• travisje@orange.k12.nj.us

     

    May 4, 2020
     
    Good Day Orange Township Public School District Community,
     
    I hope this letter finds you all well. With that being said, on April 17, 2020, I shared with you that New Jersey Governor Murphy and Commissioner of Education Dr. Repollet would provide an update regarding the continuation of distance learning or the re-opening of school buildings on or before May 15, 2020. This communication is to share the most up to date information as communicated this afternoon from Trenton.

    On Monday, May 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy ordered the closure of all NJ schools through the end of SY 2019-2020. This evening, a phone blast to families and staff will go out sharing this important information. In addition, we have posted an article from NJ.COM under the district news and announcements indicating school building closure but the continuation of distance learning through the end of the school year.

    We will continue to keep you abreast through our communication platforms via the district website as well as our social media handles regarding any academic or operational updates. For further supports, please be reminded that we created an email address distancelearningquestions@orange.k12.nj.us for questions or concerns during this pandemic period as it relates to instructional or technology concerns. If there are also concerns regarding mental or selfcare supports, you can also email us.

    We will need your child’s school, teacher’s name, as well as your contact information. Always remember, you should always contact your child’s teacher and/or principal as the first line of support. It is encouraged that you continue to visit our district COVID-19 Resources Tab on the district website www.orange.k12.nj.us for additional resources for families on mental health as well as updates on self care for students, families, and staff. We have posted instructional supports within the COVID-19 Resource Tab for your assistance. As you are aware, we update our COVID-19 Resource Tab weekly in the effort of providing further supports for our school community.

    Again, thank you for your continued flexibility and cooperation during this unprecedented time. We are in this together.
     
    Educationally yours, Gerald Fitzhugh, II, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
      Dear Parents and Students, Welcome to the Extended Learning Resource Page. This page was created to provide students working from home with access to assignments, links, assessments, and practice resources. Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Resource Page found at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058

    Office Hours

    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Extended Learning Resources 

     

    VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STUDENT ATTENDANCE:


    Starting Monday 3/23, as per the district's mandate, student attendance will be tracked.

    There will be a GOOGLE DOC created for each student and it will be in their "Shared with me" folder in GOOGLE DRIVE. All they need to do is type "YES".

    If they are not checking in, I am asked to make phone calls home. Please make sure that the students are checking in and are completing assignments daily.

    THIS BEGINS MONDAY 3/23

     

    Contact Information: Should you have any questions about assignments, you can contact me through the following channels: Email: travisje@orange.k12.nj.us 

     

    ALL ASSIGMENTS ARE POSTED ON Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/NjQ2NDQwNjE2NjFa 

    CLASS CODE: cu2liu2

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Assignments/Access to Assignments:
     

    Travis Remote Learning Plan 6-8-6-12

    Math

    Monday: Go Math G5 10.7

    Wednesday: Chapter 10 Review

    Friday: Chapter 10 Test

    Science: 

    Monday: Brainpop film and Quiz - Civil Rights

    Wednesday: Civil Rights Vocabulary

    Friday: Civil Rights Related Reading

    Language Arts:

    Tuesday: Performance Task 4 part 1 Brainstorming for Essay Writing

    Thursday: Performance Task 4 part 2 Drafting for Essay Writing

    Social Studies:

    Tuesday: Social Justice Issues Newsela article and response

    Thursday: Social Justice Issues Newsela article and response

     

    Travis Remote Learning 6-1-6-5

    Language Arts:

    Monday: Read p. 148-149 Core Text “The Silk Road”. Complete compare and contrast activity for Marco Polo vs. Silk Road stories

    Wednesday : Review stories from Unit 9. Take Unit 9 Test

    Friday: 30 minutes Reading Plus

    Social Studies:

    Monday: Amazing Animals Week - The Characteristics of Life, Quiz and Open-ended response

    Wednesday: Amazing Animals Week - The World’s Smallest Frog, Quiz and Open-ended response

    Friday: Amazing Animals Week - Playfully Named Creatures, Quiz and Open-Ended response

    Math: 

