31 use.  Please see the attached form for an opportunity to opt-out of virtual instruction.

     

    We recognize that this has been a very challenging time for all of us.  From work to home to being an employee and a parent all at the same time and within the same room, we appreciate your support for District 31, and as a staff we thank you for your patience as this is so new to all of us.  We deeply miss you and your children and look forward to taking on new educational challenges through this virtual system.

     

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger

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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - March 30, 2020

    Dear Winkelman Families,

    Welcome to Act of God Day 5!  We hope you had some time to rest and relax over Spring Break!  We know our students are eager to get back into the swing of things, and we are eager to work with them!

    Grade level teams will be providing you with today's learning opportunities by 9:00 am.  Please remember that teachers are available via e-mail from 9:00-10:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm to answer your questions or any questions your children might have.  I have also included some more great tips from our Differentiation Specialists, Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists, see below.

    Please click here to access the student attendance form.  We ask that you please complete the form for each of your children who attend Winkelman.

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger

    eberger@district31.net

    847-832-2203

    Differentiation Specialists Daily Strategy: Literacy

    Good Readers Talk about the Text

    Look at this picture to get ideas on sharing your thoughts with someone at home.

    Social Workers Daily Strategy: Anxiety & Depression

    Take a 30 minute walk outside with your family. According to Nate Sowa, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UNC School at Medicine, “Walking has been proven effective in reducing anxiety and depression, and there is further evidence that walking in nature improves those results even further. That’s because different parts of our brain activate in nature. Our mind calms, leading to physical changes including a reduction in heart rate and blood pressure”.

    Speech/Language Pathologists Daily Strategy: Wh- Questioning

    Read a book together and ask a different wh-question for each page (e.g. who, what, where, when, why, how).

     

    Message from the Field Principal - March 30, 2020

    Good Morning Parents and Guardians!

     

    Welcome back! I hope your family was able to recharge for this awkward and challenging experience we are facing. I know this is much more difficult than normal school days, so we ask for everyone's patience and that we all try to do what is best for our students. We will all continue to learn together, so please keep sharing information, recommendations, questions, concerns, and suggestions so we can provide the best learning opportunities for students possible. Today is our last Act of God day, and the day will run exactly how it was before spring break. 

    Please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:

     

    9:00-10:00

    11:00-12:00 

    2:00-3:00

     

    Thank you to those of you who have shared photos of our Tigers learning at home! Please continue to share pictures with me that we may post on our social media sites during our community support of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

     

    Regards,

    Dr. April Miller

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  • Message from the Field Principal

    March 27, 2020 Message from Dr. April Miller linked below:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lP8JGF62I66c5qQWkZV7gTwkOhglcElZPRgX-YY8StE/edit

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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - Day 4 of E-Learning 

    Dear Winkelman Families,

    Welcome to Act of God Day 4!  Today will be the last day you will be receiving specific tasks and activities prior to Monday, March 30th.  March 23rd-27th both students and staff are off from school for Spring Break, but we will be providing some extra links to online resources that your children are encouraged to try.

    Grade level teams will be providing you with today's learning opportunities by 9:00 am.  Please remember that teachers are available via e-mail from 9:00-10:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm to answer your questions or any questions your children might have.  I have also included some more great tips from our Differentiation Specialists, Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists, see below.

    Please click here to access the student attendance form.  We ask that you please complete the form for each of your children who attend Winkelman.

    Also, please be aware that 2nd trimester ended on Friday, March 13th.  Teachers have prepared your child's report card, and they will be mailed out today.  Please allow approximately 4-5 business days for your child's report card to arrive.  If you have any questions about your child's markings, please e-mail their teachers directly starting March 30th.

    Wishing you all a safe and healthy Spring Break!  

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger

    eberger@district31.net

    847-832-2203

    Differentiation Specialists Daily Strategy: Math

     "I need an example of that math term."

    Try this website; it has definitions and examples of math vocabulary.  Just search using the first letter.

     

    Social Workers Daily Strategy: Kindness

    Practice Kindness!  Check in on a neighbor or relative over the phone to see how they are doing and ask if they need anything.

    Speech/Language Pathologists Daily Strategy: Restating Directions

    Find a recipe to make with your child and read the directions aloud and have them restate the direction and complete it.

     

    Message from the Field Principal - Day 4 of E-Learning 

    Good Morning Parents and Guardians!
     
