Can you Breakout?

Congratulation to Sophia (PV), Samantha (BV), the Bayview group, Stephanie (PA), Chelsey and Vanessa (BV) who were the first 5 individuals/teams to breakout! Thanks to the 130 teams that participated in the challenge.

We have prepared a special Breakout challenge to see who can navigate your new NLPSLearns efficiently. Partner up if you want, but let’s dig in! Who is up for the challenge?

And sorry for those who are peaking early on this, but the form will be accessible only at 9am on April 8.

Your new NLPSLearns!

Welcome to your new NLPSLearns website. We have worked hard at rebuilding this important hub to give you better access to resources and information within a new structure and with improved search capabilities.

Each section will offer you guidelines, highlight important information and tips, and share a selection of resource related to the topic. To search through all of our resources, visit the Resources page and use the filters to narrow down the list to find what you really need.

We have created a Continuity of Learning page that will grow as we move forward in this new and unsettling context. It should be your first stop to find curated resources and support tools to help you in your journey. Don’t forget to share with your colleagues. Together we will find ways. Together we will make it possible.

The Learning Coordinators

Taking Math Outside

Planning for a rich educational experience for our students can be challenging while our students are learning at home.  There are many tools that are available to create a meaningful learning experience and you may find yourself leaning towards online programs for your lesson delivery.  While much of our students time may be spent inside, why not try and utilize place based learning and encourage our students to get outside.  Not only will it be engaging, but will also improve our students mental health.  Some of the ways that we could get our students outside may include: 
  • Use sidewalk chalk – This could be for counting to calculus!
  • Count objects in your yard and then use natural objects to show their thinking (make numbers using sticks)
  • Create patterns using rocks or other objects. For higher grades, create t -table and graph the pattern.
  • Observe nature – It is a beautiful time of year to observe and measure changes in nature. Then report and graph the data.
  • Use nature to make fractional representations and create equations.
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Get your students to take pictures of their outside learning adventures and add them to their portfolios!   These are just a few examples of how we can get our students outside, be creative and have some fun!  If you are looking for more ideas, don’t hesitate to contact me!