If your child qualifies for services with an IEP goal in either reading or math, they likely are able to access i-Ready instruction. Please check with their special education teacher to see if participating at home is recommended. If so, here is the website i-Ready.com/AtHome. You'll find a wealth of information to use over the next few weeks. I especially liked the grade level packets.
Click into the Guidance for families for a step by step tutorial. Scroll through and you will see a link to it. iReady is accessible on computers, laptops, chromebooks, and newer i-pads (compatible with iOS11). It is not accessible on Smartphones.
It is important to know that should your child fail a lesson twice (60% pass rate), he/she/they will not be able to move forward with lessons until there is a reset to instruction. In the event that a reset needs to occur, you can reach out to the student’s special education teacher or Heather Gibbons (Special Education PD TOSA) for a reset within 24 hours of the request.
Introduction to the Zones (play games, create zones out of construction paper)
Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red paper posted on the wall as visual reminders
Ask questions about how students are feeling.
Understanding and labeling Blue Zone and Yellow Zone
Day 1: Blue Zone
Have your student create a poster with stickers, emojis, etc., that represents them.
Discuss briefly the Blue Zone with highlight to depressed, sad, tired and sick
Come put one or two of your emojis that are in the blue zone on my sheet of paper
Pass out Blue Zone matching worksheet
Day 2: Blue Zone continued
Reintroduce the Blue zone and have your student demonstrate (with facial expression, emojis, etc.,) some of the feelings that are in the blue zone.
Play the M & M game where if you get any color other than blue you don’t have to share, but if you get blue you have to give an example of a scenario that would lead to a blue zone feeling.
Read a book or watch a show and ask your student to identify characters or situations that are related to the blue zone.
Day 3: Yellow Zone
Review Yellow Zone emotions and have them identify emojis, facial expressions, or feelings that are in the yellow zone.
Read a book or watch a show and ask your student to identify characters or situations that are related to the yellow zone.
Yellow Zone matching worksheet
Day 4: Yellow Zone continued
Discuss worried and frustrated emotions then add to the poster they made the first day. Use yellow zone pictures, expressions, etc.
Yellow Zone Tic-Tac-Toe game (kids have to say which emotion is identified in the chosen square before making the mark)
Day 5: Free play Friday
Picture or description of high and low of week then allowed to play a reciprocal game (uno, card games, board games, etc.) with clear behavior expectation
Green Zone and Red Zone
Day 1: Introduction to Green Zone
Have a brief discussion of what emotions fall into Green Zone-Ready to Go Zone (pick 4)
Do the Green Zone Matching Activity
Review emotions in Green Zone
Green Zone Tic-Tac-Toe
Introduction to Red Zone emotions (ie. Angry, Aggressive, Yelling, Terrified, Out of control
M & M game (if you draw a red then you have to share something that would cause Red Zone emotion)
Red Zone Matching Sheet
Red Zone Recap
Watch a show or clip or read a book and identify characters are situations that are related to the Red Zone
Day 5: Introduction to Coping Strategies
Watch You Tube Video-Why do we lose control of our emotions (https://youtu.be/3bKuoH8CkFc)
Have students draw 2 things that help them calm when upset