    Tuesday: 10.5 Metric Measures

    Thursday: 10.6 Problem Solving - Customary and Metric Conversions

    Science:

    Tuesday: Pollination watch video, take quiz, complete vocabulary

    Thursday: Pollination read “related reading”, take five notes to teach the class

     

    Travis Remote Learning 5-26-5-29

    Language Arts: 

    Tuesday: Chapter 9, Week 2: The Silk Road Read, Bridge text p. 144-145, complete vocabulary activity and Main Idea activity

    Thursday: Chapter 9, Week 2: The Silk Road, Read amplifies text and complete Inferences 

    Activity

    Social Studies:

    Tuesday: Newsela and quiz “Who’s the Greatest?”

    Thursday: Newsela and Quiz “Animals Take Advantage During Quarantine”

    Math:

    Wednesday: Chapter 10.4 Multi-Measurement Problems

    Friday: iReady Test

    Science:

    Wednesday: Earth’s Atmosphere Film, Quiz, Vocabulary

    Friday: Related Reading and Notetaking

     

    Travis Remote Learning 5-18-5-21

    Language Arts: 

    Monday: Complete Student Survey

    Wednesday: Chapter 9, Week 2: Read Core Text “Perry Opens the Door to Japan” and complete Chapter 9 Week 2 Quiz

    Social Studies: 

    Monday: Newsela and quiz “The Next Usain Bolt?”

    Wednesday: Newsela and quiz “Winning Isn’t Most Important For Making Sports Fun”

    Math:

    Tuesday: Ch. 10.2 Customary Capacity

    Thursday Ch. 10.3 Weight

    Science:

    Tuesday: Brainpop Temperature Film, Quiz, and Vocabulary

    Thursday: Temperature Related Reading and Notes

     

    Remote Learning 5/11-5/15

    Language Arts:

    Tuesday: Chapter 9, Week 2: Vocabulary and Read Bridge Text “Perry Opens the Door to Japan”

    Thursday: Chapter 9, Week 2: Read Amplified Text “Perry Opens the Door to Japan” and complete Main Idea Activity


    Social Studies:

    Tuesday: Newsela Article and Quiz ”Stars Team up for Virtual Graduation During Pandemic”

    Thursday: Newsela Article and Quiz “With Proms Cancelled, Thus Family Held a Festive Prom for Two”


    Math:

    Monday: Complete math test and do 30 mins iReady

    Wednesday: Introduction to Chapter 10

    Friday: Chapter 10, Lesson 1


    Science:

    Monday: Watch Brainpop video Hurricanes and Complete quiz

    Wednesday: Hurricanes vocabulary

    Friday: Hurricanes Related Reading and notetaking

     

    Remote Learning 4/27-5/1

    Math:

    Monday (Learn): Chapter 8.3 Connect Fractions to Division (DO: problems due following day)

    Wednesday (Learn): Chapter 8.4 Fraction and Whole Number Division (DO: problems due following day)

    Friday (Learn): Chapter 8.5 Interpret Division with Fractions (DO: problems due following day)


    Science:

    Monday (Learn): View Brainpop film Metamorphosis (DO: review quiz)

    Wednesday (Learn): Review film and quiz (DO: complete vocabulary)

    Friday (Learn): Review film, quiz, and vocab and read Related Reading (Do: complete note taking sheet)


    Language Arts:

    Tuesday (Learn): Read p. 120-121 Marco Polo (DO: complete vocabulary p. 118-119 and Main Idea p. 127)

    Thursday (Learn): Read p. 122-123 Marco Polo (DO: p. 128 Make Inferences)


    Social Studies:

    Tuesday: (Learn): Read “Our favorite five-minute break ideas”  (DO: writing assignment)

    Thursday: (Learn): Read “ Procrastination and Homework” (DO: quiz based on article)

     

    Travis Remote Learning 4/20-4/24


    Language Arts:

    Monday (Learn)

    Open Unit 8 and go to p. 106-107 and Read Bridge Text: “Studying Earth’s Core” and answer the questions and do vocabulary due following day

    Wednesday (Learn): Read p. 108-109 and complete activities: Main Idea p. 113, Integrate Information p. 114 due following day

