June 27, 2022

Summer Sage News: June 27, 2022

Week of June 27, 2022

True value in literacy doesn’t just mean one can read quickly or answer closed-ended comprehension questions correctly, but in being able to reflect and respond. What connections can be made between the heart and the text by drawing on one’s prior knowledge and life experiences?

When your students read, use the reading response journal prompts to interact with the text in a meaningful way. 
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Toy Theater is a free collection of interactive educational games and what’s even better is that they’re designed to work on computers, tablets, and mobile devices! Students can check out the games below. Perimeter Climber is a favorite!

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Even on our tippiest tiptoes, it’s not easy to see into birds’ nests. Well, not anymore! Click below to check out NESTFLIX, which features nests of many different bird species. These live cams give us a privileged peek into animal habitats. Take some time to explore other nature live cams, like African wildlife and oceans!

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Combining music and history content is an incredible learning opportunity and HamilTEACH is an amazing resource for inclusive content. Lesson plans include songs from the Hamilton musical to engage students in thought and discussion! Explore here: grades K-5, grades 6-9.

Click below to find kid-friendly recordings of the Hamilton soundtrack, audio historical documents, and teaching templates to adapt lessons.
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Social-Emotional Wellness
This week’s literacy focus is geared toward all students. Positive thinking is a powerful tool that can help you improve your health, manage stress, overcome challenges, and make better choices. Everyone can benefit from improving their positive thinking skills! 

The idea is that by changing your thinking, you can control your emotions and your actions. Positive thinking skills often start with positive-self talk, which means using the voice in your head to say positive thoughts about yourself or a situation. Create your own positive thinking list and start a daily affirmation routine to feel positive vibes all summer long!
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Tell Us S’More
We’d love to hear how things are going, what you are up to, and any ideas, comments, and feedback you would like to share. Click below for our super quick weekly check-in!

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2022 High School Summer School: June 21-August 12
How do I access my high school summer school course? 
Check your personal and Sage Oak student email accounts for a welcome letter from your teacher with your username and password. In addition to providing course oversight, your teacher will be available to support you through email and office hours. You can find your teacher’s contact information and office hours in the welcome letter email or on the Summer School Student Central.

It’s not too late to enroll in summer school credit recovery courses. If you are interested in enrolling in high school summer school, please contact Tiffiny Webster, Summer School Coordinator, at summerschool@sageoak.education for details.
For questions, please contact summerschool@sageoak.education.