LIS Home Learning Information and Resources
During the health-related school closure, we will be putting resources for our families on this website so that all of the information is in one easy to find location. Thank you for all of your support, continue to stay healthy and safe, and together LIS will continue to LET IT SHINE!
Daily Activities for 4th and 5th Grade during Virtual Instruction Home-Learning:
Step 1: Monday through Thursday, log into your Google Classroom and look for your academic work. These lessons will not be “live” lessons so they will be available throughout the day for you to access. Teachers will be available for assistance and will provide feedback in a timely manner.
- Monday and Wednesday: STEM lesson
- Tuesday and Thursday: Humanities lesson
- Monday and Wednesday: Humanities lesson
- Tuesday and Thursday: STEM lesson
Step 2: Once you are done your academic work in Google Classroom, you will spend another hour throughout the day completing the following activities:
Website for More Information
15 Minutes of Reading
15 Minutes of Physical Activity
- Students can choose from the options listed, or find their own activity
15 Minutes of a Special
- Students will choose 1 grade-level special each day. Specials are Art, Technology, Health, Spanish and Music.
15 Minutes of Social-Emotional Learning activities
* The weekly special menu and the choices for physical activity will change each week.
* These activities are not being collected or assessed by homeroom teachers. These are done as supplemental Whole Child activities, and our specialists and guidance counselors are available by email for any questions regarding these activities. Please see the specialist website for additional activities and challenges for each special.
Daily Activities for 6th Grade Students during Virtual Home-Learning:
Step 1: Monday through Thursday, log into your Google Classroom and look for your academic work. These lessons will not be “live” lessons so they will be available throughout the day for you to access. Teachers will be available for assistance and will provide feedback in a timely manner, and our teachers have sent invitations to parents/guardians to sign up for weekly summaries on Google Classroom, which will allow parents to view summaries of the student’s assignments, announcements, and any missing assignments.
Monday and Wednesday: Blocks 1 & 2
Tuesday and Thursday: Blocks 3 & 4
Step 2: Once you are done your academic work in Google Classroom, you will spend another half-hour throughout the day completing the following activities:
Website for More Information on the Work
15 Minutes of Reading every day
15 Minutes of Physical Activity
· Students can choose from the options listed, or find their own activity every other day
15 Minutes of a Special
· Students will choose 1 grade-level special every other day. Specials are Art, Technology, Health, Spanish and Music.
Social-Emotional Learning Activities
**this is optional for 6th grade**
Marking Period 4 Grading for 6th Grade
The adjusted grades for Grades 6 - 12 for MP4 in Genesis are as follows (this does NOT apply to LIS Grades 4 and 5 that are still standards-based grading). These will be visible for any assignment completed by students in Marking Period 4.
- Handed in +
- Handed in
There will not be numeric grades given for individual assignments for marking period 4 for any student in Grades 6 to 12 at LTPS.
At the end of the marking period, the following calculations will be used to figure out grades for marking period 4 for assignments:
- Handed in + is = to 100
- Handed in is = to 80
- Missing is = to 60
Fridays for All Grades at LIS:
The website with more detail for Friday’s Academic Work can be found here: https://sites.google.com/ltps.info/lisspecialist/fun-and-reflective-friday
It is Friday, what should you do for your two hours of virtual learning time today? First, check-in with your teacher and in your Google Classroom, and make sure you have finished all of your work. If you have not completed all of this week's work, then finish and submit any work that was not completed from the week!
First 45 Minutes: Find your Passion Friday
- Work on a Fun, Creative and Innovative Learning Project-based learning project or Genius Hour Projects - proceed to the PBL site for ideas and inspiration. These projects will be something the students will work on every Friday, throughout the home-learning experience.
Final 30 Minutes: Reflection - choose your method of reflection from the choices below, or create your own and reflect on your last week.
Specials Activities for Friday:
- Once you worked on the projects and completed your weekly reflection, please complete the Specials Activities from the table.
The schedule each week will remain the same, with the academic work and the activities that the specialists will release on their site changing each week.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher, guidance counselor or an LIS administrator.
Weekly Email sent to LIS Families on March 30th
Good morning Lawrence Intermediate School Families,
Happy Monday LIS, we hope you are well as we continue to remain at home, riding out this storm. We are amazed at how supportive, strong and caring Lawrence continues to be as the entire community leans on each other, finds creative ways to stay connected and proves why we are #LawrenceStrong.