    We made it! We are on the last day of our very first week of remote learning at Field Middle School! I continue to get great feedback on our efforts thus far so please keep sharing your thoughts and concerns. If we are told by the governor that we must start E-learning after March 30, we have a good foundation of remote learning that started this week. Everyone at Field is preparing for the possibility of long-term E-learning, and as soon as we have more information on what the state expects public schools to do, we will be communicating our plan moving forward to keep our Tigers learning!
     
    Although students are not required to complete schoolwork over spring break, for those who want to keep learning, or experience something new, here is an extensive list of online learning resources.  
     
    Please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:
     
    9:00-10:00
    11:00-12:00 
    2:00-3:00
     
    Thank you to those of you who have shared photos of our Tigers learning at home! Please continue to share pictures with me that we may post on our social media sites during our community support of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  
     
    Next week is spring break so I will not be sending daily emails, however, as I get new information, I will be communicating that out to you through email. Thank you for your continued understanding and support at this challenging time. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
     
    Regards,
    Dr. April Miller
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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - Day 3 of E-Learning

    Dear Winkelman Families,

    Welcome to Act of God Day 3!  I am receiving great feedback from teachers in regards to how students are completing tasks, practicing their basic facts through our online tools, and asking questions.  I'm sure it has been difficult to get students adjusted to this new schedule and practice, but I am so proud of all their hard work.  Please give your children a huge high five on behalf of the Winkelman staff.  I also want to thank all of you for submitting the attendance form each day.  This really helps us to track student participation and engagement in the tasks and tools that teachers are sharing.

    Grade level teams will be providing you with today's learning opportunities by 9:00 am.  Please remember that teachers are available via e-mail from 9:00-10:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm to answer your questions or any questions your children might have.  I have also included some more great tips from our Differentiation Specialists, Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists, see below.

    Please click here to access the student attendance form.  We ask that you please complete the form for each of your children who attend Winkelman.  

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger

    eberger@district31.net

    847-832-2203

    Differentiation Specialists Daily Strategy: Literacy

    Good readers ask questions beforeduring and after reading.

    Here are two read alouds to use at home and some more ideas.

    May I Bring a Friend Questioning Read Aloud

    Little Mouse Painting Questioning Read Aloud

    Social Workers Daily Strategy: Identifying Feelings

    While reading books or watching TV with your children today, try to help them identify how characters are feeling by discussing facial expressions and tone of voice. Point out positive and negative interactions between characters.

    Speech/Language Pathologists Daily Strategy: Following Directions

    Play a following directions game, by telling your child where to place toys in the room  (e.g. Put the red block next to the Elsa doll).

    Message from the Field Principal - Day 3 of E-Learning

    Good Morning Parents and Guardians!
     
    We are almost through our first week of remote learning! The feedback I am receiving from students, teachers, and parents has been overwhelmingly positive. A huge factor in our early signs of successful implementation is your patience and support. This is a work in progress, so we will continue to look for ways to improve our students' learning experiences at home.  
     
    Thank you to those of you who have shared photos of our Tigers learning at home! Please continue to share pictures with me that we may post on our social media sites during our community support of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
     
    If you are looking for activities to enjoy with your family, please check on the following link  Museums Around the World
     
    Although students are not required to complete schoolwork over break, for those who want to keep learning or experience something new, we are preparing a list of resources for families to use over the break. Please feel free to share resources you feel students would enjoy with me and we can add it to our resource list. 
     
    Please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:
     
    9:00-10:00
    11:00-12:00 
    2:00-3:00
     
    Thank you for your continued understanding and support at this challenging time. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. 
     
    Regards,
    Dr. April Miller
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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - Day 2 of E-Learning

    Dear Winkelman Families,

    Welcome to Act of God Day 2!  I know this has been stressful for all of us as we try to adjust to this new routine and new practice of both at home education for our children while also working from home.  We are adjusting our lessons and plans as we go, and we appreciate your patience as we tackle this new process as a community. 

    Grade level teams will be providing you with today's learning opportunities by 9:00 am.  Please remember that teachers are available via e-mail from 9:00-10:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm to answer your questions or any questions your children might have.  I have also included some more great tips from our Differentiation Specialists, Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists, see below.

    Please click here to access the student attendance form.  We ask that you please complete the form for each of your children who attend Winkelman.  

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger

    eberger@district31.net

    847-832-2203

    Differentiation Specialists Daily Strategy: Math

    "I'm having a difficult time remembering ways to solve this problem.  What can I do?"

    You can try this website.  It has how-to videos for math mountains, proof drawings, bar models, and more!

     

    Social Workers Daily Strategy: Calm Down Strategies

    Ask your child to tell you the calm down strategies from our SEL 2nd Step program. The steps are:

    1. Stop - use your stop signal; 

    2. Name your feeling - state the feeling; 

    3. Calm down - use a strategy to calm down like counting, breathing, positive self-talk. 

    Cue your child to use the calm down strategies when needed and provide positive feedback when you see them using the strategies.