    Friday (Learn): Read p. 110-111 and complete online quiz due following day


    Social Studies:

    Monday (Learn): Read and complete quiz for “ Pets Provide Comfort in Crisis” due following day

    Wednesday (Learn): Read and complete quiz “Tips for Students who are New to Virtual Learning” due following day

    Friday (Learn): Read and complete quiz “Why Your Mindset Matters” due following day


    Science:

    Tuesday (Learn): Read Newsela Article and complete quiz

    Thursday (Learn): Watch Brainpop “Mammals”, take quiz and do vocabulary due following day, Read the Related Reading and take 5 notes due following day


    Math:

    Tuesday (Learn): Chapter 8.1 Divide Fractions and Whole Numbers (problems due following day)

    Thursday (Learn): Chapter 8.2 Problem Solving Using Multiplication (problems due following day)

     

    Remote Learning 4/6-4/9

    Science:

    Monday: Watch Brainpop Video “Rachel Carson” and complete quiz

    Tuesday: Vocabulary Activity - Rachel Carson

    Wednesday: Rachel Carson Graphic Organizer

    Thursday: Related Reading and Notetaking for Rachel Carson


    Social Studies: Autism Awareness

    Monday Article and Quiz -Voices of Autism

    Tuesday Article and Quiz -Teens with Autism Practice Police Interactions with Virtual Reality

    Wednesday Article and Quiz - Airports Design Special Sensory Spaces for Passengers with Autism

    Thursday Article and Quiz - Girls Scout Troops for Kids with Special Needs


    Math:

    Monday - Go Math 7.7 and iReady 20 min

    Tuesday - Go Math 7.8 and iReady 20 min

    Wednesday- Go Math 7.9 and iReady 20 min

    Thursday - Go Math 7.10 and iReady 20 min


    Language Arts:

    Monday: Open to p. 92-93 and do the vocabulary assignment, When finished, spend minimum of 20 minutes on Reading Plus or System 44

    Tuesday: My Reader, Bridge Text p. 94-95 “We Continue Our Descent”, Sequence of Events Activity p. 101

    Wednesday: My Reader: Amplified Text p. 96-97  “We Continue Our Descent”, Analyze Language Activity p. 102

    Thursday: My Reader: Core Text p. 98-99  “We Continue Our Descent”, Complete Online story quiz

     
     
    Monday 3/30-Friday 4/3
     

    Language Arts:

    Monday: Open to p. 80-81 and do the vocabulary assignment, When finished, spend minimum of 20 minutes on Reading Plus or System 44

    Tuesday: My Reader, Bridge Text p. 82-83 “The South Pole”, Sequence of Events Activity p. 89

    Wednesday: My Reader: Amplified Text p. 84-85  “The South Pole”, Analyze Language Activity p. 90

    Thursday: My Reader: Core Text p. 86-87  “The South Pole”, Complete Compare and Contrast Activity p. 91

    Friday: Spend 30 minutes on READING PLUS or SYSTEM 44


    Science:

    Monday: Watch Brainpop Video “Honeybees” and complete quiz

    Tuesday: Vocabulary Activity - Honeybees

    Wednesday: Honeybees Graphic Organizer

    Thursday: Related Reading and Notetaking

    Friday: Readorium 30 min


    Social Studies:

    Monday Article and Quiz - Life Lessons Learned From Sports

    Tuesday Article and Quiz - Issue: Zoos

    Wednesday Article and Quiz - High School Opportunities

    Thursday Article and Quiz - Restaurants Offer Free Food

    Friday Article and Quiz - State Wrestling Champ is a Girl


    Math:

    Monday - Go Math 7.3 and iReady 20 min

    Tuesday - Go Math 7.4 and iReady 20 min

    Wednesday- Go Math 7.5 and iReady 20 min

    Thursday - Go Math 7.6 and iReady 20 min

    Friday - iReady 30 Mins

     

    Monday 3/23-Friday 3/27

    Math:

    Monday 3/23: ADDING FRACTIONS worksheet on Google Classroom, write the answers on the Google Doc I created for you. After, spend 20 minutes on iREAD 

