During this time of extended closure, teachers will not be continuing to teach their course material. We are essentially “pressing pause” on the curriculum from where we left off on Friday, March 13, with a plan to resume from that point when school is back in session.
However, in the meantime, the District remains dedicated to ensuring educational excellence for every student. During school closures, our hope is that learning will continue. This is not a replacement for classroom instruction. These activities are not required nor will they be graded.
In the meantime, our goal is to provide learning materials and activities that can help students do the following things:
- Review material that they may have already covered, but not yet mastered.
- Practice skills for learning and content area proficiency
- Engage in enrichment activities or independent projects in a particular subject area.
- Identify an area of interest in a subject area to research and explore.
The following list of suggested learning opportunities was developed considering a variety of students, including students with IEPs and students who do not have access to technology or other resources. These opportunities are examples of extension learning activities. There are many great resources to help students to stay engaged academically while at home.
These learning opportunities are supplemental and designed to keep students connected with their teachers, the content, and the skills they need to resume school successfully. They are not meant to replace our core curriculum and instruction.
Please know that our administrators and faculty are committed to serving students and helping them get the best education possible. When making these decisions, leadership within the Escondido Union High School District is working to consider as many circumstances and factors as possible, and our approach is reasonable, sustainable, and equitable for all students.
Downloadable enrichment resources are in the below table.
English Language Arts
Watch a few short Ted Ed videos on Writing and Composition to better understanding writing conventions, then build your writing skills with some online practice. Sign up for a free student account at No Red Ink to practice important writing skills through online tutorials. You don’t need a class code to join, just an email address.
English Language Learners
Wicks said his free workouts would be very similar to the sessions that were planned as part of his school fitness tour, with a mix of HIIT (high-intensity interval training), involving exercises such as star jumps and squats. He said that the exercises were supposed to be easy, fun and suitable for children as young as two right up to teenagers.
- Start a journal in which you record your feelings and thoughts daily
- Write rich descriptive paragraphs based on observations of daily life during this unique time
- Write a short story to read to your younger brothers and sisters
- Write song lyrics
- Students can maintain their reading skills through
- Family Book Club
- Reading Novels
- Reading the newspaper daily
- Reading graphic novels/comic books
- Daily Yoga
- Daily Stretching
Go (Remember Social Distancing Guidelines)
- For a walk
- On a bike ride
- For a hike
- Follow a televised exercise program
- Play card games Rummy, Concentration, etc.
- Use geometry to make a kite or a paper airplane
- Make Dinner Together
- Choose a recipe for dinner that requires measurements of ingredients
- Build a model:
- Roller Coaster
- Make a Bird Feeder
- Kitchen Chemistry (make slime, vinegar and baking soda experiment)
- Make paper airplanes
- Make your own board game
Build Card Castle
- Tooth Picks
- Make a movie
- Create your own comic book
- Build an obstacle course
- For yourself
- For your younger brothers, sisters, etc.
- For a marble or toy car
- Create a time capsule, fill it with art, letters, favorite items and then hide it to open in two years, five years, ten years, etc.