    Speech/Language Pathologists Daily Strategy: Using Descriptions

    Play ISpy having your child use at least 3-5 descriptions of the target item (e.g. I spy something that is red, is a fruit, has seeds, is round).

     

    Message from the Field Principal - Day 2 of E-Learning

    Good Morning Parents and Guardians!
     
    Thank you so much for all you are doing for our students!  We appreciate your support and patience as we move through this unprecedented experience. I have had many students reach out to me directly with questions, which has been wonderful so please remind your student that I am here to support them in any way I can. 
     
    Although students are not required to complete schoolwork over break, for those who want to keep learning or experience something new, we are preparing a list of resources for families to use over the break. Please feel free to share resources you feel students would enjoy with me and we can add it to our resource list. 
     
    Please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:
     
    9:00-10:00
    11:00-12:00 
    2:00-3:00
     
    Please feel free to share pictures with me that we may post on our social media sites to show how our Tigers are learning during our community support of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
     
    If you are looking for activities to enjoy with your family, please check on the following link  Author Jarrett Learner
     
    Thank you for your understanding and support at this challenging time. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. 
     
    Regards,
    Dr. April Miller

     

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  • Winkelman Grade Level E-Learning Expectations

    Dear Winkelman Families,

     
    As we are experiencing our first Act of God Day, I understand there has been confusion about what some grade levels are specifically expecting from students.  These next few days are for review, enrichment, and extension of material that has already been covered in the classroom.  Winkelman teachers have provided online tools and resources as well as review packets, workbooks and textbooks.  We realize this is so hard in creating an at home schedule and ensuring that students complete specific work or assignments.  Starting tomorrow, you will be receiving more specific direction in terms of what each grade level would like students to complete.
     
    I deeply apologize for all the confusion today and appreciate your understanding as we all move forward in this process.
     
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Erica Berger
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  • Message from the Winkelman Principal - Day 1 E-Learning

    Dear Winkelman Families,

    District 31 staff has been working hard to compile review, enrichment, and extension materials for your children.  We understand that this sudden cancellation of activities which then led to schools closings in the state of Illinois is very difficult.  However, we are confident that with the great resources teachers have put together, our students will continue to learn and grow.

    Each day grade level teams will be reaching out to you to provide you with some extra resources for your children to practice.  I will also be providing some daily strategies from our Differentiation Specialists, Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists (see below).  If at any time you need assistance, teachers and specialists will be available via e-mail from 9:00-10:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm to answer your questions. 

    In order to track student participation, we will be collecting student attendance information each day as well.  Please click here to complete an attendance form for each of your children who attend Winkelman.  We ask that all attendance forms are completed by 3:00 pm each day.  I know this all seems so surreal, but I am confident that through the strength of the District 31 community we will continue to do what is best for our students.  Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

    Your partner in education,

    Dr. Erica Berger

    eberger@district31.net

    847-832-2203

    Differentiation Specialists Daily Strategy: Literacy

    “I can’t read a word.  What do I do?”

    You can try this:

    You can listen to the pronunciation of the word, read the definition, and much more!

    Merriam Webster Dictionary

    Social Workers Daily Strategy: Creating a New Routine

    To the best of your ability, try to create a routine/schedule for your child to follow each day. Children (and adults too!) can feel comforted by a routine that they can anticipate. It will help to create a sense of calm in the chaos of the situation.

    Speech/Language Pathologists Daily Strategy: Sequential Order

    After watching a movie or show, have your child tell you what happened using sequential order and using transition words such as first, second, next, later, finally.

     

    Message from the Field Principal - Day 1 E-learning

    Good morning Parents and Guardians!

     
    Here are a few reminders as we navigate this new form of learning for our students. 
     
    Please remind your child to log on to Google Classroom and to sign-in on the Google form for attendance (this form will be sent in an email directly to students). Your child's teacher is using Google Classroom to communicate learning activities during this time. After reading their teacher's explanation, they are welcome to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. All teachers will be available by email at the following times:
     
    9:00-10:00
    11:00-12:00 
    2:00-3:00
     
    Please feel free to share pictures with me that we may post on our social media sites to show how our Tigers are learning during our community support of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
     
    If you are looking for activities to enjoy with your family, please check on the following link Screen-Free Things to Do Indoors with Your Kids
     
    Thank you for your understanding and support at this challenging time. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. 
     
    Regards,
    Dr. April Miller
     
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