Week 3 Home Learning
As we start Week 3 of our home-learning experience, we hope you are starting to find a rhythm and schedule that works best for your family. It is important to know that every family dynamic is different, and a school work schedule that is good for one family may not work for yours, and that is OK! The key is to make sure that our students are working on their Week 3 home-learning activities and assignments each day this week, at a time that is best for your family. Each teacher will also be providing one lesson through Google Classroom this week as we start to try out some new programs and resources to demonstrate what virtual instruction at home will look like. After Spring Break, which remains on April 6th through April 13th, teachers will be providing new instructional material, and this teaching and learning will occur through the student’s Google Classroom and with additional resources provided online. We are very fortunate that the district worked to ensure that all LIS students have access to the technology to make virtual instruction possible, if you are having difficulty accessing this technology, please reach out to the school or to your child's teacher.
The district’s coronavirus website tab at www.ltps.org will contain the Week 3 Home Learning Resources for grades K-6, and your student’s teacher will reach out through Google Classroom to explain in more detail how they will be moving instruction forward in the virtual format. The direct link for Week 3 is here: https://www.ltps.org/Page/3332
If you are unfamiliar with Google Classroom as a parent, please see this slideshow that explains some of the basics of Google Classroom, Google Classroom Parent Slideshow or if you want a Google Classroom instructional video, click here to watch his video - please note, neither of these were made by Lawrence teachers, these are borrowed! If you have questions about the format your child’s teacher is using for home-learning, please email the teacher directly and they would be happy to help you.
LTPS Virtual Spirit Week
Our district is holding a Virtual Spirit Week this week - We are encouraging everyone to participate from your homes and send us your pictures of how you are participating through Twitter @LISShines using the Hashtag #LawrenceStrong or you can email to us and we will include them in our Smore Newsletter this week!
- Monday: - Show Lawrence or Cardinal Pride or your school’s colors and celebrate our new hashtag #LawrenceStrong by displaying it in your window.
- Tuesday: Students: show your home learning Staff: show your home teaching.
- Wednesday: Crazy Learning from Home Day. Display a crazy hat, crazy hair, or crazy socks.
- Thursday: Learn and have fun with your siblings and pets! Get outside, breathe some fresh air, practice your dance moves!
- Friday: Wear gear to support your favorite team. Show us how you are active at home.
LIS Time Capsule Activity
We encourage our students to journal throughout this experience, and when we are all back together we would love to gather some journal entries or letters from each student into a time capsule to open at our student’s high school graduation! Please have your student collect one or two journal entries or a letter over the next few weeks, writing about what it is like to be home during a pandemic, under a “stay at home” order, and learning from home instead of in school! Make sure they put a date on their journal entries/letter, and have the student include as much detail about their feelings, what has changed, and what they are doing to occupy their time. Put their journal entry or letter into an envelope, seal it, and have them write their full name, homeroom teacher and their graduation year on the front of it. You can either put it into another envelope and mail it to LIS, or save it and students can drop them off at the main office when we come back to school. If you are mailing them, mail to:
Alyson Fischer - Time Capsule
Lawrence Intermediate School
66 Eggerts Crossing Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Mercer County Library Card
If you live, work or go to school within the boundaries of East Windsor, Ewing, Hightstown, Hopewell Township, Lawrence, Robbinsville, or West Windsor townships, you may obtain a free library eCard by registering online. An eCard will give you access to the Mercer County Library System’s digital collections. To sign up for an eCard, please visit the Mercer County Library System’s website and complete the eCard Registration form.
Thank you for all of your positive feedback, your flexibility, and your understanding as we have continued to navigate this very difficult and challenging situation throughout the last few weeks. While we miss all of our students and staff tremendously, we want to be able to look back at this time and know we did everything we could to take care of our students’ health and safety first and foremost. Let us know if you need anything, and know that we are here for you as we continue to navigate these unchartered waters together.
Continue to Let It Shine,
Alyson Fischer, Tom Toohey, and Sharin Rello
Staff and Families will find an extraordinary amount of resources on this extensive list that is thematic and hyperlinked at the top of the document in the Table of Contents. IF you are looking for additional resources and ideas, this is your go-to list!
Click on the Title to get the PDF List!