    Tuesday 3/24: ADDING and SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS worksheet on Google Classroom, and write the answers on the Google Doc I created for you.  After, spend 20 minutes on iREADY

    Wednesday 3/25: MULTIPLYING FRACTIONS worksheet, and write the answers on the Google Doc I created for you.  After, spend 20 minutes on iREADY

    Thursday 3/26: 30-45 minutes on iReady

    Friday 3/27: Complete all three worksheets on Google Classroom and post answers on the Google Doc for a quiz grade
     

     

    Language Arts:

    Monday 3/23: Open to p. 66-67 and do the vocabulary assignment. When finished, spend minimum of 20 minutes on Reading Plus or System 44


    Tuesday 3/24:
    My Reader, Bridge Text p. 68-69 “Golden Age of the Inca Empire” Complete Main Idea Activity p. 75. When finished, spend minimum of 20 minutes on Reading Plus or System 44

    Wednesday 3/25:
    My Reader: Amplified Text p. 70-71 “Golden Age of the Inca Empire” Complete Analyze Text Structure Activity p. 76. When finished, spend minimum of 20 minutes on Reading Plus or System 44

    Thursday 3/26: S
    pend 30 minutes on READING PLUS or SYSTEM 44

    Friday 3/27:
    My Reader: Core Text p. 72-73 “Golden Age of the Inca Empire” Complete Integrate Information Activity p. 77. When finished, spend minimum of 20 minutes on Reading Plus or System 44

     

    Science: 25 minutes of Readorium per day. I can see your assignments and give you credit for completing them, so take your time and earn those tokens :)

     

    Social Studies: 

    Monday 3/23: Read NEWSELA article: Checkmate! and answer questions/quiz

    Tuesday 3/24:
    Read NEWSELA article "Minecraft" and answer questions/quiz

    Wednesday 3/25:
    Read NEWSELA article "10 year-old boy invents game" and answer questions/quiz

    Thursday 3/26: Read NEWSELA article "South Carolina Teen Raises $70,000" and answer questions/quiz

    Friday 3/27:
    Read NEWSELA article "Video Games and Students with Disabilities" and answer questions/quiz

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    Friday 3/20:

    Math- iReady (30 min)

    ELA- My Reader Core Text and Integrate Information

    Sci- Readorium

    Social Studies- NEWSELA

     

    Thursday 3/19:

    Math Go Math G5 7.2

    ELA- Reading Plus or System 44

    Sci- Readorium

    Social Studies- NEWSELA

     

    Wednesday 3/18:

    Math- iReady (30 min)

    ELA- My Reader, Amplified Text and Author's Argument

    Sci- Readorium

    Social Studies- NEWSELA

     
     
    TUESDAY 3/17:
     
    Math - Go Math G5 7.1
     
    ELA- My Reader, Bridge Text and Main Idea
     
    Sci- Readorium
     
    Social Studies- NEWSELA

     

    MONDAY 3/16: 

    Math - iReady assignments (30-45 min)

    ELA- Steps To Advance My Reader (Unit 7, Week 2)

    Sci- Readorium (25 min)

    Social Studies - NewsELA story and questions

     

    GENERAL STUDENT EXPEXCTATIONS:

    Student responsibilities in completing the assignments include:

    -Identifying a comfortable and quiet space to study/learn

    -Dedicating appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teachers

    -Routinely checking appropriate Google Classrooms and emails for information on courses, assignments, and resources, on a daily basis

    -Attending and participating in any check-in times offered by your teachers

    -Engaging in the virtual platforms with academic honesty, integrity, and according to the district’s Acceptable Use Policy ü Submitting all assignments in accordance with provided timelines and/or due dates

     

    Your Important Links:
    Clever for your important school connections (iReady, Discovery Education, Brainpop, Reading Plus, Dictionary.com)
     
    Science:
    Social Studies: Edulastic
     
    Reading: (Read 180 & System 44) READ 180 - Students
     
    Math: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do, iReady (through Clever)
     
     
     

    Mr. Jeremy Travis

    travisje@orange.k12.nj.us

    973-677-4124