Special Alert: Coronavirus

At this time, Governor Evers has closed all schools in Wisconsin indefinitely. Parents will be updated through email and this page as more information becomes available. For reliable information about COVID-19 and Coronavirus please consult the Centers for Disease Control  and Department of Health Services Information:

Update from Nativity

Dear Nativity Families,

We hope this update finds you well. Please click on the following link for the latest updates on the school closure and resources to support learning from home. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Parent Weekly Communication

Resources for Parents

Thank you for helping your students continue their studies at home during this school closure. Clever allows your students to access all blending learning accounts on any tablet or computer. Students should be spending 20-30 minutes a day on both their reading and math blended learning programs for a total of 40-60 minutes each day. Additional resources will be added to Clever throughout the month.

 

If you have any difficulty accessing Clever or additional questions, please reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher. We are happy to help any way we can.

Supplemental Resources

Students are responsible for completing their packets and work in Clever as part of the core curriculum. If you are interested in additional educational resources to supplement their work in Clever, the following sites have been reviewed by our academic team.

  • Audible for Kids – Audible is giving free access to all kids’ audiobooks, no login/credit card required.
  • Los beneficios de la lectura, contar cuentos oralmente y escritura en nuestras casas – This video gives fantastic tips on supporting reading and writing at home. It is from the creators of our K-5 ELA curriculum.
  • Free eBooks Access – We wish you could come get books from our classroom and school library, but until we return, here is a list of 25 ways to access eBooks for free.
  • Learn at Home with YouTube – Want to learn something new today? YouTube has organized these channels of virtual lessons by age group.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Spend your lunch getting daily drawing classes with this popular children’s illustrator.
  • National Geographic for Kids – Explore the world with videos, games, articles, etc. covering National Geographic content for kids.
  • PBS Wisconsin Videos – PBS Wisconsin is showing videos throughout the day for at home learning.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – Scholastic is a favorite resource of teachers! This site includes daily/weekly projects, videos, articles, etc. to do from home.
  • Storyline – This page has hundreds of videos of famous people reading aloud their favorite picture books.
  • Ted Talks List for Kids and Teens – Ted Talks are short talks given by experts on a topic they love. Here is a list of 35 Ted Talks for students.
  • Time for Kids Digital Library – This website is providing free access to the Time for Kids Digital Library for grades K-5. Time for Kids covers current events and teaches about the world through nonfiction articles.
  • Virtual Field Trips – This list of 25 virtual field trips for kids will have your kids forgetting they’re stuck at home!
  • XtraMath – With this website, you can create a free account for your child to practice fact fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Holy Week at Home Family Retreat – On behalf of the Ministry Team at Nativity, we invite your family to enter into a Holy Week Retreat. This collection of ideas is to help you create a family liturgy in your domestic church. Many of the activities are intended for a broad range of ages, so you can participate in them as a whole family.

  • Ayuda Mutua MKE – Facebook group which provides community updates around the Coronavirus, as well as detailed information regarding donations and other social supports.
  • Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety – Free meditations, expert advice, and more on taking care of your mental health during the pandemic.
  • Child Care Information for Essential Workers – The Department of Children and Family Services in Wisconsin is working to provide all essential workers child care.
  • Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents – A guide to supporting yourself and your family when your family’s financial situation changes due to something like the Coronavirus.
  • Imagine Neighborhood Podcast – The podcast episode on the Coronavirus helps parents and children together have a conversation about what is going on, and how children may be feeling about it.
  • NCTSN Games and Activities – Simple, free games and activities that children, adolescents, and parents can play together while at home during this quarantine – almost none of which involve a screen!
  • NCTSN Guide for Families – Available in English and Spanish, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has created this guide for parents to use when supporting children of different ages.
  • The Child Mind Institute – The Child Mind Institute, has excellent tips on how to keep your child feeling nurtured and safe during an unpredictable time.