If you are looking for ways to help your child with specific social emotional skills, you can click below to access short video lessons from our Second Step curriculum. This list will grow and change over the next few weeks:
Avoiding Assumptions: click HERE
Handling Put Downs: click HERE
Handling Frustrations: click HERE
Managing Anxiety: click HERE
Calming Down: click HERE
Managing Emotions: click HERE
Clark Elementary - Portable 7
*Some website/district sites may still list me as Laura Boyce, instead of Laura Cramer. I'm sorry for any confusion this may cause as they update everything to my married name!
If you are interested in checking out a laptop, please call one of the staff members below. All are available to take your call in English or the language indicated by their name. You MUST call one of the individuals and they will schedule a time and location for pick up.
Wenli Mithal (中文)MithalW@issaquah.wednet.eduOffice: 425-837-7106Text: 978-252-3686
Francisca Mejia Campos (Español)CamposF@issaquah.wednet.eduOffice: 425-837-7141Text: 978-400-2516
Ina GhangurdeGhangurdeI@issaquah.wednet.eduOffice: 425-837-7008Text: 252-563-3498
Krima Molina (Filipino)MolinaK@issaquah.wednet.eduOffice: 425-837-7214Text: 971-251-0691
Parents or guardians will be asked to sign a form taking responsibility for the laptop. A copy of the form will be provided when you pick up the laptop. Requests prior to 12:00 pm (noon) will be available for pick up the following day.
Families may check out an internet hotspot for the laptop if internet is not available at home (limit one per family). Please note many companies have changed their rules to give families more data options during this time. More information can be found on company websites. Comcast (Comcast Spanish Version), T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.
Community Resources From ISD
March 13, 2020
Dear ISD Community,
As we continue to work out the details about the services we can provide during this long-term school closure, you can expect to receive a series of communications from us beginning early next week. We know that there is great concern for the welfare or our students, families, staff, and community members. As we work to address nutrition, childcare, and emergency learning supports, please watch for surveys to help us assess the scope of needs for services in our community.
If you need assistance immediately, following are a few important community resources. We are in the process of compiling additional resources and will share them as we all work to support each other in these unprecedented times.
ISD Digital Resources for Students
Health Care ServicesIn case of emergency, call 9-1-1 for an immediate safety assessment
Seattle Children’s Hospital ER206-987-20004800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 98105
Swedish ER—Issaquah Highlands425-394-0610751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah 98029
Valley Medical CenterEmergency Department425-690-1000400 South 43rd St, Renton 98055
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027www.issaquahfoodbank.org
Catholic Community Services – Issaquah Meals ProgramNightly meals Monday – Friday at 5:00 p.m. at 180 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah – next to the fire station
Youth Crisis Support Services:
Youth Eastside Services Mental health and substance use assessments Walk-in appointments on Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 - 4 p.m.Scheduled appointments available Mondays & Wednesdays999 164th Ave NE, Bellevue 98008 425-747-4937
2 - Report Cards for Trimester 1 go live on Family Access at 5pm
4-5 - Parent Teacher Conferences
11 - Market Day
23-Jan 3 - First Winter Break
6 - School back in session from winter break!
20 - No School - MLK Day
27 - No School - Teacher Work Day
17-21 - Second Winter Break
18 - Report Cards for Trimester 2 go live on Family Access at 5pm
13-17 - Spring Break
25 - No School - Memorial Day
18 - Report Cards for Trimester 3 go live on Family Access at 5pm
18 - Last Day of School (unless snow days are added)
Music - Monday, Thursday
PE - Tuesday, Friday
Library - Thursdays on "B Weeks"
In our classroom, and at Clark, we show behavior that is...
The overview of student learning for the week of June 15th can be found HERE or dowload a copy from my website HERE!
PE, MUSIC, and LIBRARY information for the week of 6/15 can be found HERE.
Platform/Structure: I will be teaching your students this new content primarily using Seesaw as the platform. I will send out a weekly email that will give you an overview of the week's activities, and daily lessons & activities will appear in SeeSaw every morning for students to complete. The lessons on SeeSaw will include a variety of resources such as videos, power point, voice recorded directions, visuals, and anchor charts. Each day, your student will be asked to login to Seesaw and find the reading, writing and math lessons for the day. The Seesaw lessons will almost always require a response back to me in addition to the mini lesson. If your student prefers to do their work on paper or in a journal, they can take a picture and post it in their Seesaw journal for me to see. Please click HERE to watch a video I made to demonstrate how to access activities and answer prompts in SeeSaw. It gives students a preview of the first math lesson as well, so if they watch it prior to their first lesson, it will be helpful to them!
Just like in previous weeks, your student is welcome to structure their day however they would like. I will not be doing any live teaching so you will be able to access the lessons at any time during the day.
Breakdown of lessons: Each week there will be 4 new math lessons, 2 new reading lessons, and 2-3 new writing lessons. On days there is not a new lesson, there will be a day or 2 for them to practice the taught concept/skill during independent work time. The goal is to follow the same routine/structure we do in the classroom. I teach a new skill/new content, then allow time for independent practice and mastery. There may still be a SeeSaw activity to show their work in progress, even if there's not a new lesson. On Fridays, there will be time for them to catch up on math work, and a social studies or science activity that incorporates reading and writing in the assignment. We will also have some activities from our counselor and PBSES coach, which can be completed any time.
The guidelines sent by the school district is for 5th grade students to engage with the new material and work for 90 minutes per day. This gives an approximate breakdown of 30 minutes for reading, 30 minutes for writing, and 30 minutes for math. 90 minutes is the goal, but if it takes slightly more or less time to complete the tasks, that’s ok!
Office Hours: Each week I will set aside office hours in which I will be available to provide quick feedback and answer any questions that your student may have. If you have a question or concern outside of those office hours, please don’t hesitate to email me, and I will always try to respond as quickly as I can. These office hours are meant to provide quick feedback while your student is working, because I will specifically sitting at my computer during those hours, ready to answer emailed questions! My office hours this week will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00-2:00pm.
Documents: In the documents section of my website, you will find both the weekly overview and the optional work tracking template. Take a look at the learning plan for the week, and get your student ready for their reading, writing and math lessons that will be posted on SeeSaw. Watch a video explaining the first week's plan HERE. While the plans will change weekly, the basic structure is the same. It might be a good idea to show the weekly plan AND video to your child. Sometimes hearing the expectations from a teacher makes it seem a little more real!
If you ever have a question about the goal is for the day or the assignment on Seesaw, please let me know. Any feedback is also encouraged and welcome! Online teaching is new for us, too, so let me know how I can best help you and your families through this process.
Thanks so much for your patience, encouragement, and support.
Find a Sample Schedule for home learning HERE.
Find a blank learning log for students to fill out HERE. They can print it and hand write their activity, or download it to a device and fill it in as they work during the week. Both can be shared on SeeSaw on Friday to show me their learning for the week!
Information about daily homework will be located in student daily planners. Homework may include short math tasks related to daily lessons, word work/vocabulary tasks, or reading related to lessons in social studies or science.
Daily homework includes reading for 20-30 minutes per day, with a goal of 2 hours cumulative over the week.